Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Felted Hot Pad

Every knitter ends up with remnants, little dribs and drabs left over from projects. That's bad enough; but I've started buying other people's remnants! I browsed the Senior Center Thrift store again and came home with a bag of worsted and bulky wool, perfect for felted hot pads.

I felted it in the washing machine in a zippered pillow case to catch the lint; on a hot, heavy duty setting for extra agitation, one complete cycle. It’s thick and still soft and works great!

Then I tried it with these yarns, but there was a lot of variation in yarn thickness. Sometimes I held two strands together, sometimes three.

I wasn't surprised when it felted unevenly, but I love the colors. Fun exploring fibers and felting.

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