Sunday, April 29, 2012

BAG FAILURE :-(


Did this ever happen to you? You had a beautiful wool sweater, real 100% wool, and by mistake you threw it in with the laundry in the warm cycle? And it came out felted and destroyed? It happened to me! I never again buy wool sweaters, because I am not cautious and careful. 
But now I WANTED to "ruin" a piece made of pure wool and I WANTED it to felt!!! BUT it did NOT work out!
I finished crocheting this bag (still no handles attached) and, according to the instructions for felting I found on the Internet, put it in a zippered pillow case with heavy laundry of jeans and stuff and washed it on 40 degrees. Nothing changed! Second wash on 40 degrees - nothing! I did it again on 60 degrees, it felted a tiny bit and lost some color. Now I got frustrated (AND angry!) and washed it with some towels in 90 degrees hot water! It lost ALL its color (and the towels got "nice" hues!) It felted to some degree - but it is not really felted. I should not be able to see any crochet stitches after proper felting!
I really don't know what to think of it! Did I create an ugly bag? The only thing I still can try is to work on it with my hands - to knead it and beat it and squeeze it and curse it and push it around with soap and hot water and muscles! I will do that and show you the results...
The band on the wool said: 100% wool - AND this wool was also quite expensive! Umpfffffff - I should get a decent bag from it!!! Shouldn't I?
I bought another batch of wool in beautiful colors (and NOT expensive) - on the bands it says: 100% wool, suitable for FELTING! Wish me luck! :-)

19 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely looking bags, 100% best pictures.

zsazsazsu said...

I do like the washed out colors of this bag. But I can imagine your frustration when I should come out in a totally different way.
Hope the next try-out will be a 100 % satisfying !

SACRAMENTO said...

The best creations come from mistakes, so I wish you the best of luck, my dearest Yael.
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Smilla said...

Oh da habe ich aber ganz viel verpasst bei dir auf dem Blog... hatte viel los... Besuch und so!
War schön!!
Deine Häckeleien finde ich sehr gediegen!!! Deine Kinder und Kindeskinder werden sicher begeistert darauf stürzen!
...und ehrlich gesagt bin ich auch nicht gerade die begnadete Wollwascherin!!! Sollte jedoch heute Nachmittag noch eine Maschine übertun ; )
Wünsche dir eine vergnügte Woche, langweilig wird es dir ja auch
nie: )
♥-lich Brigiitte

TarracoStyle said...

no tengo palabras, me encanta!!!. Le he pedido a mi madre que me haga una manta para el sofá de este estilo.
besos

alice said...

ja so kann es gehen, will man etwas nicht, dann passiert es, und will man dann etwas, passiert es nicht. Hast du nun erfahren. Aber ich finde die Tasche schön, so wie sie geworden ist....gefällt mir wirklich richtig gut!

Viel Spass weiterhin bei deinen schönen Arbeiten
Liebe Grüsse
Alice

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Lisa said...

love your colors! I understand your frustration! I had a piece like that .. and threw it in the dryer .. it shrank (is that a word?) right up... I stopped the drying process a few times to reshape.
..... don't give up ~:o) it is a beauty!!!

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

Yael, I like it--in fact I think it looks incredible--beautiful and full of potential.

glazedOver Pottery said...

Sometimes it may seem that our efforts don't yield results, but maybe they just don't yield the results we expected. In my mind, nothing is wasted. There is always something we have learned and become better for. Now you are more informed about the process of felting and if I know you, you'll conquer it in no time. I do wish you luck, but in my heart I know that you don't need it. Like most things, it's just a matter of time.

今、この一瞬を said...

こんにちわ、Yael。

あなたの作品は、とても温かみが感じられます。

あなたの訪問ありがとう。

wanda miller said...

oh, i am laughing, i am laughing at your words, not your bag. and it is so beautiful and so much work. i have an idea for you to try: get it sopping wet and throw it in the dryer, nothing ventured, nothing gained :)--and if you wanted to yael, you could over-the hues all one color in the end! and thank you for your beautiful words on my blog, i feel the VERY SAME about YOU, YAEL! oxox

wanda miller said...

i meant over-DYE not THE OOPS!

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