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shannonburns
« on: June 28, 2004 10:19:05 PM »

i have been wanting to try this forever! but i have some yarn questions. i have a lot of mohair/acrylic type yarns. will they work? can anyone reccomend some good yarns that are not average looking. most of the stuff i do is mohair/fuzzy/bolce... stuff like that.
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2004 10:46:42 PM »

Natural yarns felt best such as wool, mohair, alpaka etc but if they are mixed with a  man made material such as nylon the best thing to do is to knit up a swatch and hand felt it to get an idea. Thats the only way to find out.
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shannonburns
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2004 05:36:09 AM »

i am actually crocheting. will that make a difference?
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2004 06:49:43 AM »

crocheting shouldn't make a difference.  One thing to note is that felted things are often quite fuzzy even with just wool yarn, mohair can make them REALLY hairy. 

As far as synthetic content, I wouldn't go above 20% or so.

One thing you can do, though, is crochet with two strands - one wool (or whatever) and one eyelash or other novelty yarn.  That way the wool still shrinks up and gets felty, and the eyelashes still stick out.
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shannonburns
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2004 03:24:13 AM »

great! that should keep a little of the cost down. i'm working on doing some with thrift store sweaters first. til i get the hang of felting.

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