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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: fabric substitute for wool for making a coat? on: September 20, 2012 06:22:37 AM
I've been on the search for the same thing. With my allergies, wool just doesn't work for me. I've been looking at some new fleece material. But you're right, its not as formal and doesn't have the same structure as wool. I wonder if there is a cotton blend fabric that would be thick enough if used w/thinsulate.

I'm not familar w/faux boiled wool. Wonder where to find it? That sounds like it would work. Let me know if anyone has found it?

Also what pattern are you looking at creating?
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Quick and easy duct tape corset on: September 20, 2012 06:18:26 AM
Sounds interesting. Do you have a photo of the finished corset? Love to see it. Not every step just the end product.

thanks! Greenseeds
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Question about making an apron on: September 20, 2012 05:31:18 AM
I make my own pattern for aprons. If you have an apron to use as a basic guide that works, then you can make changes and adjustments. If you want a full body apron, which I use since I'm a messy baker, I measure how long I want the apron to cover and how wide. Then I use a piece of newspaper and fold in half and draw out those dimensions, I have it more narrow on top than the bottom. Then you can add ruffles or pockets or whatever.

There are bunches of apron patterns online for free too. Good luck and have fun. Just dive in, aprons don't have to be exact so don't worry about making mistakes. Find some cheap sheets at the thrift store and go for it. I'll try and post a couple of photos of some aprons later today w/some links. Gotta get the kids to school!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Aprons! Aprons for all, and all cooking occasions. on: September 20, 2012 05:24:15 AM
Love the idea of gifting w/a recipe in the pocket. Great rooster print. I've also used sheets for aprons, plenty of fabric.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / How to Soften a new t-shirt? Salty brine? on: September 20, 2012 05:21:09 AM
I recently got some tshirts for my son's high school xc team. They are very scratchy even after a couple of washings. Would a couple of days soak in a salty brine work? Or what else can I try?

I posted this in the completed clothing section by mistake. This is probably a better place for the question. Sorry for the duplication.

Thanks, Greenseeds
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / How to Soften a new t-shirt? Salty brine? on: September 20, 2012 05:07:24 AM
I've recently gotten some new t-shirts (son's high school sport team) and they are so scratchy even after I washed them. I've heard that soaking them in a salt water mixture for a couple of days works. But just wondered if anyone has tried it.
Or any other suggestions?

Thanks!
7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Retro Camper! on: May 07, 2012 02:06:58 PM
My folks had a trailer very similar to this. So naturally I love the painting.

I had a question: Do you paint the outline first or after you filled in the object? Do you use acrylics or oils?

And I like how the trailer almost has a face, with the window w/the half down shade resembling an eye.
8  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Discussion and Questions / Does anyone know how to make a peace sign ceramic tile for backsplash? on: April 04, 2012 03:24:01 PM
I'm in the process of remodeling the kitchen. And I'm planning the backsplash. I'm wanting to use white, blue and green tiles. And I was thinking of putting in some tiles w/peace signs on them. I wonder if I could make them myself. Anyone have experience with that?

Thanks, Greenseeds
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: birdie blackwork on: January 12, 2011 09:37:59 AM
I love the monochromatic stitching. It's very striking.
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: four inch aquarium on: January 12, 2011 09:36:19 AM
The perfect subject for sub-zero degree days. Here's a really silly question: What kind of stitches did you use? Is it the running stitch or a back stitch? And do you knot off each strand or weave it in?

Thanks for the post. It's beautiful.
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