A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, remember that you can always click the Modify button to edit the post and add additional information.
Total Members: 298,768
Currently Running With Scissors:
643 Guests and 13 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

  Show Images
Pages: [1]
1  Re: Herbert Neibling's Lyra in Knitting: Completed Projects by stARpottery on: April 02, 2013 05:41:03 PM


Thanks for all the kind words! ^_^
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
2  Herbert Neibling's Lyra in Knitting: Completed Projects by stARpottery on: March 27, 2013 11:16:08 AM


This project is difficult to get a photo Grin I don't have a space large enough to spread it out, or a circular table to use. This shawl/tablecloth/thing is 56" across.

This is a pattern by Herbert Neibling called Lyra. I used ~2,500 yards of Lacis Shetland Cobweb. It was frighteningly thin in places but it held up to a pretty firm blocking. I had to block half the shawl at a time because I didn't have enough pins and finished somewhere around 2 in the morning!  Cheesy

blocking on a busy area rug (1st half!)



Some detail shots:







And an action shot.





Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
3  Tiki Mug - Kanaloa (February Challenge the Potter) in Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects by stARpottery on: March 19, 2013 07:03:30 PM
Hi there! I wanted to introduce myself and show you my latest piece. My name is Amanda, and this guy is based off the Tiki god Kanaloa.



Kanaloa is symbolized by the squid or by the octopus, and is considered to be the god of the Underworld and a teacher of magic. (source:wikipedia) He is often depicted as tall and pale skinned.

On my facebook page I ask people to challenge me to make something they want to see. I put the suggestions in a bowl and draw out a random suggestion each month. In February, the Tiki Mug was the winner.

The first step is the sketch:



Then the creation. It took me a few days to throw a satisfactory hourglass shape. I am still learning  Smiley.



After I trimmed the bottom, I put on the decorative base and the handle. These parts hopefully invoke the idea of a squid.



I had to put the mug away at this point and returned to it a few days later. The first feature to appear was the nose, followed by the eyes, mouth, headpiece and "chin". I ran out of time to finish the final details:



But then after about 4 days had gone by I found myself in the studio again, and Kanaloa received his teeth and the carving.



I chose not to take a picture of him in bisque form, but here he is (again) glazed. I brushed on copper carbonate, sponged off the excess, and dipped the mug in plain matte and then a thin glaze called floating blue. All my glazes are supplied by the studio where I am a student.

Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
Pages: [1]


FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Meet Author Simon Majumdar
Silencing Sam Book Trailer
Isabel Gillies Reveals Her Favorite Movies
Danielle Staub Talks About The Naked Truth
Meet Author Cathy Alter
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Dark Chocolate Bacon Pecan Pie
Amazing Altered Puzzles
Meatless Monday: Cottage Cheese Mousse

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.