This is my first time posting in Arts and Crafts! Woohoo!
I bought used wool sweater to felt and make wool diaper covers. (but I'm posting in the general forum because felting isn't just for diapers)
The tag says "Shetland Wool 100%." When I bought it, it was definitely shrunken-looking, but not felted (i.e., I could still clearly see the knit and, if I stretch it apart, I can see holes). I washed it in hot water (with some sheets and detergent) and then dried it on Hot until it was completely dry. Still looked basically the same (visible knits, holes visible when stretched)
Then I boiled it for 20 minutes. Same result.
What am I doing wrong? Do I need to just keep washing/drying until it gradually shrinks enough?
TIA for any advice!!
Aspiring to 1 Thessalonians 4:11.Wife to Dh, 2004. Mother to DD 3/07.
So thankful for our healthy baby boy, born Easter morning, 2010!