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« Reply #150 on: April 09, 2006 04:38:51 AM »

well.  post em if you got em!
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« Reply #151 on: April 09, 2006 03:10:01 PM »

well.  post em if you got em!

I'll have to redo the experament for better pictures later this week when the DH is not home now that he knows what I'm doing. LOL, poor guy came down stairs when I was sewing the sock tampons and started playing with them and asked 'So what are these?' I could not stop laughing which answered his question and  with a look of horror he coveres his ears and tryed to shake the image out of his brain, then asked 'Why are you making more?' Me says 'Do you realy want to know?' Him 'No!' Me 'Then why ask. . .'   Anywho, here are my fuzzy images of experament round1:


here they are brand spankin new


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« Reply #152 on: April 09, 2006 04:43:32 PM »

You are so cool  Grin

I'd have never thought of testing the things! Now I need to start makin them. And hide them from the kids. Doubt 8 yr ol ds is ready for THAT mind breaker. . . Grin Cheesy
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« Reply #153 on: April 19, 2006 11:35:54 AM »

Hey Java.... I wanted to post this in your thread even though I already convo'd you over at Etsy.

Something you all might want to take into consideration before making these ans using these is that you might want to just use organic white cotton. Most of the colored cotton yarn on the market is made from synthetic dyes and harsh chemicals, which would not be good to put inside your body. Even some plant based dyes in organic colored yarns will cause reactions. Also, if you use diapers to stuff them with, make sure they are not bleached ones and the same goes for any batting you use.

It sort of defeats the purpose if you don't use only natural fibers that are not treated.

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« Reply #154 on: April 19, 2006 04:46:55 PM »

Hey Java.... I wanted to post this in your thread even though I already convo'd you over at Etsy.

Something you all might want to take into consideration before making these ans using these is that you might want to just use organic white cotton. Most of the colored cotton yarn on the market is made from synthetic dyes and harsh chemicals, which would not be good to put inside your body. Even some plant based dyes in organic colored yarns will cause reactions. Also, if you use diapers to stuff them with, make sure they are not bleached ones and the same goes for any batting you use.

It sort of defeats the purpose if you don't use only natural fibers that are not treated.


Totally! I definately agree on all counts! Originally this was an experiment... now that it is a 'craze' there is a bit of responsibility on my part (and yours collectively) to find out as much as we can about all that. Bleach is used in all tampons... and of course avoiding everything about commercial tampons is my mission... the biggest problem with bleach is to the environment (google chlorine you'll be amazed!).  The purpose for me personally, was to reduce the amount of waste and negative environmental impact I am producing firstly, and secondly avoiding commercial consumerism. Lastly and not any less importantly is to support the industries that produce products that do not put chlorine bleach into the environment (cotton industry) and have a corporate responsibility code with regards to the environment the reduse, reused and recycle concepts.

With all that said, the sugar and cream cotton yarn I have been using is not ideal, I had it, and I used it. I am purchasing organic cotton next and plan on only using eco-friendly products whenever possible. There are organic untreated options for stuffing as well. The very most important thing for everyone to be personally concerned about is the risk of introducing bacteria into their system... HAND WASHING is the best way to greatly reduce your risk of getting bacterial infections like TSS. Do a google search about TSS and you will get really confused... there is no definative answer as to HOW women have been getting TSS... the bacteria that causes TSS is staphylococcus aureus a version of Staph infection... staph is everywhere, the way it gets in, is through open wounds or other open cavities, and it gets there usually by direct contact. All of the sites strongly suggest that hand washing is the best way to reduce your risk of getting a staph infection where every your hands go afterwords!!!

PLEASE everyone do your own research, do not just listen to the banter here on craftster about anything, and take it for the gospel truth!
Thanks for listening! I'll step down off the soap box now, give someone else a chance!!!
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« Reply #155 on: April 23, 2006 12:50:05 PM »

This is great!  When I found this topic I had to sit and read that whole thing.  I have a friend who can't use a DivaCup because it doesn't fit right so I'm going to make some of these for her!
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« Reply #156 on: April 23, 2006 01:49:12 PM »

This got me thinking. See swap idea

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=91774.0
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« Reply #157 on: April 23, 2006 03:14:29 PM »

I made one!  It seems a little bigger than your's, though.  Here it is.  Hand dyed Lily's Sugar and Cream cotton:
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« Reply #158 on: April 23, 2006 10:09:44 PM »

that looks good! did you use DPN's, what size? I made some DPN's out of bamboo skewers and did a couple of tampons, but I can barely knit, and blast those bloody DPN's they are so stinkin tricky! It took me waaaaayyyy to long but I wanted to try it. Try rolling it in your hands like you're making a clay snake... that will thin them out a little and then when you use it, it will kinda bunch up with the resistance, and it will perform the same as if it had 'expanded' there...

Looks like a good one though!
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« Reply #159 on: April 24, 2006 03:59:36 AM »

They are size 4, I think.  This was my first time with DPNs, and I think I like them.
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