Granted, I've mostly been making Urban Threads Freestanding Lace designs, but the few times I've done 'normal' sewing on it, the thing's a racecar rather than my old machine.
My mother is envious for one reason - the threading function. What I love is the drop in bobbin, because in my old machine you had to remove half of the base of the machine every time you wanted to change a bobbin, and here its easy peasy.
When you make different colors of embroidered lace, you have to change bobbins a lot, so I'm extremely grateful for this. And the needle threader. And the very very complete instruction book which helps so much!
I'm doing a James Bond LARP, and my character is pretty much Edna Mode from the Incredibles, except a more real life version.
Anyway, her name is Arachne, and because her speciality is textiles, when I go to my first event (in a casino!) I want to dress the part obviously.
Now, I vastly don't have the wardrobe for a casino, which is in part why I based it on the Edna Mode type character because you can get away with a basic black dress. But I have an embroidery machine, and patterns for freestanding lace, and I already wrote knife-proof lace into my dossier. My idea is to have collar and cuffs, to offset the absolute plainness of my dress.
Here's the question. Do I try to make the whole thing spider-themed, or is it enough to have the textiles.
Not-Spider: Evenfall. (I own this - I've only made the mask so far, but it already has pieces designed to be a collar and cuffs, and it looks pretty dramatic while still being fancy) http://www.urbanthreads.com/blog/?p=7012
This is absolutely awesome, and I want to make one. But just as a note, if you did a patch for each district, that's 13 patches you don't have to worry about coming up with ideas for. The movie website has sigils and stuff for them - stuff to play with.
I love this though - love the texture and all the color choices - I need to learn to make one!
I was never really interested in felting (looked like too much work, so I didn't know you could felt doll faces (I've always embroidered faces on my plushes, which was fine with my goddess primitive voodoo-like dolls, but I've been wanting to expand past x and v stitches)!!
Inspired by this post, I picked up a felting kit and added eyes to my first plush this AM. This is soooo much easier than embroidering, since its easier to move the fluff around, I don't have to hide knots, I can pull off fluff if I make mistakes, I can make mostly symmetrical eyes -- Thanks sooo much for this!! Most awesome!
Want to know what the bodysuit is made out of - its not latex I know cause it clings differently.
Kudos on figuring a way to do her 'peak', (even though it obscures the 'gem' - its worth it to make the peak look that natural.)
Definite points for the accoutrements, nice clear, iconic, no fuss. Definitely casting the gems was the only way to go. And of course definite points for a decent cloak - it drapes in the front nicely.
This is awesome cause its pretty much the visual style of the cartoon - nice, simple, clean clear lines, bold shapes. It's very easy to get bogged down by details, and you hit all the points without making this fussy. Very nice job.
hmmmmm....i gotta get this "RubNBuff"...where can u get it? craft store, or order online?
and is it delivered by BUff men who Rub your back and shoulders while u craft?
LOL - I could use the buff men - I've been working on thread machine-lace. (Sorry for the late reply, my email didnt ping with this reply for some reason) Reminds me of Can-o-Man from the Tick - a spray man who appears for an hour and then vanishes with the smell of potpourri.
Love this. The tutorial is wonderful. Love all the ideas that stemmed out of this. Intimidated for sure to post my entry, but will anyway. I actually love this. Can you get that gold rub on in different colors and metalics?
you CAN get the wax paste in other colors, tho i think it's only silver, other shades of gold, and *maybe* a copper or something....
You can get RubNBuff in more colors than that - its not quite the same as the wax paste, but the effect is similar. I once had RubNBuff in a lovely shade of iridescent blue.