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1  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: backpack on: June 09, 2011 10:46:38 AM
Sewing it wasn't hard, it was only a few seams. The biggest problem was that my machine could hardly sew through more than 2 layers of the fabric. I only broke 1 needle though!
2  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / backpack on: April 11, 2011 04:23:53 PM
Hey! I took a weaving class this winter and had the opportunity to make something. I decided to make a backpack, since place mats and dishcloths are boring. I decided to make a striped warp and use grey for the weft. i used a thicker cotton as the weft because I wanted it to go quickly, so due to limited colors i had to do a grey weft and make the warp colorful, rather than the other way around. The straps are the sampler I made at the beginning to lean different patterns and how to change color etc.
here it is:

and the back:

Thanks!
3  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Felt Jacket, Most organic thing I've ever made! lots o' pics on: March 12, 2011 09:43:27 AM
This is absolutely gorgeous, but I question your choice in hockey teams. (Go Canadiens!)
4  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / weaving job at camp on: January 29, 2011 06:45:00 AM
Hi Craftsters! I recently got a job teaching weaving at a summer camp. The camp has several broken floor looms, but I think one still works. I will be working with girls aged 7 to 16, and my plan is to have the floor loom set up while the kids work on a smaller craft and have them come one at a time to try out the loom. My question for you is: what will the kids be weaving on the loom? I was thinking of making one big thing that contributes to the camp, like a tapestry (there are a few hanging up already) but I am not a very experienced weaver and I think a tapestry is a little beyond me, not to mention the seven year olds who will be helping. The only other thing I can think of is a rug, but there isn't really anywhere to put it, and I'm not sure having everyone's dirty feet walking all over it is what I want to happen to all the kids' work. So does anyone have any ideas for a big project that will be easy enough for kids to make but still useful for a camp?
Thanks!
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / How to make silly bandz? on: November 07, 2010 06:21:52 AM
I have a friend who wants a Pikachu silly band (for those of you who don't know these are: http://www.sillybandz.com/) as this would just about complete her life. But alas, they do not exist. Since Christmas is coming up I was hoping I could make her a pikachu silly band. My two thoughts on how to do this are:
1) Buy a bunch of silly bands and cut them up and piece together the parts into a pikachu shape,then either melt or glue them together.
2) Acquire a piece of stretchy plastic of a similar material to silly bandz and cut the shape out.
It would have to be maybe 4 by 4 inches at least, and stretchy. I just can't think of what I could possibly use. This is where you come in. Do you know of any stretchy sheet of material that would be suitable? If so,where can I get it? and if not, do you think melting silly bandz together would work? I was thinking I could heat the two ends with a lighter, stick them together and sort of squish the ends with my fingers, like how one would put a polyurethane bracelet on? And if this doesn't work, what kind of glue would you suggest?
Thank you!!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Egyptian patterned dress on: September 13, 2010 04:57:38 PM
Hey! So I made a dress, though technically it's not a dress, it just looks like one. The fabric is woven, and has Egyptian themes printed on it, like papayrus and hieroglyphs.The bodice is actually just a strip of fabric tied around me artfully, and I'm wearing a skirt made of the same fabric. The sash hides where they meet. the sash is navy blue, but it's kind of hard to tell. And I'm very sorry but I don't know how to rotate my pictures, or for that matter, how to make them bigger.
here it is:

and the whole dress:

Thanks!
7  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 05/11/10 - We have 200,000 members! on: May 12, 2010 02:34:47 PM
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8  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / Re: What size rope for rope sandals? on: May 06, 2010 05:58:50 PM
I tried this recently with rope that was either 3/8 or 5/8 inches thick (I can't remember which it was), and I couldn't get the rope to fuse together, and I'm guessing this was because it was too thick. The biggest problem was that the ropes weren't close enough together to melt together, and I think having thinner rope would help this.
Hope this helps!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / New Blue Hat on: April 04, 2010 12:10:49 PM
Hi! My friend gave me some wool that she spun herself for my birthday, and I decided to knit a hat. It's got cables, and there's seed stitch in between the cables. And the wool is super soft, so it's really comfy.
Here it is:


And from the top:


Close up:


if anyone wants a pattern let me know!
Thanks!
10  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Help finding a post on: March 03, 2010 12:17:09 PM
Hi! I am looking for a post from a while ago that was a bunch of recons, mostly hoodies I think. There was one in particular that I remember and it was black and white, and the pieces were sewn diagonally to make the body. One  of the sections had white fabric with black print on it, and it might have been words? I don't remember very much, and I don't know who posted it. Oh, the picture of the girl wearing this sweater was riding a bike. Does anyone know where I can find this? Any help is much appreciated.
Thanks!
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