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Old 09-19-2012, 10:24 PM   #8
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I believe that all (or most) of my yarn is Red Heart 100% acrylic worsted 4 or 6 (it also says No Dye Lot and Machine Washable on the wrapper, if that helps).
I really like the idea of totes, placemats and rugs. I'll check out felting, too!
I believe felting only works on wool. I think you'll find that if the Red Heart is washed and you use fabric softener, it will be a lot less scratchy, some softens up better than others. It puzzles me that within the same yarn brand, it can go from fairly soft to rough as sandpaper. As long as I use fabric softener, I find that even the RH Super Saver yarn is OK for most things that aren't necessarily next to the skin. Acrylic yarn wears well too. You might try making slippers out of some of it.
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