Friday, January 27, 2006

Felting the Pinwheel Purse

My latest project is the Pinwheel Purse from Iris Schreier's book Modular Knits. I worked it in Noro Silk Garden, colorway 213, on size 8 bamboo needles. It was dreadfully floppy and awful-looking once I got it all sewn together, so I gave felting a try. I got lots of good felting advice from the list members on the Multidirectional group. I asked for advice on felting in a front-loader, and got great feedback. I ran it through 3 power-wash cycles, then hand-felted it in boiling hot water in the kitchen sink for about 15 minutes. This is a picture of it blocking. Now to find the perfect button to fasten it!

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