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Wool addicts? Rug Hooking?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by courtshep, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. courtshep

    courtshep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am a beginner rug-hooker. I love collecting wool and old sweaters and felting them. Does anyone else share my addiction? I make weekly trips to the Goodwill on wool hunts. Is this strange?
     
  2. warren

    warren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have made a few rugs using kits. I never thought of using old woollies and felting them. What a great idea.
    How do you felt them? Can you do it by washing them very hot?
     
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Oh yes. I am collecting wool right now to do a huge piece. I am going to make s quilt topper from the piece.

    Love it...I love braiding too.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have sheep. For meat and wool.

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    I processed my ram lamb today. His wool will be tanned for a rug.

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    The ewes will be sheared in spring for spinning.

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  5. courtshep

    courtshep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have sheep also. Mine are Shropshire, the wool is okay but not great. I am going to use some for needle-felting. Yes, I wash the wool garments in hot water and dry them to felt them. Then I cut into strips for my hooking. I also like to dye them. That is fun. I am almost finished with a big project. I will post pics soon!! Oh, and we are going to process 2 males for meat soon. If it ever cools off here in WV!!
     
  6. MullersLaneFarm

    MullersLaneFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I make locker-hooked rugs and rugs weaving fleece of long wool sheep.
     

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