If you want/like a dense, lush mohair feel and finish, you'll hate these little rubbed and scraped baldies -- with whom very sparse, sloppy mohair is the ideal choice. Please help me stop my blankets from shedding like a golden retriever. JavaScript is disabled. The stuffing might help hold the mohair in place if it is packed tightly. Hold the fleece blanket in the palm of one hand 2. I just looked at your link.... do you have a pomeranian? None of mine do that but mine are old. You might want to put the project in a zip-top pillowcase while it's in the dryer to contain the shed fibers. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the laundering or care tag. But it's been my experience, using both Intercal AND Edinburgh (Schulte) and Beary Cheap mohairs, that the shedding/fraying factor depends on lots of things, from which finish and density you're getting, to which pile length. i looooove how it feels, however, it get all over my stuff and chunks of fur end up everywhere! If it doesn't say it's washable, assume not. I am very glad for your advice! Anyone know how to stop my woollen blankets from shedding off these little balls. BECAUSE. That's what I'm using right now. Leaving behind unsightly lint balls and fibers is highly unattractive. He's a great dog. I lined my blanket with a muslin kind of fabric. tobe. They ARE just so adorable looking! He's great bec. I don't think they would be as cute anymore LOLThanks for any imput you may have,Heather. YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR CHANNEL BY: - Commenting (equal to a digital high 5!) I just completed a blanket that was a lot of $$ for the yarn to complete, and it would shed all over me when making. 2. The fabric will collect the lint stuck inside the machine. Mixture of sheep and alpaca wool. Polyester is a durable, synthetic fabric that can be used for a number of things from sweaters to blankets, to pants and jackets, and more. Rinse out the sweater while you hold the sweater. And with Dale (an Intercal rep) serendipitously placed as my next-table neighbor at Nevada City this last April, well before this forum even came into existence, and his heaping stacks of glorious mohair from which to choose draped all over the place, I became recommitted to the cause. Sounded easier than shrinking to me. I like to have variety of styles and colors. Use cold water, not warm or hot. I have bought a lovely wool and angora scarf and I expected it to shed a bit but it is shedding lots all over clothes! But it sheds. Idon't have any trouble with mohair shedding, unless I get too enthusiastic with the brush. Use the gentle cycle on the washer. how to stop blanket from shedding? Or i guess, would it stop shedding after a while? I can see a picture of a bear made from that material. I hope you find a new friend soon. So sweet. I've seen on ebay bears made of schultz mohair and they sure didn't sell for any more bec. ooooh, bit in the face by a dog. Fold your scarf up, stick it in a Ziploc baggy and put it in the freezer for 24 hours. He's been to a million parties with me and my friends. Use cold water and mild laundry detergent. You can use a clothes dryer to dry the blanket, but use the lowest heat setting, and clean the lint catch of your dryer before you start the machine. Thoughts? I think they boil down to what happens, in the factory/manufacturing process, before the mohair ever gets to the shops. During the rinse phase of the wash, add about ½ cup of vinegar to help prevent shedding and pour in one capful of fabric softener. My best tip to stop angora or mohair from shedding is to fold the garment and place it into a zip-top bag and freeze it for at least three hours. It's gorgeous; I love it. That, actually, was one of the worst mohairs I've ever used, and did lots of shedding and fraying; so much so that to a total newcomer to mohair like me, it almost forced a remake of the bear. Wash it on gentle with a mild detergent and one cup of vinegar. (9 Posts) Add message | Report. So, Lisa and Kim, or any other pet owners out there. It was only shedding during the making. It was supposedly their most popular mohair. I was down at Intercal just last Friday and it seemed that the backings were a tighter weave. If there's one way to advertise that you make bears....... Louise, thanks for sharing that you have tried all kinds of mohair, and they're all about the same. You can do a search for Ultimate Stuffing Tool if you want to see what Shelli was talking about.Donna, Teddy Talk: Creating, Collecting, Connecting. Wash the blanket by itself. Not to hot or you will shrink them. He's my baby!!! I have bought a lovely wool and angora scarf and I expected it to shed a bit but it is shedding lots all over clothes! Are they washable? And after you mentioned it... yes... the worst shedding mohair I ever had was from Haida also. I'm pretty sure I've seen fusible interfacing at JoAnn's or Hancock Fabric in black too. How to Make a Fur Coat Stop Shedding. 