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geekella
« on: February 01, 2009 01:42:32 AM »

i'm sure u know of the wonderfully amazing-to-touch yarns such as italia from yarn bee or infatuation for yarn bee (pic below of it)

i want to know how to make that kind of fuzzy yarn when i spin

i was wondering if maybe you can do that kind of thing by taking fibers like mohair locks and spinning them loosely into your yarn, letting the ends fluff out


am i right?

i saw someone on etsy was selling handspun yarn that looked kinda like italia from yarn bee and she said that she spun faux fur into it to make it soft and fluffy

will mohair locks be as soft and silky as store-bought fuzzy yarn?

if you know anymore information on it, i will appreciate the 411 :}

if u know any websites that will help me on this, i will also appreciate knowing that Cheesy

thanks for your time in reading this

Happy Spinning!
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2009 01:33:23 AM »

...anyone?
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2009 09:06:25 AM »

If you tease the heck out of the mohair, it will fluff out into supersoft clouds!  I think you're on the right track.

Last week I spun up a yarn sandwiching mohair in between merino plies, and it is superduper sooooooft.  It doesn't look exactly like what you were looking for, but I bet if you tweak the process a bit, you can acheive the look you want. 

Apologies for posting this one again, since I posted it in the Fiber Friday thread, but here's a pic:

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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2009 10:04:40 AM »

I did the same thing as nicolassa, but with lincoln locks.  I've tried making fuzy yarn that looks sort of  like what you posted, but failed misserably, and have yet to try again.  heres my version though, its a bit diferent then nicolassa's.


(also sorry, thats been posted before too.)

I'm thinking if you have a couple lace weight singles (or even thread....) you would get closer to what your after.  And probably if you had a shorter staple of fiber it would be easier to get more fuzzyness.  or at least with the way my brain works i think that will work.
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2009 06:38:24 PM »

i've made a super soft mohair yarn using the "mohairy" technique by lexi boeger.
you use a core yarn and then you let the mohair clouds wrap around loosely as you spin. the core yarn should have some "grab" (like a mohair yarn or something fuzzy)
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