Although sometimes used interchangeably, I just learned I've technically been "fulling" not "felting" my knitted vessels. This quote is from my newest book (a wonderful gift from my soon to be son-in-law). "Felting is the process of matting loose fibers together...Fulling is the shrinking that takes place after the fibers are intertwined." Since I've been knitting, then shrinking, I've actually been "Fulling". LOL, who knew?! This 5" diameter vessel is a gift for my daughter who chose the wire-wrapped bird nest I made some time ago as an embellishment. Happy Holidays to everyone!