Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Felted Mittens

Once I finished weaving the ends, I set about felting. Yesterday, I purchased a 5 gallon bucket, a plunger, and a package of tennis balls. I filled the bucket about halfway full of hot water, threw in the tennis balls, the mittens, and some Woolite, then used the plunger to agitate. It took about an hour, but I think they turned out really well.

Before felting:

After felting:

Now to get some Lionbrand Wool-ease to do the cuffs (so the cuffs do not felt when my brother washes the mittens).

1 comment:

Karla (ThreadBndr) said...

First of all, congratulations on the new knit blog. It's fun to document your projects and look back later at what you did.

The felted mittens look great. I'm considering doing that bag with the flowers that Steph did, and I LOVE the tennis ball and plunger felting kit. I may have to put one together for myself! Bathtub felting!