Bucket, toilet plunger, boiling water and a woolen jumper.....
and LOTS of elbow grease...
I'm felting jumpers again!I made a decision to keep the red jumper, as it looked so nice on! and went back to the opp shop to purchase another one.
I have not been happy with the felting results of my first arm warmers, the felting process had started to happen, but there was still a lot of elasticity in the wool, so I had another go at it.
Here are the results of felting jumpers using the bucket and toilet plunger. The left side of the image is the plunger effect, and the right side of the image is the machine and dryer effect in the original arm warmers. As you can see the plunger works a treat at felting the wool.
However, it hasn't worked so well on the green jumper, which makes me think that the wool had been treated somehow. In any case, it has felted to an extent, and I will cut and sew to suit.
Both arms are ready for embellishments and adjustments and by this afternoon, will be ready to warm arms - one for me and one for my mum.
And here are the finished items!
I'm happy with them, although the red and white buttons one doesn't actually look so hot in the photo.