The stuffing might help hold the mohair in place if it is packed tightly. None of mine do that but mine are old. I figure this:  Using Intercal mohair, I get a great look to my bears, for a great price, with REALLY GREAT customer service (hi Johnna! LMOA Deb that was funny! This is especially important in top load washers as the agitation bar can act as an abrasive on the blanket, causing it to shed. I'm all about saving money, and yes I know you bears sell for tonnes Shelli. I have to say I do love intercall. So, this is just Shelli's push to keep an open mind, and remember that there are ten thousand varieties of mohair (and for once, I'm not exaggerating!) OR ... could have used a lightweight fabric and applied with spray adhesive or good ol' Stich Witchery. Don't add so much soap that you get suds in the water. In the end, I choose to go with Intercal mohairs because I find them infinitely less expensive and of a very fine quality, indeed. At the show I bought some great stuff from Donna, my ultimate stuffing tool friend and bearmaker, and an Edinburgh rep, that Intercal doesn't have; it was some kind of kid/batik/something or other that I haven't used yet, which just happened to catch my eye due to its kinda burgundy-ish coloration. Soak fluffy woven mohair or alpaca blanket for a few minutes to soften any dirt. This will stop the shedding problem and should be done before each wear. I'm saying it because I believe it to be true. 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. 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! ... How do I keep my blankets from shedding lint all over the place? What is this "ultimate" stuffing tool tho? Not to hot or you will shrink them. Use cold water, not warm or hot. I can imagine being scared of them after that!!! "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 … 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. D. Deena. It might get to the point where you avoid wearing the piece because you don't want to deal with the constant removal of these sweater bunnies. 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. I would dye the different half yards in boiling water so I had different colors to work with so that all the bears did not look alike. Fold your scarf up, stick it in a Ziploc baggy and put it in the freezer for 24 hours. 1 decade ago. If they're not washable you can still soak them but you need to be careful. 2) Carefully and slowly use a shaving razor to remove any loose bits. Recently bought from Creswick. I think they boil down to what happens, in the factory/manufacturing process, before the mohair ever gets to the shops. Cellulose fiber: These fibers are from plants and include cotton and linen. I was down at Intercal just last Friday and it seemed that the backings were a tighter weave. But it isn't for ALL bears, and it isn't for EVERY look. Luckily, when you know how to stop a sweater from shedding—or at the very least, how to keep it at bay—you'll be happy every time you pull your knits out for the day. If you have a fur coat, it is important to care for it properly. I plan to give them alot of my business. While polyester may feel good, if you have a polyester piece that sheds this definitely does not look good. I don't think I was any help for you!Donna. Anyone know how to stop my woollen blankets from shedding off these little balls. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the laundering or care tag. So I try to only to buy German Schulte or Helmbold. The backing was so loosely woven that you could see the stuffing through the backing. Rinse out the sweater while you hold the sweater. Hanging your blanket will allow the breeze to loosen lint and blow it away. He's my baby!!! Hand wash mohair or alpaca blankets in warm water with a mild wool wash detergent. Sure helps a newbie like me. The cold will freeze the wool fibres and ensure that the garment stops losing its pilosity. Use regular laundry detergent and the gentle cycle. I can see a picture of a bear made from that material. Do you often find yourself staring at your pet, wishing if only you could make a pattern for them?? I'm pretty sure I've seen fusible interfacing at JoAnn's or Hancock Fabric in black too. Tip. 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. Most blankets should stop shedding after two or three washes. If your coat begins to shed, you need to adjust how you care for it in order to stop the shedding. I like to have variety of styles and colors. After a few days use I find lint and little woollen balls everywhere. that is sad! Just ask my husband! So here I am, working with some really pretty mohair from Intercal. I bought a really inexpensive piece of mohair early on in my bear-making that had a very loose weave. Get in the know on how to properly take care of that shedding problem once and for all. Not only is it unsightly, I am also concerned that it is thining my blanket out and shortening its lifespan. And for my very first mohair bears, I bought mohair (actually my mom did, for me) from Beary Cheap. After trying different ways of removing the fuzz from this blanket we finally came up with this genius idea. I love it!! Anyone well versed on the storage rules in NSW? Thanks for the options. I to have started buying from intercal and I think it just depends on the density of the mohair. Mixture of sheep and alpaca wool. I like very soft, fuzzy blankets (think Snuggie-type fabric). Remove the blanket from the clothesline or dryer and inspect it for any signs of shedding. Ok... have to admit that I LOVE Schulte mohair   but   I do buy some from Intercal too! 