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    Nov 24, 2007, 03:55 AM
    What Percentage of Wool
    What Percentage of wool is needed in a wool blend to create the felting techniquE? Or must it be 100% wool?:confused: ;) :p :D :o :rolleyes:
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    Nov 24, 2007, 06:19 AM
    Hi chi, this is a hard question to answer because there are a few grades of felt. Felt is made up of 'cast off'.
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    Nov 24, 2007, 02:47 PM
    I'm not TOO familiar with knitting terms yet, as this is a new hobby that I have picked up. I actually just learned of the felting technique as you may be able to tell by the abundance of questions I have asked about it lately. I was at Joanne's looking for some wool yarn to experiment with, and found that there are bunches with different percentage of wool, as they are wool blends. I decided to stay safe and stick to the ones that said "feltable" on the packaging. But just because it doesn't say that, doesn't mean that its NOT feltable, right? I was just wondering what percentage of wool was needed in a wool blend to create this effect, as Joanne's is having a sale on wool blended yarns. 2 for $4!!
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    Mar 14, 2009, 02:59 PM

    Don't know if you're still looking for an answer, but in some yarns the wool will felt and some of the other fibers will not. This can give you very interesting textures. It can be fun to experiment.

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