There have been a few discussions on Ravelry lately, about felting in a front loading washing machine. I have only ever felted this way, but I know the majority of books on felting, knitted projects, are from the US. When I felted my first project I had to take a huge leap of faith because I couldn't find much information on the internet about felting in a front loader. So, as a result of these discussions and my own experiences, I have written out a few tips on how to approach felting a knitted project in front loading washing machine.
You can find the tutorial here. I hope this helps other people take a leap of faith, into the felting unknown!