Felting in a front loader

ilanaeid_mdNovember 14, 2006

I am/was very excited to spend my child's college fund on a new front loading washing machine. Now I realize that it has no aggitator, so I'm wondering if anyone has successfully felted in this type of machine.

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Can't do it... as far as I can tell. And I've TRIED. Oh, how I've tried.

It's either laundry mat or the bathtub for me :(

~ Kit

    Bookmark   November 14, 2006 at 7:48PM
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Barrow a friend or family member's washer to felt if you have a front loader. There are 2 cousins in my Thurs. knitting group. One has a front load, the other a top load. They share! If J needs to felt, she goes to visit D. They do a lot together, and have great fun.

Or.....Keep the top loader for just felting if it's possible with the way your laundry area is set up.


    Bookmark   November 16, 2006 at 9:08AM
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My front loader felts my purses. I just add a couple of pairs of jeans.


    Bookmark   November 24, 2006 at 12:52PM
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I just felted my first project (slippers with Merino yarn from knitpicks) in my front loader. I added some empty plastic pill bottles to the bag; used hot/cold water and a regular load of clothes. They felted up beautifully. Give it a try. Ellie

    Bookmark   December 3, 2006 at 12:29PM
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I felt all the time in my front loading machine. I created a page of tips for felting with a front loading machine. Use the link below to take a look at it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Felting with a Front Loading Machine

    Bookmark   December 4, 2006 at 1:34AM
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Wahoo! Finally found my password/id info so I can post. Thanks for all the tips. I really appreciate the responses!

    Bookmark   December 4, 2006 at 8:12AM
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