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41  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Re:Can I dye cotton yarn? on: April 06, 2004 09:54:48 PM
from what i understand about dying, kool-aid only really works on animal fibers. it will dye other fibers, but it doesn't really "bond" to them (i sooo don't understand the science behind it). so if it gets wet, or you wash it or eat it cause it tastes good the dye will probably go away. rit dye works well on natural fibers, but not so well on synthetics. so it's success on blends depends on the amount of natural fibers. oh and please please please use gloves and please use a dust mask if you're going to use powdered dye. rit especially is very very bad for you. i wish they would have taught that when we were kids at camp dunking our hands trying to make beautiful tie-dye.  please share when you're stuff's all done! Smiley
42  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re:Invader Hat and Intarsia Question on: April 06, 2004 09:46:59 PM
ooh ooh! i love anything with space invaders on it!!!! it looks awesome on a hat! the first intarsia stuff i did often looked funky. when i do it i like to leave them hanging and then when i'm done tug up on the all the strands to tighten them without pulling on the rest of my knit piece. then make sure to knot colors to themselves so they don't show through. hope i could help. i'm still learning myself  Smiley
43  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re:Muddy Dog Paw Jeans to Cool Dyed Jeans on: April 04, 2004 11:57:51 AM
i loove your jeans!!!  Grin  i have my degree in costume design, so i understand the urge to make everything pretty. regarding the bleach stained jeans there's sadly not a whole lot you can do. because the bleach part is a different color than the non-bleached part, each part with take the dye differently. i guess maybe you could dye it and the bleached part would end up a different shade. then you did it on purpose! oh and if you wanna fade your jeans i think rit makes a dye remover. i've never tried it, but maybe if you added a tiny tiny bit you could suck out some of that extra color. or you can use a brown dye and that will at least make them look less intense. i hate that bright blue denim thing too.  
44  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re:it's an onion bag, "deer" on: February 15, 2004 07:13:17 PM
thanks for the lining info!  Smiley
45  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re:it's an onion bag, "deer" on: February 13, 2004 07:17:18 PM
i looooove that bag!!! it's so cute! what did you use for the trim and strap (all the black stuff i guess)? i've used bias tape and the like, but it doesn't seem sturdy enough for my tomboy tendencies Wink
46  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re:Paint Chip Wallet on: February 07, 2004 05:09:00 PM
i looove making wallets. and on top of it paint chips are free! although i'm convinced the workers at home depot are starting to talk. i saw you used masking tape to temporarily hold stuff together. if you want your masking tape to not pull away at the chip just press it to your clothing and then use it. the fuzz left behind will weaken the stickiness. thanks so much for the great pictures! Grin
47  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re:hearty scarf on: January 25, 2004 01:38:50 PM
i love the scarf! very cute indeed. in case you're wonderng, the finishing stitch you used around the edge is called a whip stitch. happy trails!
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