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Old 06-25-2006, 08:56 AM   #1
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What does felted mean???

I've seen this in the wool threads and have no idea what it means. Help me understand please!!

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Old 06-25-2006, 09:08 AM   #2
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Re: What does felted mean???

it's basically shrinking the wool, by washing in a hot/cold wash cycle, then drying on hot drying cycle, shrinking the wool fibers. Some will shrink more than others, some don't need shrinking at all. But this is what they mean when they something has been felted. HTH
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When wool is felted it takes most of the stretch out, but also makes it denser and thicker. Basically, felted wool is stronger and better at stopping leaks, and unfelted wool is stretchier and breathes more. There are different degrees of felting also. Some fabrics need to be felted a few times to reach maximum feltedness
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When wool is felted it takes most of the stretch out, but also makes it denser and thicker. Basically, felted wool is stronger and better at stopping leaks, and unfelted wool is stretchier and breathes more. There are different degrees of felting also. Some fabrics need to be felted a few times to reach maximum feltedness
Ahhhhh...okay. So felted isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's been hard for me to tell that from some of the posts. Thanks!
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