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empresswu @ 08:36 pm: HI!
I am new here and wanted to share a helpful link!

http://nutmeg.gen.nz/fakesheep/yarns.html

Also the LJ user mypapercrane has a cool zine called 'Spin Spin' that has all kinds of helpful spinning/dying/aquiring fibre free/humanely!

I like knitting, and am doing so with maddness for Xmas coming up! I mostly use cotton, but Im trying soysilk soon. (I worry about the pesticides needed for cotton..)I used to felt a bunch, but Ive been vegan for 3 years, so no more animal fibre for me! (unless I can get it from a pet or something...Im still chewing on the ethics of the whole thing.) I havent spun before, and probably wont until next year sometime..

So there is my rambling intro! Ill go back to knitting a Harry Potter scarf! (oooo xmas!)

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From:empresswu
Date:November 14th, 2005 09:24 am (UTC)
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Totally! I dont mean to say anyone who does it is naughty, Im just working out if its ok for me to do..

I remember carding! hours and hours...its really soothing actually!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 14th, 2005 01:35 pm (UTC)
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I'm of the school of thought that it's not intrinsically wrong to get things from animals, but 98% of the time we do it in ways I have issues with. Wool from rescued animals that lead peaceful lives is about as ethical as I can imagine!

I've helped a friend card before...whew. I can see why women would sit in circles and gossip while doing handcrafts. And still do!
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From:aprilstarchild
Date:November 14th, 2005 01:35 pm (UTC)
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*rolls eyes* Helps if I'm signed in.
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From:empresswu
Date:March 2nd, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC)
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hey I found this comment in the dregs of my now mostly deleted inbox! I agree about aquiring fibre from happy animals, its just that I would have to see those animals with my own two eyes before I could determine if they were happy enough for me to exploit their hair. Im a little wierd tho.. :) Also, Im adding you, because you are veggie and into harry potter. nuff said.
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From:aprilstarchild
Date:March 3rd, 2006 06:28 am (UTC)
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Be aware: I post pretty frequently. Like, several times a day sometimes.
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From:empresswu
Date:March 5th, 2006 05:35 am (UTC)
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Nooo problem, I check my friends list several times a day, so I wont miss anything!
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