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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Leap Year Fiber Friday 2/29/08 on: February 29, 2008 08:42:15 AM
Nice yarns, as usual, everybody!

Here are my first two on my new drop spindle (from shetland wool):


Just a few yards for practice. Didn't set the twist or anything.


First try at dying and plying. I don't really love the color ... I used 2 orange koolaid packets and one strawberry, and I expected this to be a little more orange. I don't think I would wear this color. Oh well. But I was pretty excited about the navajo plying, even though it really shortened the yarn! It took awhile to figure out how to blend the bumps in.


And here it is knit up. There's only about 25 yards, so I'm not sure what I can make with it! Suggestions are welcome.

Sorry for the crappy pictures ... I let my husband take the camera with him, so I'm using the webcam.

2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Another new wallet! on: February 14, 2008 08:53:14 PM
Nice fabric choices, and I like the rounded flap!  Smiley I must try a wallet one of these days.
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Owls and Corduroy...tons of pictures! on: February 10, 2008 09:28:39 PM
Awesome! I love the colors ... are those kooky little owls? They are so cute. How did you add those patterned strips in there? Is it pleated?
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: egyptian queen and floral bag on: February 05, 2008 07:41:12 PM
Ha! Yeah, truthfully I don't know exactly how to say it either. I have heard nefer-tee-tee, or nefer-tighty ... I think I've even heard nefer-titty! (Not sure if that was a serious effort or a joke).
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: egyptian queen and floral bag on: February 04, 2008 10:29:42 AM
OOOOoooo, Nefertiti! Very nice! Good job on the stencil ... it actually looks a lot like the original!
6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 2/1/08 on: February 01, 2008 09:59:38 AM
Wow .. these are all beautiful! I have not spun anything besides a little bit of natural Shetland that I got when I bought my drop spindle a few weeks ago. Definitely not an expert yet ... I barely even know how to knit but these beautiful yarns are so enticing! I am scared to even start!
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: shinai bag <3 on: January 31, 2008 10:16:41 AM
I like your shisa pipe!  Cheesy
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Boxy purse with tutorial and lots of pics! on: January 29, 2008 09:27:02 AM
Lowree ...

1. Yup.
2. You can use whatever measurements you want. The distance from the bottom to where the notch is cut out will be the height of your purse plus seam allowance. I used 1/2" seam allowance, and the height of the purse was about 4", so from the bottom to where the notch is cut was about 5".
3. To figure out the notch measurements, imagine doing a regular Jordy bag, except that instead of having 2 pieces you are eliminating the bottom seam by turning it into a fold. So when you make that fold, you want the depth of the notch to include a seam allowance. The fold doesn't need a seam allowance. Make sense? I don't remember the exact dimensions of the one I did (I was going by the squares on the fabric and just adding seam allowance), but basically the depth of the notch should be 1/2" (if that's your seam allowance) longer than 1/2 the width of the notch. The idea is that once you sew that side seam, the distance from the stitching to the corner of the notch is equal to the distance from the bottom fold to the corner of the notch. That way you get a square bottom.

I hope that made sense ... it is quite tricky to explain without being able to hold it in your hands.

The flap piece is basically the depth plus the height of the finished purse. It's probably easiest to decide what you want your finished dimensions to be, draw it out, then add a seam allowance around the whole thing.

I made a pdf to show how to draw out the finished dimensions and add the seam allowance. Hopefully this helps clarify things: Boxy Purse PDF. Note: this pdf is not to scale, it's at about 55%.

Good luck! I'd love to see the finished product. Feel free to message me if you are having trouble.
9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: newbie spinner - intimidated on: January 07, 2008 11:06:38 AM
Good questions. Sorry ... I don't have any answers for you  Sad I came here to ask pretty much the same questions! I just took apart a wool sweater and I was wondering if I could re-spin the yarn as it is quite bulky and loosely spun. So I would love an answer for that question too! I have a picture of the yarn here.

I'm another newbie to the spinning world. I don't have a spindle yet either, but I'm also considering a home-made drop spindle, at least for now.
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Boxy purse with tutorial and lots of pics! on: January 03, 2008 10:06:31 AM
I heart you! Where in the world did you find those FABULOUE placemats? I cant wait to try this with some of the extras I have around. Its gorgeous!!!

I had seen some tutes on here using placemats, so I was keeping my eye out. I found them at Army and Navy (don't know if you have those in the states?) for $1 each. I was going to try one of the tutes I found on here but in the end I had to take advantage of the boxy print and do something really square ... so this is what I ended up with. So far I am enjoying it ... a little smaller than I am used to, but it forced me to really clean out and garbage a bunch of junk from my old purse!
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