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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday June 4, 2010 on: June 05, 2010 04:04:07 AM
First fiber friday post for me, yay!

So this is a sock yarn I've spun and navajo plied from a handpainted superwashmerino/nylon top I got from a fiber club. I'm not quite satisfied with it; it seems I'm unable to be constitant with the thickness. I blame it on the fact I don't like synthetics. Tongue Pretty colours, though.



2  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: My first try at weaving, ever! on: September 21, 2008 02:05:09 AM
Thank you for your kind words! Smiley

The pattern I actually made up as I was weaving, so it's totally random (ok, not totally..).
3  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / My first try at weaving, ever! on: September 20, 2008 01:50:29 PM
I recently started at a school for textile crafting and this is my first finished project! It's a scarf, about 2 meters long and 40 centimeters wide, woven in yarn dyed with cochenille and madder. There are also some strands of handspun yarn in it and I added various beads (plus a small bell Cheesy) to the fringes.



It's a crappy picture, but I think you get the general idea.


An action shot! (look serious? nah...)

I'm really happy with how this one turned out, I'm wearing it all the time! It's perfect now when it's getting a bit colder here. Cheesy
4  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: One little Mommy Turtle and 3 Beebee Turtles :) on: September 20, 2008 01:37:53 PM
I almost want to eat them!
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Autumn tree - Newbie Alert!!!!!! on: September 20, 2008 01:33:28 PM
It's so simplistic and so decorative! Plus I love autumn trees. Cheesy
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Crazy Baby Quilt on: September 20, 2008 01:30:11 PM
That is so cool! But I cant watch it longer than a few seconds or my eyes twitch. Wink
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Earring holder on: September 20, 2008 09:44:00 AM
That's a really clever thing! I might copy you if you allow it.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: WARNING: High level geekery inside. on: September 20, 2008 09:42:37 AM
Aaaaw! I want it!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Viking hat! on: September 20, 2008 09:12:49 AM
Thank you for your compliments! Smiley

I can give a try to explain it. I'm a n00b on tanning and my english-skill are less than adequate... Tongue

Anyway, you take the skin (if it is dried or frozen) and place it in water until it is soaked (don't let the skin lie in water too long, or the hair might fall off Tongue). Let it dry a bit and scrape the flesh-side of the skin until it's mostly free of gooey stuff like fat and loose pieces of skin and membranes (you can use a knife for that, but make sure it's not too sharp or it's easy to damage the skin).

For the actual tanning you need fat and proteins. Egg yolk/avocado + olive oil works fine. Mix it and coat the flesh-side of the skin. Let it be for a couple of days and rinse with water and soap/shampoo/whatever you've got at hand.

When the skin has dried it becomes hard, so it needs to be softened. This is done when it is a bit damp (if the skin is dry, place a soaked towel on it for a while); pull, squeeze, rub, play and dance with the skin until it has dried.

I hope that is mostly understandable...
10  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 30 ENTRIES / Re: Look What the Cat Dragged In (a.k.a. Cat Scratch Fever) on: September 20, 2008 08:04:43 AM
Omg, I'd copy you if I didn't use the touchpad on my laptop. Cheesy
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