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21  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: A commissioned camel on: October 30, 2009 08:26:40 AM
WOW  Shocked This is so freaking awesome!!
I loveeeee him!
Is he totally needle felted or did you wet felted him as well?
You did an amazing job on the skin folds and details!
This rocks!
22  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Knitting project bag- w/ written tute (corrections to pattern 10-27-09) on: October 28, 2009 07:34:21 AM
Owww I love it! Lovely colors too.
I have to give this a try sometime!
Did you use anything to give it extra strength or is the fabric just firm enough. I don't like a knitting bag to be too floppy if you know what I mean. Yours looks just perfect.


23  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Batik dragonfly on: October 16, 2009 01:57:47 AM
Thank you all for your comments!


I love it!!!

Did you remove any wax between the baths (in particular the body of the dragonfly which looks waxed in the first pic but is later dyed)

Also what color was the last dye bath (you used it for the crackle right)

And what kind of wax did you use?  Did you use batik wax or mix your own wax?

I did remove wax between the baths. The body I wanted to be purple, so I had to keep it out of the yellow bath otherwise it would have turned brown. So it is kind of higher maths Smiley

The last bath was indigo blue which gives a very rich deep color for the finishing touch.

I used very cheap wax candle. You have to use hard wax like candle wax for crackling it. Expensive batik wax is usually soft so you can't crackle is. And I think the piece needs the crackling effect to give it more depth.


 
24  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Batik dragonfly on: September 29, 2009 04:20:33 AM
Thank you!
The dye is old dye my mother used about 7 years ago. It is dry powder cold dye which has to be mixed with salt and soda. The last bath was with a new bought dye, but I don't remember the name. I can check it out for your.

In the beginning, the first bath, I tie-dyed the sun (left upper) and the bottom corners. But I liked the effect of handbrushing the wax on it better. That's what I did for creating the halo around her head en tail. I found it amazing how detailed the brushstrokes came out. So the rest of the process I only used wax and brushes.

The wings are kept in the wax for the whole process. In the 2e blue bath I crackled only the upper wings, keeping the bottom ones undamaged. With the next 3e and pink/reddish bath I waxed the upper ones again and cracked the bottom ones. The last bath they were both crackled.

25  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Batik dragonfly on: September 29, 2009 03:11:27 AM


So I made my first batik piece last weekend.
Because I am so darn proud of how it came out I just have to post this gigantic lots of pics!
Hope you like it.

Wax in....
First the waxing of the plain white sheet...


First paint-bath, yellow


After the second bath, cyan


Putting it to bath 3, magenta/red


After the third bath, magenta


Before the last bath


Wax out!
Getting the stuff out. Quite horrible.


Finished product!!





Woooooo happy happy!! I just can't believe I really made that.
Now I just don't know what to do with it. I thought of putting it on bamboosticks, so it can be hang in front of the window. I love to hear your thoughts.

26  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: "Attack of the Anglerfish!" or Fish Bed for a Chihuahua (Image Obese!) on: September 22, 2009 12:24:54 AM
haha BRILLIANT!!

I love it!
27  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Natu plushie on: September 20, 2009 04:54:26 AM
he is sooooo cute! I don't no anything bout pokemons but he is adorable.
Or should I say frightning?
28  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Everything but the kitchen sink neckwarmer on: September 20, 2009 04:44:23 AM
That is so stunning! I love the sarisilk and the feathers! Very rich.
29  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / brown swirlie Hip Wrap on: September 20, 2009 04:33:46 AM

So I finally finished another hip wrap!
This one has only a long string on one site. On the other side there is a button where the string will wrap around.

Sorry for the big pics. I can't upload them to craftster from this computer, and they are allready online...





and the back.
30  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: wet felted Owl bag on: September 20, 2009 04:14:07 AM
At what point did you change your mind from hat to bag?
At the point a voice in my head yelled in a chanting way at me 'Make it a bag, make a bag! Who on earth will wear a hat like that?', i guess. Grin
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