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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Cross Stitch: Wash or Don't Wash on: May 29, 2012 08:56:53 PM
I find washing them makes them feel sort of odd. Like when you dry jeans on a line & they get all stiff. The only time I wash is if it gets dirty (which is rare), but I use mostly hand-dyed floss & I'm afraid it'll bleed. I do have a bigger piece with a cat paw print almost dead center, it would not wash out Sad
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Tea Towels on: May 11, 2012 08:40:36 PM
I do A LOT of tea towels as gifts, & I always buy the Target ones. $3.99 or $4.99 for 4, they are sort of a loose weave but they get tighter as they get washed. I wash them, stamp, embroider, wash again, then iron. They get softer & more absorbent as they get washed, too-never had a problem with them, people BEG for them at this point. They're back with all the kitchen towels & potholders at every Target. I've used the Aunt Martha ones, which are really nice, so are the Sublime Stitching ones, but I would be paying anywhere from $40-50 for 7 towels & that is just outrageous to me, when the Target ones turn out so nice! (& I am NOT a cheapskate.) Hope this helps!
3  UNITED STATES / Kansas / Wichita Craft Show-Last Minute Notice! on: December 16, 2011 10:40:19 PM
The ICT Wichita Bazaar is happening THIS SUNDAY! December 18, 2011 from 4pm-7pm at the Abode Venue (1330 E Douglas, 67214). It's between Washington & Hydraulic, on Douglas, on the North side of the street. No admission, tons of awesome local goods from awesome local people. This is being put on by the Onion Tree, Wichita's very own handmade goods shop, that is closing in January Sad So come out, buy some last minute xmas gifts, meet some rad people!
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Old School Video Game Cross Stitch on: June 21, 2011 01:05:57 PM
As someone who enters cross-stitch in the Kansas State Fair every year, I'm so proud of you! As someone who never wins with her cross-stitch in the Kansas State Fair every year (well, once I got 3rd place), I'm totally jealous!
My husband & I joke that until I do a church with an American Flag, kittens, firefighters & "Remember 9/11" stitched up, I won't ever win. Last year was the first year (of entering 7 years in a row) that I didn't get asked if I was dropping off a piece for my mother-never mind that I'm in my 30s.
Keep it up! Cheesy
5  UNITED STATES / Kansas / Re: Having hard time finding sewing classes in Wichita on: April 13, 2009 07:31:39 PM
Try the Sedgwick County Extension Service, located at 21st & Tyler (I think.)  They leave their class schedules at my store, JoAnns-they are excellent.  Also, Needle Nook Fabrics is a great resource & shop, it's in Boulevard Plaza, on Lincoln, just east of George Washington Boulevard.
& that's really about it.
6  UNITED STATES / Kansas / Re: GOOD kansas craft shows?!? on: July 31, 2005 05:03:47 PM
there's going to be a punk rock craft show in Wichita in mid-October. how do i know? i'm putting it together. more info in a few weeks!
7  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: stiching on a plane without a scissors? on: June 24, 2005 06:55:41 PM
Much to everyone at the Vegas airport's surprise, my family's included, I walked through security wearing a spiked belt with a Bad Religion belt buckle (you know, a cross with the international sign for "no"-the red circle w/ the slash, & I have full sleeves) & the stupid security thing didn't even beep, but my 6 months preggers cousin, who is a total cute innocent mom-type, got picked out of line for the in depth search.

Anyways, my aunt just got back from flying, & she had her dental floss confiscated, because "you can use it to tie up pilots & choke people to death". So maybe EMPTY dental floss thingies can be taken to use to cut floss?

Regardless, the thread cutters from Clover are allowed, according to the TSA. Of course, if security tells you they're not, there's really no way to win an argument with them...
8  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: stiching on a plane without a scissors? on: June 21, 2005 06:01:26 PM
Thread cutters, by Clover.http://joanns.com/catalog.jhtml;$sessionid$VSRUTTAAAHPBMP4SY5NBIHR50LD3OEPO?CATID=53007&PRODID=11889

A bit pricey, but better than having to throw your scissors away or being suspected of being a terrorist if you try to hide stuff & it gets found. If something that's contraban gets found in-flight, then you'll have all sorts of hell to pay.

Anyways, http://www.tsa.gov/public/display?theme=175 will answer all your questions about what's allowed & what isn't. You can bring wooden knitting needles, but not metal ones. So when you stab someone with the wooden ones, you can give them splinters too!
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