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にほんごでどうぞ

My name is Poppet, which is my nickname. Thanks for visiting my shop! I appreciate feedback, so feel free to initiate a conversation just to comment or make a suggestion or request.

I studied fine art and filmmaking off and on for about six years at five different colleges between 1977 and 1992. I have a BS in fine art. I can speak some French and Japanese and I lived in Japan for a year and a half. I now work part-time as a gardener.

Please don't buy products made of acrylic yarn because it isn't biodegradable.

I have another etsy shop called echidna cases, where I list iphone, blackberry and android phone cases and hemp headbands.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/echidnacases…

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  • Female
  • Joined December 20, 2010

Favorite materials

wool cotton hemp wood leather mohair, laine coton chanvre bois cuir

Shop

divisionstdesigns
hand made wool and cotton hats, guitar and...

About

にほんごでどうぞ

My name is Poppet, which is my nickname. Thanks for visiting my shop! I appreciate feedback, so feel free to initiate a conversation just to comment or make a suggestion or request.

I studied fine art and filmmaking off and on for about six years at five different colleges between 1977 and 1992. I have a BS in fine art. I can speak some French and Japanese and I lived in Japan for a year and a half. I now work part-time as a gardener.

Please don't buy products made of acrylic yarn because it isn't biodegradable.

I have another etsy shop called echidna cases, where I list iphone, blackberry and android phone cases and hemp headbands.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/echidnacases

SHRINKING: the cotton yarn I use for pot holders, iphone and kindle cases will shrink. These items are intended to fit snugly if machine-washed and dried hot. If you are not satisfied with the size of your case when you receive it, try washing it. If you want a case to stay its original size, simply wash it by hand (cool water) and air dry it.

HAND WASHING: hand washing is easy! I use perfume- and dye-free dish soap and cool water, soak it for a while, at least 25 min., agitate gently, then rinse well. You can add a little bit of vinegar to the last rinse which will restore the acid/alkaline balance and make your hat or whatever it is a little shinier. I then roll it in a towel to blot out the water and shape it to the right size (this is called "blocking"), then leave it to dry on something where air can circulate. If it is a hat I twirl it on my hand like a frisbee to shape it. Do not wring or twist the wool. If you use hot water, the wool will felt and shrink.

HAT SIZES: there is a wikipedia article entitled "hat" and at the end of the article there is a chart showing size comparisons and designations used in various countries, as well as metric and English measuring systems. If you want to be sure a hat will fit you, you can measure your head (or a hat that you know fits you) and from that figure out your size and compare it to the dimensions on the listing.

Bear in mind that when it is put on it will stretch. Wool hats will stretch about 3/4 -1 1/4 inches compared to their size flat. The cotton/wool hats only stretch about 1/2 inch.

WOOL: some of the wool yarn I use is moth-proofed, and some is not. None of it is machine washable. The yarn I use for woven belts and musical instrument straps is moth-proofed. Almost all of the yarn I use for hats is moth-proofed and the cotton/wool blend used in cotton hats is moth-proofed. The yarn I use for recorder and penny whistle cases and small pouches is not all moth-proofed. If it is not moth-proofed, you need to be careful not to let moths attack it. You can do this either by using the item a lot, by washing it every two months or so, or by storing it in a sealed container, plastic bag or cedar chest when you are not using it. It contains lanolin which is what clothes moths eat.

TECHNIQUE: I sometimes use crochet technique called tapestry or jacquard crochet, both of which mean creating a pattern with more than one color, or another technique called hard crochet, which means crocheting tightly so the item is stiff and holds its shape.

Have fun looking at my shop!

Poppet

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