7th Jul, 2014 #2 wash them in really hot water. Itll fix the shedding once and for all. I can say all this cuz they don't know me from EVE! I'm thinking of washing it to see if that will remove enough of the loose fibres to stop it shedding. Is there any way to get them to stop shedding? - i am talking too much! Use regular laundry detergent and the gentle cycle. You may have a loose weave on the backing that allows you to pull the mohair out. i have only bought a little bit of mohair, mostly because I am just starting out and am afraid to buy something and have it be "junk"  I dont want to spend an arm and a leg and not be happy. We don't have to worry too much longer about Norton since it is almost all gone now. I used yarn from "ONline Trend-Collection Linie 312 Cancello" - 50% polyacryl, 25% Alpaka, 25% Wolle. One of my favorites is the old standby "S" finish, and I also love the Heirloom finish. Ive sent them an email yesterday. And I don't think those things are supplier-specific. Wool and angora scarf, is there a way to stop shedding? If your coat begins to shed, you need to adjust how you care for it in order to stop the shedding. I can imagine being scared of them after that!!! it's a cheaper mohair? I don't have a pom ... but I do have a funny story about them. To each his own, right? adultcoloring. I would buy several yards and then take that down to half yards and shrink the backing. And if you love this kind of worn and vintage look, you'll see how great it can be to "find" a mohair that pulls out easily. Easy fix. If they're not washable you can still soak them but you need to be careful. If I pull on the hair, some always comes off. Comments (2) Saypoint 7a CT. 2 years ago. To prevent shedding and pilling, gently remove with your hands *gentle use of a razor works best, keep your blanket away from synthetic materials as it will cause extra abrasion. I love my poms! For artists and collectors sponsored by Intercal...your mohair supplier and Johnna's Mohair Store, Hello,I have to start off by saying that I have never bought schultz mohair before, and I know it's the best, but I don't sell my bears yet so I can't justify buying some. What is this "ultimate" stuffing tool tho? All of your comments have been interesting to me since I am only just going through this now...hugs sarah. Cause, you know... s**t happens, sometimes. Haha. I have several chenille sweaters that shed so badly I don't even wear them anymore--it's embarrassing to leave a pile of fuzz! Hand wash mohair or alpaca blankets in warm water with a mild wool wash detergent. 2) Carefully and slowly use a shaving razor to remove any loose bits. Luckily, there are tried and true methods you can do at home that will not only reduce or eliminate shedding, but will also make the garment look its best. After a few days use I find lint and little woollen balls everywhere. :lol::lol::lol: Just adding my little bit too...I buy schulte, but have also bought helmbold before too...Well my latest order of shulte contained a thick straight mohair that shed like crazy. It probably also comes down to lot quality. Not only is it unsightly, I am also concerned that it is thining my blanket out and shortening its lifespan. This will stop the shedding problem and should be done before each wear. In the end, I choose to go with Intercal mohairs because I find them infinitely less expensive and of a very fine quality, indeed. Of course, there a Or do they all do that. So I try to only to buy German Schulte or Helmbold. This will ensure that it stays in good shape and that it lasts a long time. If I do buy english mohair (Norton), because I like the color or the texture, I always use fray check as it seems to fray more than the German mohair. Remove the blanket from the clothesline or dryer and inspect it for any signs of shedding. Place the garment that is losing its hairs or thickness into the freezer in a plastic bag. !So I started researching breeds to see what would fit me best. I bought a lovely wrap and it did the same when I wore it with my long black wool coat. I use almost exclusively Intercal mohair and find that, like with any product, there are quality variations. No lie, just writing about it, I feel the lint in my eyes! I've used faux-fur to make a blanket. Usually, hand washing in a gentle detergent, and drying the piece with the air-dry setting of your dryer for around 10 or 15 minutes will work. All the experts say that it will significantly decrease the shedding. Love those little critters Shelli!!! (It's not one of those yucky one that buys from puppy mills. It may just be that the particular density/finish/color you happen to have  chosen, from a particular lot, on a particular day, came out worse for wear. both companies, Schulte and Hembold have varying degrees of quality ad it all depends on the use you intend for it. Answer Save. OR ... could have used a lightweight fabric and applied with spray adhesive or good ol' Stich Witchery. Do I buy mohair elsewhere? Never use hot water or the blanket may shrink and loose dye colour. I never have a moments concern from Intercal-and they are faster than Edinburgh! Shelli - you are so fully of info! The tag may instruct to wash the blanket separately; use cold or lukewarm water and gentle, chlorine-free detergent. Not only is it unsightly, I am also concerned that it is thining my blanket out and shortening its lifespan. He's 5lbs on the nose and a very good boy.Why do you ask? I dislike that they shed lint all over the couch and all over my clothes. !Heather, Hi Deb,You ask what the Ultimate Stuffing tool was. (Alternatively, please help me find blankets that do not shed.) Took me 10 months of visiting breeders and trying not to take home any puppies when I decided on a pom. They buy only dogs from local breeders.) Itll fix the shedding once and for all. Check these out... from, in order:  Lora Soling; Rita Diesling of RidiBears; Lori Ann Baker (and I'm the proud owner of this bun, but Lori made him a strawberry for me instead; I hate carrots. !I've always loved poms as well, and when I 1st moved out on my own, I started the dog hunt. Here are a few tips: 1) Use a lint roller. I have only ever had poms and when I was younger, my family had an irish setter.... but big dogs scare me, like dalmations... my cousin got bit in the face by a dalmation, I'll never forget it. If you have a fur coat, it is important to care for it properly. 