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1  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / Re: cleaning wool strips for braided rugs? on: November 18, 2011 01:21:33 AM
Thanks! I guess I just needed a second opinion. It's working out fine although it is still a lot of work, lol. I post some pics of the finished rugs as soon as I have them.
2  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / cleaning wool strips for braided rugs? on: November 04, 2011 01:35:07 PM
So in cleaning my garage recently I found probably around 50-70lbs of 100% wool strips ready to be made into braided rugs. My grandmother used to make these and this was her stash. The problem is they've been sitting there for so long they smell musty and have a ton of dust, drywall dust and even some mud (wtf?) on them. I'd like to wash them before I get started braiding but these seems like a huge task and I'm really sure the best way to go about it.

The best I could come up with is soaking them (in a mesh bag) in cold water int he washer, doing 2 spin cycles and then popping them in the dryer with no heat. I know they might felt a little but that's okay. I don't have a clothes line to air dry and the image of having streamers of wool strewn about the house drying seems amusing but a terrible idea.

Does this method sound reasonable? Any other suggestions?
3  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Apocalyptic Fashion Swap! Sign-ups Jan 02 - Jan 21 , Send outs March 8th! on: February 24, 2011 04:53:11 PM
Whew! Also grateful for the extension here. I have a few small items done but I'm still working out my plan for a large. Also Lady Lovecraft and I live in the same city so we decided to meet in person to exchange our goods. I'm pretty excited about meeting her. I haven't met many people from craftster before.
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Rainbow Crochet Dread Extensions on: February 24, 2011 01:52:50 AM
NEAT! I had thought about making dreads with I-cord but I didn't want to put in all that work without a good idea of what it would look like. So thanks! I may do this now.
5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Apocalyptic Fashion Swap! Sign-ups Jan 02 - Jan 21 , Send outs Feb 28 on: February 11, 2011 08:54:31 PM
Things are going slow but steady. I don't have anything completed yet but several things started. I have all day tomorrow to craft so I think I'll make a lot of progress then.   
6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Apocalyptic Fashion Swap! Sign-ups Jan 02 - Jan 21 , Send outs Feb 28 on: February 02, 2011 06:42:10 PM
Waiting on a couple items in the mail. Have things planned out just need info and a few supplies now.
7  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Apocalyptic Fashion Swap! Sign-ups Jan 02 - Jan 21 , Send outs Feb 28 on: January 26, 2011 08:15:14 PM
Anyone have inspiration movie suggestions for this swap?

I'd recommend:
Mad Max (obviously)
Dark City
Chronicles of Riddick
Tank Girl
City of Lost Children

Let me know your favorites. I like to watch movies while I craft. Smiley
8  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Forays into fusing in a microwave (pic heavy) on: January 20, 2011 11:52:26 PM
That is so cool! I had no idea such a product was even on the market.
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Apocalyptic Fashion Swap! Sign-ups Jan 02 - Jan 21 , Send outs Feb 28 on: January 05, 2011 12:44:19 AM
Oh yes!
I just had a post apocalyptic photo shoot requested from em so I would love to wear some stuff from this swap in it. So much fun!
10  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Granny-A-Day crochet-along for April? on: March 12, 2010 05:17:17 PM
I'm totally in! I'm really trying to stash bust and this will be perfect!
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