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1  First yarns - spindle. in Spinning: Completed Projects by Ravenau1 on: March 19, 2010 08:04:53 PM
I am loving it! Smiley

I seem to really overspin (lots of little 'squiggly' bits) but I am working on it!  Having a blast!

They are REALLY chunky! lol working on that too!

The two singles I plied together.  One I just did with alternating pieces of pink then purple roving, the other I mixed the roving together. 

The single I plied with the gold thread.

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2  Sparkled-up locket in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Ravenau1 on: March 03, 2010 06:57:27 PM
Not sure if this belongs in here or in reconstructed?

Several years ago my Husband gave me a beautiful silver locket for my birthday.  Recently he also gave me a lovely silver key pendant (I love keys and collect vintage keys and locks so it was rather fitting).  I wanted to put the key with the locket but it looked a little weird on it's own so I added some crystal thingies (that's the technical term). 

The original locket.

Thanks for looking! Smiley
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3  'Ensnared Heart' pendant in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Ravenau1 on: March 03, 2010 06:53:28 PM
This one was inspired by a piece I saw at a bead shop I went to on the weekend.  

I couldn't find a red heart bead the right size for inside the filigree, so red glitter Fimo to the rescue! lol  

Thanks for looking! Smiley
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4  'Poison Heart' pendant in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Ravenau1 on: March 03, 2010 06:48:49 PM
I just couldn't resist the 'heliotrope' coloured Swarovski heart Smiley

Thanks for looking! Smiley
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5  Re: Learn to Spin. Step 2: Drafting in Spinning: Discussion and Questions by Ravenau1 on: January 28, 2010 10:13:20 PM
themuppet, a felt smile is a great idea! I love it  Grin

I am having a laugh at the idea of your little one hugging the fibre lol.  My Hubby is the complete opposite.  He HATES wool of any description lol.  He won't touch it at all, says that the feel of it "gives him the creeps".  I was knitting some squares once and a ball of wool fell off the pile and rolled toward him on the couch, I've never seen him move so quick lol. 

So, I watched the vids and read Jane's instructions so I had a go this morning.  The only issues I had are that I didn't split the fibre quite evenly, and one piece was thicker than the other three, so to get it the same thickness as the others it actually ended up being longer.  Does that make sense? lol.  I have a few thicker and thinner bits going through but I am assuming that's a matter of practice.  I don't want to make it any thinner as I am worried it will break.  Each piece of the original fibre ended up being twice as long after it was drafted.  Is that ok?

Here's what I started out with:

After I divided the 1/2 yard (ish) length and drafted each piece.   You can see the longer piece here!  Embarrassed

Bit closer:

I hope that's not too many pics!  If it is, let me know.


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6  Re: Learn To Spin 2010: Source your tools in Spinning: Discussion and Questions by Ravenau1 on: January 27, 2010 11:24:07 PM
Woo Hoo!  Got my spindle and 'sliver' today.  The spindle seems on the heavier side but that's ok, I like the chunky wool.  I have visions of a Cheshire Cat themed scarf or something lol.  We'll see Smiley

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7  Tape measure and pin cushion for friend in Needlework: Completed Projects by Ravenau1 on: January 19, 2010 04:47:56 AM
As part of her Birthday present I made this little covered tape measure and pincushion for my friend, I glued swarovski crystals on the pins to give it a bit of sparkle. 

For the tape measure I used the great tute from graced http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=231569.0

Thanks for looking Smiley
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8  Skull, Devil and Swallow in Sublime Stitching Embroidery by Ravenau1 on: August 29, 2009 12:59:35 AM
Well this isn't technically a 'completed' project but I thought I'd post what I've done so far to keep myself going!   This is my second napkin and I have three and a bit motifs finished.

It's a bit of a 'put down, pick up' kind of project that I'm working on in between other things, so I have no idea when it will actually be done lol.

Also please excuse wrinkles and visible wash out marker lines (particularly on the skull) as it won't get washed and pressed until I've finished the whole lot. 

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9  Howling wolf Ipod cozy! in Completed Projects by Ravenau1 on: August 20, 2009 07:56:59 PM
This is what happens when you are bored, have a few scraps of felt and are reading about Werewolves! Smiley.  Hope this is the right place. 

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10  Blue Moo! in Needlework: Completed Projects by Ravenau1 on: August 20, 2009 07:49:57 PM
I couldn't resist stitching this one Smiley.

Design by Lisa Cowell. 

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