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tarrentella
12-06-2008, 07:54 PM
I'm looking for a yarn for a felted bag for my aunty. It is to mimic a bag she saw in a store which was lightly felted and still retained some texture and nubiness to it quite like this bag here (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Initsox/torys-felted-purse). I cant realy afford to have two yarns (one textured and another feltable to carry with it) so need somthing that has both features.
I found a Lionbrand yarn called Sasha (http://www.banyantreeyarns.com/sasha-137-c.asp)that looks like it might work, it has a high wool content and lots of texture, but because it is a woven rather than spun yarn i'm not sure if it will felt properly.

any suggestions for yarn, or experience of felting this particular yarn?

thanks

GinnyG
12-06-2008, 10:15 PM
It is roving so should felt even better than other yarn. I would swatch a bit and give it a try first though. The small amount of nylon should not matter, I felt some schaeffer yarns that have a little nylon in them without difficulty.