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« on: February 12, 2015 04:21:14 AM »

Hello all. I'm new here and discovered felting at Christmas. I have just made a border Collie but it looks quite fuzzy. The thing that is bothering me most is that I have black fuzzy fibres on the white bits of the dog and vice versa. How do I cure this problem?
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2015 05:39:35 AM »

Hi B17Fan,

You can try picking off the wrong color bits....
Have you tried trimming the fuzzy bits with a fine set of scissors?? or lightly use a sweater shaver? That may solve the problem.

If you could post a photo of the piece it would be easier to figure out what needs to be done.

Years ago I used to do Border Collie rescue and owned 7 over the years. Smiley


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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2015 09:34:05 AM »

Thankyou for the reply. Unfortunately I can't post a photo yet as I have under 10 posts. Shame because I would've liked you to have seen it. I used to have a sweater shaver but I'm not sure where it is at the moment. It sounds like a good thing to use. I have been trimming bits with scissors but it doesn't get every bit. Hope you will eventually approve of my collie as you must be very fond of them. think I might go find some threads to post on to get my count up! Smiley
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2015 04:35:02 AM »

I trim off stray fibers with scissors.  You can also try to poke them in with your needle or felting pen but scissors seem to be most effective for me!  Clover also sells something that looks like a rake to pull the stray fibers in one direction but I haven't been able to use this as effectively as scissors.
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