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gardening-girl



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 12 8:27 am    Post subject: Felting Question. Reply with quote    

I have knitted some slippers from alpaca wool,and they have come up on the baggy size.I put them in a wool wash at 40, hoping to felt them slightly,but nothing happened.
Should they have been washed on a higher temperature?don`t want to end up with baby slippers though.

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 12 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wool wash is designed to wash wool without it felting, so you need to be brave and try, say a 30 degree fast wash, then if that isnt enough, a 40 degree fast wash. Be prepared to put it through several times so it felts in stages and you can control the results

gardening-girl



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 12 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks Sally.

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