Well, that's what I thought until I read about a way to make it. Here's how:
- make sure you have 100% wool fabric (or jumper or beanie hat)
- put it in the washing machine at its highest setting
- let the washing machine do all the hard work!
So I had to have a go and see if it really was that easy.
I had some preloved woollen tweed so experimented with that. Here's a before picture.
And here's what it looked like when it came out. Unsurprisingly it had shrunk and seemed to be extra thick felt.
I put both together because I was gobsmacked at the difference between the two!
If you have a look at a picture of the cut end of the felt, you can still see the original tweed weave.
I am always excited about discovering a new method! I'll put '100% wool' on my charity shop shopping list now!