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NaProus
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Posted - 10/19/2005 :  03:42:44 AM  Show Profile Send NaProus a Private Message
Will my 50-50 alpaca/silk yarn spit splice? I'm getting close to the end of one ball, and have a long drive this afternoon (husband driving!), so I was just wondering....

I guess the real question is, does alpaca felt?

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amber
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Posted - 10/19/2005 :  07:27:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit amber's Homepage Send amber a Private Message
does alpaca felt?
yes

And as far as the alpaca silk... I'd say try it and see if it works. I'm not sure if the silk will hamper the felting.

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MeezieGirl
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Posted - 10/19/2005 :  08:11:25 AM  Show Profile Send MeezieGirl a Private Message
I have been spit-splicing the KnitPicks Andean Silk (55% alpaca, 23% silk, 22% merino) and it felts just beautifully. Of course, the silk doesn't felt, so it probably depends on the percentage of feltable wool-ish fiber.

Good luck.

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Lissa
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Posted - 10/19/2005 :  10:09:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lissa's Homepage Send Lissa a Private Message
Neither alpaca nor silk felt. Use the Russian join, instead.

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RoseByAny
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Posted - 10/19/2005 :  10:11:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message
Alpaca does felt.

But the Russian join is probably still a better bet.

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fmarrs
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Posted - 10/19/2005 :  11:08:08 AM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message
The alpaca will felt with the alpaca. The silk will just be there. The closest I have come to this is 75% alpaca and 25% acrylic. For a spit join it works fine. I would certainly test it if I was considering felting the whole project as it may be uneven.

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achrisvet
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Posted - 10/19/2005 :  11:50:48 AM  Show Profile Send achrisvet a Private Message
I spit spliced Elann's alpaca/silk blend with no problem.

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