OK so here’s a little question for you experienced felters…
So I’m from the UK and we don’t generally have top loading washing machines. We have ones that “lock” during the cycle and load from the front. It IS possible to stop a cycle part way through, turn the knob to 0 to unlock the door (with a 5 minute wait after it is at 0 and some even don’t unlock until the machine is drained). Then you risk the water going everywhere if the machine does not have an economy option to use half the water.
I want to try clogs. Not just yet, but soon. They look fabulous. However, I’d have to use my mothers washing machine, since my own one is broken and awaiting on an engineer (read that as family friend who promised to do it and every time I say “it’s ok I’ll pay a man to come in and do it” they become offended and promise they will do it but still don’t!).
I looked out the window from work today, at a second hand furniture store over the road and outside was a portable spin dryer - the kind my mother used to use before washing machines were freely available (and not vastly expensive). Having had a chat with her today, I asked her would such a machine have done the washing too or was it just a spin drier. She told me the one she had was just a drier, but that there were ones that washed too.
The one at the furniture store is a drier only. Anyway, during the conversation she said “you know I saw someone recently with a portable washing thing, it was pretty cheap why don’t you consider one of those”
So, I did some searching on the web and lo! I found something I’ve seen before - seen it advertised in newspapers here for sale but never looked into it.
Ok so now to my question, do you think such a contraption could be used to felt items?
I’d really appreciate your thoughts / comments on this one!