New blankets tend to shed, leaving your bed and pajamas covered in lint. Or i guess, would it stop shedding after a while? I use almost exclusively Intercal mohair and find that, like with any product, there are quality variations. Mohair is therefore a highly renewable resource. BECAUSE. of it. She is the author of three books and over 300 articles about knitting on The Spruce Crafts. Mohair is the soft, lustrous fiber made from the hair of the angora goat. It also takes dye remarkably well, making it a great choice for vibrant colours. The smooth fibers of mohair do not irritate the skin, even for people who are sensitive to most wool. I have only ever had poms and when I was younger, my family had an irish setter.... but big dogs scare me, like dalmations... my cousin got bit in the face by a dalmation, I'll never forget it. Silk-like. Many of its characteristics are similar to wool, except that it does not have the microscopic scales that make wool itchy; so it can be used in many garment applications. - i am talking too much! The sweater shed all over the top. I would dye the different half yards in boiling water so I had different colors to work with so that all the bears did not look alike. There are also some things you can try to reduce or eliminate yarn shedding and pilling in finished knit projects. Whatever. It was supposedly their most popular mohair. It probably also comes down to lot quality. And then success — Just the right thing for just the right price. Mohair is produced from the hair of the Angora Goat. Countless hours searching for the rug that will tie it all together. Most knit items will start to pill at some point if they are worn and used. Dyes well. I've worked at many a pet store and knew I didn't want one from there. At the show I bought some great stuff from Donna, my ultimate stuffing tool friend and bearmaker, and an Edinburgh rep, that Intercal doesn't have; it was some kind of kid/batik/something or other that I haven't used yet, which just happened to catch my eye due to its kinda burgundy-ish coloration. A lint roller, brush, or packing tape can also be used to remove fibers from your clothing or couch. I bought a really inexpensive piece of mohair early on in my bear-making that had a very loose weave. !Heather, Hi Deb,You ask what the Ultimate Stuffing tool was. Idon't have any trouble with mohair shedding, unless I get too enthusiastic with the brush. We completely understand your hesitance to throw it in the washing machine and hope for the best! Do you often find yourself staring at your pet, wishing if only you could make a pattern for them?? And I don't think those things are supplier-specific. Haha. It's nice to see that it isn't the cost of the supplies but the artists vision that makes the bear desirable. I to have started buying from intercal and I think it just depends on the density of the mohair. Mohair is one of the most versatile textile fibers. Soft Garments. The rug sheds. Mohair fiber holds dye extremely well, so it is a great way to add color to a garment or home item. I think they boil down to what happens, in the factory/manufacturing process, before the mohair ever gets to the shops. Just depends on what you're after. OR ... could have used a lightweight fabric and applied with spray adhesive or good ol' Stich Witchery. So why pay more on a routine basis for something else? I come here as Shelli the Bearmaker. It's gorgeous; I love it. Isn't it bad enough that I have to occassionally pluck my own nose hairs...now I have to consider what kind of mohair to buy just in case I decide to pluck the nose hairs of my bears...oh my!!! Mohair is lightweight and also non-flammable unless exposed to an open flame, which has resulted in it being used in some airline upholstery. Plus, there are some great finishes offered here, that only Intercal has. Cellulose fiber: These fibers are from plants and include cotton and linen. He's my baby!!! Pull the fabric taut, and then nip the fibers as close to the knit as possible. He's a great dog. And by the end of the day it is literally up my nose, making my nose itchy and sneezy! And sheds. Mohair does not contain lanolin as sheep's wool does, so angora goats are not as waterproof as sheep. I just looked at your link.... do you have a pomeranian? You can also keep your vacuum nearby, so a quick sweep is convenient during or after you've finished your knitting session. Not Intercal's talking head. !So I started researching breeds to see what would fit me best. Today, South Africa is the largest producer of mohair, followed by the United States. Yarn sheds because there's not enough twist to hold all of the threads together. Being prepared for the mess can helpâone thing you can do is to cover your lap with a cloth as you knit, so at least the threads contained. Sometimes i shrink up my pieces on purpose especially if I am making mini bears.....so I don't have to fray check.....amd sometimes I don't. Knit Two Together Through the Back Loop (K2Tog TBL), How to Make a French Knot for Knitting Projects. Yarn that sheds while you're knitting can be a nuisance, and it's challenging to deal with the problem in the middle of a project. And with Dale (an Intercal rep) serendipitously placed as my next-table neighbor at Nevada City this last April, well before this forum even came into existence, and his heaping stacks of glorious mohair from which to choose draped all over the place, I became recommitted to the cause.
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