So, continuing the story of Click…
Click has been through the washing machine with a couple of towels at 60 degrees -the pattern says 50 but whose machine has 50 degrees? Mine only has 40 or 60…..
When it came out, my fears about curling were founded. I had also rather overdone the the felting..
It was stiff and the curly edges had completely felted together. Emergency surgery was required.
I dunked Click into some warm water with a squirt of hair conditioner to hopefully lubricate the fibres and help me remould it. The curly edges were carefully peeled back with the aid of a very sharp craft knife at the point they felted to the main body. It was then blocked in the sun using my very useful metal garden table which has a lattice design (furniture for knitters….there’s an idea 💡 )
After much slicing, snipping, swearing, pulling and tugging I’ve ended up with this….
You can see down the sides just how much I had to trim to get the sides to unroll – it’s left bald bits!
It’s still a little damp and it’s still very “chunky” when rolled up. I think it can be saved with some clever finishing and maybe some more brute force bullying!