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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Less impasto with a lino print? on: February 06, 2011 08:17:39 AM
Hey guys!

I had some design ideas for cards that I wanted to test out, but I don't know enough about linoprinting to make even fields of color. I've gotten nice impasto which works well on some designs, but not everything I want to make will look good that way. I'm using speedball's waterbased inks on a butcher tray with a soft rubber brayer.

Here's the best of my impasto ones:



Can anyone give me some tips? I've done internet searches and looked up videos on youtube, but there's something that I'm just not getting. Incidentally, I started using my brayer to load rubber stamps with ink and it works really well if you want a nice, light clear print. I used to have a lot of trouble getting good results with larger rubber stamps, but the brayer has solved that for me.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Trouble making the knitted frill on Butterfly from Rowan 37. on: July 06, 2006 03:48:37 PM
I'm having trouble making the frill on butterfly. It's just never gelled into a repeatable shape... I'm not certain where it falls apart for me, although I plan on spending this evening figuring it out. Are there any eratta out there for this pattern?Is there an obvious mistake that everyone makes right away?
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / pattern help? on: October 24, 2005 06:14:22 PM
I know this is a little off topic, since it is a knitted pattern, but I can't find anyone who's made this sweater, and I'm hoping that one of the sewing craftsters will know more about fit and ease than I do. I want to make this sweater out of the fall Interweave Knits:

http://www.royalyarns.com/ptrn/ITW/ITW-Fall-2005/05-essential-indulgence.html

The smallest size is a 37.5" bust. I'm 32" around, and I normally have to size these things down from a S to an XS. My shoulders are an inch smaller than the shoulders on the pattern. My waist is also much smaller than the pattern by a bigger difference than the bust. The bust size though, has me really worried. Should there be that much ease to this garment? Some of it will be taken up by the yarn itself, but when I went through and measured my clothes, only the shapeless fleece I wear over sweaters came close to this measurement. If you were me, would you take this in by only an inch, or would you really nip that bust and waist in by a lot more?

Thanks in advance for any advice you guys have!
Mary
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Essential Indulgence? on: October 21, 2005 04:32:04 PM
Has anyone here made Essential Indulgence, the grey-ish sweater with the seam on the outside from Interweave Knits Fall 2005? I'm usually smaller than small, and I can't tell if the bust measurement just has a lot of ease, or if I'm really going to have to adjust the pattern down to get it to fit. The smallest bust measurement is 37.5, and but on the Union Square pullover, the smallest bust size is 33.5.

Thanks,
Mary
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / working with silk? on: July 26, 2005 02:26:36 PM
I read in a knitting book that silk tends to "grow" and stretch under it's own weight as you wear it. Has this actually happened to anyone's project over time or is this just another knitting myth? I bought a one pound cone of lovely worsted weight silk that I want to make into a sweater, but I don't want to put a bunch of time into it if my garment is going to stretch and change for the worse.
6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / TKGA Swatch Knitalong! on: June 29, 2004 02:50:54 PM
I just got my Level I instructions, and it's time to start our knit-a-long! I've bought a bunch of muslin-colored kitchen cotton and some pastel sugar and cream, and I'm starting out on my swatches... How's everyone else going? Anyone have tips on how to make things perfectly square?
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / TKGA Master Knitter? on: May 11, 2004 02:18:10 PM
Is anyone here doing the Master knitter's program over at TKGA? Has it been worth it? I think being a certified Master would be kinda funny, but I'm wondering if it'll actually make my knitting any better.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What should I do with this yarn? on: April 14, 2004 06:31:36 PM
My mom found a bunch of this red nylon yarn/string on sale. She also found me a free pattern -- for a <i>crocheted</> purse... Anyone have any suggestion as to what I can do with this yarn instead? I have three rolls of it, at around 200 yards a roll. It's really more like string than yarn -- it's nicer than the cord I use to bind up my recycling, but still too rough to wear close to my skin.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Favorite sock yarn? on: March 22, 2004 10:32:37 AM
Hi!

I'm allergic to yarn with any wool/mohair/alpaca/cashmere content, so most of the fancy, interesting yarns are off-limits for me. I just made my first sock in the only fingering-weight cotton-blend yarn I could find at my lys. I've been looking online for more yarns, but I haven't "met" most of them before, so I don't know what they're really like. Does anyone have a favorite cotton yarn for socks, or maybe something they've used for another project that would be good? My current project's yarn gives me a gauge of 31/44 on #2 needles and was 145yds to a 50g hank.

Thanks!
Mary
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