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1  Watchmen Stenciled T-shirt: The Inversion of Natural Roles in Stenciling: Completed Projects by kathcummings on: February 02, 2009 11:38:36 AM
Here are some pictures of a T-shirt I stenciled to give to my kid brother for Christmas. The image is taken (and revised somewhat) from a panel in the graphic novel Watchmen by Alan Moore. He introduced me to the book and now we're both pretty well obsessed.
Here is the final image:

And a picture of the process. I cut the stencils from 4 or 5 copies of the enlarged image (made on my computer scanner) covered in contact paper. To paint the shirt, I used Jaquard Neopaque fabric paint and some cheapo firm-bristled brush. At the end I went in with a tiny brush to add the stars and facial details.

Here's bro wearing it on Christmas morning:

And finally, this is the image I worked from:

Thanks for looking! If you love Watchmen too, check out what I got for Christmas from my mom, new member AndiMo! I am the luckiest! There was a theme this year, I guess Smiley

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2  Re: Fiber Friday Dec 22/06 in Spinning: Completed Projects by kathcummings on: December 22, 2006 09:55:10 AM
Gah! Everything is gorgeous. Thebon, I especially love that orangy yarn of yours--so pretty.
I've been dyeing and spinning like crazy this week. Here's some of the results:


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3  Bicycle wheel motif socks in Knitting: Completed Projects by kathcummings on: December 21, 2006 07:35:42 AM
Hi knitters,
  I recently finished these socks as a thank-you present for a friend and fellow mechanic who taught me how to build bicycle wheels. They are knit top-down from the "Sockulator" pattern found here: http://www.thedietdiary.com/blog/lucia/530.
I used Regia Silk yarn (20% silk, 25% polyamid, 55% merino) in burgundy and blue-gray--slightly pricey, but amazingly soft and nice to work with. The wheel motif (designed by me)  is in duplicate stitch.
Hope you all like!




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4  Re: Fiber Friday - 12/15/06 in Spinning: Completed Projects by kathcummings on: December 15, 2006 05:05:24 PM
Hi spinners,
As usual, everything is sooo beautiful.
Here's some yarn that I spun this week. It's falklands roving, handpainted by my mom! I taught her how to do it. Pretty cute, eh? There are two skeins of worsted-weight-or-so there, totalling about 7 oz. and 295 yds. I'm really pleased with the way this yarn came out--it's a lot squishier and airier than I've been able to do it before. I suspect it's from putting less twist into the singles.

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5  Re: Fiber Friday! 12/8 in Spinning: Completed Projects by kathcummings on: December 08, 2006 04:19:33 PM
Hi spinners,

This is my first ever post of something I made on Craftster. I made both of these yarns this week. The colorful one is thick and thin falklands that I dyed with my mom (awww), and the gray is some extremely soft hand-me-down fiber.

Also, egad! Everyone's yarns are delectable.



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