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I have the "ingredients" to make a great braided recycled wool rug: for years I saved wool fabric, bought wool slacks and skirts at Goodwill, etc, then cut them into strips, sewed them together, and pressed them into beautiful balls of wool, all ready to braid into a medium-sized (I think) rug. I didn't feel like doing the braiding part, so I tried finger crochet with the wool. That also works, but it will make a smaller rug (think several door mats). Still no motivation to finish this great recycled project. So, all this prepared fabric could be yours! You could also knit thick, cozy wool slippers. No instructions included for any of these projects; feel free to write your own instructable. Colors include navy blues, lighter blues and grays with a little red thrown in here and there. 11 balls total. Name your price, and pay actual ground shipping.
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My cat loves steel wool. We stopped buying it because we couldn't keep it away from the cats. I found a box in the basement and was using one to clean metal, she got a hold of it so I put it in the cabinet. See video below. I got a child lock on the cabinet now but my 2 year old takes them off. I know I got to clean the kitchen, got folks coming over.
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Was working on a water heater using an old water geyser when i realised there is around 5 kg of glass-wool used as insulation. I do not wish to discard it and cause problems to others. but am neither interested in making epoxy based fibre glass products. ideas anyone??
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First can you use wool felt in a potholder? And if so dose anyone know were to get some wool felted?
We have sheep and are near Chi-town if any one can answer me id be very greatful
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Tide detergent: I took a rug hooking class a number of years ago, and one session was all about dying. The woman had a special technique for shading the wool using TIDE detergent (and it HAD to be tide). She would have one color of a wool, and then soak it is tide, and then add more water and soak the next piece of wool to make a lighter shade. I have lost the actual instructions. Does anybody know about this?
Question by dcdewitt | last reply
I knit a cloche for my sister out of Icelandic wool and felted it and it came out too small. So I reknit it with the same damn yarn, though a bit bigger, but this one won't shrink even the tiniest bit. I've washed it (front loader, dried it in the dryer, and now I've been boiling it for 20 minutes. It's getting furry, but the stitch definition and the size are basically the same.
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Recently i saw a very cute wool landscape tapestry at Nestle and Soar folk art studio. As i love to collect needle felting items, fiber art things. So i just want to make similar wall art tapestry, but i don't have any idea about it.. Like how to do it?, what technique we required for it?, what kind of wool we need ? etc... Please suggest me.. I have attached pic for that wall art tapestry..
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I do a lot of needlecrafts so I have yarn scraps of all descriptions & I would like to use them in some productive way. I want to use them to wet felt into something that I could then make into a pillow or whatever. Theoretically, it should work. If anyone has any ideas or comments please let me know. thanks
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From the Simply Knitting blog: Eden Arts have launched a public art project that’s totally caught our imagination! The Cumbria-based organisation are inviting you to make pom-pom sheep to create a gigantic fuzzy flock – think Antony Gormley’s ‘Field for the British Isles’, only fluffier and more colourful! The aim is to raise awareness of the wonder of sheep’s wool while encouraging collaborative creativity, so make sure you use sheep's wool to make your pom-pom beasties, and invite as many people to join in as you can! To whet your appetite you can visit a flock of 125 of the sheep at Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery in Carlisle, where they will remain till the end of 2011. Over the next few months they’re hoping to increase this number to several thousand! You can download full sheep-making instructions at www.jointheflock.co.uk (and I've attached them below as well).
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
I want to use steel wool as a filament for a homemade light bulb. I would like it to just glow, like a soft red or orange. Is there a reason why this wouldn't work? I know tungsten is ideal for a filament but at a lower temperature I can't think of a reason why steel filament shouldn't be alright. I figure I should pass it by the all knowing Internet first though. Oh by the way, the steel wool would be enclosed in a vaccuum or in a container filled with inert gas. I would use this Instructable as a base for my project https://www.instructables.com/id/Hanging-Bottle-Light-Bulb/ . Thanks for your help.
