Once I made myself this first crochet bowl I had an overwhelming desire to try and felt it.
|crochet bowl felting attempt.|
Unfortunately I didn't think to stop and take a photo with the camera so the only before shot I have is this one from my instagram feed.
|original crochet bowl|
I used some Vintage yarn that was a Patons Jet from the 70's ( to the best of my knowledge )
I popped it through one wash cycle in my front loader with the temp put up to 90 deg , I have never used that setting before! I didn't get quite the desired effect so I did that again.
I ended up with this slightly felted texture, not quite what I expected but I like it a lot so at this point it stays. Washing it for that long at that hot seemed a bit wasteful in terms of energy and water but on the up side my washing machine is really clean now!
|texture after 2 x 2 hour 90deg wash cycles.|
It shrunk a bit but is the perfect size to accommodate my Vintage spools in the studio! Now my curiosity for felting wool with hot water has been piqued, it was fortuitous to see my friend Anna asking about ...
|Neat for storage of Vintage spools|
... this yarn on Instagram. These colours make my heart happy!
I know that you can felt any wool yarn but I hope the results with a yarn marketed as 'feltable' will be spectacular.
|panda Feltable wool.|
I am currently playing with them, be back to share next week. x
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