Joy Oasis wrote:Did you use upholstery thread or something like that since it has to hold lost of weight?
Joy Oasis wrote:And it still holds whole body weight! Then maybe I am overcomplicating the whole thing...
Liza Stallsmith wrote:This is just a small thing, but I was really excited to give all of my children a pillow for Christmas this year made with the wool of my sheep. It is kind of like a Don't squeeze the Charmin. They are so comfortable and they are renewable for life. You can always open them, re= fluff, clean, or add more wool to them. Now to make one for me. Some of my family doesn't sleep with pillows, but they are great to have for supporting the back when sitting and a thousand other reason it seems. ; )
Joy Oasis wrote:Great. Then I will be keeping my eyes open for some large pieces of the fabric.
Dan Boone wrote:I'd like to make a pitch here for a traditional solution: carefully chosen animal hides.
I grew up up sleeping on an unclipped, untanned (but well dried) caribou hide. I had a "normal" mattress in the family cabin, but whenever we camped out wild (which was often, and includes a couple of five-month stints at mining camp) I was issued my caribou hide. It had a distinctive but not unpleasant animal smell not unlike that of a clean dog (tanning would have prevented that) and was exceedingly warm and comfortable; plus, it was thick and cushy enough that even laid over a bed made from unpeeled poles, it was very comfy.
Caribou of course are notorious for having thick hollow hair. You might need a stack of cow hides (hair on) to get to the same comfort level. However I've seen some sheep rugs (typically four tanned sheep backs sheared about an inch long and sewn together) that are every bit as thick and cushy as the caribou.
Joylynn Hardesty wrote:Has anyone tried out Open Your Eyes Bedding?