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I felted the swatch, and I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited about it, and I'm REALLY glad I asked questions here on the forum. Thanks for all the great advice, everyone!!! :hug:
Now it's time to actually knit the purse (I'm thinking about the Booga Bag), but I'm totally inspired now that I know how the colors will look after felting.
Here's how I did the hand-felting: in the sink with really hot water and a tiny dishwashing liquid, and just used my hands, while wearing rubber gloves, to rub it and agitate it. It came out so well! This was my first time felting anything, and I was amazed at the difference between the swatch before and after, and to actually see it changing as it happened. The fabric is so much stiffer, and it shrank right in my hands. I was so glad I could still see the difference in the colors but the stitch definition is pretty much gone. Yahoooooo!!!!!
I took a couple pics (not great quality... it looks much better in person):