3. Pack your briefcase with a lint brush or a lint roller to frequently clean up the shed hair. Follow. D. Deena. I come here as Shelli the Bearmaker. The freezing action helps the angora fibers behave. I don't think I was any help for you!Donna. That's great! Please don't let a questionable piece disallussion you about the Intercal company- they truly are a GREAT COMPANY----remember 90% of al my shopping is e-commerace because of how far I live from ev erything. (Not sure whether these informations are necessary) Anyway, it's been shedding like … no-one minds if you tag him along wherever you go!!! You Might Also Like Plus, there are some great finishes offered here, that only Intercal has. I also like to see your guy's bears as an example for me to see. No matter WHICH SUPPLIER it comes from. First remove as much of the fuzz off as possible. While polyester may feel good, if you have a polyester piece that sheds this definitely does not look good. I just made a bear in July that was from my old Intercal stock that I had not shrunk. tobe. Just throw the scarf in the dryer for about 10 minutes before wearing. I've never tried it. I wouldn't even know where to start looking for the Schultz mohair. So why pay more on a routine basis for something else? That said, nothing ruins the moment of wearing a good sweater as much as when it starts to shed. It inspires me and I know I won't hate the mohair. :D:D. Whew, I'm relieved. You are using an out of date browser. Hi Patti. If you intend to wear an angora sweater the next day, fold it neatly in a zippered plastic bag and place it in the freezer. Donna, I promise, I'll stop tuggin on the mohair LOL You should see me, I work in a professional office, with my teddy parts on my desk and a black shirt full of mohair. This is especially important in top load washers as the agitation bar can act as an abrasive on the blanket, causing it to shed. But it isn't for ALL bears, and it isn't for EVERY look. I plan to give them alot of my business. Price doesn't always mean everything. And for my very first mohair bears, I bought mohair (actually my mom did, for me) from Beary Cheap. Tip. So I end up with... why look elsewhere? Yes, Schulte does tend to have a tighter back...on the other hand if you are wanting to pluck out the nose hairs it is a llot harder on Hembold... Maybe you just got a bad piece? [Help] How to stop wool shedding? To whether Mr. Jones was paying attention to quality control when the backing was being woven. Soak the blanket for a few minutes to soften any dirt. of it. And for my very first mohair bears, I bought mohair (actually my mom did, for me) from Beary Cheap. This can be done by shaking the blanket outside, beating it like a rug with a tennis racket outside, or rubbing a lint roller over both sides. Hey, I should add for the record that photo credits for those critters belong to the artists. My sister works at a pet store ... a VERY responsible, wonderful one. And for my very first mohair bears, I bought mohair (actually my mom did, for me) from Beary Cheap. Finally, dry it on a low or no-heat setting or air dry. Anyone well versed on the storage rules in NSW? Add the sweater and let it soak for 20 minutes. If you have a natural fiber sweater, you’ve probably noticed it occasionally sheds or pills. "Once the knitting is done, the best way to combat shedding yarn is to wash the project in whatever way the yarn requires (that's usually hand washing in a gentle detergent, letting the garment soak for 15 minutes or so), getting as much of the water out as you can and allowing the project to tumble dry on the air dry setting of your dryer for at least 10 or 15 minutes (though one post I read … florencepink Fri 18-Oct-13 14:59:34. I returned it and bought a polyester one. It may not display this or other websites correctly. There are so many different qualitys of wool, sorry no answer though to your question. I like very soft, fuzzy blankets (think Snuggie-type fabric). Polyester is a durable, synthetic fabric that can be used for a number of things from sweaters to blankets, to pants and jackets, and more. Certainly, this experience wouldn't keep me from buying from Beary Cheap in the future, were it closer and less expensive to ship from them. Get in the know on how to properly take care of that shedding problem once and for all. I love it!! That, actually, was one of the worst mohairs I've ever used, and did lots of shedding and fraying; so much so that to a total newcomer to mohair like me, it almost forced a remake of the bear. OMG! I really really like them but they keep shedding. The vinegar helps prevent the shedding… I want to add the very important point, in order to retain some credibility here, that I am not paid to be a Help Advisor here, and am not such an arse-kisser that I'm saying this stuff to please the big cheesy ones at the top of this particular business heap. ... How do I keep my blankets from shedding lint all over the place? Wool and angora scarf, is there a way to stop shedding? After trying different ways of removing the fuzz from this blanket we finally came up with this genius idea. D. Deena. Intercal has some finishes and colors that I love. Not that I've seen anyway.I find intercal the best to buy from, bec. Intercal has wonderful prices, wonderful selection and are very polite, kind and oh so helpful to talk to. Just can't seem to get enough of those cute fuzzy things!! I have to say I do love intercall. Waiting for reply But thought I might ask here as well to see peoples experiences with woollen blankets. Stop pulling on the mohair! 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