Friday, December 31, 2010
How to Felt a Sweater to make it Leak Proof
This is a fancy word for shrinking your sweater to make it leak proof.
*A word of caution: You should felt sweaters of like colors together. I learned the hard way that when sweaters are felting the fibers from other sweater will stick together. Think white sweater with red fuzz all over it.*
Wash your sweater in hot water without laundry soap, you will wash it with soap after you make your project. I dried my sweater in the dryer after washing them and don't recommend it. It made the sweater very pilly. This just added another step of removing the piling. Just lay it on a towel on the table. You may need to wash a lighter weight sweater twice to get it to felt tighter. I washed my Merino sweaters twice and the regular wool once. The rule of thumb is, if your adult large now looks more like a child's large it's felted.