My hands hurt with felt making (the proper way) so I thought I'd be quick. In the past I have put pre felts into the washing machine and it felted that way- with great success but this time things did not go quite to plan. Do you remember I showed you this photo - the flowers for Mustard seed - on the right is the pile of fleece measuring roughly 10" in diameter and on the left the hand felted final flower measuring 7". Well I prepared several others and as I say my hands were hurting so I threw them into the washing machine for less than10 minutes and look.......... on the left is my 7" perfect size and on the right look what happened - they shrank to 4"!! The ones at the back are stacked in size - a couple are not too bad. I think I will now have to make more. Of course, the one I found still in the washing machine is this one.... think something went very very wrong there!! :-)
That will teach me!!