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20-02-2015, 11:44   #1201
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I've bought wool on ebay for much cheaper than in shops and it's been perfectly fine. Probably depends on what brand you're buying. If you're buying a good brand for cheaper on ebay than your local store, then it's a good deal...
obviously if you got random stuff for a couple of quid off someone that's not a reputable seller, then you can get all sort of crap, same as with any other product one may pick up on ebay.
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20-02-2015, 17:41   #1202
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Just discovered Winnie's Wool Wagon via the Drops website
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02-03-2015, 10:32   #1203
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Second Winnie's Wool Wagon! Also have used the constant Knitter (www.theconstantknitter.ie) and I've also used Lana Grossa, whose yarns I really love (http://www.lanagrossa-store.com/lana...c_16-p_1.html).
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02-03-2015, 14:14   #1204
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Guys what kind of pins do you use when blocking? Are blocking wires a must have?
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02-03-2015, 14:19   #1205
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i pretty much use what i have around the place, a combination of straight pins and t-pins.

re: blocking wires, I suppose it depends on what you're blocking? I think they'd be handy for something long like a scarf. I've never used blocking wires, I've substituted yarn sometimes though (I was gently blocking a lace-shawl and wove waste yarn through the border and then tied the waste yarn to pins, I don't know how useful this would be if you were blocking something very hard though.)
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02-03-2015, 14:20   #1206
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I just use normal sewing pins with the rounded heads. They work ok on corners. I've tried using them on straight edges and it doesn't come out quite even, so I'd say wires would be an advantage where you want to stretch your work with a nice smooth edge. like scarf or sweater.
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02-03-2015, 19:04   #1207
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Thanks guys! I only recently started blocking (I know I know! But at least I'm changing my bad habits now). I saw the wires on a website and was curious. I mainly do baby clothes so perhaps not a necessity. However I have just done a lacy cardigan so I'll try the trick of pulling waste yarn through to keep the ends even.
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04-03-2015, 23:05   #1208
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I've done a lot of crochet thread work over the years, doilies, christening gowns, table cloths, etc., and found to my cost that some pins will rust quite quickly and leave stains, disastrous for white cotton thread items . Found rustless pins for wedding dresses and they take the gamble out of it now.
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04-03-2015, 23:33   #1209
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Gosh that's good to know! That must be horrifying after putting all that work in.
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