Tuesday, September 05, 2006

WTF-Fulling/Felting Crap again

Okay, I decided to full some items today and again, nada. I don't get it. I do the pair of jeans added, hot water, soap, vinegar, baking soda, tennis balls, etc and still-barely a full to be seen. The SWS fulled okay-like I thought, still has stitch definition, but is fuzzy-I made a camera case and it's blocking now and will do the final measurements later. However, the Wool of the Andes bag has not budged much and I even did a hdc swatch and nada! I know the stuff fulls, didja see Madelyn's awesome bag? I live in NJ too, Southern and can our water be that much different? Is my "commercial" washer the kind with low agitation? Maybe, but it has agitated the heck out of me today. If worse comes to worse, I'll call a friend and borrow her washer (I hate doing this). Aaaarrrrggggghhhhh. Everyone else has nightmares of hige items shrinking down to nothing, I see the before and after pics and I know it can be done. It used to work with my old washer. Dammit.

6 comments:

Wendy said...

Is the wool of andes yarn that you dyed?

Lani said...

Wool of the Andes is a stubborn felter; it usually takes me at least 2 wash cycles to see real results, and that's with our water heater set well above the recommended temp (which may be part of your problem; especially when you have kids most peoples' water heaters are set low to prevent scalding). If you have easy access to yours maybe you can turn it up first thing when Elena leaves for school, wait a couple of hours and do your felting, then turn it back down again?

Chicksey said...

Ugh, what a PITA. I'm sorry Deneen!

Deneen said...

Rachel, don't you be sorry-I go through this all the time, yet still continue to make things that need to be fulled.

Kathy said...

If you have to, send it to me, and I'll do it. Last time I only added a gulg of dish soap and it worked best of all.

Madelyn said...

Bummer Deneen. It's got to be your washer. My bag only had to go through once.

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