Q: I would like to find, in the Atlanta area, a person who does weaving to repair a small hole in a boiled wool Geiger jacket. Sometimes they are called blind weavers, French weavers or a restorer of fabrics. No one seems to know of anyone in this area who does this type of work. M. Patricia Seguare, Gainesville
A: I’m going to send you to Finest’s Reweavers, 44 Broad St., Atlanta, 404-525-1352, which has been in business for about 30 years. The shop specializes in reweaving and restoring a wide variety of garments and materials. If you want to see samples, check out the website at finestsreweavers.com.
Q: I’m looking for a special flour to make pizza dough. The recipe calls for Caputo 00 flour. I can’t find this at all, and no one seems to know what I’m talking about. Thank you. Pat Mason, email
A: The double zero in flour refers to the texture. For instance, Italian flours get their classifications according to how finely they’re ground. So, a coarser ground would be a 1 or a single zero, and the finest receives double zeros. The double zero flours also boast a lower protein content, thus lower gluten, which gives your crust just the right amount of elasticity to produce a bit of chew in the center, and a nice amount of puff around the edges. Tuscany at Your Table, 1050 N. Highland Ave., NE., Atlanta, 404-205-5092, carries a couple brands of double zero flours, including the most well-known, Antimo Caputo 00 flour from Italy. A 2.2-pound bag costs $3.90.
Q: My granddaughter received a very nice whiteboard for Christmas, but the colored markers she uses have an awful smell. I want my little granddaughter to enjoy drawing at my house, but I’ve got to find something better for her to use. My niece told me about a brand called Expo that doesn’t have that problem. Can you tell me where these might be found in the Milton area? Thanks so much. Jane Wright, email
A: Jane, you can find Expo low-odor dry-erase markers in assorted colors at Staples 945 North Point Drive, Alpharetta, 678-366-0245. A package of eight markers costs $11.79.
Q: When I was a junior high, the only lipstick my mother would let me wear was Tangee. It was a lipstick that came in only one color, but it adapted to the skin tone of the wearer. On me, the orange lipstick actually turned into a soft pink that was perfect. I’d love to find this again and see how it looks on me now. I hope it’s not discontinued. Thank you for your assistance. D. Baker, email
A: The Tangee lipstick you knew in junior high is still available today. While it’s been around for over 70 years, Tangee lipsticks now are sold through vermontcountrystore.com, or by calling 800-547-7849. A 1-ounce tube costs $15.95. If you plan to order Tangee over the phone, the item number is 61436.