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by snapdragon
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 48
Views: 3307

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

//snip// I would be interested if anyone actually knows how to do this properly - I am playing with a new(ish) plant called sunn hemp (looks like but isn't). The plant is a tall (6ft) summer growing annual legume that can be used for stock feed and green manure (my objectives at the moment) but can...
by snapdragon
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 48
Views: 3307

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

//snip// Most of us can't produce the materials raw to make clothes - that's back to the dim and distant past. Have we become too reliant on "modern technology" to provide our needs? wool is still available unless they ban sheep. Spun or felted it can make clothing, I'm the 'dim and past it' ain't ...
by snapdragon
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 48
Views: 3307

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

I have a huge pile of washcloths and a washing machine. As long as I don't run out of washing powder I'll manage if the loo rolls run out. Persuading my OH and gal to use them however. :roll: :lol: :cheers: Not just me then, old sheets and towels repurposed. I did think it was odd that people start...
by snapdragon
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Recycling hoarded fabrics
Replies: 16
Views: 3745

Re: Recycling hoarded fabrics

What my mother used to do - cut those sheets in half down the middle and sow them back together inside out. You do have a slightly annoying seam down the middle, but the sheets will last another few years. They were known as Sides to Middles in our house, if you made a careful French seam there was...
by snapdragon
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Recycling hoarded fabrics
Replies: 16
Views: 3745

Re: Recycling hoarded fabrics

Ooh samples are a joy, never know what they might be.
by snapdragon
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Recycling hoarded fabrics
Replies: 16
Views: 3745

Re: Recycling hoarded fabrics

Green Aura wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:04 am
I rather liked those Von Trapp curtain clothes! :lol:
:laughing6:
by snapdragon
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Recycling hoarded fabrics
Replies: 16
Views: 3745

Re: Recycling hoarded fabrics

I do, on occasion, and have a basic rug loom, (which probably needs a new home because I reverted, due to circumstances, to knitting up the majority of the mass of rug wool I'd acquired) cutting fabric into bits to remake is like patchworking, unless you're an artist and can sell, I can't see the po...
by snapdragon
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Past present
Replies: 6
Views: 2983

Re: Past present

:wave: Waves :wav:

Helloo
by snapdragon
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Recycling hoarded fabrics
Replies: 16
Views: 3745

Re: Recycling hoarded fabrics

Oh I've shelves full of patterns Maggie, ,nearly eighty years of them, from baby to adult, but most of the fabric isn't suitable, it'd be a bit 'sound of music' where she clothes the kids in furnishing fabric. (lol. I have Dirndl and berg hosen patterns) From past experience old sheets make good san...
by snapdragon
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Recycling hoarded fabrics
Replies: 16
Views: 3745

Re: Recycling hoarded fabrics

Try your local schools and libraries /snip/ That's an idea :thumbright: I'll ask the neighbour who works at the primary school Turn them into bags and cushion covers - /snip/ sold and raise cash for some good cause? yeah cushion covers are quick and easy. original plan was bags to give away but the...
by snapdragon
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Recycling hoarded fabrics
Replies: 16
Views: 3745

Recycling hoarded fabrics

Finding myself re-stacking duvet covers and curtains which we no longer use I thought they'd make some shoppers/totes. :sign7: :sign7: They did, took a couple of handfuls to the foodbank who were calling for 'bags for life', some to charity shops, because I haven't the front to stand around handing ...
by snapdragon
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Past present
Replies: 6
Views: 2983

Past present

Hello ishers, :wave:
Long time no see. I lost the map for a while and my compass broke. :dontknow:

I trust you're all well and ishing merrily. :flower:
by snapdragon
Wed May 14, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: rhubarb and Rabbits
Replies: 6
Views: 2753

Re: rhubarb and Rabbits

my rabbits never ate the rhubarb leaves (when loose in the garden), and I never purposely fed any to them as I believed them too full of oxalic acid to be safe
by snapdragon
Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Practice and Deleted
Topic: Test
Replies: 12
Views: 8261

Re: Test

wow fab shed :salute: