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Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 12/28/2006 :  2:01:34 PM  Show Profile Send MijTink a Private Message
Would anyone happen to know where one would buy the Urea Nitrogen mentioned for use in cold-water dyeing with the Gaywool dyes?
Thank you.

Guardian angel

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Posted - 12/28/2006 :  2:04:13 PM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message
No, I will be good......I will not say it.............

Run, fran, run

p.s. You do know what urea nitrogen is don't you?
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truly violet
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Posted - 12/28/2006 :  2:25:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
dharma trading

and fran go right ahead and say it

it's URINE
ok so it's sort of well..........damn
it really is URINE


none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal ~now with goat, sheep & chickens!
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Posted - 12/28/2006 :  2:35:24 PM  Show Profile Send Katheroni a Private Message
Garden center.
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Posted - 12/28/2006 :  2:37:31 PM  Show Profile Send Katheroni a Private Message
Garden center. Or farm supply. I'm not a dyer, so I'm not sure that's the FORM of urea they're looking for, but they sure as h*ll sell it. (It's a commonly used fertilizer, though it's not as common now as it used to be)
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Posted - 12/28/2006 :  9:39:13 PM  Show Profile Send achrisvet a Private Message
I used to get a bag of urea from a garden center to use as a de-icer. It's not quite as effective as salt but the run off fertilizes the grass instead of burning it.

There are also some lotins that contain urea. I always wonder where they get it from.

but hey, Premarin is horse pee.

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Posted - 12/29/2006 :  08:53:37 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message
Aw, we've been dying with urine for thousands of years. It was the only way to get black dye way back in the way back.

A good friend of mine has a sister who is a master weaver. Said master weaver decided to start growing a fantastic dye garden and dye her own fibers using ancient techniques, but she wasn't getting the right results. It turns out that her urine wasn't potent enough because she's a vegetarian. It was pretty funny when she started having to ask meat eating, beer drinking friends to help her in a new way with her dye projects.

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Posted - 12/29/2006 :  1:00:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit KathyR's Homepage Send KathyR a Private Message
If you are a little squeamish about using urea (which is in a dried, pellet form) do a little research on indigo dyeing! As Lanea mentioned, the old ways of dyeing are not for the faint-hearted.

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