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61  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Regarding Fiber Friday on: December 26, 2012 01:58:14 PM

Hey folks!  I know we all love fibre Friday, but lately it's not been happening, or when it does, there are just a few posts of yarn.  I don't want to say we abolish fibre Friday, but what I want to encourage is that you post when ever you want/have the time/have something to share, wether it be one skein, a whole lot of yarn, a batt, or a whole lot of batts.  As to fibre Friday, you are welcome to share photos of the ones you've already posted earlier in the week, because someone might not have seen it yet. 
If it hadn't been for fibre Friday, I would never have known about spinning.  And I wonder, what would have happened if I hadn't been on that Friday, would I have seen that thumbnail image?  I want more people to stumble upon this amazing art form, and the more often it's posted, the more chances of someone who had no idea that you could even make yarn will see it and at the very least learn something new, and at the most have someone take up spinning and join us!
Please share your thoughts and feelings about this!  Are there any other ways to make this board more active? If you have any ideas, please share them here! 

Belladune, your friendly neighbourhood Mod Cheesy
62  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / A knitters kind of ornament on: December 04, 2012 06:43:08 AM
Okay, I did it.  I jumped on the wagon.  But who wouldn't love having little balls of yarn hanging from thier tree?


Ornaments for knitters by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr


More knitters ornaments by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr


A knitters ornament by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr


A knitters ornament by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr
(this one should have been taken from a different angle... its a bit cluttered, but it's got all the ornaments and that tree just looks so cute.)

 Grin
63  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 81 ENTRIES / Handspun Christmas Wreath on: December 03, 2012 09:50:01 AM

Handspun wreath by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

When I saw that the challenge was "Just Thread It!"  I knew instantly what I wanted to do.  I've been eyeing the tornado spin in Jacey Boggs book Spin Art.  So I went into my giant stash of crochet cotton and wool and decided on the Christmasy colors.
Here it is on the bobbin (Mostly because I forgot to take a skien pic, and then I meant to take a picture of the left over yarn but now I can't even find it  Roll Eyes )

Tornado Handspun on the Bobbin by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

When I had chosen the colors I knew I wanted to do a wreath with it. When I was in the big ol' city I stopped at Micheals and bought myself a wreath form or two and some tree forms too. And of course some pretty bobbles for that extra umph!
Here's the Wreath up close

Handspun wreath by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

And the Trees up close

Handspun trees by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

I love them, and hope you do to!
64  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Midnight Felting Challenge Vote on: December 02, 2012 06:28:49 PM
We've got two fabulous entries!  I have a feeling this is going to be a close vote!
65  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Woven bamboo scarf that makes a statement! on: November 28, 2012 02:00:13 PM
Using the methods in this tutorial I posted a while back I made this lovely lovely scarf!

One the Plank loom:

Bamboo statement scarf, on the 'loom' by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

piled up all pretty Smiley

Bamboo statement scarf by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

Hung over my office chair, both ways.

Bamboo statement scarf by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

Bamboo statement scarf by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

I love it.  It's so drapey and soft.  Made from my own handspun bamboo art yarn!
66  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / Free loom?! on: November 19, 2012 12:56:34 PM
Yes please!!!!!


Free loom? Yes please! by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

Looks like a table loom right?  I can see two heddles (?), and one reed.  I've not set it right up, but it looks in one piece, and like it's been used and functioned.... It's pretty dirty, but really.  It was freeeeee!  They were going to throw it out!  Like it was garbage or something!  Soooo happy!!!!!
67  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Needlepoint canvas Vs Aida cloth on: November 07, 2012 01:36:31 PM
Okay.  So what I'm wondering is  can you use aida cloth for needle point, or is that a nono?  Or viseversa, can you use needlepoint canvas for cross stitch?  In my head, they are basically the same.  They both have an open weave, so why not?
68  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Judith Mackenzies Studio was by fire on: November 02, 2012 08:17:25 AM
This is a tragic event.  Judith has lost so much.  Pretty much everything.  Not to mention the fibre arts community that has been affected by this too.
They've started a page where you can donate items or dollars towards the rebuilding of her studio. If you can, please help.  

http://www.rebuildjudithsstudio.com/


69  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Midnight, A felting challenge: Enter Nov23-Nov30 2012 on: November 02, 2012 08:10:07 AM
As per your votes, our challenge theme is Midnight!

The Rules:-
 Create a felted piece or series of pieces relating to the theme: Midnight!

-You can use any felting method you'd like. Be creative!

-This challenge is open to all Craftster members.

-Each participant may enter one project.

-It has to be a current piece. It can not be something that you have already made and posted.

-Post your Felting during the period of November 23, 2012 through to November 30, 2012.

-Voting will be posted from December 1, 2012 through to December 7, 2012

-On December 8th the winner will be announced

How to post your project:

Go to: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=468.0

Create a New Topic and post your project there

-Name your project something memorable, starting with "Midnight Felting Challenge: ....."

-Post pictures: from different angles and close-ups that help us see what you made clearly

-Post the story of your project, that could be your inspiration, how you made it, something to let us know how your project came to be.

-Please don't beg for votes.

And now the good part! 

The Prize:

There are two wonderful prizes that will go to the winner!
First is a 3oz selection of random fibres from my own stash!  All will be clean, some will be unprepared, and some will be prepared.


Selection of fibres for Craftster felting challenge. by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr
Image not an depiction of what you will recieve exactly, but there will be some of that in there!


And second, there is a a reading of your choice from Sulis Tearooms!  You can indulge your curiosty and maybe gain some insite into a situation with these readings.  *


*Should the winner of the challenge be adverse to the readings, this prize will be awarded to the runner up, and going down the line until someone is interested in this type of thing.
70  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Vote For a Felting Challenge theme! on: October 19, 2012 06:59:35 PM
This poll will be open for 7 days!  What do you want to see done in felt?
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