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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #8715 on: July 09, 2014, 06:23:38 pm »
I'm sure the answer is around here somewhere but not sure where to look...

What was the motivation in changing from Zimbabwe cotton to American cotton for IH. Reason I ask is just noticing how much softer the jeans are I got today over the pairs purchased several years ago.
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #8716 on: July 09, 2014, 06:32:33 pm »
From what I remember Giles saying is that the Japanese supplier of Zimbabwe cotton only offered Zimbabwe cotton that had some kind of tint (green?) to it so H decided to take some different cotton that caters his needs better.
Like always...I can be totally wrong :D

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #8717 on: July 09, 2014, 07:38:48 pm »
Quick question: made chili con quorne for two days, it's WAAAAAAYYY too spicey... How do I mellow it down???

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #8718 on: July 09, 2014, 08:22:44 pm »
Add yoghurt...
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #8719 on: July 09, 2014, 08:27:00 pm »
Will Alpro Yofu work?..  :-\

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #8720 on: July 09, 2014, 11:05:22 pm »
From what I remember Giles saying is that the Japanese supplier of Zimbabwe cotton only offered Zimbabwe cotton that had some kind of tint (green?) to it so H decided to take some different cotton that caters his needs better.
Like always...I can be totally wrong :D

I remember that about the green tint, too.  We could both still be wrong, however. ;)

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #8721 on: July 10, 2014, 06:28:19 am »
Correct....
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #8722 on: July 10, 2014, 06:42:55 am »
Correct on the green tint or correct on "we are both wrong" ;)

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #8723 on: July 10, 2014, 06:51:57 am »
Correct on the green tint, sorry for being vague.....
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #8724 on: July 10, 2014, 07:45:29 am »
I'm looking for a new keyhook for my beltloop.  I got loads of them already, but am looking for one, that's not too long (the keys ring like a sleigh or a jester when I approach someone). And it should look good, of course. Any suggestions?

I like this one for example
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #8725 on: July 10, 2014, 11:18:59 am »

I'm looking for a new keyhook for my beltloop.  I got loads of them already, but am looking for one, that's not too long (the keys ring like a sleigh or a jester when I approach someone). And it should look good, of course. Any suggestions?

I like this one for example


There is a great one on kickstarter called the handgrey which looks good.

Alternatively, Master-Piece japan do some nice ones. I purchased one from oki-ni previously but not sure whether they still do them.



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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #8726 on: July 11, 2014, 10:32:50 am »
Thank you,! The Handgrey Bauhaus Series and the bottle openers would have been just what I imagined. Too bad they're gone alsready. The new designs are just a bit too modern for my liking.
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #8727 on: July 14, 2014, 07:49:57 pm »
My wife (Pam) is a fully qualified, university educated textile designer, (so it obviously makes sense that she works as a buyer for a toy company). As a hobby and small side business she makes some home wares for people and sells them, things like cushion covers, curtains, quilts, bed runners etc... and she really enjoys it and wants to do more of it. Recently I was looking at a heritage style blanket by a well known manufacturer and she tells me that she would like to make things like that, so we have been looking for material for her to use for some time now with no success.

We need a blanket weight wool or wool blend  which is ethically produced and not unfeasibly expensive, some of the Scottish wool mills charge upwards of £200 per meter, any suggestions or pointers would be welcome as we are struggling.
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #8728 on: July 14, 2014, 08:49:37 pm »
Is she interested in recycling old army blankets to create new ones?  That's the least expensive option I can think of.  Especially the olive drab US army issue blankets are easy to find for cheap.  And it would have the added benefit of being environmentally friendly.  Doesn't get more ethical than that.

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #8729 on: July 14, 2014, 08:59:51 pm »
That's not a bad shout to be fair, depends where the fabric is made I guess.
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