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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Re: Huge screen printing project - curtains for a school on: September 10, 2007 12:34:09 PM
Oh wow! Definately want your work space! Awesome project! Are you gonna take a pic of them hanging? Please share!
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Emulsion Exposure on: April 02, 2007 12:33:15 PM
it's really frustrating when the screens don't expose right. i'm not sure i can answer your questions though because it sounds like everything was working right... until it didn't wash out! what type of bulbs are you using? did any of the emulsion wash out? did you try rubbing the areas with your fingers? if it is exposed properly you will be able to rub lightly with you fingers to get the unexposed emulsion out of screen and not rub off the exposed parts. i have nothing at my house that can create the force it takes to blow out all of the emulsion so i have to rub =) your image was light like it should have been... you should be able to see the image after exposure.
1. you don't have to be super paranoid about light. you can use a dimly lit room. it doesn't have to be dark! your main worry is after the emulsion has dried.
2. color of dried emulsion depends on the type/brand you are using. i use ulano tx diazo textile emulsion and it is a light green when you put it on and it dries a slightly darker green. you know it is dry when it is no longer glistening and has change color a bit. when exposed lift your image and there should be a distinct difference in color.  you should be able to see your image well.
3. it is fine to have light in your room so you can set up everything. just don't do it under a high wattage spotlight of course! basically you want to avoid prolonged exposure to light (especially bright light). so don't freak out and think you only have 3 secs before disaster =)
hope that helped a bit
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Re: emulsion just washes out on: April 02, 2007 12:12:58 PM
different things factor in to exposure time. the thickness of course will cause exposure time to increase but humidity can too so add on a bit more time for those. i'm using just a 250 watt photo flood bulb that you can pick up for about 6 bucks at a photo shop and a reflector dealie you can get at wal*mart (even though they are evil) for 8 bucks.exposeure time for me takes 30-45 mins depending. works like a charm.
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: POWDER PUFF SNOWPEOPLE....CUTE!!! on: December 26, 2006 10:21:01 PM
so cute! how about a link to the original post?
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: rainbowy billed baby hat on: December 22, 2006 04:19:52 PM
ok so basically i made a pumpkinhat from this pattern http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bevs-pumpkin-hat.html before he was born. i kinda made the body for the hat like that. it is just a rectangle that gets put on the side. wide enough to go from forehead to top of head and long enough to almost go around the head completely. i used hdc i think for this one and crocheting into the back loop to make the ribbed effect. at the end of the last row i just used sc to join the last row to the first row and make the rectangle into a tube. i left enough yarn when i fastened that off to weave through the open side of the tube all around and then used that yarn to cinch it up... pull yarn and tada! there is the top of the hat. so your crocheted rows are vertical instead of horizontal.  once you have set it up this way.i just joined in at any ol spot on side that is left open and single crocheted aroundfor about 3 rows to make the bottom band of the hat. i picked where i wanted the bill stopped there. i chained one and they turned to back in the other direction sc however wide you want the base of the bill to be. turn and slip stitch the first st, sc the remaining sts except sl st the last stitch in row. i did that again for another row. i think this is how i did it anyway. i'm not usre if this makes much sense. i can write up a pattern with numbers and such that makes sense but i'm not sure when it will happen withthe holidays so i figured i'd halfway describe it in case you wanted to make one soon =)
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Calorimetry for Crochet? on: December 22, 2006 10:43:25 AM
it wouldn't be hard really... maybe i can try to whip one up over the holiday weekend... i just finished a knitted one and i'm on my second... it uses short rows and you could just use crocheted short rows and fp and bp crochet to get the same effect... at least in theory! i have a munchkin to chase around but i think the family can chase him while i crochet and knit!
7  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Merry Christmas (with heavy images) on: December 22, 2006 10:39:34 AM
this is so well made =) it looks great! wish i could have seen it way earlier so i could have made one for myself! next year!
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: rainbowy billed baby hat on: December 22, 2006 10:36:53 AM
thanks so much! i'll compile a pattern... i made a hat before he was born that looked like a pumpkin and it kinda has a base the way that was made. then i just added a bill.  i'll try to type it up when i have moments today... between chasing elijah and packing for the xmas trip and cleaning the house and etc =)
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: christmas projects..finished or not..share yours!! on: December 22, 2006 10:33:26 AM
thanks =) noro can make anything beautiful =) gees how long did it take to make that blanky??? it would have taken me a few years!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cabled wristband, with pattern! on: December 22, 2006 10:31:18 AM
i've never done cables and this does look great to learn...but i honestly don't knowhow to use the cable holder needle thingy (obviously i don't even know what to call it)! there has to be somewhere that has instructions online that makes sense right??
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