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Lynnie71
Warming Up

USA
74 Posts

Posted - 11/11/2006 :  11:09:51 AM  Show Profile Send Lynnie71 a Private Message
I have recently made and felted the kabled needle case pattern from berroco http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/kable/kable.html The problem is that when it felted the sides are not perfectly straight. I attempted to straighten them when it was drying, but if I pulled too much on it they began to ruffle up. When you look at it the sides "bow" in, and it does not roll up nice and pretty. Can I really just cut it to make it nice and square? Will the sides unravel? I really like the looks of it so far other than those darn sides. I used dark purple for the back and a lime green cable (not attached yet)... Any help or ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks, and Happy Knitting,

Lynnie

Tabby2002
Warming Up

Canada
87 Posts

Posted - 11/11/2006 :  11:35:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit Tabby2002's Homepage Send Tabby2002 a Private Message
I was just looking for felting instructions (about to felt my first ever item), and on the Michael's site it said that a felted item is like a blanket and you can cut it and it will not unravel (they were suggesting cutting slits in something to weave ribbon through)...so, apparently it is ok to cut. They were also talking about poking holes in the item (it was a bag) to attach the handles.

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kbshee
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USA
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Posted - 11/11/2006 :  3:03:48 PM  Show Profile Send kbshee a Private Message
Yep, go ahead and cut. But have some really strong and sharp scissors, because it will feel like you're cutting an army blanket!


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Momma78239
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Posted - 11/11/2006 :  11:50:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit Momma78239's Homepage  Send Momma78239 a Yahoo! Message Send Momma78239 a Private Message
Chop, chop!

It will cut just fine and won't ravel a bit!

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And all the women that were wise hearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen. Exodus 35:25
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knitterbug1023
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
357 Posts

Posted - 11/12/2006 :  11:21:20 AM  Show Profile Send knitterbug1023 a Private Message
You can cut anything felted just like a piece of fabric.

Please let us know how it turns out though. I am almost finished with the Berroco needle holder myself and because the pattern addresses the possibility of it ruffling I'm a little nervous about felting it. Just courious, did you gather sides like it suggest before you felted it?
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Lynnie71
Warming Up

USA
74 Posts

Posted - 11/12/2006 :  12:03:33 PM  Show Profile Send Lynnie71 a Private Message
Thanks everyone...I think I will wack away tonight while I watch Desperate housewives...Knitterbug. I did gather up the sides like suggested, and I still had the problem with them...Hopefully this will help. Let me know how yours turns out...
Thanks again everyone.

Lynnie
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jennaknits
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USA
509 Posts

Posted - 11/21/2006 :  7:14:41 PM  Show Profile Send jennaknits a Private Message
Awesome, I came in here to ask the very same thing. I'm planning on making some slippers for my grandma for Christmas. I always buy her slippers, and I was thinking about getting some soles and sewing on a felted bit. Never felted before so I didn't really know how to get it even. Thanks!

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WendyB
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Posted - 11/21/2006 :  7:25:00 PM  Show Profile Send WendyB a Private Message
I cut a felted tote pocket recently because of advice given here, and it worked fine! Just cut carefully - you don't want to cut off too much. I almost cut too much of my pocket.
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Lynnie71
Warming Up

USA
74 Posts

Posted - 11/24/2006 :  2:00:15 PM  Show Profile Send Lynnie71 a Private Message
Thanks Ladies...I cut my needle case and it looks great now...I am quickly becoming a felting adict!

Lynnie
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herbandteas
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USA
417 Posts

Posted - 12/13/2006 :  11:41:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit herbandteas's Homepage Send herbandteas a Private Message
I have been looking for something like this needle case.....the felting bug has bitten me. I just finished a needle cozy that I found in the second treasury of magical knitting by Cat Bordhi. I now have the wallet from the book on my needles.



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Momma78239
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Posted - 12/13/2006 :  11:49:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit Momma78239's Homepage  Send Momma78239 a Yahoo! Message Send Momma78239 a Private Message
That's one of the reasons felting is so cool. If it doesn't come out the way you expected, you can just chop at it until you like it.

-WendyM[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v632/Momma78239/smallspindlepic.gif[/IMG]
And all the women that were wise hearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen. Exodus 35:25
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