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11  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Lendrum DT wheel misalignment? on: December 22, 2007 05:28:02 PM
Most likely no one is going to be able to help me, but I figured I would post here just in case. It seems my wheel has become displaced. I don't know what the issue is. I hadnt moved it in a couple months because I didn't have any time at all, but last night I spun for 7 hours straight. At first the wheel was perfectly fine, but after a while it started becoming wobbly, and then when i was trying to ply it was just knocking against the bar that connects the treadles.

I haven't touched the C clip since i originally put my plying drive band on, and I had used it several times since then.

Heres a video of me treadling so you can see what I'm talking about. The first few seconds are me treadling on the right only, and it seems more fine.. wobbly but not perfect. I can use it, at least. I tried with the left treadle only, but it wouldn't work.. it knocked too much against the bar and stopped the wheel completely.



Any ideas? So sad.. Sad I emailed gord lendrum and asked him how i should go about fixing it. I hope he gets back to me soon...
12  UNITED STATES / Michigan / Debie Stoller in grand rapids TONIGHT on: November 28, 2007 04:53:59 AM
Anyone going? I JUST found out about this ten minutes ago!

I woke up to this in my email

Debbie Stoller (author of Stitch 'N
Bitch, Happy Hooker, etc.) will be in Grand Rapids on her book tour
for her latest book, "Son of Stitch 'N Bitch." She will be at the
Schuler Books & Music store, 2660 28th St, in Grand Rapids, MI at
6:30 p.m. November 28th
13  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / CROCHET CHALLENGE 6: Combined Techniques - ENDED on: November 12, 2007 06:42:29 AM
The theme for the sixth crochet challenge is combined techniques! Create anything you want using more than one technique. That could be crochet with embroidery, crochet with knitting, crochet with cross stitch, crochet with melted beads, crochet with apple pie. Okay, that last one is weird, but you get the point.

I am going to make an executive decision that tunisian and regular crochet do not count, since tunisian is a form of crochet.


The format:

When posting your challenge entry, please post it under Crochet Challenge Entries. In the message body, post the title of your entry and clear pictures.

The Deadline:

The crafting period will last three weeks for this challenge. Enter now until December 7th at 11:59 EST in order to be considered for the challenge! DEADLINE EXTENDED

The Prizes (the best part!):

The winner of this challenge will recieve:





A $25 gift certificate for Artsygal! Spend it on the handpainted yarn or roving of your choice.

All prizes donated by the people mentioned. If you would like to donate a prize for the crochet challenge, please PM me.



Have fun!



Rules:

- Members do not need to have a certain post count or have been a member for so long to participate. Everyone is welcome!
- All items must be handmade by the poster.
- The central item must be crocheted.
- Only one entry per poster, though you may incorporate multiple things into your one entry (such as with a set)
- Items can be as big or as small as you want, unless otherwise stated in the theme.
- You must use the theme provided.
- If using a pattern that is not your own, please alter the pattern at least 25% in order to maintain creativity in challenge entries (that does not mean changing the color!)
- this is an important one: Make sure all pictures are visible through the time of voting. During voting, I will be posting the actual picture in the voting slot, so make sure people can view them! Craftster offers reliable picture hosting to registered members and also incorporates photobucket software into the code to make photobucket accounts easier to use. Take advantage of these features!

The Themes:

All themes are suggested and voted on by Craftster members. To suggest a theme to be considered in the next crochet challenge, see this thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=132209.0
14  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Spin Along: Spinning based on a picture on: November 09, 2007 07:16:39 AM
Since so many of you requested that this be a spin along rather than a challenge, I decided to make it such. There won't be any prizes or voting aside from voting on a monthly theme.

So heres the deal:

Vote on a theme for a spin along you would like to try. If you do not see a theme here that you're particularly interested in, suggest it in the themes thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=198614.0
When voting is over, I will reply to this thread with the official spin along theme and everyone can get spinning!

The theme for the first official spinalong is Spinning Based on a Picture! Spin whatever you'd like as long as it is inspired by a picture. When posting your finished yarn here, please credit your source


Post your pictures of your themed yarn here so we can all see. This spin along will never expire, so keep posting even if we've moved on to another theme!

Enjoy!
15  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / VOTE FOR THE THEME OF CROCHET CHALLENGE 6 on: November 01, 2007 07:31:45 AM
It's that time again! I've got to say that some of the themes suggested since the last crochet challenge are wonderful. (I know I have a favorite theme!) There are a lot of options this time around, so good luck voting! (Next time I think I might start breaking them down into groups so the votes aren't so scattered. What do you think?)

Thanks for the break, guys. I hope everyone has had a nice break from the challenges and is ready to get back into the swing of things!
16  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Spinning challenge ideas on: September 27, 2007 07:18:46 AM
A lot of people posted interest in a spinning challenge, either for fun or for a prize (not sure yet, still contacting people!) so here we go. post your ideas in this thread here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=201.0
17  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Spinning challenge ideas on: September 27, 2007 07:17:48 AM
A lot of people expressed interest in Spinning Challenges, so here we go! I will start voting on a challenge theme the first week of October, but we need some ideas.

Post your ideas for themes in this thread and I'll list them for voting on soon.

Theme ideas may include fiber type, technique, color, method, or use. Lets get on this!
18  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / The perfect blend of geek and craft on: September 21, 2007 11:16:57 AM
I stumbled across this while googling today. If this person is a craftster... I bow. Seriously. This is the most awesome, geekiest thing ever. I hope someone else enjoys it as much as I did. Or understands it...

http://www.autexrj.org/No1-2003/0049.pdf
19  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Crochet featured projects - September on: September 03, 2007 10:27:14 AM
Happy Halloween! Yes, I know it's not for another 58 days but we can all get a jump on our decorations early, right? This installment of crochet featured projects should help you get ideas for costumes, decorations, and general debauchery. Have fun!

Frankenstein's Monster afghan - Pesky Pixie







Mr. Frankenopus - missmelissa138





eyeball door cover - bella_domanie






kittie costumes - eenodol





Hagrids pets - effendog





monster purse - lindsey goes to eleven





a fluffy kitten - wibit



(yes, I know the fluffy kitten isnt really scary halloween material, but seriously... littleblackkitteh! very cute, right?)
20  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Crochet Me Book on: August 14, 2007 03:03:59 PM
http://www.interweave.com/crochet/books/CrochetMe/

Is anyone else really, really, really looking forward to this? There are a couple of really awesome patterns in there.
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