Anyone who has ever put a pure wool jumper or sweater into a washing machine later to find that it has shrunk to a fraction of its original size will be familiar with the felting process of knitted or woven fabrics. Technically, this is known as fulling, however it is more often referred to as felting. Any wool item can be felted in a washing machine. This includes garments and wool blankets. Felt made in this way is ideal for using in a wide range of projects and is considered a great way to recycle items. One of the fun things about working with felted garments is that it provides a good range of colours or patterns.