So, I decided to try felting again even though my last experience didn’t work so well (ok my own fault I didn’t knit from a pattern to didn’t make the piece long enough & i left it in the washer way too long). This time I am doing the Lopi Felted Tote from Hello Yarn.
I’m using Nashua Creative Focus Chunky because the gauge is the same, I love the color palette and Susi tells me it felts beautifully. Boy, was this project quick! I started it Wednesday evening & finished it last night, probably less that 4 hours. Here it is prefelting.
Ok, it was cold & dark in my living room this morning when I took this picture, I do live near the water in San Francisco after all, so the photo isn’t as bright as I like but you get the idea. The very top is a couple of rows in chocolate brown. The ruler is 6 inches just to give some scale.
So, here’s a question for you felters out there…I’m also going to do some felted bowls as well as another tote, can I felt then in the same wash cycle? If I put them in separate pillow cases will that be ok? I have to pay to use the washing machine & would hate to have to do a bunch of different loads.
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