Felting is not as difficult as you may think! All it takes is a washing machine, detergent and a clean pair of jeans. Here are the steps:
1. Using a natural fiber (wool is the best) knitting project, place it in the washing machine.
2. Add a clean pair of jeans to help the knitting project to felt better.
3. Add the normal amount of laundry detergent for the size load.
4. Wash in hot water and rinse in cold. Use the smallest load size and the highest soil setting.
When the knitting project is done in the washer, you may choose to go through the felting process again, or simply place the project in the dryer. The dryer will continue to felt the project more – so if you do not want the project to shrink, lay it out to dry.