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« Reply #80 on: January 29, 2007 05:52:15 PM »

Wow that sounds great! I can't wait to see it! Where did you score this BTW? you mentioned that they were new..........Cheesy
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« Reply #81 on: January 29, 2007 06:55:35 PM »

I picked up some sweaters today in an attempt to recycle them into some felted bags. Just curious what is a good ratio of wool to have for felting? I know 100% is ideal, but would yarn with over 50% wool work?
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« Reply #82 on: January 29, 2007 07:11:40 PM »

The higher the better............. you may have it work better will a lower quantity of wool if you use double strands while knitting. I think that it is best to have over 70% wool to be a rock bottom number to tell you the truth.
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« Reply #83 on: January 30, 2007 05:27:13 AM »

I got them at a place called "Marc's"
I'm pretty sure they are a local company.
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« Reply #84 on: January 31, 2007 12:21:57 PM »

I just thrift store shopped this morning.  I purchased: a GAP cream colored cardigan 50/50 wool/acryclic, a lavender acrylic sweater, a 100 % cashmere sleeveless sweater I will need to dye because I don't like the color, a beautiful variegated American Eagle Outfitter sweater (lambswool/angora/viscose mix).  I'll take a picture and post later  -- I need help from my husband with that because I am technologically-challenged.  BTW, I also bought a DKNY top (not to be unraveled) that was in perfect shape and a sleeveless angora turtleneck (also not to unravel).  All of these items added up to $15.  I am going to post several of my finished projects as soon as my husband helps me.  Everything is from recycled yarn -- except some black fur yarn.
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« Reply #85 on: January 31, 2007 01:14:38 PM »

Good for youerika.
By the way...when you have fewer than 10 posts you can't post the actual pics...only links.
This is due to spammers posting porn pics in the past. Sad
So if you post on this thread before  before you have the 10 comments under your belt, then just give us links to save yourself the aggrevation.


I was wondering something...I always do any dyeing after the item is no longer a garment. Anyone ever do it while it's still knitted and then unravel?


I finished my shrug by the way...just need to finish weaving ends, and take a photo.















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« Reply #86 on: January 31, 2007 02:38:36 PM »

I've done it after it became something new. That's just if I'm going for one color. I have never dyed it while it was in its original sweater form though, only after it became skeins or something else.
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« Reply #87 on: February 01, 2007 06:20:47 AM »

Yeah..I think I am a bit too worried about little spots here and there that didn't get dyed.
Dyeing isn't a strong point with me...weird since I'm a painter by profession...so anything that can go wrong, probably will.
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« Reply #88 on: February 01, 2007 06:47:31 AM »

I've dyed it both  before and after unraveling. It works both ways. I think the color ends up being a little more consistent if you dye before unraveling--but then you still have to wash it after it is unraveled if you want to get the kinks out. So I prefer to dye it after it's unraveled. I only have to get it wet once.
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« Reply #89 on: February 01, 2007 07:14:58 AM »

you still have to wash it after it is unraveled if you want to get the kinks out. So I prefer to dye it after it's unraveled. I only have to get it wet once.

amen to that Ms ChristineRenee
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