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1  Re: Felted Cables??? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by k8e592 on: March 31, 2006 01:32:25 PM
yes swatch-because every yarn will give you a different result..

Here's a felted clutch I did in Brown Sheep

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2  Re: Beaverslide Fleece? in Spinning: Discussion and Questions by k8e592 on: March 22, 2006 10:53:34 AM
I just got my first fleeces last week!

I started with the shortest & dirtiest bits first-thinking if I messed up, I wouldn't have lost the good stuff.  Before I even started, I took some and intentionally tried to felt it, so I'd know how much I could actually handle it before it turned into a huge mess.

I soaked the longer, better parts to loosen up the dirt & 'mud'.

My biggest mistakes were:
Not sorting well enough by length.  

and Expecting ALL of  the VM which was too small to pick out to completely card out.  I was carding FOREVER until I read something about commercial fibers that have been treated with some sort of chemical which 'dissolves' the VM out.

I'd love to hear from anyone else who has done this!
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