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Old 10-06-2005, 09:44 PM   #11
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I purchased a small hairbrush and brush the felted bags to remove the "fuzzies"...sometimes also use a sweater shaver, but it doesn't work that great. I've felted a couple of bags with LPW...and it seems to be fuzzier than most yarns I've used for felting...I think I prefer Galway or Cascade 220 rather than LPW for felting handbags.

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Old 10-06-2005, 10:56 PM   #12
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i would think those sweater fuzzy shaver contraptions would be a good bet. even though it's felted, i'd worry i would nick something, heaven knows i do that to my ankles. or those sweater stones or funky "comb" thingies i've seen in the knitting catalogs...
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Old 10-06-2005, 11:10 PM   #13
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lambs pride yarns are fuzzy because of the mohair. i just bought me some of the hand painted originals to make a hat out of and am excited to get started on it. i think it is gonna be perdy. i actually buy the lambs pride and other brown sheep yarns specifically for the fuzzy! i love the look!'s my assessment...felt it, dry it, and then decide. might want to felt a swatch first too so you can shave it to see how it looks shaved.
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Old 10-06-2005, 11:30 PM   #14
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Hmm.. we should do a poll... clean shaven or au naturale???

I think the Lamb's Pride is SUPER fuzzy, too, just like the knitpicks WOTA. The Knitpicks merino style isn't fuzzy at all, but it also isn't as sturdy... more flexible and soft.

I used a sweater shaver on a few of my felted FOs. I got a cheapy one at first, and it didn't work well, but then I got a nicer one fore baout 15 bucks at walmart and it works really well. Never tried a razor, though, I might do that next time. I won't even SUGGEST you try to use scissors to remove the fuzzies *Hildie breaks out in a cold sweat at the thought of scissors near her knitting*
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Old 10-07-2005, 05:06 PM   #15
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Thank you all for the advice!

I did see one of those sweater shavers and it really intrigued me!! It's really not that bad, it just a little trim (snicker)
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