Originally Posted by Henry's Mom
My ds would love the laughing carrots!
Anyone have any (cheaper!) yarn suggestions? Must be soft, cotton fleece?
NOt sure how well cotton would work for that...
Every time I log in here, I start crying. Ugh. It's all so fast.
WOmbat, I think a collection of posts is a great idea. Any funny or sweet anecdotes she posted. Maybe we could get it made into one of those hardbound books like the...
Unfortunatly, most natural dyes require heavy metal mordants, which are pretty toxic themselves.
Tea and coffee don't need mordants. I think turmeric also.
If you do go with a mordant, the safest is alum. You can order it from a...
I would stick to one of the worsted weight 100% wools. Both alpace and camel stretch out easily, and they don't have the same absorbency, lanolin, and antibacterial properties that make wool so effective for diapering.
I think you need stronger soap than Eucalan. You can use Dawn, or Kookabura Wool Scour, etc. There are some good tutorials online.
You can dye the washed fiber with acid dyes, Koolaid, or food dye and vinegar. I would dye it before...