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Old 12-10-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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Making upcycled wool soakers

I bought a 100% merino wool sweater from Goodwill and plan on making a couple of soakers out of it using Katrina's pattern. What I'd like to know is do I need to felt this sweater first? And if so how do you felt them? I've never used wool before and don't want to screw it up. TIA!

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Re: Making upcycled wool soakers

You don't need to felt it unless you think it is too thin to use as a cover.

If you want to felt it, just wash it in the washer and then dry it.
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Thanks! It does seem thin, when I hold it up to a light a lot of light comes through (it's a black sweater) so I'll go ahead and felt it first.
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Re: Making upcycled wool soakers

The other option would be to double up in the wet zone.
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Re: Making upcycled wool soakers

I would be gentle on the felting, I have over felted a lot and once that happens there is no going back.
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