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Felting in a front loader

Posted by ilanaeid_md (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 14, 06 at 13:57

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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RE: Felting in a front loader

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

RE: Felting in a front loader

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.


RE: Felting in a front loader

My front loader felts my purses. I just add a couple of pairs of jeans.


RE: Felting in a front loader

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

RE: Felting in a front loader

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

RE: Felting in a front loader

Wahoo! Finally found my password/id info so I can post. Thanks for all the tips. I really appreciate the responses!

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