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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Yoga Pants - Tute w/pics on: April 03, 2009 12:56:06 PM
Thanks for the great tutorial!  I really like the idea of using the darker fabric as a lining.

I made a pair, and they turned out really well: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299512.0

2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Collage Clutch on: April 03, 2009 11:58:00 AM
I made a clutch purse out of collaged magazine pictures, a page protector, and some Velcro.

I used a tutorial from cutoutandkeep.com

I had a lot of fun making it, and I'll probably make another one.

What do you think?
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Yoga Pants from T-shirt on: April 03, 2009 11:49:45 AM
I made some yoga pants from a big t-shirt I got for volunteering at school.

I used this tutorial:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299282.msg3413328#msg3413328

I made the waistband out of the sleeves, and made it just one layer (no drawstring) - I also made it wider in the back to account for the fact that the back of me isn't shaped like the front Wink

4  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Shop the Swap Round 2 on: April 30, 2007 01:03:31 PM
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: FIBER FRIDAY! 1/5/07 on: January 07, 2007 06:11:43 AM
100Bean - I would suggest that you go really slowly at first, until you get the hang of making the loops.  I use my left hand to do all of the loop-making and to keep the whole operation from collapsing in on itself, and I use my right hand to hold the twist back and smooth the yarn out.  I find that my biggest problem is over-plying, so I have to be careful not to treadle as fast as my feet seem to want.

I hope this helps Smiley
6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: FIBER FRIDAY! 1/5/07 on: January 05, 2007 11:59:17 AM
Here are my offerings for this week:

Deep Water

I dyed some white and black wool mill ends as roving, and then spun two bobbins of singles.  I navajo-plied both bobbins (to keep the black seperate), for 2 skeins of 3-ply yarn.  I'm hoping that it will be mostly blue with a few black stripes when it's knit up.


Skein 1 - 2.0 oz/58 g
Skein 2 - 2.5 oz/73 g

100% wool, dyed with acid dyes
worsted-light bulky weight
spinning/plying: 5 h total


And another in progress:

Grey mill ends spun into a thin single.  I'm going to spin another bobbin of singles, and then make a 2-ply.  I don't know if I'm going to dye it or not.

This bobbin is 4.7 oz/133 g.  I find that I'm getting much better at keeping my spinning consistent, while going faster.  This bobbin took 2 h.


I notice that some of you post yardages with your skeins.  I have a scale, so the weight isn't hard to find, but how do you know the length?
7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: FIBER FRIDAY! 1/5/07 on: January 05, 2007 10:59:47 AM
Wow, you guys have certainly set the year off to a great start! 

Lufah - I love those colours.  That must be a gorgeous yarn.

misshawklet - Those sparkle fibers are really pretty.  Is that nylon?  They go really well with the colour  of that yarn.

Obsessed Knitter - Do you find using the hackle easy?  I've been meaning to try making one for a while.

One of my wishes for the new year is to spin more, and so far it's been going pretty well.  I'll be posting my week's spinning a bit later, once I take pictures.
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Finally! on: January 03, 2007 03:29:22 PM
Those are just gorgeous.  Don't you just love navajo plying?  It makes such lovely colour sequences.

I covet the fleece artist rovings! No one near me sells it. So pretty!
...no place around here carries Fleece Artist, though, yarn or roving.

Wow... I guess I'm spoiled by living in Canada (where Fleece Artist is from) - both of my local yarn shops sell their tops and slivers, and I've often wished for something else for a change.
9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Look what my friend GAVE ME!!!! (Fiber Frenzy inside!) on: January 02, 2007 09:04:18 AM
Wow!  That's an amazing amount of fiber!  What a kind-hearted person your friend is.
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: What wheel do you have on: January 02, 2007 07:48:38 AM
I've had an Ashford Joy DT for about a year, and I love it.  Pretty versatile, except that the bobbins are pretty small and there's no jumbo flyer attachment.  I'd say it's a great wheel, all in all.
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