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Date: 9/19/03 12:22 PM

The felted wool green/off white jacket in the new Threads is haunting me big time.  So, I'm looking for fabric for this project.  Do any of you fabric mavens know of an on-line site that carries wool knits?  Also if anyone has done this technique I'm open to any suggestions and info.

Sandra in NJ
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Date: 9/19/03 2:08 PM

Sandra,  I'm with you on those felted wool jackets!  They are so inspiring.  I've been looking online too, but haven't found anything yet. Not that I could actually wear that in Florida, but that has never stopped me from making something before.......... :D

Cindy

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Date: 9/19/03 5:54 PM

I was going to work on making one of those jackets.  I have some knitted wool I got a while back from "G STreet" I also ordered some eggplant colored wool from fabric.mart..

Linda E.
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Date: 9/20/03 0:25 AM

Cindy, it's all about the look, so you might be a tad warm in Florida in a felted jacket.

Thanks for the FabricMart info Linda eggplant wool knit is a good thing.    I see that fabric.com has several colors in merino knit too .

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Date: 9/20/03 7:46 AM

The draw back to the Fabric.com 's merino knits is that they are not 100 %  wool and to get the felting to work and look good I believe you need 100% knit wool.

Linda
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Date: 9/20/03 11:42 AM

Linda, good point on all the merino on fabric.com not being 100% wool.  I just looked thru them and some are definitely blends.

The search goes on.

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Date: 9/20/03 12:27 PM

Checkout Linda Macphee's website she has 100 % wool knit.  it may be high considering you need alot to have a enough for a jacket like in Threads.

Linda Macphee's Website

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Date: 9/20/03 12:31 PM

Yup, merino is what you want.  I scrounged the thrift stores for wool sweaters to felt for potholders, and found that the very best felt came from pure merino models.  There really was no comparison.

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Date: 9/20/03 12:50 PM

yet another source for wool knit a bit costly.wool knit fabric

I heard about a source in the north can't find the name  they don't have a web site but from my understanding they have lots of colors the store and will work with you on getting some.

Linda E

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