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Dydh da diworth Kernow
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brightspark said:

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John Seymour covered it is his self sufficiency book but I am unable to lay my hands on our copy just now.


 

Aha - is it because it's been tidied ..........  I know that feeling.

Now, where was it? big_laugh   big_laugh


 

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Paper Making: Dredging my memory banks....You need some good stuff to soak and make into pulp- and an old food mixer to pulp it up in once soaked, DON"T use your decent food mixer......

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

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I have made some paper before, Kate, but I wondered if anyone had used silk noil - as that's what I've been given for making 'special paper'.

I haven't a clue what to do with the silk!!!  doh

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This is the only thing I can find so far BS, seems very messy to me.

I'll try that again!

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Thanks, TA, I'll have a read later.

After reading the descriptions, I believe I have silk tops, not silk noil. Mine are very fine and do have the lustre - it's only a handful, but worth thinking about.

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It seems a lot of palaver to me, can't you spray some fine glue on a picture and throw the silk at it?  Or summat? wink big_laugh

I'll try that again!

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Mmm - will have to think on it - and see what I really want to do! whistle

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I bet you could manage to work it into a piece of embroidery or crochet...

I'll try that again!

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or into some feltcheers

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How would I do that, Joanna - or do you mean, knitting/crochet, and then felting in the washing machine?

I haven't actually attempted that yet, although it is quite popular.

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Needle felting might be the way to go.  You'd need to buy the special needle though...

I'll try that again!

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Just watched some videos of 'needle felting' - phew!

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i did needle felting once smug

 on the gusset of my lederhosenwink

 but it went a bit wonky because i was still wearing them at the timedoh

 so i took them off before i embroidered the hand prints on the bum cheeks whistle

i did the main part in chain stitch and highlighted it with a bit of backstich ,then for the edge of the nails i used couching in a slightly paler colour before filling in with some french knots ,

i tried some satin stitching around the cuticles but i unpicked it as it maid them look a bit girly ,so i went back to the cross stitch infilled with herringbone in a contrasting purple merganser thread with lambswool fluffing .cool

they are the talk of the alotment society, now that i have the big buttons on the bracers .embarassed

but i dont wear them when i go near the nettles frown

 

next i am going to do some daisies on my biker jacket ,and perhaps some marketry on my HELMET ouch!!

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brightspark said:

How would I do that, Joanna - or do you mean, knitting/crochet, and then felting in the washing machine?

I haven't actually attempted that yet, although it is quite popular.


 

If you get some carded wool lay in three layers cross wise on a bamboo mat then place the silk on top of that. Wet it with soapy water, roll it up carefully and then move the roll back and forth vigorously, re-wetting from time to time with as hot water as you can take. Unroll after a couple of minutes and turn by 90 degrees and re-roll and repeating the vigorous rolling. Do this a third time and you should end up with a tightly felted piece, if not carry on with the rolling.cheers

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MOS said:

next i am going to do some daisies on my biker jacket ,and perhaps some marketry on my HELMET ouch!!

MOSdevil


 

You know a lot of embroidery stitches MOS smug

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