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Date: 5/3/12 11:10 PM

It's this weekend. I might go Sat.

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Date: 5/5/12 4:24 AM

Lucky you! Some day I hope to go there. I had never heard of it until I joined Ravelry.
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Date: 5/5/12 8:22 AM

Oh, have fun! I haven't been there since... 2004, I think. No better place to try out every major manufacturer of spinning wheels!
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Date: 5/5/12 10:07 AM

I think I'll pass this year. I have so much fiber already, a spinning wheel I love (a Babe) and a Golding spindle. I know if I went I would buy stuff I just don't need. So, I will spend today organizing ome sewing stuff. I am having to puppy proof a sewing dump zone...it needed to be done.

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Date: 5/5/12 5:39 PM

Quote: JEF
stuff I just don't need

What is this "need"?

I went with a friend, picked up some dyeplants, mordants, a big shetland batt for felting (I need to make a hall runner), and four raw fleeces. It seemed a little less crowded than last year, but I've been going irregularly for 30 years (the first time, I was 5 and it was still at the old location).

eta: perhaps the four fleeces (which I do *not* need) will deter me from excess purchases at PR weekend.....
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Date: 5/7/12 10:25 AM

What do you do with your fleeces when you get them home? About 2 years ago I bought several raw fleeces and some other wool, and I think one of them brought clothes moths into my house. Am now VERY hesitant about buying fleece, and trying to get rid of the moths.

Related question: how do I get rid of clothes moths, when we have lots of wool clothing and wool rugs, not to mention yarn and fleece?

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Date: 5/7/12 12:20 PM

The raw fleeces should be kept elsewhere until they are scoured. I usually wash them asap, but if I can't get to them quickly, they go outside bagged and kept in a sealed bin. The lanolin and suint are tasty moth food, much more so than for washed fleece. Plus, it is harder to clean the fleece the longer you wait.

I keep most of my fiber out in the open in baskets. Moths like dark, warm, humid areas. You can try using sachets with moth-repellant herbs, cedar blocks, or keeping your fibers in those heavy vacuum-sealed plastic bags.

If you are trying to kill off an infestation, the eggs can be destroyed by heat or a prolonged period of very cold. If you have a dryer rack, you could put the items in and then turn it on hot.

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Date: 5/7/12 1:32 PM

Oh how fun! What types of fleeces did you get?

I would love to go someday, but since I'm on the west coast, it will be a major trip. There are a bunch of us who want to go together. I'm envious that you get to see the Bosworth booth in person. ;)

Susan

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Date: 5/7/12 7:23 PM

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Oh how fun! What types of fleeces did you get?

Wensleydale, leicester longwool, a variegated grey border leicester, and a jacob. The jacob I plan to felt in the raw so it looks like a sheepskin rug (if it goes well, that is).

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Date: 5/11/12 0:10 AM

Awesome! You will be busy for awhile.

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