A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you have a crafty tattoo?  We'd love to feature it in our Crafty Tattoos blog series!  Share it with us here!
Total Members: 302,459
Currently Running With Scissors:
386 Guests and 7 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Spit-splicing nonwool animal yarns?  (Read 665 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
PUFFYsanjo
Why does D.W. have a bowling ball in her room!?
Offline Offline

Posts: 486
Joined: 22-Oct-2006


View Profile
« on: March 03, 2011 09:30:47 PM »

Does spit-splicing work for other animal hair yarns other than wool, such as alpaca, cashmere, angora etc.?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

To learn more about the race controversy of the upcoming The Last Airbender movie, visit Racebending.com.
soozeq
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2011 06:00:20 AM »

Have you tried it? I know alpaca can felt, so it would work for that.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

sue
PUFFYsanjo
Why does D.W. have a bowling ball in her room!?
Offline Offline

Posts: 486
Joined: 22-Oct-2006


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2011 03:01:05 AM »

No, I haven't tried it, which is why I started this thread. I don't have money to buy much yarn, and I don't want to waste money on yarn that cannot spit-splice. The only animal yarn that I have now is wool.

I prefer spit-splicing so that I can just use a continuous length or yarn if I run out instead of having to weave in ends and waste yarn by having those extra ends. For intarsia, I would be able to add more yarn if I didn't estimate enough for the different color areas.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

To learn more about the race controversy of the upcoming The Last Airbender movie, visit Racebending.com.
soozeq
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2011 05:36:57 AM »

You could look into the Russian join, that can make a continuous strand with no ends to weave in. There's a video here - http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-tips - under Joining Yarn.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

sue
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Hungry History: Hand Made Chocolate
How to Make Old Fashioned Cake Donuts
Christmas Fruitcake Recipe
Fresh Peach Buckle Recipe
How to Make Individual Chocolate Tarts - Gordon Ramsay
Latest Blog Articles
March 25, 2015 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: How to Make 110 Prayer Flags
Whatz Up, My Peeps?

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.