View Full Version : feltability
01-23-2006, 08:43 AM
Does anyone know if this, Schaefer Elaine Women 99% merino 1% nylon, will felt? I'm not sure if the 1% nylon will impede the felting or not.
01-23-2006, 08:57 AM
nah it doesn't have to be 100%....usually at least 85% is best but people have successfully felted 50% even (though it is a LOT of work!) as long as it doesn't say that it is machine washable you should be good! :thumbsup:
01-23-2006, 09:09 AM
thanks for that speedy reply!
01-23-2006, 12:52 PM
I'm not suggesting you actually do this, but when I took that class w/Cat Bordhi, she said she will snip off like an inch of yarn, spit in her palm, then rub the yarn quickly between her palms for about a minute to see if the yarn will felt or not. She showed us in the class, and it really did work. Myself, I would be to scared to be snipping off yarn in a store, but who knows.....
01-23-2006, 01:52 PM
:roflhard: :rofling: :roflhard: the image in my head is hilarious!
01-23-2006, 02:05 PM
Hey now!! It was actually quite amazing.....and if you really want to know, that would be the way to do it! :D But it was funny!
01-23-2006, 02:08 PM
oh no, i have done that myself at home. learned it in one of the joining videos from Amy....i was just imagining you trying to do it in the LYS without anybody noticing.
LOL, I do that all the time. It's a good test. ;)
01-23-2006, 03:40 PM
Thanks for the tip! I already own the yarn so I felt free to snip and spit and it worked!
01-23-2006, 05:58 PM
You are welcome!