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Reader's Exchange: Needle craft classes looking for donated supplies

Donna Welch believes that needle craft is becoming a lost art. Starting in January, Zephyrhills Grange No. 194 will conduct classes, open to the public, in knitting, crochet and embroidery. They are seeking donations of yarn, needles, and any other helpful tools to get their classes going and revive the art. Please call Donna at (813) 395-8319.

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Rose Hildebrand has supplies for Swedish embroidery that she would like to part with. She also has two bags of pieces of fabric, perfect for quilting or doll clothes. She may be reached at (727) 799-8682.

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Perhaps anyone making projects for charity should contact D.M. Bache, who still has more fabric to give away. She also has a box of attachments for a 15-91 Singer Sewing Machine. It includes a buttonholer and a tucker, and may fit other Singer models. She is still seeking a 1-inch suitcase wheel, which must have flanges to screw on. Call her at (727) 367-5590.

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Saranan Lauck is on a mission to help her daughter find accessories for a Necchi, Royal Series Model 3205FA sewing machine. Her daughter has moved several times, and Mom thinks the pedal, electric cord, bobbins, etc., stayed behind. Saranan can pick up the accessories or pay for postage. Call her at (727) 384-4447.

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With the holidays approaching, many people are planning their menus. Idabell Stump of St. Petersburg was wondering if anyone out there has cookbooks they no longer need. If you would like to share some favorite recipes, please call her at (727) 321-3264.

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If anyone has a 4- to 6-foot ladder that they aren't using, please contact John of Largo at

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Arlene Walsh has some chairs that need repairing. They are a pair of ladder-back chairs with rushing seats, and it is the seats that need help. She wonders if anyone knows where to have rushing done these days. If you know, contact her at or (727) 580-5508.

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Four young animal enthusiasts have the opportunity to become the proud owners of a pet rabbit. To add to the excitement, this will be their first pet ever. The only problem is, they don't have a cage, and can't get the rabbit without one. If anyone has a rabbit cage they don't need anymore, it would delight these children to no end. Perhaps there is someone who would like to build them a cage? Any help will be most appreciated. Please leave a message at (727) 343-6252.

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D. Reilly has more than a dozen trophies up for grabs if there's an organization out there that can put them to good use. Call (727) 457-1581.


Dorothy McDade wants to thank everyone who donated yarn to the sewing class at the Largo Recreational Center. Class members were thrilled to receive the materials.

And this just in, from Betty Pfaff: "I want to thank REX and all the ladies that called me about the quilting frame. I did get one and am anxious to get started on my first quilt.''

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Reader's Exchange: Needle craft classes looking for donated supplies 10/17/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 4:07pm]
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