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1  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / How to adhere glass bits to fabric? on: March 17, 2008 07:39:01 PM
I found a really old glass mosaic kit (circa 1969) that I want to put together. The only problem is that the glue that came with the kit was solid. Anyway, anyone know what kind of adhesive I should use? And where I can get it? Any help will be appreciated! Thanks!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Ninja! (I knit him.) on: March 17, 2008 02:58:07 PM
I couldn't help myself. I had to make a ninja to represent my peeps on Ravelry. I used Zabet Stewart's Bad Juju pattern to make him. As he follows the way of the yarn, he carries two needles on his back, to take care of knitting emergencies as they happen. Let me know what you think! Thanks for looking.



3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Bob Dobbs Intarsia - My First One! on: March 09, 2008 01:46:16 PM
This is my first intarsia.
 


The chart came from Jennifer Stafford's book Domiknitrix Whip Your Knitting Into Shape. The pattern in the book is for a sweater vest and called for this chart in duplicate stitch. I find duplicate stitch tedious, not to mention redundant, so I was happy when the book said it could be done in intarsia, even though I've never tried it before. This is the practice version, made from yarn I had in my stash. The light blue field and the hot pink outline are an acrylic dk weight yarn. The variegated area for the face is a baby merino leftover from making a bunch of hats. I used size 5 needles. It has not been blocked.

I think when I do this for real, I will use 3 colors of yarn of the same weight, probably from the same vendor. The practice piece probably would have come out a little more evenly if I had done that this time. I'm looking forward to when I have enough money to buy the supplies to make the vest - it's the only item of clothing my husband has wanted me to knit for him. Most of the other things we've seen have been a little too run-of-the-mill for him.

BTW, in case you're wondering who Bob Dobbs is, Bob represents the Church of the Subgenius. You can find information about them at www.subgenius.com

Let me know what you think!
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Needlepoint: Save NOLA on: March 07, 2008 03:12:03 PM


Here is the first of my completed objects to be posted on Craftster. I bought this as a pre-painted canvas at The Quarter Stitch, a shop in New Orleans' French Quarter, in October 2007. I was there for a Habitat for Humanity conference and found the shop while on a lunch break - the food at our hotel was terrible, so I had to get something better. Once I finished my Po' Boy, I blew the rest of my break in the shop. There we so many canvases! I felt like I had to get this one, to support a local business and do my little part to help NOLA come back from the hurricanes.

I used Paternan yarns for the text and field. I used DMC metallic thread, doubled, for the Fleur de Lis. I think I got the technique for the satin stitch from watching Shay Pendray's show. The field and text were done in continental stitch. All I have to do now is block it, and choose a color for the mat before I frame it.

Hope you like it. Let me know what you think. Thanks, y'all!
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Gee's Bend Quilts on: March 06, 2008 08:18:12 PM
I just saw a bunch of Gee's Bend quilts this weekend at our local art museum. I was so inspired to see what all these women have produced. Many of the quilts were made from old clothes. The composition of the quilts was fabulous! Lots of abstraction, and some deconstruction of classic blocks. It has reminded me to get back to a project I set aside a couple years ago, pieced from my husband's worn out khakis. I have most of the blocks pieced, but I think I set it aside because I needed more pants. As soon as I have time to look at it, I'll post some pics. Anyway, just thought I'd share. I was so happy to see quilts that weren't the same old thing as in the shops.
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