Sunday, 19 July 2009

adventures in felting continued....


so this is the knitted bag before I put it in the washing machine. It took ages to felt as the wool blocked up the washing machine so it didnt rinse properly!


After 2 further attempts at washing it and my husband unblocking the pipe!! I then stuffed it with newspapers and left it to dry. I read in a book that it was best to sew it together to avoid it going out of shape in the washing machine but dont do this as it felts together!! So I had to cut it apart slightly and that left holes which I then had to sew up!! So its not bad for a learning attempt! I might needlefelt some flowers on it as I think the flower on the front needs livening up a bit!! But I am pleased that I had a go as you dont learn anything unless you try. Its a fat little bag so I am keeping my next knitting project in it.. some black wool to felt dont know what yet..probably a bowl???


2 comments:

Sue said...

Don't you just love the drama of experimentation - lol. Blocked pipes would have totally freaked me out - it was hard enough listening to the clunking of the trainers going round !!! Love your bag though. I wish now I had knitted the flowers before I washed the bag so that they could have gone in all together. Now I've got to listen to the clunking again - lol. If you want the pattern for the flowers mail me ...

lisa said...

wild how much it changes after washing!