Well if I ever question the fire resistance of wool again, I’ll just remember the old saying Marcia left in a comment. “You can’t a sheep on fire”. Some very strange images of smouldering sheep come to mind, a good way to remember I guess.
Yesterday I did two things. I threw my experimental potholder in the washer and dryer to see what would happen. As you can see from the photo of it above is came out a little lumpy but didn’t shrink as much as I thought it would.
The second thing I did was take all the good advice I got in my comments and email (thank you all) and washed one of the big pieces of wool I’m using inside my potholders in hot water with a cold rinse then put it in the dryer. Basically I felted it and preshrunk it.
So now it’s ready to go. I’ll experiment with using less layers of wool. It’s a bit fluffier after the felting so I shouldn’t need as much. Then I I’ll do the washer experiment again just so I can see how it comes out.
I ‘m liking the way 100% recycled sounds.