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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by Garagesci View Post
    I'd like to give Dyneema-scrap-crafting a try. Any bags of selvage left? Or is this an "invite only" gig?

    Thanks!
    There's plenty left -- send us an email ([email protected]) with your address and we'll send you a bunch.

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  • Garagesci
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    I'd like to give Dyneema-scrap-crafting a try. Any bags of selvage left? Or is this an "invite only" gig?

    Thanks!

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  • marbenais
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    Originally posted by Darcy View Post
    I'm not sure how braided rugs are made, but a Dyneema/cordura braided rug could be pretty cool.
    I would LOVE to braid a Dyneema rug! Cordura might be softer/nicer on bare feet, but I understand those scraps are less likely to be available.
    How long are the scraps? I'm not sure what the minimum length would be, but if they are long enough for me to attach to each other, I could knit with them.

    Originally posted by Darcy View Post
    A note on the pet beds idea-- I don't know if those who want to make pet beds plan to use them for their own pets or donate them, but in my experience volunteering at animal shelters, they only accept (or use) pet beds that can be bleached and machine washed. Anything else will be used once and thrown away.
    I was thinking of the pet beds at home. Right now, the interiors of the Molly Mutt beds are all old clothes, old towels, etc -- they get thrown in the washer all together. I know shelters are necessarily more strict about their bedding, I just wasn't thinking beyond home. (Can you tell it's been a challenging semester? I can't believe I didn't get around to replying before!)

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  • wyldrose
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    A second round of kudos on the slippers. They inspired me to take Tom Bihn up on the offer of a selvage lot. There's a pattern I've been meaning to knit for awhile now and I think this would be an interesting material for it.

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  • Shiva
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    The slippers are the most amazing I have ever seen....lovely, lovely. And you know I am not easy to please...LOL!
    We live in a time of so much throw away--that such creative re-use is inspiring...thank you.

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  • gochicken
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    Mr. UPS just dropped off my package.... THANK YOU for the bag of selvages!!! School's almost out.... I'm planning on scheduling in a little time for myself this summer to play with them (the selvages, not the kids), share with my mom, and get creative. Must knit more slippers also!

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  • Maria
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    So creative and colourful! That takes skill too!

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  • Darcy
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    Check out the surprise Katy received today from the amazing gochicken!

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    Solar bags might be disappearing quickly, but we still have some Solar selvage if anyone's interested:

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  • Janine
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    @dorayme, that would be great! Are you in the Tom Bihn group on Ravelry? I wonder if they had a meetup this year at Stitches South.

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  • Tzporah
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    I just got home to not only one, but two packages! Okay, one was my Breve, but still.. two boxes.

    I organized it all out. I think I can use the dyneema as the warp, but I'm not sure it would make a very thick rug if I used it as the weft (what you weave). It might, however, make a very cool bag if I can figure out how to sew it together, maybe I'll edge it in cotton or something.

    Gotta say, I don't have any of the red dyneema bags and now I'm thinking I need one Maybe a braided keystrap so people could order a useful fabric swatch?

    edited cause I can't spell.

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  • dorayme
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    @Janine, It would have been so fun to meet up with you irl. Maybe next year you can all come. I would love to see the littles as well! We have made it a family trip while I had a nursling. My daughter weaned around Christmas time so this year was my first year solo.

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  • Janine
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    @dorayme, I'm glad you enjoyed Stitches South! It's only a 6 hour drive for me and I have friends to stay with in Atlanta. I was planning to go this year but then pregnancy happened and the timing just isn't right. Maybe next year my little family can take the trip together...or maybe Daddy will watch the boys at home while Mommy escapes for a few days.

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  • dorayme
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    @Moose, I received Dyneema mostly and a wee bit of Codura.
    I am going to try to make kitchen scrubbers, bath scrubbers, I think the Dyneema would work nicely for that. I am also contemplating crocheting or knitting a mat, ie door mat. I don't have pets so I wasn't trying to make a pet bed, but I would think it could be fine. . . I have a few other ideas but will have to just play with the strands and see what happens.
    Stitches South is a fiber festival put on each year by XRX the publishing company in Atlanta GA. It's a huge event with hundreds of yarn and fiber shops represented, as well as yarn, needle, fiber companies as sponsors. There is the market that you buy a ticket to for a small fee and have access to shop at the booths with much greater variety than you would have at your few local yarn stores. There is also a fashion show where various designers showcase their knitwear designs, and various yarn textures and materials are displayed. It's a great place for ideas. The last few years I've been able to go to market for more than one day, so yesterday was a first to be limited to just the one day. Being just the one day, it was still a blast!

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  • Darcy
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    We had a lot more Dyneema scraps than "fuzzy" Cordura scraps, but we did try to include some of each in the bags of selvage. Thanks for trying to make cool stuff with the selvage -- if the best use of it is as a cat toy, that's fine with us. I'm not a crafty person at all, but I was wondering if it can't be crocheted/knitted, could it be braided? I'm not sure how braided rugs are made, but a Dyneema/cordura braided rug could be pretty cool. That would be something we could feature in the Seattle store.

    A note on the pet beds idea-- I don't know if those who want to make pet beds plan to use them for their own pets or donate them, but in my experience volunteering at animal shelters, they only accept (or use) pet beds that can be bleached and machine washed. Anything else will be used once and thrown away.
    Last edited by Darcy; 04-16-2011, 11:19 AM.

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  • Moose
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    Hi dorayme,
    I don't know what "Stitches South" is but the name tells me its got to be fun.

    Did you receive dyneema or Cordura scraps? I do think the Cordura might be easier to work with.

    I really liked marbenais' idea of pet beds. After struggling with the dyneema again this morning I just don't see a decent pet bed, or anything else coming from my efforts. Still working through the toy idea though.

    Take it easy,
    Moose

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