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Our friends from Lion Brand just sent us some of their new Wool Stainless Steel yarn in shimmery black and gray. Now we need to come up with some great projects to show it off!Here's the what-what:75% Wool25% StainlessSemi-conductive (offers a lot of resistance)Size 0 needles, lace weightWe want to wow them with what we can come up with to use this delicate, ethereal fiber. What would you do with it?Post your ideas, pictures or patterns and we'll get to work!
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When felting a wool sweater using hot cycle washing machine method, is it absolutely necessary to dry the item in a dryer afterwards? also, should i cut seams off before or after felting the fabric?
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How to remove smoke damage smell from oriental carpets. small house fire left residue, ash and smell throughout house. now I am on clean up, but can not find place that will clean theses type carpets with in 100 miles, (I live in the country), sure I can send to some rug company that does just rugs, but these are pure wool and expensive, do not want to take that chance. sorry, not knocking rug cleaner industries, they have done the deep clean steam on the wall to wall carpets, came out fine, but steam is not used on these rugs. well, any suggestions...thanks.
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Scope this post at CRAFT to learn how to upcycle your old wool sweaters into felt! Brookelyn compares and contrasts the techniques and benefits of hand-fulling vs. machine-fulling, and shows us samples of the results. Fulling is the process of turning knitted or crocheted wool into felt. So check it out, and start upcycling those old wool sweaters into new Instructables!
Topic by scoochmaroo | last reply
Will burning steel wool to produce FeO aka iron powder effect the quality of thermite compared to useing Fe2O3?
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Looking for craft project to re-purpose Wool Sweaters into updated felted items. Anyone have ideas out there? -Marye
Felting, Sewing, Re-use, Re-purpose
Question by maryelen | last reply
I have some stained sweaters, i.e. cannot be worn, which I'd like to felt for craft projects, but I'm not sure what will felt successfully. That is does it have to be 100% wool? If not what is the minimum amount of wool it has to contain to be felt-able? Thank you for your help.
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Equivalent of fire wire. Anybody know of any other easy fireworks (like as easy as firewire to make)?
Just wondering if anybody knows of anything as fun and easy to make. (as easy as the steel wool and wire fire wire thing.)
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Hello! I love to do amigurumi, but I've noticed that stuffing is very expensive. I'm looking for new way to stuff my amigurumi. I've already had used: stuffing soft polyester fibre mattress and pillow wool absorbent cotton balls of old wool (almost run out of these :D) Any other ideas? I'm looking for a way to make stuffing out of rags. Thanks :)
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Years ago we used to make and sell specially designed brushes for stopping wool from being lost off shearing shed boards when shearing sheep. "Lock Stoppers" we called them. The brush would be mounted with bristles up at the entrance of the chute the sheep goes down after shearing. The brush would catch the small bits of wool (locks) but allow the newly shorn sheep through. They sold OK when the wool market was booming, but those days are gone and we now have piles of these brushes gathering dust. Does anyone have any good ideas for using them for something fun or creative? Does anyone want any of them? They are each about 500mm wide. The bristles are about 200mm long. The brushes are about 5-10mm thick.
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I want to have a cloak for the new harry potter theme at universal in Orlando. I went to this site " http://www.twinrosesdesigns.com/Cloaks%20for%20Sale.html " and looked at one called "Black Wool Cloak with Celtic Knot Trim" half way down the page, which I think is similar to the "Black 100% Wool Flannel Full Circle Cloak with Silver Knotwork Trim" located above it.While it gives the measurements and some of the materials used, I was wondering if it's possible to make it for $50 or less instead of the $155 dollars they want.
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I entered a question about if a wired detonator with a 9 volt that is linked to steel wool would burn hot enough/long enought o ingite either aerosol or blackpowder for projects i mess with and it never appeared and idk why. Basicaly my question was..would a 9 volt with 1 wire to each terminal with aligator clip on each wire with a peice of steel wool clipped into each 1 burn hot enough and long enough to ignite aerosol or gunpowder. Idk why my question is missing and im really hoping for a quick answer on my problem and question.
