I have finished my first felting project - a bag. I have done the felting, and it is currently drying. The instructions say to stuff the bag to help it hold it's shape and that you can use a phone book wrapped in a plastic bag. That is what I did. It has been drying for about 2 days now, and the plastic bag covering the phone book is wet. Will this eventually dry, or should I take the phonebook out and leave the bag open to dry? I'm concerned because I don't want it to lose it's shape.
Another thing that the pattern said to do was to roll up the strap, WS out, and secure it with a rubber band so that when you sew it to the bag it won't curl. Because it's curled, the strap is still really wet. Should I unroll it, or just trust what the pattern said and let it sit until it's dry?
Is there anything that is safe to do to speed up the drying process?