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Topic: Has anyone ever felted varigated Manos yarn?  (Read 198 times)
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« on: June 10, 2006 02:09:05 PM »

I just went a bit nuts and splurged on 5 skeins of varigated Manos for a felted bag.  I was just wondering if the colors felted nicely together, or if they just turn into a big muddy mess? 


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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2006 02:26:46 PM »

no mud!  it's gorgeous.  i've done it into both a pillow and a bag.  i did use a darker multi-green--can't remember it's name.  i suppose you could conceivably have some color mix if you have lighter colors involved, but the dyes they use require steamsetting over long periods of time along with a ph change, so i don't think you're going to have problems, even felting in hot water.
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2006 05:27:24 PM »

Thanks!  I think I'll just jump in and do it then.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2006 09:30:38 PM »

I suppose it is a matter of taste.  I got two sets of skeins from a yarn shop, with the understanding I'd make them up a sample bag for the store, and I'd get to keep the other set. 

The bag I made for them made me so sad!  Such beautiful yarn, and such a blah finished product,  IMHO.

But when I posted pictures elsewhere, other people really liked it.  Go figure. Huh

I never felted up the yarn for me, I made a hat and scarf instead.  Very luxurious!

So I'd say, swatch first, both double strand and single strand.  It is such lovely stuff, you want to be sure before it goes in the washer.
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