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  • Wheat for wheat pillows?

    Hi everyone,

    I hope someone can help here.

    I would like to make some of those microwave warming pillow things but I have no idea where to get the filler.

    I've heard it's buck wheat, but can I just go down to the supermarket and buy it?

    Thanks in advance.
    xx
    F

  • #2
    Buck wheat can be bought at most supermarkets. it's normally with the dried kidney beans and chick peas.
    You can also get it from Hollund and barrett etc.
    full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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    • #3
      Pearl barley will also work if you can't get wheat.
      Do you have a grain mill near you? The sort of place where farmers buy their cow feed. My DH got some wheat for me when he picked up the calf feed and it was only about £5 for a 25kilo bag.
      Once I made the bags I heated them up twice to make sure it was completely dry and it worked fine.

      Melanie

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      • #4
        Thanks so much, that's a great help.

        I'll ask at the place my mum gets her goat feed.

        Otherwise I'll pop down to the supermarket

        Thanks.

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        • #5
          I make (and sell) them, covered in fleece for kiddies bed warmers, etc. and I use long grain rice. It works brilliantly!

          It takes 1 1/2 to 2 minutes to heat in the microwave and holds the heat for about 2 hours.
          Life's not a race, do take it slower. Hear the music before the song is over.

          Sue

          Bags Embroidery & Knitting

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