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Re: moth-proof yarn?
Posted by: craftsman (IP Logged)
Date: May 06, 2009 08:38AM

With all the protection you gave that yarn, it is surprising (or amazing) that moths were still able to ruin it.

[At the risk of being called a fiber snob, I ask myself, half-smiling, "Do you think putting in a skein of cheap "plastic" (acrylic) yarn would have been an effective deterrent? Maybe something about it--detectable only by the sensibilities of a moth--would put off the critters."]

As far as other fibers being moth-proof, I wonder about some of the non-wool alternatives now available (cotton, silk and bamboo come to mind). You might ask at a local yarn shop (if you have one), or maybe inquire at some of the online shops.

I also remember seeing a fairly new book (can't remember the title) about yarns having non-wool, natural fibers. Your local bookstore may have a copy you can glance through to see if this kind of information is included.

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