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aris_raver
« on: August 11, 2009 08:44:05 AM »

Does anyone know of an online source for help with crocheting with eyelash/funfur yarn?
I have a TON of funfur that i found in my garage, but I just can't figure out how to work with it, especially for amigurumi.
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amygurumi
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2009 11:37:24 AM »

Planet June has an article about working with fuzzy yarns that might help: http://www.planetjune.com/blog/fuzzy-yarn-tips/

I'm using fun fur on a project of mine. I just started trying different techniques this morning and will share my results. One thing I didn't like right off the bat is crocheting with fun fur and worsted weight yarn held together. I'm now trying to "embroider" the fun fur over the finished crochet. I'll let you know how it goes.

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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2009 08:34:31 AM »

i like combining my funfur with a simpler yarn too.  try lion brand's site.  you can search for patterns by type of yarn.
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endlessxhorizon
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2009 06:31:34 AM »

I'm with everyone else - crocheting the fun fur with a plain yarn really helps tone down it's crazyness. Other things I've seen people do with fun fur like yarn is lion's manes, horses hair & tails, fairy hair. I use the fun fur for my slippers sometimes which I think is really fun, but others might not like as much.

You have to admit that stuff makes you think outside of the box.
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mamarose22
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2009 08:14:31 AM »

Adding a thin yarn such as sport yarn, babay or fingering yarn helps.  The yarn nedd not be the same color as the furry stuff, depending on what you are crocheting.  If you are making scarves, hats or purses you can easily blend another color with it.  I have heard some people even using speedcrosheen with it.
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amygurumi
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2009 08:19:58 AM »

I finished the project I mentioned in my previous post. You can see it and get a few tips about using Fun Fur for hair on my blog: http://amygurumi.com/2009/08/amigurumi-hair-eyelash-yarns/
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