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Topic: Have you felted Noro Silk Garden?  (Read 1597 times)
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« on: May 14, 2007 10:17:43 AM »

I've frogged a Kureyon sweater (really, it was just too colorful as a garment) and I'm making a felted bag.  I've also got some left over Silk Garden and thought I'd incorporate a row or two every now and again.  I've felted Kureyon before but never Silk Garden.  Has anyone out there done it and if so, is the finished felt similar to Kureyon?


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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2007 10:28:16 AM »

i just accidentally washed and dried a silk garden hat... and it didnt really felt... i think it shrunk lengthwise but didnt look felted... but that was just on wash and dry, possibly real aggitation might do something..
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2007 07:26:15 PM »

I haven't personally but a friend had a horrifying time with it.  Might just be her, but give it some thought, maybe...  Good luck, it's beautiful stuff.

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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2007 03:52:48 AM »

as a general rule, yarn needs to be at least 70% wool (animal protein fiber) in order to felt. Silk Garden is 45% silk , 45% kid mohair, and 10% lambswool. You'd be might get it to partially felt, with a lot of work, but silk just dosen't felt.

« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2007 07:23:28 AM »

I've held it together with 100% wool and it looked really nice.  I think that made it felt better, and the colors were muted which looked beautiful.
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2007 10:25:32 AM »

It really does not felt well, save it for something nice.   Wristwarmers maybe? Hat?
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2007 12:02:02 PM »

I've tried and tried to felt it but I wouldn't work for me.  I tried for 2 days.  Each stitch looks just as perfect as when it was knit.

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