4/27/2010 11:14:18 AM
Posts 1
Have just finished my first felting project: the free Elann pattern "Two Measures of Joy" - a purse. I felted it manually because my machine is a front loader and the result was good except for the reddish yarn running and turning the white pink. Since hot water is required in order to felt, and I did use a safe [wool wash] soap, what did I do wrong? Since this was intended for my granddaughter's upcoming birthday I want to make another right away.

How do I keep the next one from running the same way? [By the way, the white is critical to the design since it is supposed to represent sheet music.

Thanks in advance.
5/3/2010 8:56:46 AM
Posts 28
Maybe you could wash the red before knitting it together with the white. Reds are notorious for bleeding! Rinsing it with vinegar in the water might help set the dye.
5/3/2010 9:21:55 AM
Posts 2451
Sometimes its not that the dye bleeds, but rather its migrating fibers. As the wool felts, fibers are released and migrate to other areas. I'm not sure there is much you can do if that is the case.
pages: 1
HomeTechnique ChatFelting