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the elusive old fashion toothbrush... [Nov. 16th, 2010|01:34 pm]
Verminius Rex
Last night Marz and I attended the Quilter's Guild meetup while Things 1&2 thrilled my parents with their company. Our quilts were much applauded, along with praise for us attending together (being younger and a couple there is a novelty).

There were people selling stuff this time, and others giving demos. Among them was a demo for a toothbrush rug, where you use the handle of a toothbrush as a big blunt needle to do a rug that looks much like a crouched rug. Unfortunately I can't find a simple flat handled toothbrush with a hole in the handle to turn into a toothbrush needle at any grocery store, they all have newer style angled handles. I still have other places I can look, and there are specific needles made for toothbrush rugs, but the purist in me wants the first to be made with an actual toothbrush handle.

So later tonight I'll swing by the dollar store, see if they have the old fashion simple toothbrushes so I can lop off the head and whittle it to a rounded point.  I'll also look at Hancocks since I'll be there for costume group. Making some rugs would be a good use of scrap fabric.

From: starstraf
2010-11-18 03:38 am (UTC)
have yhou tried the dollar store for toothbrushes?
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2010-11-18 01:37 pm (UTC)
Not yet, but I'll be hitting Dollar Tree for posterboard this week and will check.
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