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.
October News: Kindness Craft Challenge   Vote for your favorite entry by Sunday, October 15!
Total Members: 314,462
Currently Running With Scissors:
313 Guests and 9 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: best yarn to felt  (Read 427 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: October 07, 2008 01:42:04 PM »

what type of yarn felts the best?

Crocheting makes my world go round...

Jane Doe
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2473
Joined: 24-Dec-2004

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2008 02:17:21 PM »

Generally, yarn manufactorers think we don't want to felt yarn.

So you want it's label to say things like "handwash only" "don't tumble dry"
If it says machine washable, don't buy it.

100% wool, mohair, or other animal fibers felt well.
Cotton, polyester etc doesn't.

« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2008 07:04:01 AM »

Here are some yarns I've felted with and my thoughts on each:

Noro Kureyon - The colors are gorgeous, of course, it's why people buy the yarn, but it can be a chore to felt, and it does not felt up into a thick dense fabric a lot of the time. 

Cascade 220 - a good felting workhorse, but if you want no stitch definition once your project is shrunk to size this is not the yarn to choose.

Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted - I like to felt with this yarn but a lot of others do not because the mohair content leaves it rather fuzzy looking in the end.  If you don't mind fuzzy, this is a good choice.  Good colors.

Patons Classic Merino - felts well and no stitch definition.

Patons SWS - also felts well with no stitch definition.

Brown Sheep Nature Spun - felts well with little stitch definition.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
October 18, 2017 Featured Projects
@Home This Weekend: Mix and Match Napkins
Tute Tuesday: Mini Top Hat

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

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 ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.