Newcomer - crafter, soaper, rugmaker, beekeeper...

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Wonderloops
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Newcomer - crafter, soaper, rugmaker, beekeeper...

Post: # 276775Post Wonderloops
Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:55 pm

Hello,

Looking forward to sharing ideas here. I am a West Country beekeeper (Warré - no treatment and minimum intervention), soap-maker, rugmaker and mum of teens. I am self-employed from home with an art-based business. I also make toothbrush rugs and am happy to share expertise on these - they are a brilliant way of using old sheets/clothes to make rugs that will literally last a lifetime. We have a tiny garden but grow a few veggies and make our own comfrey 'power fertiliser' from a rainwater downpipe set up. We keep Pekin bantams free range and raise chicks each year. If I am able to share any tips on any of these am happy to do so. Look forward to 'meeting' others here.

Emma ~

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Post: # 276779Post tosca
Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:23 am

Hello and welcome. :wave: Don't be offended if you don't get too many replies just yet, the search function is down. :icon_smile:

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Post: # 276786Post diggernotdreamer
Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:51 pm

Hello and welcome. We hope the search facilities will be sorted out soon.

I don't know what a toothbrush rug is, I am interested in making rugs myself, but not really been a crafty type, I have loads of alpaca fibre that I have to learn to process, I was thinking about making some rugs from that but don't know how to go about it

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Post: # 277138Post Pumkinpie
Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:06 pm

Welcome. I like toothbrush rug making too.

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Post: # 277158Post doofaloofa
Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:27 pm

i have a toothbrush
ina wrote: die dümmsten Bauern haben die dicksten Kartoffeln

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Post: # 277162Post Crickleymal
Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:15 pm

doofaloofa wrote:i have a toothbrush


But do you use it?
Malc

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Post: # 277171Post snapdragon
Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:34 pm

diggernotdreamer wrote:Hello and welcome. We hope the search facilities will be sorted out soon.

I don't know what a toothbrush rug is, I am interested in making rugs myself, but not really been a crafty type, I have loads of alpaca fibre that I have to learn to process, I was thinking about making some rugs from that but don't know how to go about it

alpaca might need carding with some sheep fleece if you intend making rugs with it, maybe a peg loom rug ?
Say what you mean and be who you are, Those who mind don't matter, and those that matter don't mind
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