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AishaCelia
« on: September 28, 2005 06:04:59 PM »

Hey everyone,

Here are some new skeins. I added beads and novelty yarn to add some texture. Also, I felted the last skein. Felting yarn is really cool!

I used size 6 seed beads on this one.


This one I used a silk that a friend gave me. It really adds a nice texture.


I felted this one!


Thanks for looking. Has anyone felted their yarn? Will you post some photos?


**tutorial instructions**
Thanks for all the fantastic feedback. Here's how I felted my yarn:

Felting Yarn:
1.Using a nibby noddy wrap your yarn.
2.Then using a cotton yarn tie every 6 inches all the way around. Or a yarn that isn't wool.
3.Place yarn in a large pot of water with some soap on the stove. Heat the pot, keeping the water hot. I then used my potato masher to aggitate the yarn.
4.Aggitate for a little while, maybe 10 minutes. Take brakes, your arm will get tired.
5.Take the yarn out, ring out the water, lay the yarn in a O and carefully seperate the strands. At this point the yarn may have tried to felt to its self.
6.Take off the ties and replace them. Place the new ties inbetween the old ties.
7.Repeat steps 3-6 until you reach your desired look.

Have fun and share your results!
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apixiegrl
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2005 06:26:18 PM »

wow!!! beautifull.. Grin
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hello.mango
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2005 03:22:08 AM »

I love the first one!  The colours are gorgeous and the beads are great.  I simply haven't the patience a the moment for beaded yarn.  Maybe later in the year.

I haven't tried felting yarn as yet.  Does it make it less soft?
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2005 01:18:45 PM »

Felting does make the yarn softed, but also more dense. It also skrinks about 1/3rd!
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2005 02:05:55 PM »

I love the second one with the fuzzies.  How did you go about felting the last one?
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2005 02:10:59 PM »

I really like the felted one....I saw some in Zellers but they werent as good as yours!
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2005 03:56:48 PM »

Thanks for all the fantastic feedback. Here's how I felted my yarn:

Felting Yarn:
1.Using a nibby noddy wrap your yarn.
2.Then using a cotton yarn tie every 6 inches all the way around. Or a yarn that isn't wool.
3.Place yarn in a large pot of water with some soap on the stove. Heat the pot, keeping the water hot. I then used my potato masher to aggitate the yarn.
4.Aggitate for a little while, maybe 10 minutes. Take brakes, your arm will get tired.
5.Take the yarn out, ring out the water, lay the yarn in a O and carefully seperate the strands. At this point the yarn may have tried to felt to its self.
6.Take off the ties and replace them. Place the new ties inbetween the old ties.
7.Repeat steps 3-6 until you reach your desired look.

Have fun and share your results!
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2005 07:08:51 PM »

These are all stunning! I love them all, really. And the felted one is really groovy! I've actually felted my yarn before, but uh.. not intentionally Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2005 02:39:24 PM »

I've felted yarn a couple of ways.  If I'm felting quite a bit, I fill one big pot with ice cold water and one with super hot and some shampoo/dish soap.  Put on rubber gloves and really smash the yarn around in the hot, then cold, then hot, until it looks like you want.  You might have to refill the water if you splash a lot (I put the pots in the bathtub). 

I've done single skeins under running water in the sink.

I've also felted yarn in the washing machine.  I find that starting the felting process in the sink helps keep the yarn from felting to itself in the washer.  Then I put each skein in its own mesh lingerie bag and put them through a short hot cycle in the machine with detergent.  It REALLY felts the yarn, creating a great texture. 

This one was done in the machine.
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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2005 03:29:11 PM »

That is great, helloyarn!  I like the fuzziness of the felted yarn.  I will have to give it a try!
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