[QdOTE=Cavecanis;1680522]Hey Lockwood, I would love to hear about your saddle pad. I'd like to make a felted one but I'm still trying to figure out how to make allowances for the shrinkage. It's for a shaped English pad so not as straightforward as a square pad. Though maybe I ought to do one of those first. Hmm.
Well, summer hit, then the drought and I promply forgot all about the saddle pad. I'm making a square dressage type of pad for my aussie saddle and I have no pattern to speak of, but from my experiments with my alpaca fiber the general rule is to make things 1/3 larger.
I don't have the project in front of me, but when I started I measured out my "target" saddle pad, like this one- Rider's International Contoured All Purpose Saddle Pad | Dover Saddlery
And based on those numbers increased by 1/3.
Since the original pad has room to spare with my saddle I figure it will be a bit large once done and felted, which is ok for us as I could felt on a pocket for trail rides.
Probably won't pick it back up until the weather turns too cold to work outside beyond the normal daily farm stuff.
What color or color pattern are you doing yours in?