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Old 26th January 2010, 12:36 AM   #1
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Default New round of brick and mortar closings

It has been brutal the last couple of months, my two favoite art supply stores and the best local millinery store have closed suddenly. Like in you go one week and the next everything is boarded up.
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Old 26th January 2010, 12:43 AM   #2
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the best local millinery store
You make hats?

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Old 26th January 2010, 12:53 AM   #3
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No, my daughter does.
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I always wanted to learn the felt making thing -- but for making grill frames & anti-diffraction devices.

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No, my daughter does.
I'll assume she knits as well. You mentioned skeins of Cashmere for $1 in another thread. My wife was asking how many grams they were.

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I always wanted to learn the felt making thing -- but for making grill frames & anti-diffraction devices.
You'll need a knitting machine and a top loading washer for large pieces.

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Edit. Dave, you realize I don't actually know any of this stuff.
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I'll assume she knits as well. You mentioned skeins of Cashmere for $1 in another thread. My wife was asking how many grams they were.

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I don't know but my source of judgement seemed credible (they were a huge bargain). My daughter likes to show me hand dyed Japanese stuff that costs mid-double digits.

There was another thing about China that was different. There seems to be a strong "what the local market can bear" effect. We were well off the normal tourist path (beer was as little as 15 cents a can).
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Knitting machine?

I have 2 outdoor washing machines and a carder and as much raw sheeps wool as i need (from the old sheeps home on the Pat Bay_

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Knitting machine?

I have 2 outdoor washing machines and a carder and as much raw sheeps wool as i need (from the old sheeps home on the Pat Bay_

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Maybe a spinning wheel?
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Knitting machine?
Yes, a machine that knits, and sometimes really fast.

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I have 2 outdoor washing machines and a carder and as much raw sheeps wool as i need (from the old sheeps home on the Pat Bay_
Too much work getting it from the raw wool stage. That's why good wool yarn is expensive. It would need to be washed, carded, spun, maybe washed again and then dyed if you want a color, before it's ready to be knit into something.

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