Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The Pre-Felt Post-Felt Blues

Outback Wool. 100% wool. Not superwash.

Pre-felt.














Post-felt.












See my problem?

Barbara

3 Comments:

Blogger LauraP said...

I wonder if the difference is the yarn itself - whether it's woolen or worsted spun? This is just a wild guess based on a vague memory from a conversation at a fiber festival a few years ago. But I know who to ask...if I can find her email address...

5:53 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Laura, the weird thing is that it's happening with Kureyon too and Cascade 220, two famously feltable yarns. I'm wondering about hard water or maybe the cold water "shock" isn't drastic enough. Anything you'd be kind enough to find out would be gratefully accepted.

5:59 PM  
Blogger Fran Baker said...

It sounds like it could be your washer - that it's not agitating the wool enough. Or your hot water really isn't as hot as you think it is. Those are just guesses on my part, but you said it's happening on all your projects so it doesn't sound like it's the yarn(s).

Let us know when you find out what the problem is.

4:53 PM  

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