Hi folks… on the FO forum a few weeks back I showed a rug I had knitted. Today I felted it…well…kind of. I had to use my son’s ancient machine and it took me two and a half hours. I am pleased with the results overall except the ends are now wider than the rest of the rug. The rug was a rectangle shape and the two shorter ends are flared out. I want to bring them back to the same width as the rest of the rug but feel the odious task of heaving it back to my son’s and his machine may not resolve. Is this perhaps simply a matter of dipping each end in really hot water and scrubbing at it? What do you guys think?? In looking over at it drying, one side (one longer edge) is also a little flared.
I have no laundry tub in this apartment and no washing machine at the moment but I would prefer to haul it back to my son’s IF I have to after all the work I did on it. Just that I have painful knees and it’s hard…so…from you experienced felters I would appreciate suggestions.