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varigated or handpainted arcrylics.... where? [Jul. 27th, 2008|11:08 am]
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I'm making some childrens sweaters for the fall and although I love wool, I would prefer to have sweaters in the more washable blends/ arcyrlics.  So, where can I get some snazzy varigated or handpainted worsted weight & aran weight arcrylics?

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[User Picture]From: alison_in_oh
2008-07-27 04:45 pm (UTC)
Acrylic has to be extruded, so it can't really be hand-painted or dyed. You could do a blend, but the acrylic wouldn't take the dye and it would have an interesting tweedy effect.

That said, Plymouth Encore makes a really nice wool/acrylic blend, and they have a line called "Colorspun" with variegated colorways. But my personal choice would be superwash wool for the perfect blend of washable and natural fibers. Lorna's Laces is a great place to look for hand paints, as is Etsy of course.
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[User Picture]From: babycakies
2008-07-27 04:47 pm (UTC)
thanks mama!
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[User Picture]From: late_for_dinner
2008-07-27 04:59 pm (UTC)
what about superwash?
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