Looking for fuzzy threads recommendations


For my Nativity set, I'm thinking of doing the sheep and camels with
fuzzy threads. The sheep have 5 colors in their bodies (I can do
faces/legs with regular floss). The colors are the beige/gray ones
(DMC white, 644,642, 822, & 3781).
There aren't enough colors in Wisper to do this. The camels have 2 or
3 more colors in them and there *might* be enough brown shades to do
them, I'm not sure. Does anyone have any recommendations for other
types of fuzzy threads to do the animals?
Joan
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Joan E.
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Camels aren't at all fluffy, so can you use wool for them? One strand from 3 strand Paternayan Persian wool or something like that.
Lucille
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Lucille
Go to your LYS and look around. A skein of their "fuzzy stuff" costs just slightly more than LNS Fuzzy Stuff/Wisper and is a million times longer.
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Karen C in California
I know someone that has some angora rabbits, and she spins their 'wool' into some very thin threads. Most is white, but it could probably be dyed to the color of your choice.. and would probably fluff up with some gentle brushing after stitching is completed.
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Magic Mood Jeep
On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 17:20:32 -0700 (PDT), "Joan E." opined:
Camels don't have fuzzy fur/hair, they are more like horses, sleek looking.
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lucretia borgia
But not shiny and sleek like horses. The ones I saw were more of a dull, brownish, hairy, smelly beast.
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Lucille
S'pose you used one strand of the normal DMC colours for the camels etc and then added a second strand of the Wisper to add 'hairiness index'? Or, you could XS normally in DMC and then add a third strand of Wisper, depending on the coverage you like? Try on a doodle cloth and see if it works.
HTH :-D
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Trish Brown
I agree. The hair is not as long and shiny as horses. As I recall (and I'm sure someone who has a good zoo closer at hand can correct me if I'm wrong), camel hair was shorter and even a little wavy/kinky. Maybe do the bottom leg of the XS with DMC and the top leg with something fuzzy? Or vice versa, and then you can do the whole bottom layer with one color of fuzzy and add the shading in the top layer.
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Karen C in California
If you send me your Email , i will scan you some REAL camel hair [spun into threads ] and you can see the colours and soft pluffiness ,,,, I never saw a camel in Zoo only in the desert ,, mirjam
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mirjam
On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 22:06:55 -0400, "Lucille" opined:
Smooth would be a better word I guess. I doubt Joan wants them to smell real lololol Or that they should spit, as camels frequently do if at all put out.
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lucretia borgia
On 8/28/08 10:06 PM, in article
And some are darker or mottled .... Saw a lot of them when my folks lived in Saudi...
Cheryl
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Cheryl Isaak
Did you try the Heathered Wisper colors? There are more than you'd think. Also, you can try Kit Kin from Caron - which is similar. Then there is also some of the Fuzzy Stuff - but that is pretty heavy. You could try some of the Santa's Curly Beard for the sheep. Also, Sheeps' Silk or Silk'n Ivory have some fuzz, but depending on your fabric count, may be too heavy.
Got to run - just maybe I'll think of something else. Personally, I'd think about working the Wisper with some other color to get an effect.
Ellice
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ellice
On Aug 29, 4:59=A0am, lucretia borgia wrote:
LOL No, not really. Then I might have to send the camels to you and my wisemen would be out their rides!
Joan
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Joan E.
On Aug 29, 4:59 am, lucretia borgia wrote:
LOL No, not really. Then I might have to send the camels to you and my wisemen would be out their rides!
Joan
I've ridden on a camel and my advice is to get them something more comfortable. After all, they accomplished their mission with honor and dignity. Don't you think they deserve something more comfortable and less smelly now.
Maybe you could sneak a humvee in for their ride across the desert.
Lucille ;~)))
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Lucille
Now, *that* would be a brilliant idea, to stitch the camels in actual camel hair! I wonder if any can be found online.....
Just did a quick search and there's a company in England, Angel Yarns, that sells it. I've sent them an inquiry....
Joan
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Joan E.
On Fri, 29 Aug 2008 14:15:48 -0700 (PDT), "Joan E." opined:
Well having good sea legs, riding camels has never distressed me but at this stage, I really don't want any camels. I don't think our condo agreement allows for camels, just cats and small dogs lol
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lucretia borgia
That's what I was thinking. I don't remember their coats being smooth and sleek but maybe I saw them in the winter months?
Hm, that might actually work, since it would give the kinkier look I was thinking they were. I might have to try this.
Does anyone actually *know* what a camel's coat looks like up close?
And Karen, unfortunately my LYS isn't any closer than a LNS, which is NN and 70 miles from here. We only have yarn at Michaels & JoAnns. :(
Joan
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Joan E.
That's what I was thinking. I don't remember their coats being smooth and sleek but maybe I saw them in the winter months?
Hm, that might actually work, since it would give the kinkier look I was thinking they were. I might have to try this.
Does anyone actually *know* what a camel's coat looks like up close?
And Karen, unfortunately my LYS isn't any closer than a LNS, which is NN and 70 miles from here. We only have yarn at Michaels & JoAnns. :(
Joan
I've ridden on a camel when I visited Israel. That's why I said kind of wooly, dull, brownish/tannish/mud color, not particularly attractive. After I was up close and personal like that I was amazed that such a nondescript coat could make such fabulous fabric.
The only thing I remember as being anything to love was their fantastic eyelashes, which are very long and lush to keep the sand out of their eyes.
Lucille
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Lucille
The colors get too dark too quickly for a sheep. I *might* be able to get by with blending 2 colors, though.
On Caron's site they only list 3 colors, white, tan & black. Is that all there are?
I'm working on 32ct., over 2, so would that work? It looks like there are plenty of colors of the Sheeps' silk to choose from.
Thanks for the suggestions, Ellice!
Joan
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Joan E.

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