Tips and Tricks

What ply is this yarn?

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"What ply is this yarn?" I get asked this a lot - and it is actually harder to answer than you would think. 

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Trouble-shooting machine felting

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We sell a great selection of felting yarns that are ideal for felting in the washing machine, but not all washing machines work equally well for this purpose. Sometimes you need to adjust the felting process to make it work in YOUR machine. 

Felting happens in the washing machine in a full cycle at 40-60 degrees Celsius. 

You need to use standard washing powder (not wool wash) and run a full standard or cotton cycle (NOT woollens/minimum iron or delicates cycle). It is important NOT to use any water saving settings, as the slippers have to SWIM IN WATER for this to work. Machine felting works really well in most machines, but sometimes a second or even third washing cycle may be necessary to achieve the desired outcome.

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Is viscose natural? And what about bamboo?

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I get asked this question a lot by customers keen to avoid synthetic fibres. Is viscose natural?

The short answer is: yes, sort of. Find out more about what is involved in creating yarn from viscose or bamboo!

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How to use Rellana Regenbogen Bag Recycled

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You may have seen our new Rellana Regenbogen Bag Recycled yarn that looks so pretty in the way the yarn is presented in a plait. But how do you unwind it to work with it?

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Pilling - what causes it and what can you do about it?

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Pilling - it is so frustrating! You have spent hours knitting or crocheting and your item is perfect, and then, over time, little balls or fluffy strands of fibre appear on the surface. Why does this happen and what can you do about it?

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