Fur Slinky yarn – Single Skein
The photograph illustrates exactly what will be found in your purchase. It is for a single skein of Fur Slinky which we use as 3 strands simultaneously to make a gorgeous ultra thick strand.
This is an fabulously soft yarn, the nearest thing to animal fur in appearance and touch. Material – 91% Nylon, 9% Polyester. The material comes in skeins which you will need to make into balls before beginning your project. There are 4 ties around the skein which you will need to snip off. Best way, after cutting the ties, is to get friend or family to slip their hands into the centre of the skein, pull the skein tight around their hands while you take the end and wind the ball.
This is another one for all our lovely customers who cannot get near wool – we are sorry you can’t as we have a gorgeous selection – and we do want you to have a choice too for our lovely Extreme Knit and Crochet options.
The purpose behind Extreme Knitting and Crochet is to make practical items for around the home and yourself. When knitted or crocheted the fabric is deeply comfortable, very thick, warm and a pleasure to use. We use our Extreme Textiles Tools to create our pieces – see our other listings for a fantastic range of handmade tools for use with this yarn pack.
What can it do?
We mostly use a 4 strand combo when using this material. 3 strands of the Fur Slinky to create a thicker fur and we always add one normal yarn such as double knit or aran weight along side as this makes the knitting much easier – it is an incredibly slippery yarn otherwise. We recommend 15mm or 19mm Extreme Knitting needles or crochet hooks for the 4 strands. We prefer to use the 600mm or 700mm lengths, though 500mm will do.
We create different shades by mixing the colours in our 3 strands – for example brown/white/caramel or black/white/grey.The item has many uses – use in the living room, bedroom, as clothing, in the garden, out on picnics….
And another great thing is that it’s machine washable on a normal wash
The Extreme Textiles Way is a quick way of making fantastic, often luxurious and treasured home furnishings and apparel.
You can make rugs, throws, cushion covers, table cloths, place mats, for clothing – shawls, scarves, cuffs and collars to add to a favourite coat or jacket for example, and much much more. Products made by this method have the quality to become much loved family heirlooms.
The yarn has been picked for its ability to withstand constant use. You can also add in some of your own yarns to create a different effect or make a larger piece – a great way to clear some or all, of that yarn stash hiding in your cupboards.
The Extreme kits and tools are great as unique and original craft gifts. You might want to give the kit itself or choose to make something very special – if you can bear to part with it.