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Old 06-30-2008, 04:20 PM   #1
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Can you'all suggest some yarns by brand name, which are felt-able, so I can internet search and purchase. The few I've come across seem somewhat limited in available colors, and I think if I knew brand names, my searching would get further. I made a CUTE CUTE felted bag which I will post later when I can, but now that I'm hooked, I need to find other sources for yarn variety.
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:25 PM   #2
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Almost any animal fiber that is not treated to make it washable will felt but I've heard that some other factors, like color, make a difference in how well it felts.
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:27 PM   #3
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I have only done one felted project and used Plymouth Galway Chunky. I was very happy with how it felted and would use it again.
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I just finished a felted bag using Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool. I love how it felted and get lots of compliments on the color.
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:37 PM   #5
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I've used all of these and they felt great. Just make sure you do NOT get superwash yarn of any type. It won't felt.

Cascade 220
Knitpicks Wool of the Andes
Patons Classic Wool

Have not used these -
Lion Wool
Bernat Felting Wool
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:44 PM   #6
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The Bernat Felting wool is nice, but limited in colours - the Cascade 220 has a nice range of colours as does the Patons Classic Merino.
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:55 PM   #7
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White does not felt well. I really wish I would've known this before I picked out the bag I finished recently!

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I recently made a bag with patons classic wool and it felted FAST! keep your eyes on it. Less than 7 minutes and my bag with a bit smaller that I wanted. LOL Oh well. It turned from a shoulder bag to a date clutch like that. lol

Happy felting. It is quite addicting. and expensive. lol
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Old 07-01-2008, 04:31 AM   #9
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i like Cascade 220 (obviously not the superwash variety) for knitting in general but it felts realy well and i think is available in a good range of colours.
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Thanks everyone, this is helpful information.
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