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1  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 25 ENTRIES / Re: St. Louis, MO Web Site on: March 06, 2008 10:54:23 AM
Oh man, the City Museum is absolute HEAVEN (I will always be a kid Cheesy). I went to St. Louis a about a year ago and and completely fell in love. We didn't have a lot of time to do things, but everything we got to do was awesome (except for when the arch swayed in the wind- kind of scary). And your site is really cute Smiley
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Embroidered Sugar Skull on: February 04, 2008 06:22:51 PM
That's really cute! I'm sure your partner will love it Smiley
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Stitchalongs / Re: Make your own hex stitchalong on: January 03, 2008 09:53:16 PM
Those look cool, and like a good project for trying out new stitches. I'm in once I finish my current project Smiley
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Grandmother's Sewing Basket Finds on: November 26, 2007 08:32:41 AM
You don't need a hook- you just slip it under the loop and push it over. It's actual name is spool knitting. And like I said, that might not be it at all- especially since there was no spool found with it, it just looks like what I have. It definitely sounds like it could be a stylus.
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Grandmother's Sewing Basket Finds on: November 25, 2007 09:16:12 PM
I could be very wrong, but in picture two the tool is an exact match to the tool I have to go with a  spool knitting thing I got as a kid. I don't remember the exact name, but it's a cylinder and has four prongs at the top and you wind the yarn around them and then pull them over the next layer of loops. I'll try to find the name. It may not be that at all, especially if the spool wasn't in there. I hope you find out what all of those neat tools are and how to use them! They look like fun Wink
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pleated Handbag on: November 12, 2007 08:58:47 PM
that's really cute! you did a good job, and what a good find on fabric!
7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Re: How Can You Do Encaustic? on: November 10, 2007 09:12:00 PM
I am so glad you posted this! We talked about encaustic in art appreciation class, and I've been wondering what the best way to go about trying it would be. So thank you!

balkandina: here are a couple links for examples.

Encaustic was used to do funeral pictures of people back in Egypt. Here's an example of a young boy's picture:
http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/newegypt/images/large/fayum.jpg

Jasper Johns kind of made encaustic famous again in the 1950's, you can find one of his artworks here:
http://www.seymour.k12.wi.us/rle/art/images/artists/Jasper-Johns.jpg
8  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 22 ENTRIES / Re: The driving forces in my life on: November 06, 2007 06:36:02 PM
i really like the concept and i am really amazed at your use of shading! i thought it must be painted at first.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Cupcakes, birdies, and yummy retro mod party dresses! on: October 19, 2007 04:49:59 AM
those are so freaking adorable! you did an awesome job on those.
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Embroidered men's dress shirt! on: September 30, 2007 09:24:41 PM
That's such a rad shirt! You did an awesome job Smiley
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