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1  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / Cheapest to by/Easy to make loom? on: May 21, 2014 06:56:06 AM
So if you want to dabble in weaving, how do you get into it without buying a big loom?
Is there a cheap and easy option?
What kind of weaving is there available?
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Apron for spinning? on: May 19, 2014 03:27:57 AM
Hi I've only been spinning for about a fortnight and I've noticed I get lots of flyaway fibre on my lap when spinning on drop spindle.
I was wondering does anyone here use an apron? What material do you use for the apron cotton, wool, fleecey stuff etc.
3  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: 1790's (regency) Shoes on: April 23, 2014 04:29:48 AM
They are quite adorable Smiley

Thank you. They are to match my new regency round gown and open robe.
4  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / 1790's (regency) Shoes on: April 22, 2014 05:39:15 AM
So here they are my regency shoes.
Post on my blog with more details

The ribbon trim is all pleated by hand. I painted the shoe itself with acrylic paint... and hot glued everything on. The cameos are from a card decorating kit.
Hope you like them.
5  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Re: Medieval underdress/cotehardie sleeves help, please? on: April 22, 2014 05:31:51 AM
This might be of use
http://cottesimple.com/
If you serch for sleeves there's a tutorial somewhere...I did stumble on it but then lost it again.
I'm planning on making a cotehardie myself.
6  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Re: Advice on lolita fashions on: April 09, 2014 04:00:27 AM
Do you need advice about the coat or where to start with Loli fashions in general? OR all of the above? Smiley

Both would be lovely. Smiley
7  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Advice on lolita fashions on: March 28, 2014 08:03:00 AM
I love victorian styles and I like the steampunk styles....but they seem to costumey for everyday or involve having to have historical underpinnings.
When I was looking for a 'victorian' coat I came across lolita stuff. I think it looks rather cool.
Can anyone suggest where to start? I wouldn't want to go ultra short...I'm more comfortable with just below the knee to calf length.
This is [url"stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/1950s-tartan-skirt-butterick-5556.html"]my tartan skirt[/url] I thought I might be able to use that pattern....modified .

Read more: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432439.0#ixzz2xGnKChL6
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Vintage Inspired Patchwork Skirt on: March 02, 2014 12:36:05 PM
Wow, that came together quickly!  Good job, can't wait to see the patchwork blouse.  Will you use the same fabrics?
The blouse will be in red but with a yoke in green, collar in the mustard, cuffs and patchpocket in the floral pattern.
9  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / My TimeLady Sonic Screwdriver on: March 01, 2014 12:13:14 PM
I pondered where would be best to post this...but its a costume accessory so posted it in costumes. I made this sonic screwdriver for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary celebration at the excel. I was cosplaying a Femme!Eight.

Started off with old lip gloss container. Marble, a necklace I got in a sale for 1, copper coin, peice of vinal cut from an old bag, cheap earings.  
Hot glue gun, superglue, enamel paint (for airfix kits).
I started off with a lip gloss - the kind with a colour and a clear protective gloss on the other end. The one above I'd had for years...I tend to do that with makeup as I don't wear it often. Anyway firstly I got some enamel paint, the kind used for airfix kits and painted the centre where the brand name was....then I glued a copper coin to each end to make it stable enough to stand up.

I'd taken apart some jewellry I got for cheap in a sale. Glued marble to the 'ring' from the jewellery then glued that to one end. I then glued an earing onto the centre as my 'button'. And glued on the chain to decorate the clear end.
Voila! One sonic screwdriver...or sonic lipgloss maybe? Wink
10  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Robe la Franaise, 18th century (many pics!) on: March 01, 2014 11:51:19 AM
Beautiful dress. Perfect colour combo.
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