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Meerkats
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Meerkats
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I bought this acrylic wool to knit a jumper for Gabriel, I never realised how harmful to the environment acrylic wool is. This morning I googled how do they make acrylic wool.



It’s made by using fossil fuel such as coal and oil and a type of plastic. If you google “ how do they make acrylic wool” then you will find out how harmful it is to the planet, from now on I am going to use natural fibre, like 100% wool from sheep, and other animal based fibbers, or plant based fibres. . With no acrylics added. Linda x

  
purplelisa
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Hi I have been making these I allways try and make things for a reasonable cost.so I looked into fabrics to use etc I brought a six pack of pre fold napper inserts for £9.99 and the instead of buying Pul fabric which can be expensive per meter I brought a towering double waterproof mattress protector for £8.99 this is what created my core of the panty liner the water proof fabric on the bottom.i still have loads more fabric left to make more.i used cotton for top as I had that and fleece for bottom and Kam snaps and they fold up nice and discreetly to put in handbag .if you add tea tree oil drops to your wash it act s as an antibacterial.
  
Crafty nannie
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Crafty nannie
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Great Lisa I too made panty liners , mine are to replace tena pads as coughing causes dribbles sometimes and the TB has left me with a constant cough tena are so expensive I have found
I will take a pic tomorrow and tell you what I used in mine . They say great minds think alike 😉
  
Crafty nannie
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Wow I ever knew that about acrylic yarn Linda , that’s what I am using for Brianna .
I will use up what I have stored but buy no more acrylic. Thank you for your research
  
purplelisa
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Crafty nannie said 2 days ago:
Great Lisa I too made panty liners , mine are to replace tena pads as coughing causes dribbles sometimes and the TB has left me with a constant cough tena are so expensive I have found
I will take a pic tomorrow and tell you what I used in mine . They say great minds think alike 😉

That would be great liz.x
  
purplelisa
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Meerkats said 2 days ago:
I bought this acrylic wool to knit a jumper for Gabriel, I never realised how harmful to the environment acrylic wool is. This morning I googled how do they make acrylic wool.



It’s made by using fossil fuel such as coal and oil and a type of plastic. If you google “ how do they make acrylic wool” then you will find out how harmful it is to the planet, from now on I am going to use natural fibre, like 100% wool from sheep, and other animal based fibbers, or plant based fibres. . With no acrylics added. Linda x


Never new that and I was surprised it’s good to no.x
  
Meerkats
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I couldn’t find my jelly bag so I thought of one of these vegetable bags from Sainsbury’s, bought for 30 pence as a jelly bag so I could carry on making Japanese quince jelly. This will drain over night on my upturned nesting table and then tomorrow I can pop the empty bag in the washing machine ready for using as a veg bag again. Multiple uses for this great little net bag .



Linda x
  
Crafty nannie
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Crafty nannie
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Another good idea Linda , and it’s better to re use what we have than buy another purpose made item
  
Crafty nannie
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Crafty nannie
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Lisa these are my re usable pads

From front to back wicking fabric to draw moisture away from body , zorb fabric which is 10 times more absorbent than towelling etc , pul waterproof fabric , and finally cotton
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I had the pul fabric left over from when niamh had cloth nappies 11yrs ago and I had plenty cotton off cuts . I already had snaps to fasten

Your tea tree oil is nice tip for antibacterial wash lisa I always have tea tree oil
  
Crafty nannie
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Crafty nannie
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Ideas to add to challenge , made these today : waterproof lined pouches
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Lined off cuts of cotton with off cuts of plastic table cover , can be used for storing home made wet wipes etc in handbag

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