ask crafty response: citric acid, shrink plastic, and machine knitter
Anyone else with some words of wisdom? fire away with all your crafty knowledge and help out your fellow crafties... post replies to these questions in the comments or email me with your tips.
x Where in T.O. I can buy citric acid for making bath bombs? I've found many websites for how to make them, but none of them tell you where to get citric acid. - Rennee Charles
- Citric acid is available at most health food stores - that's the cheapest place to get it.
- You can also get it at places like SoapScope on Roncesvalles, but it's way more expensive.
x I'm searching high and low for shrink plastic - you know the stuff that shrinky dinks are made of. I would like blank pieces that I can either draw on or send through my inkjet printer. I would prefer to buy locally and avoid US customs and crazy shipping charges. I've been calling places all weekend and have only been able to locate it at Michael's stores, but none are TTC-friendly, since they're in Markham, Brampton and Oakville! Is there a source for these in Toronto? - Susan
- It's true - I've only even been able to find shrinky dink plastic at Michael's or at Staples (if there' out of stock they will order it for you - bring the UPC code from their website).
- I've seen cheap shrinky dink material at the Dollarama in the crafty section but it's pre-printed.
x I am looking to hook up with a machine knitter; someone who knits with a machine. Someone who does modern work, and can possible work without a pattern. Do you know anyone like this? - Jennifer (this is more of a help-wanted question)
- Laura-Jean the Knitting Queen on Augusta knits with a machine - I've worked with her in the past.
- take a look on the yahoo group knitomatic. I've commissioned several pieces via knitomatic and while the prices vary considerably I've always been very happy with the results.
- also try alchemy on www.etsy.com for custom orders.