How do you felt old wool sweater?
11-17-2021, I have 4 wooden dining room chairs, the felt pads I put on them is starting to come off already, I just got these chairs 4 weeks ago. NOW I see that you can FELT 100% WOOL, WHICH IS SUPPOSE TO BE BETTER? Do not want to use the one with a nail with either plastic or felt on the end. Afraid to crack wooden leg.
How do you felt a sweater? Googled and it said to wash in HOT WATER, which I did, didn't shrink that much, it (sweater label) plainly said 100% wool with a sheep on the label! I will wash it again in the hottest water I have, and let lit dry for a few days.
ANBODY OUT THERE WITH ANY IDEAS, WOULD RATHER ONLY USE FELT AND NOTHING WITH NAILS...AFRAID IT WILL CRACK THE WOOD ON THE LEGS.
Thank you.....in advance.....
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Here's a tutorial on how you can make your own felt pads using a sweater: https://www.cucicucicoo.com/2018/09/diy-chair-felt-pads-upcycling/
Another thought: I found at my local hardware store that they sell just about every size of rubber feet for chairs and stools imaginable. So that's what I ended up doing with all of our dining room chairs.
Even with the most complete and detailed instructions, felting is an inexact science. The very nature of felting is unpredictable, and two sweaters with the same fiber content may give two very different results. I stress that you must check your sweaters frequently during the felting process, or you may discover your wool has shrunk too much and too densely. After an item has crossed that line, there’s nothing you can do. Felting is an irreversible process, but remember that no matter the final result of your felting, there is a use for it somewhere.
Hi I use these https://amzn.to/3kNAaPX on the bottom of my furniture with absolutely no issues and I have new floors.
you can buy the felt pads or even plastic ones that won't hurt any type floor it won't wear out as fast as wool will
Truthfully, the felt pads that Homeroad suggested are a more substantial felt then making your own, plus the manufacturing process is consistent in quality. Homemade felt tends to wear out faster so you'll be replacing them more often.
I personally don't think that homemade felt will hold up very well. Good quality felt pads should do the trick. No all felt pads are created equal. I've also seen rubber foot covers in many different sizes as well.
Hello. Sweaters have can different densities, yarns with different quality fibers getting precise results can be frustrating. I use felted sweaters for crafting only.
Finding a slip on chair slide might be an option.
Add 2 tablespoons of liquid dish soap to the water, and then throw in the pillowcase with a few pairs of jeans. Turn the machine on and let it fill with water. Once the machine starts churning, start checking the progress every few minutes. Each sweater will felt at a different pace.
Were the felt pads you had under there thin ones? I ask because if you look around, some stores sell felt pads for the legs of chairs and they are really quite thick! Like about 3/16" thick.
That's what we use and they have lasted for years
Hi, You buy a felting tool and keep pushing it in and out if the wool jumper.
11-19-2021 THANK YOU ALL I FOUND WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR,....
Add heat to it too - use a blow dryer. I've felted wool balls for laundry and yes I washed the wool, but the full felting process happened in the dryer.
You can buy felt pads that adhere on, they have a sticky side. Honestly, it might save you a lot of headaches than dealing with a sweater. Felting involves much more than hot water and in the end, each end you create might end up different sizes making for wobbly chairs.
thank you all, RESOLVED.....RESOLVED.....
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