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Sep 28, 2011 09:22:39   #
Lost.Found
 
Does anyone know where to get black or grey fiberfill stuffing for dark knitted/crochet toys. Hate when the white shows through. Thanks.
 
Sep 28, 2011 09:34:16   #
funthreads623
 
Try Hancock's of Paducah. I know that they carry black batting.
Sep 29, 2011 22:47:01   #
e.ridenh
 
Lost.Found wrote:
Does anyone know where to get black or grey fiberfill stuffing for dark knitted/crochet toys. Hate when the white shows through. Thanks.

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I just answered this to another poster - a special color isn't needeed IMHO - read solutions....and your black fiberfill is found online = scarce.
~~~~~~~~~~~Here's what I just sent to another poster (and now edited):

With a '''tight crochet stitch''' in your toys, the insides shouldn't show anyhow. Ideas:

Smaller hook

Different stitch and use the called for hook. I know of
several really tight crochet stitches that you just can't
see through, period.

Apply acrylic paint in the right color to the areas that are
showing white; Use the other end of the paint brush.

***** Spray paint the poly fiberfill ''''before''' you stuff
the toy.

"""A special color poly fiberfill is now not needed""".

ALERT: Do you have '''spare yarn''' after making your Yoy? Cut it up into one inch pieces and stuff the toy with it; '''everything''' is then green, pink, etc., and the toy is just as soft as using poly fiberfill.

Is there some special case in that pattern that says use '''only''' poly fiberfill? If so, I'd take a $1.00 can of spray paint and pull the poly apart bit by bit and spray it = fast drying, too then stuff away. Still soft?; Test it first?
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Toys are made in many colors. You'd need a bag of every color and probably wouldn't use it up; Ideally, bags of colors would be smaller than the present day white.

Stuffing is easier to use than cutting up yarn of the same that the actual toy is? If so, try spray paint.

If you have a toy already made with white showing through, I'd get acrylic paint in the matching color and use a paint brush to dab in these crevices; use the other end of the paint brush or a toothpick, etc.

Stuffing talk makes me hungry! LOL!!

Good luck!

Donna Rae
 
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