I want your old woollies!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ermintrude, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. There’s a nip in the air arriving... if you dig out your woollies to find moths have feasted upon them..... save them for me!


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  2. What do you want a load of moths for??
     
  3. How did I see this now ? I see why I missed it ,I was at Keith’s field , woolies I will look at mums when I’m darn that way , she has loads of hand knitted ones but getting out the howc might be difficult . Are this type any good lol ??
     



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  5. Usually hand knits are made with acrylic wool. But if proper wool (from woolly things like sheep) then yes please!
    If they shrink or moths eat them then they’ll be natural fibres


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  6. I’ll ask ma , she knows these things :D
     
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  7. Thank you!


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  8. Another question jumpers cardeez or pullovers ?
     
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  9. Yes, Any and all, even wool knit scarves! Everything gets shrunk then cut up to make new fabric.

    I even use children’s knits for sleeve and hood pieces as these are often more colourful.

    I made this coat by starting with my shrunken gap striped scarf. Although it only formed the hood around the face, ends of sleeves and a few bits in the pixie hood, the whole coat only came about because of it
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    Doesn’t matter how small, moth eaten or shrunk... large pieces are used for making clothes, the waste from that then makes armwarmers [​IMG]

    The waste from armwarmers makes hats [​IMG]

    And any other waste bit are kept for either proggy or hooky rug making (not sure I have time yet) or the really small bits and trims off the overlocker are saved to be a natural wool stuffing for some Yorkshire tweed draught excluders I’ve yet to make. [​IMG]

    Just need to get an industrial overlocker now as my little juki does really well but suffers each time

    Still lots of ideas for other things too... just need woollies, time and a machine that can cope with it all :D
     
  10. Ver clever , I wish I’d known when I was a living alone yuuung maaan I did shrink fings theeen :D
     
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  11. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Mod

    @Ermintrude has also branched out into the field of millinery.

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  12. I’ll be at techenders if anyone has woollies to get rid of...

    Here’s the latest coat in action yesterday.
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  13. Looks amazing still havnt bin ta mums as not mobile at mo seeing osteopath once a week after my lock up big pain experience with ambulance ,so not driving at mo ,old age geet you in the end either that or too much passa do blay :D will try n remember when I see her .keep up amazing work clever girl :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Well mint Ermy!!! Shall show Mrs P when she's back witht hound. Tip top work lass.
     
  15. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Mod

    Looks like you're channeling your inner Kate Bush.
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    I always fancied channeling Kate Bush to be perfectly honest.
     

  16. So rude! This coat is a bit too big for me but it’s nice to hide in. Not put it for sale yet as I love the colours and the velvet and won’t be able to make one exactly the same... and I’ll miss her! :(

    Not sure I’m cut out for capitalism. Yesterday sold a lambswool jacket and soft sleeves for what the materials cost me because the young woman who tried them on looked ace and loved them so much. :)
     
  17. You’ll never be the Richard Branson of Saltaire with that attitude young lady! :rolleyes:
     
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  18. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    It’s no longer rags though :)
     
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  19. Good! He’s an odious git.

    Been trying to convince local charity shops to sell their unsaleable woollies to me for at least twice the price the rag man gives them but they won’t :(



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  20. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    Involve your MP!
     

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