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I have a pair of bearpaw(?) sheepskin boots, that really need colouring..they are filthy and don't clean well. i want to dye them black. What kinds of dye can be used, apart from the $$$regular suede dyes? fibre reactive dyes? dyes for wool? hair dye?..i know you can use koolaid to dye wool (protein fibres) but they need to be boiled..i don't think my boots would be too happy being boiled. the dye needs to keep the sheepskin soft and supple, not transfer to my feet..or wash off in the rain.. Any ideas?
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I plan to bring a camera to the future concerts of a singer. I believe fans have a right to do so. The camera will be hidden from sight, but I need a way to shield it from any metal detectors that may be used. Using a metal detector designed for coins, I found that steel wool can hide steel items from the detector in ferrous mode. But switching the detector to non-ferrous mode quickly reveals the steel wool. I have found no other material that has any desired effect. Perhaps I could carry something that transmits a jamming signal to the detector. Has anyone here had experience working on this problem and can offer a solution? ~Bob~
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I tried to make the one with bronze wool and it didnt work. any other suggestions because i rly dont want to blow it up again.
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Ok, i have been looking through some instructables and everyyone is going to great lengths to get a litle bit of rust by electrolysis). however, burning some steel wool would produce iron oxide? i think i'm right? lol, this would produce black iron oxide is that ok to make thermite with?
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I am about to have my first go at hand dyeing yarn. I am using cotton and it seems all of the preparation instructions are for wool. What do I need to do to prepare my cotton yarn for dyeing?
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Hi everyone! I want to make the initial of a name as a door decoration for my first granddaughter. The letter is made of cardboard and I want to make it stiff so it doesn't bend with time. I am going to use wool thread to cover it. Appreciate any help given!!
Topic by Elisa Martinez | last reply
I live in Canada and im a big pyrotechnic. ive been making firecrackers and small pyrotechnics for about a year. ive been using a fuse that i made out of wool and black powder, but i crave the real stuff! i want to know a way i can ship or buy fuse in canada.
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I have a glass stove top that I cannot get clean. I have tried oven cleaner, Bon Ami, Ajax, Comet and the run of household cleaners. I am not concerned about scratching at this point (I tried steel wool!), but want the black burn off!
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I find myself with the task of lighting a camp fire, either dramatically, magically or mysteriously. I know a couple of methods, but the campfire audience have seen them before. Anybody got any novel ideas for lighting a campfire at the sneaky pull of a cord, or throw of a hidden switch? (Yes, I know about wire wool and batteries...)
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Is it possible to prevent the chemical reaction that occurs when a tin is boiled in an aluminium pot?
When a tin is boiled in an aluminium pot a chemical reaction takes place that creates a grey film in the pot. This can be removed with some very vigorous scrubbing with steel wool - it takes hours! Can the chemical reaction be prevented or is there another reaction that can be created that will remove the grey film?
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My instructions are sketchy. Can I use any non-wool thread?Should I baste the kniited material to the stuffing inside or do I need to go through the legs, arms, hedd,etc? This is my first felting project. I appreciate any suggestions? Thanks?
I spin wool into yarn. I have an old recumbent bike. I would like to know how to turn the recumbent bike into a spinning wheel. Would consider using an old bike tire rim for the wheel. Need to be able to control the speed ratio.
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I have three chemistry questions. 1) What is my result when I mix baking powder(NOT sodium bicarbonate)and vinegar? 2) What is the result when one burns steel wool? Is Iron Oxide my end result? 3) When mixing vinegar and baking soda if I were to keep the mixture under pressure would the water and co2 stay as carbonic acid or still decompose into h2o and co2?
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Ok so i made my ignitor, and it worked great with the 2 9v batteries when i used steel wool ignitors, however id like to use nichrome ignitors. the 2 9vs just dont do it justice, so i was wondering if anyone thought those huge 6v batteries would work, possibly 2 of them?
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