Pile effect with yarn

Create a fuzzy surface with pile using common knitting yarn and the sewing machine. 
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Step 1. Take a piece of fabric and one or two knitting yarns. Opt for vivid and light colors. 
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Step 2. Cut several pieces of yarn and arrange them haphazardly onto the piece of fabric. 
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Step 3. Take a piece of paper and place it above the yarns and the fabric. Pin the fabric and the paper together making a “sandwich”.
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Step 4. With the sewing machine stitch the layers together, creating parallel stitching lines. 
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Step 5. Remove the paper by soaking the fabric in warm water for some time. The paper will be dissolved.
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Step 6. Cut the knitting yarns by placing the scissors between the machine stitched lines. Scrub gently the surface to create the pile. 
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Step 7. Cut the edges of the fabric with a roller cutter to create a square. 


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