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Topic: super secret project, have a question! (roving)  (Read 845 times)
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« on: July 04, 2006 05:36:10 AM »

ok so i cant say what i'm making or who it's for, but i need some roving advice! Shocked
what's a good natural white/cream colour wool that is curley? i need to needle felt some small curley bits and was wondering if i just got my wensleydale a bit wet and then let it dry would it curl up?
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2006 07:19:16 AM »

Natural lock Wensleydale is the curliest I've seen.  It's pretty easy to find, I got mine off Ebay.
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2006 04:05:58 PM »

Would Mohair curls suit?

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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2006 04:58:23 PM »

English Leicester is my fibre of choice for curly bits.

It is naturally curly and has a similar sheen to mohair, but it is coarser and much easier to needlefelt.

I don't have a photo of  it needlefelted, but here is a photo of a dyed English Leicester fringe on a scarf I recently made. You can see from the picture just how curly it is!


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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2006 04:52:13 AM »

ooh so many choices!! thanks gals Smiley my super secret project can now move forward!!!!!!!!!! i'm sure i can get some leicester from my local fibre merchants, and i think i'll grab some mohair anyway just to have some Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2006 06:47:48 PM »

If you're making an order...we gotta talk.  Wink  Wink lol~!!  Kiss

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