Re: Fred makes friends with Mr. Chunky

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Posted by Nick on August 29, 2002 at 15:15:42:

In reply to: Fred makes friends with Mr. Chunky posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on August 29, 2002 at 14:19:35:

I use jac bottles, and i've only had very minimal problems with a
henna after fredding. Only very rarely will it clog, and when it
does, it's easily squeezed out with a little extra pressure.

One thing i wonder about fredding, which is a completely different
issue- does the exposure to air while sifting affect the henna's
potency, or is it not enough exposure to warrant such?

: This is our friend "Mr. Chunky". I introduced him to Fred, my
: the Fred-O-Matic. Here's what was in the sifting basket, and here's
: what came through. This shows small plant scrap goes through Fred,
: but the debris and grit is effectively removed. So ... if you love
: something chunky, and knock it through a Fred, this is what you
: Fairly respectable henna! I don't do the jac bottles myself so I
: know what sort of clogging you get after Fredding henna ..... maybe
: someone can answer that. I Fred most hennaes and then carrot bag
: them, and once Fredded, they're good to work with.
: (no, no one here sells Mr. Chunky, so don't bloody panic)
: A Fred-O-Matic is available from Castle Arts, link below:


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