Consumerist: blocking to shape, reversing fulling, same thing

Consumerist claims to possess the secret to reversing the fulling process when a wool garment is accidentally shrunk in the wash. Was that winter cap really made out of wool?

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8 Responses to Consumerist: blocking to shape, reversing fulling, same thing

  1. Holly says:

    Well, I’ve had limited success stretching out felted bags that have shrunk too far by stuffing them with plastic bags, but it’s not quite the same thing. But before I became a knitter, I probably wouldn’t have questioned the idea of “unshrinking” wool. We just have more motivation than most people to be educated about the properties of fiber.

  2. Carol says:

    Yeah. Right.

  3. Samina says:

    Maybe there’s some previously unknown unshrinking breed of sheep out there…

  4. Jessica says:

    This person has never truly fulled anything.
    Joyce Williams, author of Latvian Dreams, swears that simmering a fulled item in a solution of vinegar and water (50/50) will unfelt the wool. She says she used this method on a lace shawl. I haven’t tried it myself but I consider Joyce a very reliable source of wool-related information.

  5. Brenda says:

    I posted a comment debunking the idea but it hasn’t shown up on the site yet. I also laughed heartily.

  6. Clearly that person has never done their own laundry.

  7. LaurieM says:

    I’d like to see that action.

  8. Janice in GA says:

    I saw that. I just laughed.