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TheMidnightCrow
15-05-2008, 03:21 PM
I've read so many ways of stiffening a knitted bowl I really can't decide what's the best. One way I found mentioned, but no instructions for, was using wallpaper paste. I've also found varying recipes for sugar/water solution.

It might have been easier if I'd felted it, but I didn't think about that until the end, doh!

If anyone has any experiences of stiffening, I'd be grateful for any insights :)

pixiedoodles
15-05-2008, 03:50 PM
Could you wet felt it?

This site gives basic instructions, im sure you could adapt if necessary

http://www.gfwsheep.com/felting/felt.html

Would need to be 100% wool or therabouts not acrylic :D

Just an idea;)

TheMidnightCrow
15-05-2008, 03:56 PM
sadly no, it is mainly acrylic I'm using, I'm now seriously thinking about starting again with wool and felting!

PhasePatch
15-05-2008, 04:04 PM
How about laundry spray starch?

TheMidnightCrow
15-05-2008, 10:11 PM
I'm a bit worried about how long it would last!

serves me right for not thinking the project through before I started, but I get a design in my head and have to start knitting straight away!