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  Topic: Thread for string heddles?
Nakipa

Replies: 9
Views: 2606
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Sep 27, 11 1:48 pm   Subject: Thread for string heddles?
OOOhhhh this is interesting. What sort of loom are you using then?

xx
  Topic: Weaving uncarded fleece
Nakipa

Replies: 7
Views: 2127
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Sep 27, 11 10:56 am   Subject: Weaving uncarded fleece
Thanks for your replies. They are now on the muck heap!

I have now bought some Wenslydale fleece from Forest Fibres to experiment with and although I have been asking around over here I have not m ...
  Topic: Thread for string heddles?
Nakipa

Replies: 9
Views: 2606
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Sep 27, 11 10:53 am   Subject: Thread for string heddles?
Are you asking because you are going to make new heddles for your loom?
Do you not have enough heddles to cope with the fine yarn you are going to weave?

I would have thought that you need someth ...
  Topic: Weaving uncarded fleece
Nakipa

Replies: 7
Views: 2127
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Sep 23, 11 3:08 pm   Subject: Weaving uncarded fleece
Hi thanks for your replies.

There is no way you could card this without washing it. I have put it all back in the bag and am going to chuck it on the compost heap. They were given to me with a pr ...
  Topic: Weaving uncarded fleece
Nakipa

Replies: 7
Views: 2127
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Sep 23, 11 1:22 pm   Subject: Weaving uncarded fleece
Hi

I haven't been on here for such a long time and now I'm back for some advice.

I have started weaving since last time we spoke and now want to move onto weaving with uncarded but washed fleece ...
  Topic: When to take the plunge?
Nakipa

Replies: 41
Views: 24670
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Sun Mar 25, 07 3:11 pm   Subject: When to take the plunge?
I am sorry but I think that is incredibly cruel and selfish.

Monkeys should be free not in zoos or under carpets.

N x
  Topic: Woohoo Araucana egg!
Nakipa

Replies: 42
Views: 9044
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Mon Feb 12, 07 12:08 am   Subject: Woohoo Araucana egg!
I have got a trio of Araucanas and unfortunately they keep going round to my next door neighbours and laying in their nest boxes. At first the wife kept bringing round little boxes of blue eggs but n ...
  Topic: Butternut squash recipies..............
Nakipa

Replies: 27
Views: 6546
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Oct 17, 06 8:23 pm   Subject: Butternut squash recipies..............
Do you peel your BNS before you roast it?

Nakipa
  Topic: Advice wanted on making goats' yoghurt
Nakipa

Replies: 7
Views: 2095
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Sep 30, 06 11:15 am   Subject: Advice wanted on making goats' yoghurt
I put the yoghurt through a muslin hanging in the fridge for about 24 hours. The whey which is the clearish liquid that drains out gets fed to the pigs and the thick creamy bit left in the cloth is t ...
  Topic: My cider as it stands. Help please.
Nakipa

Replies: 22
Views: 4582
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Sep 27, 06 12:57 pm   Subject: My cider as it stands. Help please.
How much sugar should I add? Is it pounds or ounces?

Nakipa
  Topic: My cider as it stands. Help please.
Nakipa

Replies: 22
Views: 4582
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Sep 27, 06 10:27 am   Subject: My cider as it stands. Help please.
This a real coincidence as I have made cider (or tried to).
I made one 20 litre barrel and one 35 litre barrel.
I added just the juice from my apples which I put through the juicer.
The 20 litre o ...
  Topic: Dutch cheese press
Nakipa

Replies: 11
Views: 7245
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Sep 26, 06 1:36 pm   Subject: Dutch cheese press
thanks to all f or replies. I was using too much weight anyway as my recipe refers to weight but not specifically to the mould size as well. i do need only about 3-4kg as my press has a 3:1 ratio arm ...
  Topic: Dutch cheese press
Nakipa

Replies: 11
Views: 7245
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Sep 26, 06 12:45 pm   Subject: Dutch cheese press
That is exactly what it is like Behemoth.

I knew about the multiplication factor and the square inch/poundage ratio. It just seems that no matter how little weight over about 2 kilos it tips over. ...
  Topic: Dutch cheese press
Nakipa

Replies: 11
Views: 7245
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Sep 26, 06 10:00 am   Subject: Dutch cheese press
I have a dutch cheese press for making my hard cheeses but the only way I can stop it being pulled over by the weights is by jamming one side of it under my kitchen cabinet. Am I missing something o ...
  Topic: Advice wanted on making goats' yoghurt
Nakipa

Replies: 7
Views: 2095
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Sep 23, 06 12:07 pm   Subject: Advice wanted on making goats' yoghurt
I make goats milk yoghurt using a cows milk yoghurt as a starter. It tends to be a bit thinner than cows milk yoghurt but will thicken up if you let it stand for 24 hours after making it. Alternativ ...
 
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