Knitting and Felting
Felting with a Front-Loading Washing Machine
If you have a front-loading washing machine, you might have been told or somehow convinced yourself that it isn't possible to felt knitting with your machine. It certainly is possible, but you might not get the exact same results as someone using a top-loading machine.
Needle Felting Instructions
Needle felting is a fun and easy way to add texture and color to knit and felted fabric. It's not difficult to do, but a few needle felting tips will help you to be successful.
Felting Knit Sweaters
Felting a knit sweater might not be your idea of a good time just after you've knit it, but there are occasions when you might want to felt a sweater (homemade or purchased) or have an accidentally felted sweater on your hands and wonder what to do with it. Here are some tips for sweater felting and using the felted fabric.
Make a Felted Swatch
If you're planning a felting project from scratch, you need to know how much your knitting is going to shrink in order to come out with a finished felted project you'll be happy with. Once again it all comes down to the swatch.
Felting without a Machine
Felting with the use of a washing machine is the preferred method because it is quick and easy, but if you don't have access to a machine, you can felt by hand with these tips.
Felting is a lot of fun, but it can be a little intimidating. Here are some felting tips that will help you felt with ease.
How to Felt
Felting your knitting is a fun way to transform a project into something completely different. Here's a tutorial on how to felt a knitting project.
Shibori Felting with Resists
Shibori felting is a fun way to bring texture to your felting by working with resists that keep parts of the work unfelted.
Testing Yarn for Felting
How do you know if a yarn is suitable for felting? You could just throw it into the washing machine and see what happens, but this great method is a little more sane.
This great little article talks about the history of felting and fulling, what the difference is and how and why you'd want to do either to a garment or fiber.