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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Question about bleaching a patterned couch cover to plain on: January 21, 2011 01:06:58 PM
I have an Ikea couch cover that looks like this:


And I'm sort of dang sick of it. I just moved and I'm trying to go for a vintage industrial feel. But new covers are always a bazillion dollars and not worth it really, so I would rather reuse the one I have

So my question is, what will happen if I try and bleach the pattern out of this cover? Will it work? How should I do it (concentrations, etc)?

I don't need it to be perfect looking (industrial to me is an excuse to have shoddy furniture xD), and I don't need it to be white (I'd rather it not be white) because I think bleached fabric turns off-white?

Thanks!
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Storing/Organizing Feathers on: February 07, 2010 07:23:57 AM
It seems like it should be simple but I can't for the life of me figure out a good way to organize feathers and keep them from getting crushed (the big ostrich plumes), without cluttering up my craft space (otherwise I would love to put them in vases or something). I make a lot of hats so this is really driving me nuts! It would be nice to easily see what I have and not wreck half of it!

Thanks!
3  CANADA / Ontario / Toronto meet-up to beat the winter blahity-boos? on: February 02, 2010 10:24:47 AM
I was super sad I couldn't attend the meet-up last spring...but it seems like it's been a while and maybe we're due for another?

Anyone with me?



Cheers!
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Fascinators and Other Hair Things on: January 19, 2010 10:13:10 AM
I've quipped on other people's awesome stuff, I've done some swapping, but I'm not sure I've ever posted anything I've actually made...so here goes...


First attempt at a fascinator! I love it but have problems with the wire bending out of whack (do they have heavier gauge wire in the coated colours I wonder?)


Fascinator number 2, made to match my new tattoo, which you can see here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334366.msg3870247#msg3870247

Close-up:


#3 Made for a friend at work, ultimately I ended up glueing the end of the feather down so it was curved instead of sticking straight out:

Close up of flower, made from glue gun, pantyhose, glitter, wire. I even made the stamen(?) myself! : )


This was the first attempt beyond glue-gunning a dollar store flower to a hair clip. The black flower was made with pantyhose and wire:


Some other basic-ish ones, embellished with my super AWESOME Martha Stewart glitter <3  I talked about it for days to my co-workers who aren't big craft geeks....


Th-th-th-that's all folks! C & C muchly appreciated!
5  CANADA / Ontario / Belt Buckle Findings in GTA on: December 21, 2009 10:59:05 AM
Has anyone seen belt buckle findings kicking around, or even any guesses as to where I might find some?

Kind of like what was used in this tutorial http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=93700.0

Thanks!
6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Help! Started to felt roving.. on: November 23, 2007 05:06:38 PM
Ran a search in the fiber arts forums and couldn't find anything. The problem: I dyed 1/4 lb of roving, and then did the one thing I had read NOT to do, take roving from really hot water to really cold water. But the question is...

It's not completely felted, but it's not perfect either...

So, is it salvegable? If I can't spin it I don't know what to do with it.. (Keep in mind this was to be my first spinning project, so I should rephrase, is it salvegable by an experienced spinner?)

Thanks, and if this HAS already been discussed than I'd appreciate a kick in the right direction : )

-Spoon

(crossposted to the dyeing discussion forum)
7  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Help! Started to felt roving on: November 23, 2007 05:05:04 PM
Ran a search in the fiber arts forums and couldn't find anything. The problem: I dyed 1/4 lb of roving, and then did the one thing I had read NOT to do, take roving from really hot water to really cold water.

It's not completely felted, but it's not perfect either...

So, is it salvegable? If I can't spin it I don't know what to do with it.. (Keep in mind this was to be my first spinning project, so I should rephrase, is it salvegable by an experienced spinner?)

Thanks, and if this HAS already been discussed than I'd appreciate a kick in the right direction : )

-Spoon

(crossposted to the spinning discussion forum)
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / glowing/uv reactive cards on: November 22, 2007 02:23:09 AM
If no one else thinks this is papercraft related please let me know and I can (re)move the post. Thanks : )

Can anyone think of a way I could produce glow-in-the-dark or uv reactive business cards? The only thing that I could possibly think of was screenprinting them, but there's a forum for that ; )

I'm guessing if it were even possible to find reactive printer inks/colours that would involve a LOT of experimentation, but maybe with reactive papers?

My only concern is the ability to produce them in quantities.

Cheers,
Susan
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