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« on: August 16, 2005 02:21:28 PM »

Hey all!
Yesterday I purchased a huge bag of yarn while thrifting. I was kinda jipped cause when I went through the bag at home, there were several ziploc bags of yarn that were nothing more then yarn cut into 2 feet segments. Cool colors... but why the heck were they cut this short? I wondered if they were used for some type of hooking or something. Does anyone have any ideas?

Oh yeah, I know most of the thrift stores are manned by volunteers but gees...why do some of these workers get away with treating people like pooh? The old women are crusty at our local thrift stores. If it was not for the fact that I can find some great deals I would not shop there anymore. Anyone else experience crustiness from the thrift shops you go to?
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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2005 02:28:54 PM »



here is the yarn!
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2005 02:37:27 PM »

yarn used for embroidery is often cut very short?
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2005 03:09:05 PM »

gosh, it just seems a little thick for embroidery.
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2005 03:10:58 PM »

My mom did some huge cross stitching long ago.. I still have some of the yarn. Thick enough to use for a mat. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2005 03:11:52 PM »

maybe they were making doll hair? or pompoms? it looks cool, tho.
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2005 03:16:35 PM »

Hahaha or maybe it was donated to the store 'cause some kid thought it'd be fun to cut through that loop of wound up yarn... Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2005 05:11:00 PM »

Melladh: do you think it might work for a matt is in rug hooking?...That might be an awesome project, since I have never done that before.

ph33lth3lov3[/color]: Now that you mention it, it would be awesome doll hair. The colors I got are incredible. 5 different shades of red, 6 pink and hues of purples. You both gave me some cool ideas. I think i might even try tassles.

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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2005 05:38:07 PM »

Many crewel embroidery kits come with yarn wool needlepoint yarn pre-cut into 2ft lengths.  I've seen a lot of that pre-cut yarn in yarn grabbags at thrift stores.  Seems some people get tired of the kits and they get separated during donation.  Anyway, crewel embroidery yarn is often 100% wool, and is usually 3 or 4 ply, and basically worsted-weight except it's meant to be taken apart like floss for most uses.  Could this be what it is?  Next time you're in a craft store, check out the crewel kits, and take a look at the yarn to see if that's what you got.

As for that pretty pink stuff you posted up there, is that a whole hank, instead of the pre-cut stuff?  What does it feel like?  It looks like it could be a cotton or cotton blend.  It's hard to tell, but there are ways you can test it, though I am not well-versed enough to instruct. 
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2005 05:48:22 PM »

it could be weaving loom waste, (the stuff that they cut off when done weaving a piece)

Here's how you know what it is-
Burn a little piece of it.
1. if it singes, its a protien fiber from an animal, like wool
2. if it burns, or at least keeps a little glowing ember in it, its a plant fiber like cotton or linen
3. if it melts, and smells like buring plastic, its acrylic.

or it could be a blend
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