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1  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.
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Embroidery near the edge on: August 05, 2009 11:38:37 PM
I have run into a little trouble. The answer seems to obvious, but I have yet to come across it.

What is the best way to embroidery near the edge of your fabric? Just do it without a hoop? Is the best way for your fabric made any larger and cut down? And if that's not possible, what is the best way to embroider in areas that are un-hoopable? Or are there much smaller hoops I am missing?

Thanks so much.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Wrap Question on: December 04, 2005 04:39:03 PM
I have a question for anyone who has completed or knows anything this pattern, or well anyone who knows! Cheesy http://flor.trix.net/amelia1.htm This is the hat, but the question is a wrap/short row question.

I know how to wrap and turn, but most instructions begin with stitches still on your left needle. I have none. I have the right amount of stitches according to the pattern, and I followed it exactly. There should be 37 stitches, and I have that. But no stitches on the left to be worked.

For Row 2: Inc 1 (i.e. K1 then knit into back of the same stitch), *P2, K2* 8 times, P2, W&T.

So I did just that, and when I purl those last 2, the row is done! How do I do a W&T with no stitch there? Do I just wrap the last purl stitch?

Is that confusing?  Cheesy

Thanks so much, crafters!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Any suggestions? on: August 27, 2005 11:43:14 PM
I live in an old apartment with few electrical outlets. One by my desk in particular has wires everywhere--music, printer, phone, computer, etc.

Any suggestions on hiding a mess of wires running about a foot in an empty space of the wall? I cannot put furniture over it because it would run into my dining room chairs (hey, gotta maximize space!).

Have you had this problem and solved it? Housed the madness somehow?

THanks!
 Grin
5  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / How did you come up with your brand name? on: August 07, 2005 06:41:29 PM
I am at a crossroads, and I thought hearing how others came to their name might offer me some inspiration. Maybe give me a new focus or place to restart. So how what is the story behind your name and how did it come to you?

Thanks, craftsters!
6  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Higher Capacity Set ups on: August 07, 2005 05:00:58 PM
I wondered if anyone had bought or made equipment to accomodate a home press but with higher capacities. I have limited space in an urban apartment, and I have limited carpentry skills. But I am interested in upgrading.

Has anyone used or bought anything like this? Or found one without the supplies and just the equipment?

How do you print on a larger scale?

THANKS!  Grin
7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Use of images? on: August 06, 2005 09:51:57 PM
I had a question about images used. I have people interested in buying shirts, but I was not sure how copyrights play into this. At what time does an image become mine (after photoshopping, tweaking and altering)?

I am guessing the object makes a different. If I took a Mick Jagger photo and messed around with it to make my own screen, it would still be illegal to sell his likeness correct (unless it was a parody)? No matter what I did?

What if I find a royalty free apple photo and make my own screen? What if it is not royalty free?

Last question: Clip Art. If I used a clip art as a starting point, altered it, etc. Could I use this?

I am guessing my best bet would be to start from scratch, but I do not know a lot about graphic design.

Thanks for your help!
8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / How do you print your image? On what? on: July 17, 2005 08:45:07 PM
I am new to this, and I have read most of the threads and links. But I was not clear on what I should use to print the images I want to use out. Should I use transparencies? Plain printer paper? Cardstock?

Is it better to use a ink jet or laser printer? Or should I skip it all and go to a copy shop? I read about the vegetable oil method as a possibility. Any experiences with this?

I plan on using the emulsifier method. Smiley

Thanks for yout help!
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