I think directions for felting are usually for a top-loading washing machine, but I have a front-loader…will that make a difference?
it does! I have one too and have successfully felted. it all depends on the locking feature of your machine though. i can shut mine off before the rinse cycles start and still open the door. some can’t be unlocked after the cycle starts. and basically you have to load it with more jeans and shoes and things. i have a pile of old jeans and shoes that sit next to my washer that are specifically for felting.
Thisthread may be helpful too!