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tashabear
tashabear
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I actually did some naalbinding tonight!

"Naalbinding, also called needle knitting, is a Scandinavian technique for making a sturdy, elastic fabric." (definition from Philia's String Page. I used the instructions found here to do a small loop. I bought a booklet at Pennsic called The Åsle Mitten Stitch, and it's WAY too hard for a beginner like me. I got the hang of it, but turning the row of stitching was kicking my ass. I'll stick with the beginner stuff for now.

I also learned that s-plied wool comes unspun when I naalbind with it, but I can deal. I really want to make a pair of mittens for Wolfie. Maybe I'll try to find some black wool tomorrow, when Mom and I got to Fiber Loft. They'll go with his new cloak that he got at Pennsic.

I need to find some nice melton and make us both coats to wear with our garb... my blue one got ruined in the wash. Maybe I'll color-remove it and dye it a solid color.

i feel: accomplished accomplished

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From: (Anonymous) Date: August 23rd, 2002 12:12 am (UTC) (base camp)

Finding wool....

Hi Tasha -

Ask Kragore for my contact info. The Sandwich Faire is coming up, (Sept 4) and ends from one of the leading woolen mills are generally on sale there - cashmere and angora to camel. Literally. Nothing more than $5 a yard, usually.

Glad your Pennsic seems to have gone well,
Aislinn
tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 24th, 2002 08:48 am (UTC) (base camp)

Re: Finding wool....

But "ends", do you mean rovings, yard goods, yarn...? I'm still pretty stupid about terminology.

Thank you, my Pennsic was lovely. I'm sorry I didn't make it all the way out to your campsite. I think we were diagonally across the site from each other, and I was soooo footsore at the end of the day! Thank you for your kind invitation, though; I hope the dehydrated strawberries were a big hit!
2 trips or shoot the rapids