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felt bowl question

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
I made a felt bowl, felted it, but now I'm not sure if it's felted enough. How do you know? It feels dense but I can still see the stitches.
thanks!
post #2 of 5
Generally I felt until there is no stitch definition. Also, have you seen the trick of drying/shaping it over a bowl you already have? I've read about hats being done on a form or ball/bowl as well.
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
I will keep felting then, and thanks for the bowl tip, I'll definitely try it!!!
post #4 of 5
Hope it turns out good. As I discovered while making oven mitts, it is a fine line. If you think you want it done a little more, best to hover over the washer. Oven mitts are my men's Christmas gift this year and one that I wanted just a *little* bit more felted barely fits my hand.

And my final tip - was it you making dryer balls? Anyway, throw a wool dryer ball or tennis ball - just one - in the washer and it will speed up the process.
post #5 of 5
So, I've been making felted bowls like a mad woman for Christmas gifts. I made nesting bowls by letting them dry over the tops of my kitchen canisters. I too felt until there is no stitch definition at all. If you do tend to go a bit too far they do stretch a bit if you are strong and patient.



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