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Topic: Big Acrylic Mess HELP!  (Read 847 times)
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« on: November 05, 2009 12:38:50 PM »

Okay so I was a total dufus and started spinning up what thought was wool. It was a gift so I had no knowledge of its origin.  I had spun nearly the entire chunk of it while I was sitting with some fellow fiber friends and we were musing about what it could be since it was so soft and the fibers were so short. Someone brought up the burn test and I felt so silly I hadn't thought of it before, and sure as yer knickers it was acrylic!

So! Now I have a spindle full of 100% acrylic and I'm not sure how to finish processing it. I have a feeling setting the twist with hot water wont really work unless maybe its boiling? Does anyone have suggestions? Maybe a hairdryer?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2009 09:45:06 AM »

Don't worry about setting twist. Just ply it into a balanced yarn and the twist will pretty much stay put.  As I understand it, unless you are fulling/felting a yarn, the twist is never really set.

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