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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Owl dress on: February 21, 2015 05:59:21 PM
My memory isn't as sharp as this sword. I don't remember if I posted my owl dress/tunic. A pal actually sewed it up for me before I got my serger.

She put stretch lace on as cuffs on the 3/4 sleeves and edged the neckline with it as well.



The sword is pretty dull, actually. Smiley
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: how to? beading needles... on: October 03, 2014 07:14:42 PM
I started re-stringing some pearls using the pre-threaded needle. After stringing and knotting about 15 pearls and a clasp, the thread broke off the needle.

Any remedy other than starting over? I just don't think there's enough room in the pearls to thread through a beading needle because the thread would be too fat. Ever try stiffening the end of the thread with something and just skipping the needle?
3  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Lace and spikes? on: May 31, 2014 06:17:25 PM
So great! And awesome because: cake!
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Re: Printmaking Collaboration: Suminagashi and Lino-cut on: March 23, 2014 08:48:07 PM
Stillatthetop-  I used Innovation Boku Undo Suminagashi pigment:



John and Sophie hand carved the linoleum blocks used for the black over-prints that you see on my sumi and water printed papers. The octopus, ammonite, and prehistoric squid and trilobyte are not stamps but block prints. The second photo shows John inking the squid block.
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Re: Printmaking Collaboration: Suminagashi and Lino-cut on: March 23, 2014 08:21:25 AM
Here are some links I found very helpful after purchasing an Innovation Marbling Boku Undo Suminagashi kit at Dick Blick (no compensation for that ad).

The master at work:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nAez1H9iAw

http://www.ruthbleakley.com/blog/2013/11/suminagashi-marbling-tips/

Copperplate paper took the pigment the best, rice paper works, coated papers do not. A white enameled tray worked better than plastic or aluminum for me, especially since it was not first washed in soap.  Select a tray just slightly bigger than your paper. Card sized pieces are easy to start with. Using a tiny amount of dish soap and water mixed with my pigment gave me the best spreading without sinking pigment.

I would like to try this on fabric next! Cause I need another craft! No, I really don't. It's taking great discipline to finish the quilting project I'm in the midst of because this sumi printing is so fun!
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Printmaking collaboration removed on: March 22, 2014 07:09:09 PM
Moderator Comment This user chose to remove her content from Craftster.  The thread is being left in case there is helpful information in the remaining posts. - jungrrl


Nothing to see here. Move along. Wink
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: First attempt at Quilting on: March 22, 2014 07:57:54 AM
Incredible! This is all hand work, I take it? Marvelous first attempt. It really shows your patience and dedication. Your instructors must have been very engaging, too.
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ideas for corner blocks on shirt quilt additional question on: March 15, 2014 09:26:24 PM
Much appreciated.
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ideas for corner blocks on shirt quilt additional question on: March 14, 2014 10:29:16 AM
Thanks MareMare!

How do you usually quilt? On a long armer?  I didn't really like my stitch in the ditch quilting on my first attempted quilt, and this tutorial suggested just using buttons from the shirts sewn through all layers at regular intervals to tie the quilt. I would assume this would produce less shifting.

One weird thing I'm contemplating is adding an extra disc of batting under each of the snowballs. Many of them are kind of pouf-y. I'll just use spray baste to attach the discs to their undersides. Maybe I'll do some hand quilting around the snowballs and "tie" the rest of the quilts with the buttons.

Now that I've typed tie twice, my monkey-brain wonders if a quilt bound with neck ties would be cute.
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Fabric Art Journal birches page on: March 13, 2014 07:47:38 PM
So beautiful!
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