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loral56
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USA
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Posted - 11/16/2005 :  5:54:06 PM  Show Profile Send loral56 a Private Message
Does Wool 90%/Nylon 10% felt? If anyone has used wool with nylon, how well did it work, what did you make? I would like to use it to make felted slippers, hats and/or gloves.

Lora

Lissa
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Posted - 11/16/2005 :  8:08:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit Lissa's Homepage Send Lissa a Private Message
Only way to know for sure is to felt a swatch...

Lissa

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revolutionary act. -- George Orwell


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RoseM
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Posted - 11/16/2005 :  11:23:30 PM  Show Profile Send RoseM a Private Message
I have used 85% wool/15% polyester (Naturally Tussok) and it felted beautifully. Don't know if the nylon reacts the same as polyester, though.

And Lissa's advice is great -- had I felted a swatch of Istex Lopi the first time I used that yarn, I would have known that I hated the fabric it made and wouldn't have wasted the time and yarn on 2 bags (that I knit at the same time)[**]. From now on, any yarn that I'm using for the first time in a felting project gets swatched.

RoseM

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beejayeles
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USA
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Posted - 11/17/2005 :  2:26:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit beejayeles's Homepage Send beejayeles a Private Message
i felted a beautiful bag with berocco medley which is 85% wool and 15% nylon and it felted up great

good luck
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Lissa
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Posted - 11/17/2005 :  3:06:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit Lissa's Homepage Send Lissa a Private Message
Not every wool felts the same. You'd need to test-felt even a 100% wool swatch to see how it felts.

Lissa

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revolutionary act. -- George Orwell


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