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Andy
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Posted - 11/17/2005 :  11:15:46 AM  Show Profile Send Andy a Private Message
I am wondering if this will felt. I have a bunch of it and wanted to make a big carry all bag for my knitting.

Give Coleridge credit for saying that people most often err in what they condemn and are nearest the truth in what they allow.
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RoseM
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Posted - 11/17/2005 :  12:01:16 PM  Show Profile Send RoseM a Private Message
Is it 100% wool (is there a tag/label) and not 'superwash'. Then it should be fine. But since you have a bunch, do a swatch.

Some colors don't felt as well as others -- creams and some lighter colors and some black.

HTH
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Andy
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Posted - 11/17/2005 :  1:24:24 PM  Show Profile Send Andy a Private Message
Thanks Rose, of course! No it isn't superwash.
Ah yes, I forgot to mention I had washed a swatch and it didn't look shrunk after hot water and detergent, but the water was very dyed. Maybe I should felt only in the dryer?
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RoseM
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Posted - 11/17/2005 :  7:50:45 PM  Show Profile Send RoseM a Private Message
When things aren't felting/shrinking too quickly or well, I do more cold dips. In the washer on the hottest setting for awhile, pull it out, dip in very cold water and massage a bit, then back into the hot - etc. That cold dip shock really seems to work.

I have never felted in the dryer.

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Andy
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Posted - 11/17/2005 :  9:10:02 PM  Show Profile Send Andy a Private Message
Thanks Rose, I'll try a few passes of shocking temp and dryer aggitation.

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