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1  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / Where to start? Tapestry looms? on: January 15, 2013 08:40:13 AM
So, I recently inherited these weaving tools, which I know nothing about. I think through reading a couple of sites, that I have two tapestry looms and a warping board? Any particular sites or links anyone could offer on where to begin would be super helpful. I am a knitter and felter and general crafter, but I've never used any kind of loom ever before. Thanks for any help, even if it seems obvious, it's not. I know nothing. Thanks!

2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Fancy new wreath on: November 22, 2011 07:01:32 PM
Thanks! The flowers are just felt. Cut a circle out of felt. Cut it into a spiral. Roll it up like a flower and glue. Here's a very silly drawing in case that sounds confusing. Any size will work; the bigger the circle, the bigger the flower. And just make tiny ones if you want to add color inside.
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Fancy new wreath on: November 22, 2011 01:11:24 PM
Just finished hanging a new wreath. Used a grapevine form, made felt flowers, and collected pinecones from the neighborhood.

4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: 2011 Costume-Along on: September 22, 2011 04:37:28 PM
Only just started my costume. My boyfriend and I are going as Itchy and Scratchy. I'm going as Scratchy. I have a black furry one piece jumper, long sleeve. and I have a nice furry headpiece that will work. He will wear a blue jogging suit with giant mickey mouse ears and a red shirt sleeve button up shirt over the jogging suit.

To do for me:
-attach grey felt for belly
-make/find a giant knife
-make furry booties to go over my shoes

To do for him:
-make mouse ears
-make and attach tail
-make pinkish belly (felt?) and attach
-make/find chainsaw or giant mallot
5  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: is it truuuue Dragon? on: January 07, 2011 02:53:51 PM
I remember seeing or reading that originally the PBP punched Prince Ronald in the nose at the end of the book.

haha, typical coked up Robert Munsch. It truly is a great story!
6  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: is it truuuue Dragon? on: January 05, 2011 07:50:23 AM
What book is it from?

It's from the Paperbag Princess by Robert Munsch. Great story, you should read it. Or even better, find a copy of Robert Munsch reading it. He tells it so well.
7  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: is it truuuue Dragon? on: January 04, 2011 12:24:55 PM
Thanks! My terrible camera does not do the colors justice. The dragon is fairly bright and inside the door is a little fiery. Can't stop needle felting. It's like tattooing with wool.
8  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / is it truuuue Dragon? on: January 04, 2011 11:28:43 AM
This was my first real flat needle felting experiment.

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / k into st below next st on left-handed needle... on: September 12, 2010 04:36:47 PM
I'm trying to follow a diamond chart for Robin Melanson's "Gothic" mittens. The pattern is for little wool mittens, which have a large cuff with a pretty channel island cast-on, then a little band of twisted stiches, then they decrease to a point over your hand with a pretty diamond shape in the middle and have a cute icord that slips over your middle finger to hold these fingerless beauties onto your hand.

So, the top is where I feel real dumb. The chart reads:

Vp@k?pp^k+pk        5
kpkkkk#pp#kkkpX     4
Vp@kkk?^kkk+pk      3
kpkkkkkk##kkkkkkpX  2
Vpkkkkkk#*kkkkkkpk  1

#  k1-tbl on RS, p1-tbl on WS
*  knit into st below next st on left hand needle
V  slip 1 st purlwise with yarn in back
X  slip 1 st purlwise with yarn in front
@  K2tog
?   purl into back of second st, but do not drop st from left hand needle, k2tog-tbl first 2 sts, slip both sts from left hand needle together
^   slip 1 st purlwise, slip 1 st knitwise, return slipped sts back to left needle in new orientations, k2tog these 2 sts, but do not drop sts from left needle, purl first st, slip both sts from left needle together
+   ssk

I'm having trouble with * which won't allow me to get any further than the first couple of rows before i pull it all out and try again. Do I knit into the 2nd stitch on my left needle and drop both stitches? Then it looks like I have dropped stitches. These are the first five rows of a 15 row decrease with a diamond pattern in the middle. (I'm knitting back and forth on straight needles.)
Any takers on maybe dumbing it down for me or something? It just looks terrible.

edit: I found a picture of them:
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: ugly chair re-done. on: October 14, 2008 04:29:46 AM
Thanks. I sort of folded the edges like a present and pinned pinned pinned before I hand sewed it all together. The top cushion is straight though, so, just 2 squares and a gusset all the way around. I just did another one to match and instead of using a gusset, I just squared off the edges like you would for a square bottomed purse, which worked really well, I'm much happier with the second one. And I still have enough fabri left over to do something awesome with...or maybe I'll swap it.
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