Will this Jute be ok to use?

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pattiB
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Will this Jute be ok to use?

Post by pattiB » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:33 am

I purchased it at the craft store. I just says Jute but it is colored black.
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Re: Will this Jute be ok to use?

Post by MissK » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:35 am

On first look I have to ask what did they use to dye it? What does the label say, all the big and little words?
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Re: Will this Jute be ok to use?

Post by pattiB » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:40 am

It doesn't say. I'd be using it to add to a play gym for Graice. For traction on PVC.

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Re: Will this Jute be ok to use?

Post by MissK » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:29 am

I meant, what are all the words on the label, in big and small letters. I'm suspicious of a black dye as all natural. Most black things in nature are really very dark brown or purple. I'd like to see you switch for the natural colour. If her feet are going to be always in contact with it, especially if things get wet, I'd want to know what that dye is. Of course, I *am* an admitted extremist. :D She is likely to taste it as well.
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Re: Will this Jute be ok to use?

Post by pattiB » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:33 pm

I think I'll opt for getting more natural hemp. That's what I've used on a portion of the play gym. I was just trying to make it a bit more "decor" friendly for in my MOM Cave. It will be hanging from the corner for her to be on while I work. I should post a pic of it in progress. I think I'll do that right now.
Thanks for the input. I always appreciate hearing from the experts! :D

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Re: Will this Jute be ok to use?

Post by MissK » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:17 pm

Hahaha! "MissK, Jute Expert"! I like the sound of that!

Honestly, I love the stuff. I use it for the birds, for tying stuff in a pinch, and I just now hot glued some on the border of a greeting card I just made. Don't be surprised if next year I report I used it on "homespun" style Christmas ornaments........

I understand about the decor. Think "neutral background".
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Re: Will this Jute be ok to use?

Post by ellieelectrons » Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:25 pm

Jute is generally fine but as MissK said there could be a problem with the dye.

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Re: Will this Jute be ok to use?

Post by Tyeman » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:28 pm

ellieelectrons wrote:Jute is generally fine but as MissK said there could be a problem with the dye.

Ellie.
yea you want to go with fully untreated... u can always send an email to the manufacturer to find out

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