[Ansteorra-textiles] Re: roll call

Gail gailh at fanninelectric.com
Thu Mar 18 08:35:35 PST 2004

maybe use that sample (after its cleaned) for felting?


----- Original Message -----
From: "N.D. Wederstrandt" <nweders at mail.utexas.edu>
To: "Spinners, weavers, knitters and other Textile makers in Ansteorra"
<ansteorra-textiles at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 4:03 PM
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra-textiles] Re: roll call

> At 03:40 PM 2/19/2004, you wrote:
> >This particular sample was capital IN, capital FESTED.  It was a mess;
> >it was icky.  I even tried washing, just to see what would happen.
> >that I could tell.  I just did it today, so I'll try a few more washings
> >before I get rid of it for good.  I'm hoping that there won't be much, if
> >any, in the other wools, so I can try to reclaim them.
>          Okay -I thought maybe I was MS LAZEEE.
> Usually I wash my fiber with shampoo - something natural or I use Dr.
> Bronner (small amount) and then use a baby shampoo later if I feel it's
> straw like.  Hey I've used creme rinse (not conditioner)
> I'm not very scientific....
> >I used just a squirt of Dr. Bonners in the washing water, it did fine on
> >Cormo (lucious) and the Karakul, but the Soay felt stripped.  The Soay
> >the 2 oz. sample with the equal weight of moth leavings, so I wasn't sure
> >what the cause of the strawlike feeling was.  I can't use Dr. Bonners on
> >hair because it feels like straw, so I wasn't sure if it would be okay to
> >use on fleece.  I figured either that or the mild anti-bacterial soap in
> >kitchen.
> Soay is funny stuff. (And I still have all I was going to separate.  It's
> sitting under my desk at work.
> Procrstination is my middle name I'm afraid.  It feels dry because most
> people don't cover their sheep and it gets windblown and over dry.
> Clare
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