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Ceil
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Posted - 05/18/2009 :  9:26:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't even know what possessed me to use pink, sage and Aran white for a felted piece , but I did. (Brown Sheep LP worsted, if anyone cares.) It hasn't gone in the washer yet. I'm concerned about the bleaching process the fiber/yarn might have undergone during processing, and would like to neutralize it some.

Would soaking overnight (in something more than water) help open up the fibers so that felting will take place? I thought I'd save the hot water for the washer.

I hopped some around the archives and noticed baking soda and wool wash as possibilities. Normally, I use a little bit of Dawn in the washer, and it works great. I also now have the right needle size, which has helped to felt other pieces really fast. But these colors this time......

Thanks,

Ceil

Time is never a factor when joy is involved.

Ceil
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Posted - 05/20/2009 :  12:01:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Update: I soaked the piece for 5 hours in water with some baking soda, then dumped the water before it went in the washer, adding more BS with some Dawn. It felted just fine, and is drying now!!! The LP colors I used were Aran, Victorian Pink and Khaki, btw.

Where's the best place to set up a blog to show off all this stuff??

Ceil

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GFTC
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Posted - 05/20/2009 :  12:54:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit GFTC's Homepage Send GFTC a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Put your pictures on Flickr and join Ravelry and you can post your pictures there for all to see even if they don't read your blog. There is room on your project page to tell tips, tricks, descriptions, whatever you want on both Flickr and Ravelry.

On Ravelry you can post the pictures on your personal project page, group project pages, cross-referenced to the yarn and pattern, and you can embed the pictures into any post you make. There is even a group called "Look What I Made!" Way more people will see your work on Rav than on a blog.

GFTC of NYC
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