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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Storing Wool Long Term on: March 03, 2008 07:13:34 PM
I need to store about a dozen pounds of raw wool long term. I don't have much time to devote to spinning anymore, but I plan on eventually using it over the next several years. Clearly, I need to keep it moth free--I was going to store it in pillow cases with some kind of moth deterrent, like lavender or cedar. Will this work? I have heard people saying that I should store it in plastic, but I thought wool needed to breathe.
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Increase in Moss Stitch? on: January 27, 2008 05:40:57 PM
I was wondering if anyone can give me a tip on increasing in moss stitch (*sc, dc in same ch, skip 1 ch*), or increasing in any stitch pattern other than straight dc/sc.

I tried to do (*sc, dc, sc, dc in same chain, skip 1 ch*), but I wasn't pleased with the results. I might be able to fiddle with that if it's the only way, but I was wondering if there were any other way to increase.

Thanks!
3  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Cushings Dye Examples? on: January 24, 2008 07:31:40 PM
I am looking for some examples of different shades of reds from Cushings. I've used Cushings before, love them, and want a certain shade of red for a project. I can't get a good idea of the true color from the sample cards on the Bellwether website (where I'll be ordering). Does anyone have any examples of wool or an article of clothing dyed in Turkey Red, Crimson or Scarlet Cushings that they could provide a picture? Or even know of a site or blog with examples?

Thanks!
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Nordic/Scandinavian Spinning and Wool Prep on: September 15, 2007 06:25:34 PM
Does anyone know of any good books or websites that deal with traditional Nordic fiber arts, particularly how they prepared wool for spinning? I tried Google, but I do not have the gift of Google-fu, and kept coming upon bad reviews for a website called Nordic Fiber Arts.

Thanks!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Modifying a pattern: Garter stitch to Ribbing and Needles? on: September 08, 2007 08:00:20 PM
I am knitting this sweater, and I'd like to change the garter stitch around the bottom of the sweater, around the neck and the cuffs of the sleeves to be a 2x2 rib instead. My main question is: the body of the sweater is knit on size 8s, and the instructions say to go to size 6s for the garter trim. Should I do the ribbing with size 6s, too, or should I do them on another size?

Thanks!
6  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Cream colored wool? on: July 19, 2007 06:52:51 PM
What would you recommend for getting wool a creamy, off-white color? I am making a hat for someone, and he wants an off-white stripe. I have lots of creamy white, but I have a feeling it's a bit too white for what he wants.

I thought about maybe dyeing some with a teensy dab of brown or yellow. Any thoughts? How would you go about getting an off-white color?

Thanks!
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