I have 2 questions being as I’ve never felted anything:
So you produce the felted look by running it through the washing machine. Great. Then a few months later ones lovely felted bag is in need of some cleaning- do you hand wash it? Or have it dry cleaned?
Also I was studying the Booga bag pattern, and actually some other felted patterns. Why is it that many times there are no instructions to line a felted bag? I realize that the finished felted product is very sturdy but it still seems that lining would make it have a more finished appearance. (Also my mom taught me as a young and impressionable child that no matter what a purse was made of it was “cheap” without a lining :lol: ) Is it that the felting is so sturdy it would be difficult to sew something to it? Or does this ommission relate to the general aversion to sewing that I have observed among knitters? I KNOW how to sew and can produce a lining in an hour or less depending on size- the attaching takes the longest. I have knitted a knitting bag for my self and two bags for children and they all have been lined. So if I made a felted bag my inclination would be to line it. I guess I just wonder why people don’t or if there is anyone else who also lines everything.
Thank you all.