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. Select a knitting pattern for the garment or blanket you wish to create. Most knitting patterns offer tips on how much yarn is required and which type or size of knitting needles
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Acrylic yarn 100% synthetic and is essentially plastic. Because plastic in itself is cheap, it makes for an inexpensive yarn. While natural fiber yarns such as wool or cotton are
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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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I know that you can buy acrylic craft felt, however, I'm pretty sure that you can't repeat this process at home. Traditional felting relies on the fact the wool shrinks when washed.
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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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