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[Cob] clothes clay slip?

Deborah Terreson foodandart at
Mon Feb 25 12:42:22 CST 2008

Hmmm. Could be a new resource!

Try using different fibers.. my thoughts are that the cotton may  
degrade over time.
A poly/cotton blend may have more durability and a full nylon may be  
Or it may be just the opposite or you may see no difference at all.
Can't hurt to find out. Let us know what you discover.


On Feb 25, 2008, at 11:11 AM, Kristi Shapla wrote:

> Has anyone ever heard of using old clothes in place of straw?  I  
> imagine dipping them in clay slurry and stomping them into a form.   
> We might try this on an interior wall.  We have plenty of thrift  
> store dumpsters to raid.
> Any advice or discouragement?
> -Kristi
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