But, as with any project that I like to work on, I've learned a few new things along the way. Today, I will share with you my discovery of the "Felted Join".
One of my projects involved some super thick wool yarn. I have never before worked with super bulky yarn and was a bit worried about what to do when the time would come to weave in the ends from multiple balls... This would make for a very thick, not very attractive back side...
Before I got along too far, I went surfing on the web and soon found a great solution for my problem: the "Felted Join".
I could think of quite a few positive points about this join:
- Perfect for joining feltable yarn when adding a new ball
- It is super fast (~30 seconds)
- No bulk
- Nearly invisible
- No wasting of yarn
I've put together a couple of pictures to show you this great joining technique.
This technique works only with feltable yarn (at least 30% - 50% animal fiber like wool, mohair, alpaca, etc.)
This technique came in very handy for my project and I highly suggest that you give it a shot too on your next project with bulky or thicker animal fiber yarn.
And if you have a non-feltable yarn, check out the "Russian Join". That sounds like a great solution for thick acrylics.