lk2g-007 Felting aka The Science Experiment, Pt. 1

Felting is the processes of purposely destroying your knitting. Its like a science experiment. Watch our experiment as we felt a bag.

In the episode, we take you through what felting is and the steps of how to prepare for the felting process.

See these sites for further information on: Felting by hand, and felting in a front loading washing machine.

Come back for part 2 to find out how to finish what we started in this episode.

What’s on the set:

What I am wearing:

  • A T-Shirt knit with a DK weight Indian Cotton yarn. The pattern is from a Fashion Knitting magazine from mid 1990s. I have no idea anymore which one.

9 Responses to “lk2g-007 Felting aka The Science Experiment, Pt. 1”

  1. 1 Samira

    I’m hooked! Can’t wait to see Part 2 and watch the other episodes as well. Great job!

  2. 2 Amy

    This was WONDERFUL! I’m going to tell all my friends about this one! Can’t wait to watch the older ones!

  3. 3 Denise

    I am in! I am a fan! I would love if the episodes were a little longer (gluttony, my middle name). I am sure it takes time to grow, though, so I will be patient.
    : )

    Keep the episodes meaty. I love all the solid knitting information. And keep them well-decorated; I love that you are wearing handknits and that more handknits are peeking around on the “set.”

    Keep up the great work.

  4. 4 C4G

    How exciting! I am unable to use a washing machine for felting due to being in an apartment building with regular laundry mat machines. *pout* But I felt small items by hand. I do most all of my wool work by hand (cleaning raw fleece, carding, spinning, washing, knitting…etc).

    Love the video cast!! Keep it up!


  5. 5 Shana

    Wow, it is awesome that you are doing this! What a fantastic idea.

    Would you be interested in putting up links and info at It’s a craft wiki, which means each page can be edited by the visitors. I hope it will become a central resource for crafting information.

  6. 6 Kate

    Great information. I believe tho, technically, you are ‘fulling’ the knitted item whereas ‘felting’ is done when the wool is bonded into fabric without benefit of knitting first. The Austrian ‘boiled wool’ that is so popular in their jackets is machine knitted first, so there are different terms for this process. And I heartily agree about the towels. I made that mistake as well, and had white lint from towels embedded in dark green Lamb’s Pride yarn which has mohair in it and was just a holy mess that was never correctable. Looking forward to Part 2.

  7. 7 Beverley

    Hi Cat, I found out about this podcast just this week and have watched them all so far. They are really good and I like the fact that they are knitting intensive. I especially liked the reports on the shows, I read about these shows on some of the Yahoo lists I am on but being as I live in the UK it is almost impossible (at the moment LOL) to attend, so it was great to have a virtual visit!

    Keep up the good work.

  8. 8 Regina

    Hey Cat,

    This felting episode was AWESOME. I have been wanting to try out felting but I was not sure how to go about working on a project of this type without destroying my work. It is really great to see you go through the steps from the bag being extremely large and watching it transform into a beautiful work of art.

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