All gone …

Well, it took more than a few weeks to finally pick up all the boxes of new milkbags from Mr McLaren’s. But it’s done. For the Ottawa area, that means we have a lot of supplies available for more than just our Barrhaven group. Lots more! Again, we thank Mr McLaren for the use of his trailer over the past half year, for his having driven 450 to 500 mats and bags down to the CFFC’s Mississauga warehouse, for bringing back 71 boxes, and for his patience while we were finding homes for those boxes. And thanks also go to the many people who drove out over the Christmas holidays, not always on the bright sunny days (!), to then store them in their basements.

Unlike our huge windfall of new bags from ProSoya last July, where each full box contained 2,400 the same bag type (colour, style), these boxes are like Christmas surprises. Not all boxes have the same type of bundles, not all bundles are full (400 bags), and they’re from a variety of manufacturers: Beatrice, Dairyland, Natrel, Neilson, Northumberland, Quebon, Sealtest … a really nice mix.

For weavers, here’s a chance to try out different colour combinations and techniques for making stripes … plaids … is it even possible to weave vertical strips?!  I’d love to post pictures of what you come up with!

For supplies, contact me directly: cthiele@ncf.ca .

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2 responses to this post.

  1. There will be a meeting at the Court at Barrhaven tomorrow (22 Jan.) from 1 till 3pm. We meet there every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, and everyone is welcome to drop in and learn how to crochet with milkbags! Please do stop by 🙂 Note that `Barrhaven Manor’ is a different retirement home, a few blocks away from the Court.

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  2. Posted by Elizabeth on January 22, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    My friend and i are interested in learning to crochet milkbag mats, do you have a training day scheduled for this year and when do you meet at The Court in Barrhaven Manor to work on the mats?
    Thanks – Elizabeth

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