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1  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Tutorial: Felt beads on: October 31, 2010 09:42:35 PM
None of the pics show for me...just the evil red x in a box...help?
2  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / Re: warp weighted loom and string heddles on: December 13, 2009 05:50:15 AM
Hi,  Thank you, those links do help a lot.  I made continuous heddles.  The loom looks impressive enough for our program, but so far any way, it's not functional.  I'll keep working on it and hope to have it working soon.  I realzed the weights do need to be heavier.  I'd wanted the kids in the groups to be able to use it so didn't make the warp weights too big.  I've learned much...mostly gained a whole new appreciation form modern looms!

Merry Christmas!
Mary <><
3  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / warp weighted loom and string heddles on: December 07, 2009 07:28:49 PM
Hi,  I'm really a lurker and hope it's OK to pop in w/questions?  I'm really stuck here and am hoping someone is online and can help.
  I made a warp weighted loom for our church Christmas project.  I bought books, read tons of stuff online, have SOME(read very little) weaving experience and everything I THOUGHT was fine till a bit ago.   I made string heddles for the loom.  Made them on the loom.  Heddle rod against the uprights so I thought the length was OK.  All done and when I tried it out, ALL the warp threads come forward....!   Are the heddles too long?  If so, is there a quick fix?  I spent all day on these and am out of time and what little patience I had left.  Warp is chained and weighted.  I've yet to do a chain spacing on the warp...would that be the problem?  It's like there isn't enough weight on the warp to hold it in place, but I'm using pretty big rocks as weights so....  I used branches with natural forks as supports for the heddle rod....if I make them longer?Huh

Many thanks in advance, Mary <><  
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: plarn market bag of goodness... on: February 28, 2009 03:35:17 PM
Very cool!  How long did it take you to make it?  How many bags did it take? I tried the fused bags...wasn't too impressed with the process or the result.  Guess it wasn't my bag Wink... Sorry.

Does it stretch?  I can see a family with children having bags everywhere, but we just don't seem to accumulate them quick enough.  Also, when I staked claim to the the bags, everyone was sort of stuck as to what to use instead.  What DID we do B-4? 

Great idea for Christmas.  Don't know if I'm quick enough though.  Guess I could make kits.  Hummm, that might work! 

Thanks for sharing

Mary <><
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Newbie question on: January 05, 2009 07:04:24 AM
I finished (YAY!) some felted slippers for a secret sister and am wondering what washing inst to send with them.  I mean, if she washes them in the washer, obviously, they'll shrink more...so, ...?  By hand only?  Also, I put them through the washer once and let them air dry.  They are OK on my 9.5 foot, but she's a 10...will they stretch out some or should I make another pair? 


Mary <><
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My first Entrelac! on: January 05, 2009 06:47:03 AM
It's beautiful!!!  I think I might try now...thanks for sharing. 
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