A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 306,354
Currently Running With Scissors:
825 Guests and 12 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: Suggestions for best yarn for felting?  (Read 1190 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
BigBangMomma
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2385
Joined: 20-Jul-2011

Addicted to Amigurumi, and afghans!


View Profile WWW
« on: August 16, 2012 02:51:13 PM »

Hi felters!

I've decided I want to try to felt some of the pieces I crochet. What are suggestions on the best yarn for felting. My local craft store only had Wool-Ease, which was 80% acryllic and 20% wool. A google search shows that can, felt, but I had no luck on a small piece I tried to quickly agitate myself.

I ordered Bernat Miaramar brand 100% virgin wool worsted (but it's very thin--sorry, don't really understand the whole worsted number stuff yet). So, I made a tiny flower, and tried to agitate it in a coffee cup by hand, and it didn't seem to felt either.

Is it because I tried by hand, or is there a better yarn source. I actually would like something that is more akin to the feel of Caron Simplicity or something.

Would I be better with a hand-spun wool, or are there good brands to buy.

Suggestions, and links to reasonably priced etsy shops, etc greatly appreciated. I don't want to spend an arm and a leg trying this out, ya know?

Thank you!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Craft My Quotes: Crafting!
One Tiny Winter Thing: Crafting!
Woodland Creatures: Crafting!
4x6 Art Swap January 2016: Organizing! Crafting!

teambeachbody.com/BigBangFitnessMomma  -- take your fitness journey with me!
Belladune
Fiber Arts Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

crazy crafty momma
Offline Offline

Posts: 12518
Joined: 04-Sep-2008

'darn kids, they were pesky from the start' D. Lee


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2012 07:27:22 AM »

I can't so much answer that, other then you need to find a wool yarn that is more fuzzy then smooth.   But I do want to ask (and maybe you did this, and weren't overly specific about your methods)  did you use hot soapy water when aggitating?  Because while just plain hot water might do a bit, the soap off sets the Ph of the water, which causes a reaction to the wool as well as the heat, moisture and agitation.   And it sometimes takes a little effort.

THIS ROCKS   Logged

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
Rebecca Looks at Lingerie Trends for All Shapes and Sizes
What to Wear to Work in This Freezing Weather
How to Get a 90s Look
How to Texture Clash Your Outfit
Finding The Perfect Red Dress To Fit Your Body Type
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Thrifty Cake Stands
February 3, 2016 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: 3-D Heart Card

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 ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.