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August 27, 2012 By Andy Ross

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Finishing cloth in the sea

A few months back, we had a visit from Carol Christiansen from the Shetland Museum and we got chatting about teevacuddies, the inlets from the sea which were used to wash and full cloth. We donated some pieces of woollen weave so that we could learn more.

Carol is going to be talking about her findings at Wool Week, and I understand that there is going to be a presentation of "before" and "after". I won't see the samples until after that, but once they are back here, I post about how they worked out and what the process is for anyone wanting to try it. A word of warning from Carol; one of the pieces was lost. Remember to tie them up tight so they can't go out to sea!