How to Felt Acrylic Yarn?

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There actually is no way to felt acrylic yarn. In order to felt yarn the yarn must have animal fiber in it such as wool and it must have a high percentage of animal fibers in it as well. You can find more information here: www.knittinghelp.com
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1. Prepare yarn by machine washing in hot water (at least 140 degrees F). You can also wash the yarn in a pot on the stove with dye activator or soda ash and synthrapol in the amount
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Acrylic yarn is made from a polymer (a large molecule-generally when "polymer" is used, think of a type of plastic) The acrylic thread, is is pulled out of a liquid solution
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1 Find the labels that went with the yarn. It sounds obvious, but this will be the most reliable and accurate way to find out. Keep your ball bands on the yarn balls with elastic
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It's very difficult to dye acrylics successfully. You'll spend as much on the dyes than you would to buy new cheap yarn. I think you should save up your money and clip coupons for
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1 Additional Answer
To felt acrylic yarn, it is best to crochet/knit a swatch before trying to felt the entire finished piece. First, using a blow dryer, heat the swatch for a few minutes. Next, brush the swatch with a hard bristled brush, changing the directions of the brush with each stroke. Repeat this blow drying-brush combination until you get the desired results. Once you find the feel you were looking for, you can try this technique on your completed project.
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