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1  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Dyeing tip for acid or steam set dyes on: February 28, 2010 05:30:53 PM
Stainless steel inset pans and covers they are wide, cheep, and will last for ever.
They are the pans in the buffet tables.
I dyed a large piece of felt in the oven. poured in the dye, covered it.
baked it at 400 F for half hour then at 350 F for half hour turned off the oven and let it sit over night.
It came out beautiful, I can wait to try roving and printed fabric.
I bought mine from a local store because I needed it sooner than later.

http://www.restaurantsource.com/vollrath-cookware-and-kitchen-utensils--kitchen-supplies/steam-table-inset-pans/stainless-steel-inset-pans-and-covers/ProdDesc-20069-39702.aspx


2  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Specimen Jewelry on: February 28, 2010 05:19:32 PM
Jewelry made by manipulating felt with rocks and other wet felting techniques.




They come in specimen jars aka the jar that pee samples are taken when you go to the doctors. Ha








They are inspired by fungus and microbes.

They are fun, my aunt is a nurse and was having a ball figuring out which ones looked like what.


3  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Growth- Scarf or Wall hanging on: February 28, 2010 04:33:04 PM
This scarf or wall hanging was made for the Handwoven sock yarn contest.
It is made from knit picks bare sock yarns and hand dyed using ikat and hand painting techniques. It is a tabby weave with sculpted knotted pile. It was a slow process but it was worth the effort.

I was inspired by mould.





I hope it gets recognized I don't care about the money just being published would make my year. I wore it as a scarf to an art opening and a lot of people were excited about it.

Learned card weaving ^^

4  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Fulling in a WonderWash? on: February 15, 2010 02:06:22 PM
Has anyone used a WonderWash or something similar for fulling their felt?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002C8HR9A/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B00009OWL9&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0S0FWHYADDRP4TVF6PB4


I use rocks to shape my felted specimens and it is not a good thing on the washing machine but it looks the best. If anyone can think of a light weight alternative let me know. I am testing Crayola Model Magic.
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday- Jan 1 2010- A new decade in yarn on: January 01, 2010 05:44:11 AM
Happy New Years everyone! I hope everyone had a awesome and safe new years eve.

Lets ring in the new year with cozy yarn.

First snow
was a fiber batt from Spunmonkey. It looked like my mom, one day it will be something for her not sure yet.  Huge skein. thread plied with metallic woolly nylon.


Ballet Pink
Was fibers from my stash and some from Spunmonkey carded into a batt, for a beret.
thread plied with woolly nylon.


My new years resolution is to find an art teaching position (if the economy breaks) and to take more photos.

Can't wait to see everyone's yarn.
6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Handspun art show run by Pluckyfluff *UPDATED* with progress pictures on: December 19, 2009 04:39:38 PM
Edited by Jane Doe to add:

If you're planning to contribute, let me know here so Lexi can have a rough estimate of the numbers she's recieving.
You do NOT need to spin art yarn - all forms of spinning are acceptable  Smiley



This post is to inform all the spinners that the yarn artist Lexi Boeger aka Pluckyfluff http://www.pluckyfluff.com/ is looking for hand spun yarns for an art installation.

Copied from her blog post http://pluckyfluff1.livejournal.com/

WE are having a show. This is a two or three phase project and so I'm just going to start with the first part and see how quick we can get this army moving. The first and major element of the show is going to be a gigantic, world's biggest, hugest, skein ever made and i want it to wind through the whole gallery space. i want it piled up against the wall. i want people to have to stretch to step over it.
 
 
IT'S GOING TO BE ONE SKEIN.

MADE FROM THOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUAL HANDSPUN YARNS.
 
 
I want to take a yarn from every single spinner out there willing and connect them all into one single continuous strand. One yarn made from many. An example of our collective individuality culminating into a single beautiful whole. Which is exactly what the Handspun Revolution is. It's all of us spinning our own completely unique creations and allowing those ideas to absorb into the craft as a whole. We are all working on one giant worldwide yarn all the time if you think about it like that, as knowledge being created and shared.
You in?
 
 
Submission Checklist:

SKEIN:We need each of you to spin one yarn to contribute to the Revolutionary Skein. It should be whatever YOU want it to be. It can be tradtional, non-traditional, any fiber spun in any way. Put your best effort into it. ANYONE can contribute, even if you just learned how to spin yesterday. we are trying to show the world the craft as a whole in all it's facets and variations.
 
 
TAGS: SIZE OF A BUSINESS CARD OR SMALLER ONLY! Your yarn needs to be tagged!!! Since this is about all the individuals that make the whole, please tag your yarn with the following: YOUR NAME. Where You're From. Whatever else you want. These tags will remain on your yarn for all the world to see!      

STATEMENT: Please include a piece of paper, any size any style written with any utensil stating what spinning means to you. What it does for you, what you think about it, a weird or exciting story about it, a poem about it, or anything else to this effect. I WANT YOUR THOUGHTS ON SPINNING. either personal, or abstract, or analytical or hysterical. doesn't matter. (I plan to wallpaper the gallery with these revolutionary ideas).
   
SUBMISSIONS: DEADLINE MARCH 1ST
Please include ALL THREE of the forementioned (yarn,tag,statement) in order to be included in the project and mail it to:
Pluckyfluff
1709 Carson Rd.
Placerville CA,
95667
USA
7  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Scarfs a bunch of them on: July 25, 2009 03:16:52 PM
I made Five scarves in a week. They are all tabby weave and use handspun yarns.

Goldfish- cotton wool and rayon



Cherry Sunday- cotton wool, rayon and acrylic with pom poms



Watermelon Margarita- cotton, wool, rayon and shine


Overpass Graffiti- wool, nylon, acrylic and rayon using a tapestry technique


wrist cuff to go with


Brick Factory Graffiti- wool, nylon, and cotton


8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Happy Cats on: March 19, 2009 05:36:19 PM
I made these little cats for Knit Michigan as comfort items for cancer paicents.
I hope a couple kids are getting some joy from these little cats.

They are made from polar fleece

The blue guy has a cuter face


9  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / More Specimens *image Heavy* on: March 19, 2009 05:28:06 PM
More felted specimens
They are arranged in various ways
Natural Settings







Museum Setting




I am trying to figure out were exactly my specimens belong in the world. If you have any input on the natural vs. museum setting please let me know.
There are more angles and details on my flicker http://www.flickr.com/photos/kylacrawford/
10  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / SunSpot scarf, Double cloth, and ikat on: March 19, 2009 05:14:20 PM
Last summer I took a weaving class.
We learned how to weave Ikat and Double Cloth.
Ikat is a dyed patterned warp and/or weft
With mastery one can create images.

The warp of doom
6 yards of stick wools that was set double the about for a plain weave
It was so thick my professor told use not to bother with the reed.



I gave this to a friend

Scarf Ikat on my own terms
Warp was not evil and wove up quickly
Plain weave with handspun accent


I have worn this a lot this winter and it is wonderful

Double cloth with a weighted warp
It allows the pockets to be 3-D


I love the look but it takes a long time

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