So I'm sure I'm not the only one who's accidentally gotten the wrong color minky, but not quite worth the shipping costs to to send it back? Or perhaps only needed a small amount, but due to the rarity of the color, had to get a full yard? So I'm just wondering, if there isn't one already, perhaps us plush makers could make some sort of minky exchange/selling group? If there is one though, please do tell me! Swatch trades could also be a thing too.
I have more variations of purple minky than I know what to do with. Here's what I got:
1 yard of Cuddle 3 Jewel -> www.fabricdepot.com/index.php?… 1 yard of Cuddle 3 Violet -> www.fabricdepot.com/index.php?… 1 yard of 5mm Purple Opalescence -> www.ebay.com/itm/SOFT-MINKY-CH…
I originally bought it for Rarity's hair. It's really the perfect color, but the pile is a bit too tall to look good with smaller plushies. It's also extra stretchy, but that doesn't seem to pose much of a problem if used as hair, would be terrible for a body though. Edit:
I ended up making a blanket out of it.
1/2 yard of Cuddle 3 Coral -> www.fabricdepot.com/index.php?…
It's a bit more salmon-y than the picture though.
1 yard of Midnight Blue -> thefabricexchange.com/products…
I'm actually not quite sure if this is the same midnight blue as shannon's. It's lighter (in weight) than shannons minky, and I'm not quite sure why. It seems as though the pile might be shorter. It's nearly the same color as Shannon's Navy, but slightly more saturated. Strange though, the other 2 colors of minky I bought from this supplier were Shannon quality though. It's a bit better than Navy for Twilight's hair, but I think I'm leaning to toward MB Royal Blue.
1 yard of shaggy Light Brown Minky -> www.amazon.com/Faux-Fur-Minky-…
It's about 1.5x the weight of normal minky, so it'd be more to ship though.
1/2 yard Royal Blue (not shannon) -> www.fabricempire.com/minky-sol…
It's a bit less soft than shannon, definitely a cheaper variety, but still looks just as nice. This color is nearly the same as Cuddle 3 Electric Blue but just slightly darker.
Also I'd totally be willing to trade it in smaller quantities than the full amount I have available. Also if you need a swatch or a rather small amount of other colors I don't have listed, I might be able to help too.
1 yard of minky (roughly 1 lb):Standard post/priority - $5.60 (US)
First class parcel (13 oz limit) - $3.77
1/2 yard (7 oz estimate):
First class parcel - $2.75
1/4th yard (4 oz estimate):First class parcel
Swatch in an envelope (1 oz):
First class letter - $0.46
What I'm most interested in:
Swatch or 1/2 yard of Light Orange -> www.etsy.com/listing/120734114…
Cuddle 3 Yellow (not Minky Boutique) any amount really.
Swatch of Cuddle 3 Lemon
Show me what you got!