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mr dazzler

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What might any members be doing as a result of conoravirus lockdowns/self isolation etc to possibly spend the time productively or try summat new?
Personally I just bought a sheep fleece, intending to wash it and make some felt and thread. I just made 42 steel teeth for a pair of wool combs
 

Onelifeoverland

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Toddy

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I've got willow to use up, so basketry perhaps. Certainly some of the tension trays with the little scrappy bits that I pruned from the stools.

I've also got a pile of quilt tops to be finished for Linus and three full sized ones too. Really should get on with those.

I need to redd out the shed that's full of a lot of my bushcrafty stuff and have a clear out. Might be a good time for that if we get a couple of dry days.
 

SaraR

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I am working from home instead and got plenty of normal stuff that needs doing, so I don't have any extra time, but I'm doing a distance course in nålbindning so any extra time is useful for that. :)
 

SaraR

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What might any members be doing as a result of conoravirus lockdowns/self isolation etc to possibly spend the time productively or try summat new?
Personally I just bought a sheep fleece, intending to wash it and make some felt and thread. I just made 42 steel teeth for a pair of wool combs
Cool! Please share your progress! I've got fleeces that I mean to do the same with, but it's slow going so would love some inspiration.
 

Kepis

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Loads of small projects on my Instagram from the last few years of being more or less housebound whilst i recover from a nasty illness.

 

bobnewboy

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What might any members be doing as a result of conoravirus lockdowns/self isolation etc to possibly spend the time productively or try summat new?
Personally I just bought a sheep fleece, intending to wash it and make some felt and thread. I just made 42 steel teeth for a pair of wool combs

Well, I don't need any more arrows, but I could get started back into bowyery in the enforced virus-pause between now and when, if ever, it stops raining here. If it stops raining for more than a couple of days or so I will be under some less-than-subtle influence to get out and do the garden :). I tried self-isolating on Friday at my local fishery, but despite a good forecast it just hosed it down all day, and with a breeze making things colder than I was hoping for, so I quit after a few hours. I've gone back to making a few floats instead.

As an aside, my missus likes to make felted wool pictures, and has used up some of the Jacob's sheep fleece she picked up last summer. Very nice too. She uses a pair of dog's grooming brushes to card the washed wool. They were a bargain at Wilko's.

Cheers, Bob
 
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Woody girl

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Spring clean the house
Sort and plant the veg raised beds
Reading and learning about herbal medicine
Knitting a new jumper
Cooking outdoors when the weather is fine
Catching up with people by phone
Writing letters and posting them at night when no one is around... got £5 worth of stamps a couple of weeks ago.
Doing repair jobs around the house and things like patching jeans etc.
In fact everything I've been procrastinating about for a while
Plenty of time to do it all now with no excuses!
 

Broch

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Stacks of things to do! I'm lucky, I can get down to the wood and be down there all day without seeing anyone. We're pretty much self-isolated most of the time anyway so it's not really new for us.

I've got loads of leather in to get on with leathermaking, plenty of wood cut for carving and green woodworking. I've started building a shave horse. I've got about four or five pieces of artwork started that I really should put some effort into, I've got steel blanks to make some blades, I've got a few ash staves cut to make a couple of bows, and, as if I hadn't enough to do, I've started rebuilding my Westfield with a view to getting it on the road in the next couple of months.
 

Tony

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Not much will change around here, we're fairly rural and self sufficient. Eldest might come back form Uni so it'll be full house with 7 of us again. Working on Bushcraft/BushMoots, building an extension and all that stuff will all stay the same...
If I did have a project though I think it would be some carving, maybe do some dutch oven cooking and the like...
 

Code 4

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I announced today that we will isolate ourselves from other humans. Wife replied ''so nothing has changed''.
The postman comes most days and I think that is enough visitors.
Started fencing off some new planted trees before we get sheep on. Aching now after banging away on a post knocker all morning.
My sons at Uni and sadly I asked him not to come home at Easter.
 

C_Claycomb

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I am still going to work...The site is due for closure in August and they have been holding redundancies for months, so even in the "crowded" part of the office we are 5-6 feet apart with walls of monitors between us. If we are sent home, we will be working form home, so the time for doing the long list of projects I have will be no different, probably even less if I spend time trying to help my elderly friends, family and neighbours with shopping runs.

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