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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: A Nautiloid Hat? How could that happen? on: June 16, 2011 08:43:07 PM
It might be easier to do a cross-section of a nautilus shell, rather than the whole thing.  The cross-section is also really pretty - you could applique bits of lace to the tulle to suggest the shell's chambers.

I had not thought about that approach. It is really pretty-you are right.

I still am a little perplexed on how to make it happen. But I think I need to just break out fabric and start experimenting. The getting started part is the bane of my crafting existence! Once I start, I am good to go though.

I appreciate it! Thanks
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: A Nautiloid Hat? How could that happen? on: June 16, 2011 08:41:38 PM
You could sew a tube that gets narrower smoothly towards one end out of a fabric you'd want the creature to be, then stuff the tube, sew it closed and roll it up into a spiral, sewing each turn of the spiral to the one under it.

Thank you! I keep trying to envision it, and I just have no idea. And I have knitted them before! Smiley

I was worried about weight. It's for a Mermaid Parade so it does not have to be super light, but I wondered. Do you think tulle would be ok? I was thinking I could stuff it with tulle too. I do have other random fabric I could break out too.


Thank you so much!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / A Nautiloid Hat? How could that happen? on: June 16, 2011 03:46:25 PM
I am trying to make a nautiloid (a spiral shaped sea creature) hat.

I can manage the part to affix the nautiloid onto, but I am at a loss at the hat. I want it to be big and crazy (like Princess Beatrice hat).

I have bolt of tulle, which I thought would work to sculpt a spiral shape. But I have a block.

Any ideas? I'd love to get feedback and ideas. And I would be greatly indebted! Thanks in advance.
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Crocheting with unconventional materials on: September 20, 2010 12:59:17 AM

You say you've crocheted with licorice, Kiewiet? That's definitely something I've never heard of before!  Cheesy Now I'm really curious: what did you make with it, if you don't mind my asking?

I am sure there are a number of creative ways to use it. But this made me think of this Knitty pattern
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Your own crochet bible..in a sense. on: September 20, 2010 12:41:03 AM
I try to. I'd love a great notebook. But mine would be a mess.

I find I use ravelry.com more, especially for pattern notes and changes. And it's always there.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Crocheting with unconventional materials on: September 20, 2010 12:39:28 AM
I think I will try another kind of fishing line -- I know nothing about fishing, and may have inadvertently picked an especially stiff kind.  Tongue

Fishing line comes in weights so there are definitely thicker, stiffer types and thinner, more pliable types.

Have you tried cutting strips of cellophane or something similar like that?
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Shawl on: September 20, 2010 12:22:53 AM
I love it. The color is great.

Did you make it up as you go along? Or use a pattern? I love that motif.
8  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Tiny Hello Kitty Amigurumi on: September 19, 2010 08:35:02 PM
very sweet, I love it.
9  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Lady Gaga for the Monster Ball on: September 12, 2010 03:18:08 AM
I love it. You both look great!
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Korean Courtesan (gi sang) on: September 07, 2010 05:01:51 PM
She is beautiful! I would love


It's gorgeous. The detail is fantastic. What craft is it? It's hard to tell on my screen.
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