Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Felted Slippers

Whopper red slippers went in the washing machine on the weekend.

Had to put it through 3 wash cycles before it was properly felted. I'm not 100% satisfied with the results - the texture is a little uneven, due to previously discussed problems with a frontloader.

I read the machine manual back to front and still can't work out how to stop the spin cycle. Apparently every wash program has a short spin cycle except for the Delicates program, which won't create enough agitation for felting. Grrrrr....

As a result the spinning put all these permanent creases on the slippers.

I guess the only solution is probably to watch the machine like a hawk while it's felting and turn it off manually when it starts spinning. Really productive use of 2 hours...

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