So I decided to give it one more shot. This time I set out to use sweaters that I bought dirt cheap from a garage sale. They had to be a good color and atleast 75% wool. Before putting them into the washer, I cut open the sleeves and cut down the sides. I washed and dried them about 5 times in hot, soapy water. Since then, I have learned NOT to put them in the dryer. “They” say that this only shrinks them without felting the fibers. Who knew? Not me, being the anti-researching crafter that I am. Sorry I don’t have any pictures of this process. They don’t make for groundbreaking photos anyway.
This is the 1st thing I made with my freshly felted sweaters. Baby shoes for the Michael Miller baby bootie contest. Of course I used this pattern. Why stress if I don’t have to? And no, I didn’t win. not.even.close.