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Forum: General Knitting 03-21-2010, 12:33 AM
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Posted By MattttaM
another neat one is TUNISIAN CROCHET more a...

another neat one is TUNISIAN CROCHET
more a cousin to knitting then the typical crochet.
Forum: General Knitting 03-20-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,942
Posted By MattttaM
do alittle reading on leather and the difference...

do alittle reading on leather and the difference between " genuine leather" and "genuine FULL-GRAIN leather" You will find the full grain leather to be much more resisilient and tougher, and much...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-30-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,271
Posted By MattttaM
Three antique spinning wheels at home now and...

Three antique spinning wheels at home now and have done restorations on all three. One will need a great deal more before I can use it the other two are now in working shape, though not yet fine...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-20-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,488
Posted By MattttaM
Very cool! Thanks for posting update and pics!

Very cool! Thanks for posting update and pics!
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-20-2010, 05:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,686
Posted By MattttaM
Downloaded these plans and had nothing but a...

Downloaded these plans and had nothing but a hassle, so finally printed them off as they were posted up in image form. BONUS. Only thing I see wrong with these plans is the lack of detail around the...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-20-2010, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,670
Posted By MattttaM
When in doubt look it up in the Oxford English...

When in doubt look it up in the Oxford English Dictionary...it is rather explicit and exact in it's true meanings of words. Might be more useful then researching what's commonly being used...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-20-2010, 04:55 AM
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Views: 2,771
Posted By MattttaM
lovely!

lovely!
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-20-2010, 04:53 AM
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Views: 2,813
Posted By MattttaM
Don't get discouraged, there's a learning curve...

Don't get discouraged, there's a learning curve to any worthwhile past-time. Didn't learn to read in a month did you? And look what pleasure and use you get out of that daily. There are a multitude...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-20-2010, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,271
Posted By MattttaM
And please post some pics up! Love to see the...

And please post some pics up!
Love to see the wheel!
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-20-2010, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,271
Posted By MattttaM
Good old fashioned wire nails would do the trick...

Good old fashioned wire nails would do the trick and could be bent up in a bench vice with pliers and heads clipped before being installed. One size thicker then the original hole and you are...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-20-2010, 04:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,488
Posted By MattttaM
Any new modifications to the wheel since this...

Any new modifications to the wheel since this thread was posted up here?
Very cool project btw.
Forum: General Knitting 01-17-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By MattttaM
Great looking project. Have you thought about a...

Great looking project. Have you thought about a Cotton Bamboo blend? I find even medium wools somewhat uncomfortable and LOVE my cotton sweaters.
Alternatively you might find some Merino or...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-16-2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,365
Posted By MattttaM
found this link an interesting read in this...

found this link an interesting read in this vein.
Enjoy.


http://www.knittersreview.com/forum/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=true&TOPIC_ID=45704
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-16-2010, 01:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,016
Posted By MattttaM
I have to agree with Knitasha that this link is...

I have to agree with Knitasha that this link is the most comprehensive and helpful read in regards to someone interested in acquiring their first spinning...
Forum: Knitters Knear You 01-14-2010, 05:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,974
Posted By MattttaM
Brampton Ontario, Just a little northwest of...

Brampton Ontario, Just a little northwest of Toronto proper.
Though I'm actually countryside.
Forum: General Knitting 01-13-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,691
Posted By MattttaM
I have to agree that the Reader's Digest...

I have to agree that the Reader's Digest referrence books are very useful. Not just the needlework ones either.
Have two copies of this one....{Link below} (In different crafting libraries within the...
Forum: General Knitting 01-13-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 975
Posted By MattttaM
http://www.mindseyeyarns.com/resources/patterns/la...

http://www.mindseyeyarns.com/resources/patterns/lace_hair_kerchief.htm

If you wanted to try knitting lace this is a quick and fairly simple pattern to follow. Something I might actually knit for my...
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