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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: knitted dog jumper on: November 20, 2011 07:28:06 AM
I would never have guessed you were a beginner, it looks amazing. And your cute little dog will appreciate it when its cold.
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Belle Ruffle Gloves on: November 20, 2011 03:41:39 AM
Beautifully knitted and stylish. You've taken lovely photographs of them too.
23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: A little wartime fashion, 1940s blouse, simplicity 4139 on: November 19, 2011 03:25:21 PM
I love 40's fashion and I think you've chosen a fabulous combination of blouse design and print.
24  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Sail Away Maxi Dress Tutorial on: November 19, 2011 03:20:30 PM
Beautiful! I love the ruffle detail and the style of sleeves.
25  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Overlocker foot pedal overheating on: November 19, 2011 01:44:05 PM
I have been using the small pencil edging/rolled hem stitch on my overlocker to finish the edges of some veils. I noticed after I had edged the first two that the foot control was hot and was producing a nasty burning smell. I wondered if it was finishing the edges of the veils that was causing the problem as I have never had any problems with the machine before.

I took the foot control to a repair shop and they werent able to do anything with it so replaced it with a new one.

However when I tried edging a veil with this new foot I noticed the same thing starting to happen so stopped before it got too hot.
Does anyone know what might be causing this? Are domestic overlockers not made to sew for beyond a certain length of time? Is it something to do with the rolled hem stitch (I havent used this stich before having only just discovered it)?
They arent massively long or full veils and I have tried varying the speed as I sew around and stopping for a minute occasionally.

The overlocker is a Toyota SL3335.
26  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Stuffed Chair Tissue Box Cover on: September 09, 2011 01:13:05 PM
Utterly fabulous!!  Cheesy
27  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: 70's tie to Oversize flower Brooch on: September 09, 2011 11:21:47 AM
That is brilliant, I really like it!
I have one or two ties that didn't quite fit in with other creations so I think I will  have a go at one.
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: I don't know how to do this! But you do! on: September 09, 2011 11:04:04 AM
I recommend finding someone who knows how to knit and has enough experience, patience and time to teach you. Smiley

If not that then I'll add my vote to KnittingHelp.com.
29  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Bedsheet to Infinity Dress! on: July 18, 2011 09:19:45 AM
Your dress looks lovely and using an unwanted sheet is a great idea.
Since first coming across the infinity dress idea Ive wondered if it could be made in a non-stretch fabric but Ive never gotten around to experimenting myself. I'd be more confident to make one now after seeing how yours turned out.
30  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: polymer clay reverse stocking stitch Tutorial on: July 18, 2011 08:13:45 AM
Wow! That is such an effective technique and youve done it really well, it looks just like real knitting!
Thank you for creating a tutorial. Im a knitter and Ive just started playing around with polymer clay - youve inspired me.
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