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. Enter a deep freeze. I used yarn from "ONline Trend-Collection Linie 312 Cancello" - 50% polyacryl, 25% Alpaka, 25% Wolle. I don't pay close attention to whether I'm using GERMAN or ENGLISH mohair, or to which mill the pieces I ordered come from, cause, frankly, I couldn't care less. Remove the hand that is rubbing the fabric and inspect the fabric (and your hand) for small pill-balls or shedding fibers. I had the same problem with an acrylic throw. And I'm in love with the 's' finsih. Here are a few tips: 1) Use a lint roller. There are so many different qualitys of wool, sorry no answer though to your question. Sometimes i shrink up my pieces on purpose especially if I am making mini bears.....so I don't have to fray check.....amd sometimes I don't. To prevent this from happening, try freezing it. JavaScript is disabled. First remove as much of the fuzz off as possible. 5 Answers. You might not be able to stop your fleece from shedding completely, but you can definitely reduce the amount it sheds. Thoughts? All the horror stories I have!! 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. Mohair and angora are so gorgeous and so fuzzy. My sales are going gangbusters (for which I'm eternally grateful), and I really like how my bears look when they're finished (a lot, actually, usually.) Wash the blanket on the gentle cycle in the washing machine or by hand in a clean bathtub. I returned it and bought a polyester one. I don't think they would be as cute anymore LOLThanks for any imput you may have,Heather. So, Lisa and Kim, or any other pet owners out there. I am  so sorry to hear about your sweet Pom! I bought a lovely wrap and it did the same when I wore it with my long black wool coat. [Help] How to stop wool shedding? Favorite Answer. Place the garment that is losing its hairs or thickness into the freezer in a plastic bag. When you’re shopping for a fleece blanket in a retail store, follow these three simple steps to determine whether you're looking at a quality blanket that won't shed or pill. Leaving behind unsightly lint balls and fibers is highly unattractive. Use the gentle cycle on the washer. Admittedly, I have never tried it...So let us know if it worked for you! If you see shedding, repeat Steps 1 through 3. 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. But it was a VERY inexpensive, and VERY sparse, mohair... the kind that, in my experience, tends to pull out most easily. My favorite stuffing tool is an old fondu fork. While polyester may feel good, if you have a polyester piece that sheds this definitely does not look good. So sweet. 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 are using an out of date browser. I lined my blanket with a muslin kind of fabric. Hand wash mohair or alpaca in warm water, with a mild wool wash detergent. it's one of those little soft fuzzy blankets that feel like a teddy bear. 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? 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. Cause, you know... s**t happens, sometimes. both companies, Schulte and Hembold have varying degrees of quality ad it all depends on the use you intend for it. I can buy my eye supplies and disk supplies here to boot. If lint is stuck inside the washer after washing the blanket, run the cycle again with a piece of velvet fabric. (9 Posts) Add message | Report. So I can't give you any specifics on WHICH mohairs perform best, HOW, and WHY. and call my bear friends here Schulte Snobs. How to Make a Fur Coat Stop Shedding. Hey, I should add for the record that photo credits for those critters belong to the artists. I agree with Shelli girls. Sounded easier than shrinking to me. And I don't think those things are supplier-specific. Hi Patti. I've been a loyalist from the outset. He's great bec. So I end up with... why look elsewhere? Are they 100% wool? 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. Is this bec. Do you have one too?Heather, I have two... a 2 1/2 year old female (she is black and about 10 lbs) and a male that is 5 1/2 months (he is probably about 10 lbs - he is a cubby little boy - he is creme colored), Heather,When I was first starting to use mohair I bought from Intercal because of the better prices. 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. Itll fix the shedding once and for all. Just throw the scarf in the dryer for about 10 minutes before wearing. Soak the blanket for a few minutes to soften any dirt. 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! i looooove how it feels, however, it get all over my stuff and chunks of fur end up everywhere! This will also reduce electric static which attracts your body hairs and other materials you are wearing. Comments (2) Saypoint 7a CT. 2 years ago. (Alternatively, please help me find blankets that do not shed.) Just bought a couple of woollen blankets. I dislike that they shed lint all over the couch and all over my clothes. It was supposedly their most popular mohair. I have a chihuahua/pug mix, a chihuahua, and a dachshund mix. Not that I've seen anyway.I find intercal the best to buy from, bec. Wash it on gentle with a mild detergent and one cup of vinegar. If I pull on the hair, some always comes off. And for my very first mohair bears, I bought mohair (actually my mom did, for me) from Beary Cheap. Itll fix the shedding once and for all. Price doesn't always mean everything. 3. Top quality woollen blankets. 7th Jul, 2014 #2 wash them in really hot water. Anyone know how to stop my woollen blankets from shedding off these little balls. I have tried Sculte, Helmbold and others and frankly there is very little difference in the quality. They buy only dogs from local breeders.) Follow. Finally, dry it on a low or no-heat setting or air dry. To prevent this from happening, try freezing it. sounds like my hubby... he tells me on occasion that i have "diarhea of the mouth" a.k.a. 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.