I've found a number of patterns I'd like to make using wool felt and found some skirts and blazers at the thrift store to use. I've searched the forum and I see that most of you wash in your washing machines at home. I have an HE front loader I'm not crazy about in general and I'm on a septic tank that I don't want messed up with a lot of fibers. No laundromat within a reasonable distance. This may be a stupid question, but I was wondering if the fabric could be boiled and stirred and then dried? Would that work? And I saw some advice to put the fabric in a pillowcase. Do you do that in your dryer as well or just when you wash it?