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1  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / everybody sympathizes with a sad cheerleader... on: March 30, 2007 08:00:03 PM
i made this batik of my sister in my fibers class..



i'm not really sure why i chose to do this picture, because she was actually crying when it was taken.. because i accidently hurt her head when i was doing her hair..

actually, know that i think about it, it probably had more to with the fact that she had only gotten 4 hours of sleep the night before..

oh well.
2  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: batik. on: March 16, 2007 02:49:22 PM
Holy moly those are so beautiful.  What kind of wax do you use?  Anything special?  I would love a tutorial, or to be directed to one!  I need to try this!

i think we use a mixture of parafin and beeswax...but i'm not 100% sure. i'll ask my teacher..but i'll have to wait a while, because next week is spring break..yay!!

as for a tutorial...i'm not really sure if i could make one, because i do this at school and..well..i don't know. but i've really come to enjoy this technique, and i've been thinking about getting everything i need to do this at home.  when i do, i'll try to put together a tutorial, but it might be a while..
3  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: batik. on: March 16, 2007 01:14:41 PM
wow those are gorgeous!!! how did you do them?

you put melted wax where you want the fabric to stay white, then you put ye on and put wax over all the different colors so they don't bleed.. then when it's finnished you iron it to get the wax off.
4  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / batik. on: March 15, 2007 04:30:00 PM
so, i did these batiks in my fibers class, and i must say i'm rather proud of them.

the first one was just a little one so we could get used to the process.


my second one was twice as big, but went a lot faster because there wern't as many small spaces...

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Bird Tree Corset on: March 08, 2007 07:20:05 PM
oh my god.

this is the most beautiful thing i've seen in a loooong time.
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: happy shrimp with glasses keychain. on: March 06, 2007 07:53:55 PM
i don't really know what it's called, but it was one of the settings on my sewing machine...
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / happy shrimp with glasses keychain. on: March 06, 2007 07:17:46 PM
so, i was bored earlier, and i decided to make a shrimp...

8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Little Boat, Big Ocean - a woodblock print on: February 25, 2007 12:35:28 PM
this is amazing!
9  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: Boyfriend Weaving. on: February 22, 2007 01:35:18 PM
well, i worked on it every day in class for about 5 and a half weeks...

i'm not really sure what the type of loom was called..but it was basically a piece of cardboard with slits cut 1/4 inch apart on the sides with the warp threads going between the slits...

you can kind of see what i'm talking about in this..

10  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Boyfriend Weaving. on: February 21, 2007 03:18:50 PM
i made this weaving in my fibers class...



i decided to make it into a pillow....



i'm rather proud of it...

...

this is the picture i used for it...
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