Monday, June 15, 2009

CAL Floating Ripples

Anonymous asks: "Is Red Heart still making TLC Essentials? My Wal-Mart is not caring it and Red Heart.com doesn't have it listed. Is there something else you could recommend? Thanks."

Coats & Clark still makes Red Heart and TLC Essentials. Both can be found here. Both of them are brands distributed by Coats & Clark. I have been hearing rumors for the last 2 years or so that WalMart is cutting back on the yarns and fabrics they carry. Any worsted weight yarn will be fine. Caron Simply Soft and Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarns are fine too. Hobby Lobby's "I love this yarn" would be fine. Plymouth Encore would be fine. All these yarns are worsted weight. They are also all acrylic (plastic) so they are all machine washable and dryable and hypoallergenic. If you want a natural fiber, you can choose a wool or wool blend. (Remember wool felts unless it says 'superwash' or 'washable wool' on it. I think people like Cascade 220 and Brown Sheep, though I have never tried them and I don't know their fiber content. Acrylic yarn is fine, but remember, there are also other great choices.

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