Lint/pill removal

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Lint/pill removal

Postby Suelle » September 22nd, 2017, 9:41 am

Does anyone know if this type of fabric-pill remover actually works?

http://www.argos.co.uk/product/8500674

I've spoilt a fairly new cardigan by accidently letting my hessian shopping bag rub against it while carry the bag over my arm. :(
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Re: Lint/pill removal

Postby scullion » September 22nd, 2017, 9:58 am

yes they do, we had one a while ago when they were in lidl (i can't vouch for other makes but i would imagine that they're much of a muchness). they have a number of very sharp blades that whizz round like a rotary lawn mower under the perforated guard so take care when cleaning it out.
ours may still be around somewhere but hasn't been used for an age. we just live a 'bobbled' life now.
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Re: Lint/pill removal

Postby Suelle » September 22nd, 2017, 10:02 am

Thanks! I wouldn't usually bother, but the cardigan has only been worn a couple of times.
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Re: Lint/pill removal

Postby Ratatouille » September 22nd, 2017, 11:59 am

That's what I use Sue.
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Re: Lint/pill removal

Postby Herbidacious » September 22nd, 2017, 2:06 pm

That's a yes from me too. Made an old coat look much better, although lavishing so much close-up attention on it made me realize that it's rather more threadbare than I had realized.
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Re: Lint/pill removal

Postby WWordsworth » September 22nd, 2017, 4:21 pm

I have been known to use a disposable razor - very carefully.
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Re: Lint/pill removal

Postby StokeySue » September 22nd, 2017, 5:26 pm

WWordsworth wrote:I have been known to use a disposable razor - very carefully.


I heard about this recently, I want to do a bit of restoration on a tapestry chair that is wearing a beard where the cat pulled at it, and I think that might be the way to go

Good to know someone has got the technique to work :tu:
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Re: Lint/pill removal

Postby earthmaiden » September 22nd, 2017, 6:06 pm

I bought one similar to the one Suelle showed in the OP for a knitted jacket which had pilled badly. It was totally useless and I went on to buy one of the combs which was excellent.

I can't believe that all the electric ones are poor. I wondered what Lakeland sold as they usually have things that work ... it came up with this!! http://www.lakeland.co.uk/24770/Lakelan ... hes-Shaver
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Re: Lint/pill removal

Postby WWordsworth » September 22nd, 2017, 7:16 pm

Be aware the razor will blunt quite quickly
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