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yucky yucca brushes

updated mon 10 may 99


Janet H Walker on sun 9 may 99

...Chew the piece of yucca the length you want (3-4" for fine-line) and draw
between your clenched front teeth to get off all the green. (By the way,
green yucca is truly yukky; dried yucca tastes slightly better -- do this
outside cuz you'll spit a lot.)

Hmmm. Fibers. Plants. Scraping between your teeth. Suddenly this
makes me think of artichokes. A common source of fibres for those of
us not privileged to live near a desert. Has anyone tried some of
these other fibrous plants for brush making? Just a wild analogy
that popped into my head...

Jan Walker
Cambridge MA USA