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Post by Sparhawk on 3rd May 2011, 9:28 pm

"Underground, Overground, Wombling Free,
The Wombles of Wimbledon Common are we.
Making good use of the things that we find,
Things that the everyday folks leave behind.

We're so incredibly, utterly devious
Making the most of everything.
Even bottles and tins.
Pick up the pieces and make them into something new,
Is what we do!"

The lyrics from the first & last verse of "The Wombling Song"


Thinking of Elisabeth Beresford who passed away over the Xmas period, I thought it may be nice to pick an everyday object each month & see how many different ideas for uses we can come up with...

For May "Net Curtain/s"...


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Post by Sparhawk on 3rd May 2011, 9:35 pm

I'll make a start with washable/reuseable greenhouse shading...

I pick mine up from charity shops...

Well, I will put it back up again soon so that everything else doesn't go the same way as the spuds... Rolling Eyes


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Post by Dandelion on 3rd May 2011, 9:36 pm

Was that net curtain the bride was wearing on her head on Friday? Our children used to have net curtain brides' veils in the dressing up box!

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Post by Chilli-head on 3rd May 2011, 10:14 pm

Gosh, where to start. Kid's fishing net. Sparging bag ?
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Post by polgara on 3rd May 2011, 10:15 pm

I use them to keep the birds off the tayberries & peas. Oh Uses them for the runner beans.


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Post by polgara on 3rd May 2011, 10:21 pm

Ohh my other favourite use is to make bags for shopping for veg, saves paper or plastic ones.

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Post by mark barker on 3rd May 2011, 10:23 pm

Fastened to the inside of a cycling helmet they stop the flying bugs from crawling over your head after they've dropped through the vents.

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Post by Compostwoman on 3rd May 2011, 10:55 pm

Home made little french maid caps and aprons.

Stockings and suspenders optional..... Embarassed Rolling Eyes

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Post by Sparhawk on 3rd May 2011, 11:16 pm

Cue Billy!!! Laughing

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Post by Compostwoman on 3rd May 2011, 11:20 pm

Actually have made this outfit..... Embarassed It was rather fetching, apparently... Wink

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Post by polgara on 4th May 2011, 7:57 am

Quick & easy table runners or cut into place mats.

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Post by Compostwoman on 4th May 2011, 11:12 pm

Compostwoman wrote:Actually have made this outfit..... Embarassed It was rather fetching, apparently... Wink

Have a photo, somewhere...dates from 1989...... whistle2

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Post by polgara on 5th May 2011, 7:34 am

Cut carefully, makes a good trim for skirt, nightdress, pillows, aprons in fact any clothes that need it.

Also good dolls clothes or dolls house curtains.

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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 5th May 2011, 2:00 pm

And speaking of doll houses, makes a fine bed skirt for doll house as well.
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Post by Dandelion on 5th May 2011, 5:44 pm

Stretched over a wooden frame it makes a good fly screen for windows or doors

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Post by Compostwoman on 5th May 2011, 6:04 pm

Stretched over a wooden frame it makes a good paper making mould and deckle.

Also makes interesting patterns if painted through.

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Post by polgara on 5th May 2011, 10:05 pm

A fine net will make a good lavender bag or

a bigger piece of fine net cut into a largish circle filled with oats & tied to the tap means a nice bath & no lumps of oats on you or in the plug hole.

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Post by danksshady on 9th May 2011, 5:09 pm

made into a bag for washing delicate items in the washing machine
Ideal also for babies socks to be washed in so they don't get lost in the washer
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Post by polgara on 9th May 2011, 5:49 pm

Or any socks lol!

Also a fine net would make a good jelly bag.

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Post by polgara on 3rd June 2012, 10:36 am

Coloured net would make a nice protecter for the top of an armchair, like an antima casser

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Post by freebird on 3rd June 2012, 5:33 pm

Cut into circles, with beads or buttons sewn around for weight, to make bowl covers to keep flies off food. I didn't make mine, but they are in constant use.
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