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1  Re: Belladune's Spinzilla 2016 thread in Spinning: Completed Projects by Belladune on: October 10, 2016 01:45:07 PM
Day's 6&7, and the big finish!







That was a long slog!! 5721 yards is 5.23 km or 3.25 miles! Pretty good while still running the kids to activities, keeping the house in well enough order that it didn't turn into a dive, and going to work (one day..)

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2  Re: Belladune's Spinzilla 2016 thread in Spinning: Completed Projects by Belladune on: October 07, 2016 10:48:41 PM
Day 4 and 5!

Plied up 4 singles of the Corriedale wool, and started a bobbin of hemp fibre.


Finished the first bobbin of hemp, and spun a second one, then started to ply them.


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3  Re: Belladune's Spinzilla 2016 thread in Spinning: Completed Projects by Belladune on: October 05, 2016 10:16:55 PM
Day 3!
9 oz spun, 8oz plied.  My goal was 10oz spun, 12 plied, but that just didn't happen. but I came close! once this 4 ply is done, it's all singles or 2 ply from here.

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4  Belladune's Spinzilla 2016 thread in Spinning: Completed Projects by Belladune on: October 04, 2016 09:20:39 PM
It's that time of year again!  Spinzilla!!

Start with day 2, cause it's the better picture. Smiley  10 ounces of corriedale wool! all spun in under 5 hours today.


And day 1, was only 4 ounces, spun and plied into a 4 ply yarn, of Shropshire wool.  And I made a wicked meal for a spinzilla day... kinda foolish... but you know... it was delicious... 


5 more days to go!
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5  Re: Happy Mail Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Belladune on: September 15, 2016 07:46:06 AM
See, CraftyLittleMonkey spoiled me too!

First, the box! She made so much it didn't fit into the envelope...  Shocked


Next, these awesome pieces of fibre art. I'm so totally just framing the sun. I have ideas for the flower scenes.


4 lovely scratch books.  One might end up in my purse for jotting notes, one might end up full of poetry, and who knows what the others will be filled with!


A lovely ribbon with flowers on it, and the fabulous paper clip, and some vintage  buttons!


And lastly, a whole book! A whole book turned into a Junk Journal!! I've always wanted to make one of these, now I get I head start and I get to fill it full of tidbits and things!



See, spoiled rotten too.... Thanks so much CLM!
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6  Needle felted me! in Felting: Completed Projects by Belladune on: September 07, 2016 06:08:29 PM
Underthemountain and Alteredmommy ran a fabulous swap called the Craftster Trading Card Swap in August. The idea was to send a trading card with your image on it, and some stats about you on the back. (kind of like a baseball or hockey card) It was a really fun swap with a flood of snail mail.  For my card i decided to go with a medium that I like, but never do enough of: Needle Felting.

This is my needle felted me!



I manipulated the image in Pixelmatr, which is a photoshop like program, adding the back ground and frame, and words to achieve this:



Then I printed off around 35 of my images (and the back image) onto sticker paper, and did some paper craft magic to make them all the right size, and shipped them all off! It was an excellent swap!

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7  Re: Craftster Card Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Belladune on: August 04, 2016 02:46:58 PM
*Pops in to reserve her spot*

Shipped all cards August 16th (whoops! forgive me!)

1. underthemountain
2. gozer
3. craftylittlemonkey
4. PromisedHeartbrk
5. edelC
6. Onyxnox
7. cmarion3
8. Sharalee
9. SonjaBoo
10. Belladune
11. Abbeeroad
12. phoenixfiredesigns
13. kbrison
14. curiousfae
15.BigBangMomma
16. Wulf
17. craftADDchick
18. alwaysinmyroom
19. bunny1kenobi
20. emilywilde
21. alteredmommy
22. Smmarrt
23. audio
24. teag
25. seeuudee
26. LovelyMiss

27. mountains and clouds
28. Mistress Jennie

4 cards to go - August 25, 2016


Well, even though there are 8 cards out there yet, I'm posting my pics and process Cheesy

Front!


Back! The details got tiny! i hadn't realized until I'd printed them off... But I stuck with it, not knowing which details to get rid of... Hope you all have magnifying glasses!


Original images:



The self portrait was needle felted. It's not nearly as amazeballs as some needle felted faces/portraits I've seen, but I've been working up to realism... I'm not quite there yet! I still found it to be a close likeness, despite the giant eyes and nearly invisible nose.  The glasses were made of plastimake, a product out of australia that is basically just meltable plastic pellets.  You melt them with hot hot water, and mould away! It's pretty neato-misquito.
And the woven back ground was actually woven from yarn I hand spun as a spun self portrait in a challenge we did a few years ago.  It's a pretty small amount of fabric... but I didn't need a lot for this!
I took these images, and altered them as needed to get the front and back as you see them in a photoshop-like program.  
Once I had all that done, I printed onto sticker paper, and stuck the stickers onto heavy card stock. It was a little tricky getting things lined up, but found a way that was both mostly successful, and quick.
And that was that. Smiley
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8  Tour de Fleece 2016 - Week 1 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Belladune on: July 10, 2016 02:39:32 PM
Whoop! Spinning along with the cyclists in the Tour de France is wonderful inspiration to actually sit and spin quantities of yarn!

First- a 3 ply merino (I don't know the stats, as I haven't washed it.)


Second yarn I finished this week is a Coopworth Corriedale blend with Pulled sari silk for texture.


I'm plying another today, and hope to finish a fourth before the end of the week!
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9  Re: So much yarn.. in Spinning: Completed Projects by Belladune on: June 13, 2016 08:42:06 AM
Thanks Kittykill!
Here's the rest of the yarn!

1, 2, 3, and 4 ply Romney, and 1, 2, 3 ply Merino! 3- 4 oz of each!


 
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10  Shibori style dyed felt scarves in Dyeing: Completed Projects by Belladune on: June 11, 2016 03:33:42 AM


So, I use the term shibori loosely since I don't know if these are exactly folded with proper shibori techniques... But they are folded and then dyed, and then I finish the felting.  I start with pre felt fabric, often merino silk blend.

Here they are folded and stitched or tied in place:


And here are the finished scarves!


Thanks for looking!
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