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11  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Decemberists ceramic plate and mug set! on: June 24, 2007 11:59:51 PM
Wow! That is so beautiful...
Weird, but I'm sitting at my job right now, listening to The Crane Wife!
12  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tutorial: Jordy Bag - Square Bottomed Lined Bag on: June 15, 2007 04:05:02 AM
Wow, I love that red color! And the scull of course. Smiley Great job!
13  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Bags bags bags (lots of pics) !!!TUTORIAL added!!! on: June 15, 2007 04:03:34 AM
Oooh, I love those last two bags... Yay for the tutorial! I have been thinking of making one like them. My new sewing machine is coming in very handy...
14  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: TUTORIAL: Straight Sided Triangular Cosmetic Bag on: June 15, 2007 03:59:31 AM
Ooh! Ive been waiting for this tutorial! Looks very detailed. I'm going to try it out this weekend< my first weekend for a LONG TIME with no schoolwork! Thanks!
15  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Tiny Crafts Swap (Signups EXTENDED TO 5 PM EST 5/21!!, send by 6/2) on: May 21, 2007 06:02:14 AM
Wow, I just realized that it's been about 6 months since I last participated in a swap... I've had so much to do in school, but today was my last exam, and I'm freeeeee! Which means: time for crafting and swapping.
I'm in! Can't wait for partners.. Cheesy
16  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Plant dyeing eco-silk! on: May 17, 2007 11:01:43 AM
So I'm doing this project in school, that I've been working on, with two friends, for a little less than a year about ecological fabrics. As part of the project we were going to sew COMPLETELY ecological clothing, and the only way to dye fabrics is to use plants, and tadaaah! Onions peals and birch leaves both have strong coloring, so that's what we used. The fabric we used was bought online from Nearsea Naturals in the US, and since we live in Sweden, we had to ship it by air. NOT GOOD!!! Getting sheep and weaving our own fabric was not really an option...

(We had to use silk since plant fibers are plants themselves, and don't get dyed by other plants...)

Anyhow; we did three baths: one with yellow onion peels, one with red onion peels, one with a combination of red and yellow, and one with birch leaves.

The first three turned out looking really alike, and the birch one didn't really catch any color...


(From top left: Yellow onions, red onions. Bottom left: Mix, birch.)

Here's the birch coloring in comparison to the original fabric. I'm thinking maybe we had too few leaves, or maybe they were too old.


I can't wait for fall the there are berries and beets to color with!

(I threw in some leftover yarn, and it picked up the color really well! I think wool is the best material to color with plants...)
17  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: What does "without nap" mean? on: April 03, 2007 11:09:55 AM
Oh, OK! then I have nothing to worry about.. Thank you!
18  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / What does "without nap" mean? on: April 03, 2007 10:54:28 AM
I found my mother's old Simplicity patterns, and decided to make a dress. In the cutting layouts it says something like: 35'', 36'' (90cm) without nap.

What does "without nap" mean?

Thanks! Cheesy
19  EUROPE / SCANDINAVIAN/NORDIC / Re: Swap i Sverige on: April 01, 2007 02:18:44 AM
Jag funderar lite p hur vi ska ragga deltagare... Det verkar itne som om alla hittar till den hr topic-en och mnga missar nog om det blir sign-ups. Man kansek borde skicka PMs till alla som uttryckt intresse i den hr topic-en och i galleriet frn frra swapen..?
20  EUROPE / SCANDINAVIAN/NORDIC / Re: SCANDINAVIANS on: March 29, 2007 06:54:51 AM
Anyone else interested in another Scandinavian swap?? Last round was a lot of fun, and it seems like there were a few who missed out on it.

Any takers? I could make my organizer-debut! Cheesy
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