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1  Texas / Texas: North Central / New Frisco/Plano, Texas Weekly Meet-Up - Stonebriar Centre - Frisco, Texas on: August 12, 2009 06:26:54 AM
FiberTherapy.org has added another meet-up location and time!

Stonebriar Centre's
Barnes & Noble's
Starbucks Coffee Shop

Each Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.


(This Barnes & Noble, by the way, has one of the most extensive selection of books on fiber arts that I've seen in a bookstore!)

Check out our website for additional times/locations and how to start your own local group! www.fibertherapy.or g

All Craftsters welcome - bring any craft or come to learn fiber arts!

Thanks,
RM
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / RM's Hand Springs Fingerless Gloves - Free Knitting Pattern Link Available on: December 01, 2008 09:02:37 AM
HERE on my Craft Blog is the link to a free downloadable PDF of these mitts. The pattern is also in Ravelry.com under Hand Springs Fingerless Mitts.

This is the first time I've ever written out instructions, but the seven test knitters and proof readers say it is a good pattern, so I'll trust them.  Kiss
Hope you enjoy it! (better photos on my next pair.)



3  COOKING / Dessert / Halloween Party Favor Treats for Goodie Bags on: November 04, 2008 02:18:00 PM
I found the recipe for the Swabs on-line. So cute! But I added the packaging idea. It reads: Swabs...Now with more ear wax!

The 'Rodent Surprise' cookies were my idea. Dip one side of the cookie (Oreos here) in white chocolate and sprinkle on chocolate sprinkles to look like mouse droppings.



Thanks for looking!
RM
4  COOKING / Dessert / Skeleton Arm/Hand Cookies on: November 04, 2008 02:15:23 PM


These looked better on the platter.

Dip the pretzels in white chocolate or almond bark.

Arrange 5 (and a half for the thumb) and pipe more white chocolate in the center. (four fingers look too crowded...so it's a three-fingered skeleton.)

I think this is my own idea. At least I didn't see these in my search for Halloween treats on-line anywhere.

At Thanksgiving, you can change it to milk or dark chocolate for the body, legs and feet (break the pretzels 2/3 of the way down and position for feet) and tint some white chocolate in different colors for the feathers if you want to create turkeys.

Thanks for looking!
RM
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / RM's First Newsboy Cap **IMG heavy** on: January 09, 2008 03:51:23 PM
Yippee!  This one is just the first one...so remember...the learning curve and all.  Made of linen with a flannel lining.  Yes...those are little squirrels on the lining!  I may try to reduce the pattern so it doesn't gather in the back.  That's just what the pattern said to do.









Hope you like it!
RM
6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Experienced Fiber Prep People...Help! on: November 01, 2007 10:20:16 AM
I'm so terrible at judging what in the heck gaurd hairs are!  I mean...if I pulled out everything that looked close to the size of a human hair, there would be less than half of this raw alpaca fiber left.

Can you judge by looking at these photos if I have waaaay under picked it or not?





Uncarded fiber at the bottom of this photo:



Thanks for any advice you can give!
RM
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / RM Handspun and Dyed Miniature Skeins of Wool Yarn for Doll House on: October 08, 2007 10:43:21 PM
I handspun, dyed and skeined it, and added tiny tags.   I know I have 'sport' weight on the tags, but I think they plumped up after drying into more of a bulky weight for a doll.  They would be more of a sport weight for a Barbie doll.

I will spin the yarn more finely next time.




8  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / First Weave-It Square on: August 21, 2007 12:04:09 PM
I opened the two little vintage Weave-It looms in the mail yesterday evening and an hour later, I had my first woven square!!!!

I used some of my handspun yarn, which lends itself very well to the 'hominess' of the weaving!  I'm so delighted!!!  Just one more fiber craft added to my list!  A GREAT site to learn about these looms is: eLoomanation.com



Close Up



Thanks for looking!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / RecycleMicol's Latest Artist's Smock - Urban Chicks Fabric on: August 21, 2007 11:48:38 AM
Here is yet another smock that I designed and made for my potter friend Rachel. This is some great Urban Chicks fabric that she picked out.  I used store-bought bias tape and vintage buttons.  I'm making towels with matching borders and corner buttonholes to button onto the smock's buttons for keeping things clean!



The Back



The Pockets



The Vintage Buttons

10  Texas / Texas: North Central / Burleson, Texas and Surrounding Areas - Fiber Crafters Group! on: August 18, 2007 04:58:33 PM
Texas has a brand new group of Fiber Crafters meeting just on the southern Tarrant County Line in Burleson, Texas.  (Just below Fort Worth and Arlington)

Surrounding areas are Crowley, Joshua, Keene, Cleburne, Alvarado, Everman, Arlington, and Fort Worth just to name a few.We are going to welcome everyone who's into any 'portable' fiber craft, such as:

Spinning
Weaving
Knitting
Crochet
Tatting
Lucet
Netting
Punch Needle
Needle Felting
Inkle Loom
Beading
Etc....

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS 7:00-10:00 p.m.
at Mountain Mudd Esspresso Cafe 108 S. Main, Burleson, Tx.

(Schedule and location subject to change as we grow. Check www.fibertherapy.or g for updates.)

Directions:
Take the Renfro Street Exit (on your right) off of I-35 headed
towards Waco (will be two exits past Alsbury Exit)

Turn Right at the light Go straight a few blocks and when you cross
over the Rail Road tracks, you'll see a parking lot with the cool old
buildings of Old Town Burleson on your left.

Turn Left into the parking lot and Mountain Mudd is the third or
fourth building in the strip.

There are a number of good restaurants within a block of the coffee
shop, so come and eat before if you wish. (Babe's Chicken, Bar-B-Q,
Frisco's Mexican Resaurant and an old-timey Malt Shoppe)

That's just on the southern Tarrant County Line.  (Just below Fort Worth and Arlington)

Surrounding areas are Crowley, Joshua, Keene, Cleburne, Alvarado, Everman, Arlington, and Fort Worth just to name a few.

Come join us!
-RM
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