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bartlett
Warming Up

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Posted - 12/21/2005 :  05:05:38 AM  Show Profile Send bartlett a Private Message
it seem that every time i felt using a stand of wool and one one fun fur held together that part of the bag just doesn't felt as well as the rest the stitches are still visible and it is kind of mushy the plain part felts nicely thanks for any suggestions laura

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azblueskies
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Posted - 12/21/2005 :  07:34:30 AM  Show Profile Send azblueskies a Private Message
I've never used it for felted bags before, but I guess I'd add the fun fur after felting.
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bartlett
Warming Up

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Posted - 12/21/2005 :  08:54:19 AM  Show Profile Send bartlett a Private Message
i thought of that but how would you do it

wabi sabi
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JayhawkKnitter
Seriously Hooked

USA
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Posted - 12/21/2005 :  09:19:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit JayhawkKnitter's Homepage Send JayhawkKnitter a Private Message
I've felted some with a fun fur carry along and have had good success. You do need to make sure that you're knitting at a loose enough gauge so that the section with the fun fur can mat down easily.

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bartlett
Warming Up

57 Posts

Posted - 12/21/2005 :  10:24:47 AM  Show Profile Send bartlett a Private Message
i kind of thought it might be too tight ill try a bigger needle thanks

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Felted-Bag
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Posted - 12/21/2005 :  1:11:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit Felted-Bag's Homepage Send Felted-Bag a Private Message
I have used Fun Fur and Crystal Palace's Fizz and I like the Fizz better. But I haven't had trouble with either. I try to pull as much of the fizzy stuff through as possible so it won't be matted into the stitches (a thin letter opener works well for this).



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beejayeles
Chatty Knitter

USA
238 Posts

Posted - 12/23/2005 :  07:12:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit beejayeles's Homepage Send beejayeles a Private Message
i've had great luck with the fun fur or any of those fuzzy furry novelty yarns. i do make sure to purl the fun fur rows....seems to pull more of the fur to the front of the work and you can't tell knit from purl after felting. also...i cut the fur out from the inside of the bag after felting to give the inside a smoother finish.

good luck
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yarnlover
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Posted - 12/23/2005 :  10:18:09 AM  Show Profile Send yarnlover a Private Message
I've used fun fur for felting too and have never had a problem with it not felting at the same rate as the rest of the item - until yesterday. I felted mittens with a few rows of fun fur around the cuff and that area definitely did not felt at the same rate. This is the first time I've used Paton's merino for felting, usually use my hand-spun, or other brands like galway or aracuania (sp?). I was surprised at the outcome, though the mittens are certainly useable. The other pair I felted at the same time, from my handspun, no fun fur, the cuff felted just fine. I wonder if it was my knitting or the yarn.

I too try to bring as much of the furry stuff to the front as possible, and thanks for the tip on purling these rows.

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