Has anyone felted an afghan?
Posted 28 June 2011 - 09:35 AM
Posted 28 June 2011 - 10:30 AM
Posted 28 June 2011 - 01:34 PM
So I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this thread to see if anybody has any tips! I'd love to hear them!
Posted 28 June 2011 - 05:40 PM
you need to use a larger hook so that the stitches
will be loose because they need to have room to felt together.
doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
Posted 28 June 2011 - 06:17 PM
Let me know how it goes, because my mother used to have the exact type of blanket you're talking about making; she had the huge Harley Davidson blanket that was super warm and fuzzy because it was "felted" in a way, although I don't think it was actually felting.
I'm not actually sure how they make those blankets, but they are, hands down, the warmest and neatest looking things I've ever seen in my life. There's a guy across from work that sells them out of his van, and he's got one with a dragon on it that I've been eyeing for weeks now.
Posted 28 June 2011 - 06:41 PM
Wouldn't it be scratchy if it is felted?
Nope. I've only made a few felted things, but the wool I use (Paton's Classic Merino) isn't scratchy at all when it's felted.
Posted 28 June 2011 - 10:23 PM
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 04:56 AM
Also, it would be very heavy to try to felt in a bathtub or something. You would have to do it in a washer. JMO
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 06:53 AM
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Also, Cascade 220 has a nice orange 100% wool yarn. I have used Cascade 220 many times in felting and it works great!
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