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51  Beadness: hell in dress form in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Fraugee728 on: February 16, 2006 06:02:55 PM
So I'm fairly new to craftster, but thought you all would enjoy seeing this project I made for one of my textile design classes in college.  The gist of the class was thinking outside of the box when it comes to techniques usually applied to textiles, such as embroidery, sequining (sequins make me drool!!! Ever check out www.ccartwright.com ?  If not, and you love sequins, you should!), beading, fabric texturing techniques, and the like.  For my final project, I made a dress of sorts made out of seed and bugle beads.  I made the straps too long but am generally pleased with the way it came out.  I was going to have it go down the runway in our year end show but it's very delicate and something seemed to break everytime I handled it, so it never had a chance to be photographed.  Excuse my bad photography and the weird nude colored getup I wore so you could see it.  Without further adieu:  Thar she blows!:


The hem

The back




Thanks for lookin', folks!
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52  The second shawl: a gift for my sister in Knitting: Completed Projects by Fraugee728 on: February 16, 2006 05:46:14 PM
Hey guys!  As I said in my first completed project (the lt purple shawl) I made a shawl for my sister that I'm going to give to her when my boyfriend and I go to see her and my bro-in-law in London.  She's there as a social worker doing a sort of working abroad sort of thing, but she's never lived more than 20 miles from our hometown, so she's more than a bit homesick.  Hopefully this shawl will brighten her day!

It's made with Knit Pick's "Shadow" in sunset (I just LOVE them for lace yarns!  Cheap and pretty!) with the pattern "Shetland Tea Shawl" from Meg Swanson's book A Gathering of Lace.  It took a little more than 2-50g hanks and measures 4'4"in diameter.  It was supposed to be 5', but I think I knit too tightly, which never happens so I'm never concerned about it.  This took me only about four weeks of fairly steady work.  Yay for lace!  Everyone should try it!

Here's a pic of the overall shawl:


And then, the very center:


The second ring out:


The largest ring:


And finally, the edging:


It looks a little funky and not quite perfectly circular, but that's a function of the carpet I was laying it on...it was like sticking to it!  Lol.  When I blocked it, it was very circular.  I swear!
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53  My first lace shawl! And my first post! Semi image heavy in Knitting: Completed Projects by Fraugee728 on: February 16, 2006 04:18:51 PM
Hey all!  So, I was a bridesmaid in one of my best friend's wedding this New Year's Eve.  The dress was a strapless deep purple and I decided, being winter and all, that I should make a shawl - and decided on a lace one!  It's my first attempt at lace and I didn't finish the edge as directed in the book because I ran out of yarn (bad girl - didn't check my gauge), so it looks a little funky.  I used Knit Pick's Alpaca Cloud in Iris.  Turned out there should've been a wrap included with my dress that the bridal shop neglected to send to me.  D'oh!  But I wore my shawl with pride anywho!

Here's a pick of the overall shawl and some closeups on the work:




And here's a pic of me wearing said shawl!  Sorry my posture is crap.  It's a bad habit.  I blame it on being hunched over to knit.   Tongue


Let me know what you all think!
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