How to Brush Out Yarn?

Brushing out your yarn creates a "furry" effect on your pieces. It's an excellent way to bring more life to your projects and make them fun.

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, brushing out your yarn may be new to you. You may have questions like what yarn type do I use? Or what brush do I use?

In this article, I'll go over how to brush out yarn, the recommended methods, and materials.

How To Brush Out Yarn

Firstly, the type of yarn you'll be needing is acrylic yarn.

Acrylic yarn is the most recommended yarn when brushing.

Other yarns such as cotton, cashmere, etc. Are far too soft and can be easily damaged when brushed. 

You'll also need some type of brush.

It can be a wire brush, a cat brush, or a small hair brush. Just make sure that it is clean, and not used.

Generally, you want a brush that will be able to fit comfortably in your hands.


  • Acrylic Yarn
  • Brush


Brushing Out

When brushing the yarn will stretch and get bigger.

Do not be intimidated by the large amounts of fluff in your brush

Brush in your desired direction, although be aware when brushing out yarn, you must not brush extremely hard.

You can use the leftover fuzz for felting if needed.



Brushing out your yarn isn't too hard of a process. The results from brushed-out yarn results in a more creative and unique-looking piece.

You can typically use any clean small brush and acrylic yarn.

I hope this article helped you!


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