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How To Make A Sample To Determine The Shrinkage

Dec 01, 2016
 

Hi there!

I´ve often been asked how do you make a sample to determine the shrinkage factor in wet felting. Well, that’s exactly what I’ll be covering in today’s video.

It’s actually very easy. You should make a sample, and measure it before and after felting.

There are three fundamental factors to take into account though:

  1. Use the same type (or types) of wool for your sample and project, since not all wool types have the same shrinkage.
  2. Use the same number of layers and equally thick ones for your sample and project, since the thickness of the layers influences the shrinkage.
  3. Felt the sample and your project to the same degree, since the more you felt, the more the piece will shrink.

Check out the video and let me know if I’ve covered all your questions!

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