A few years ago I spent Christmas knitting a wool bag to be felted (shrunk). Turns out, after ripping out my knitting countless times then washing, boiling, dipping the bag in ice water, shock therapy, stomping, ranting and raving that the wool was, pre-shrunk. Not to be defeated I recently tried again. This is the bag before I washed it.
I felted the wool simply by put the bag into a pillow case and washing it on hot in the washing machine with a few towels (the towels help rub the bag to make the fibers blend together) I forgot to pull it out before the spin cycle and rinse so the bag stuck to it’s self and I had to pull it apart. Not to self-rinse it in cold water by hand. This is my bag after it was felt and with my own fabric covered button
The fabric is beautiful but I am not happy with the size, it is 10″x4″, an evening clutch. It shrunk more in height than it did in width. So I will keep at it. Have you done this before? Do you have any pointers for me? What project are you working on right now? I would love to hear that you are doing.