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251  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Offer What You Have (Crafts/Supplies) Swap - Dec. 24-Jan. 24 on: January 20, 2007 10:09:18 PM
I claim seamshistoric for the mad stash of cotton fabric.  This is my first claim, and I am in Canada.

I have to offer:

1.  2 pieces of J Crew fabric, lightbulb is 50"x12", shuttlecock is 38"x12"


2.  3 pieces of nature fabric, bear is 24"x11", vegetable is 14"x11", bird is 14"x12"


3.  3 pieces of celestial fabric, sun & moon is 42"x10", wizard is 14"x12", owl is 18"x12"


4.  Linea tote bag embroidery kit (not in original package, but is all there)


5.  Linea tote bag embroidery kit (not in original package, but is all there)


6.  Cross stitch supplies - 3 different bookmark fabrics, and a baby bib.


7.  four pages from the colorbok chipboard chunk package for scrapbooking/ATCs.  I will include 2 alphabet pages, one frame or tag page, and one word page.  I will punch out the shapes to make it smaller for shipping.


252  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap (round 7!) now to Jan 21 on: January 19, 2007 06:31:20 PM
I got a little time to paint today, and I thought I would show the results:





Hopefully I will get lots of time this weekend!  Please let me know what colours you like/dislike if I am sending to you Smiley
253  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 18 - January 1-31 Gallery on: January 19, 2007 06:24:20 PM
I received some gorgeous fabrics from the noodle princess:




Thank you again, they are fantastic!
254  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 18 - January 1-31 on: January 14, 2007 01:04:08 PM
I claim groschveux for the tutu for her 4 year old, plus some scrapbooking supplies.

This is my second claim, none sent.

I am in Ontario, Canada.

My wishlist:

crocheted/knitted corals/anenomes/other reef creatures (I am trying to build a crocheted coral reef around the base of my aquarium).  Look here for ideas http://www.theiff.org/exhibits/reef.html

tote bag, any style whatsoever, as long as it's roomy; I use them to store ongoing projects!

fibers other than wool for spinning (soy, angora, etc)

handspun yarn

recycled sari yarn or any other very unique yarn

a slide pendant inspired by the Vintage Fairies at www.sallyjean.com  I love the creative fairy with the saying "sometimes there was a storm in her brain".  I also love the art fairies with the saying "I must make art".  Or a Salvador Dali inspired one with the quote from my siggie.  Or a Van Gogh inspired one with the quote "I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate"

set of mini beaded icicles: I have a crochet christmas tree, maybe 16 inches tall, that I want to put beaded icicles on (they don't need to be white, but light colours/irridescent/translucent would be good, and 1.5 - 2 inches tall each).  I had planned on making them myself, but I have been having eye trouble and can't focus for long on small beads

fused glass pendant (I like ones that are kinda arty, or have a picture in them:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=137693.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=120160.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=136530.0 
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=136531.0 )

fabrics from around the world (kimono silks, african dyes & batiks, etc)

very sheer, see-through fabrics for layering on wallhangings - nets, tulles, scrims, gauzes, etc.

varied weights & types of stabilizers for machine embroidery (cut-away, tear-away, heat-away, wash-away) -- I want to play!

fabrics (fat quarters or small pieces, can be as small as 4" square or 6" square, small prints for quilts, or unique textures - I mostly make textile art wallhangings)

setacolor xpandaprint

back issues of Quilting Arts magazine (I have issues 21,22,23,24)

shiva paintstiks

About me: I am 34, soon to be 35.  I have a hubby, 3 year old daughter, dog, cat, lovebird, fish.  I work at home as a programmer.  The free time I get is mostly spent sewing, creating wallhanging art quilts, and knitting/crocheting.

255  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: January Birthday Swap! Sign ups NOW-Jan 20TH* on: January 11, 2007 12:01:56 PM
Happy Birthday everyone  Grin  I turn 35 on Jan 26th.

I am in Ontario, Canada.

My wishlist:

crocheted/knitted corals/anenomes/other reef creatures (I am trying to build a crocheted coral reef around the base of my aquarium).  Look here for ideas http://www.theiff.org/exhibits/reef.html

tote bag, any style whatsoever, as long as it's roomy; I use them to store ongoing projects!

fibers other than wool for spinning (soy, angora, etc)

handspun yarn

recycled sari yarn or any other very unique yarn

set of mini beaded icicles: I have a crochet christmas tree, maybe 16 inches tall, that I want to put beaded icicles on (they don't need to be white, but light colours/irridescent/translucent would be good, and 1.5 - 2 inches tall each).  I had planned on making them myself, but I have been having eye trouble and can't focus for long on small beads

fused glass pendant (I like ones that are kinda arty, or have a picture in them:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=137693.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=120160.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=136530.0 
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=136531.0 )

fabrics from around the world (kimono silks, african dyes & batiks, etc)

very sheer, see-through fabrics for layering on wallhangings - nets, tulles, scrims, gauzes, etc.

varied weights & types of stabilizers for machine embroidery (cut-away, tear-away, heat-away, wash-away) -- I want to play!

fabrics (fat quarters or small pieces, can be as small as 4" square or 6" square, small prints for quilts, or unique textures - I mostly make textile art wallhangings)

setacolor xpandaprint

back issues of Quilting Arts magazine (I have issues 21,22,23)

shiva paintstiks

a surprise!

About me: I am 34, soon to be 35.  I have a hubby, 3 year old daughter, dog, cat, lovebird, fish.  I work at home as a programmer.  The free time I get is mostly spent sewing, creating wallhanging art quilts, and knitting/crocheting.
256  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap (round 7!) on: January 11, 2007 11:59:11 AM
I have just joined  Grin  I will be doing handpainted fat quarters (100% cotton, and washable)

Pics of some of my pieces are in the discussion thread here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=84367.msg1420368#msg1420368
257  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 18 - January 1-31 on: January 11, 2007 07:43:39 AM
I claim bhean for a set of 13 placemats (if she likes the fabrics, I will PM when I find the camera), or otherwise a wisty surprise.

This is my first claim.

I am in Ontario, Canada.

My wishlist:

crocheted/knitted corals/anenomes/other reef creatures (I am trying to build a crocheted coral reef around the base of my aquarium).  Look here for ideas http://www.theiff.org/exhibits/reef.html

tote bag, any style whatsoever, as long as it's roomy; I use them to store ongoing projects!

fibers other than wool for spinning (soy, angora, etc)

handspun yarn

recycled sari yarn or any other very unique yarn

set of mini beaded icicles: I have a crochet christmas tree, maybe 16 inches tall, that I want to put beaded icicles on (they don't need to be white, but light colours/irridescent/translucent would be good, and 1.5 - 2 inches tall each).  I had planned on making them myself, but I have been having eye trouble and can't focus for long on small beads

fused glass pendant (I like ones that are kinda arty, or have a picture in them:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=137693.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=120160.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=136530.0 
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=136531.0 )

fabrics from around the world (kimono silks, african dyes & batiks, etc)

very sheer, see-through fabrics for layering on wallhangings - nets, tulles, scrims, gauzes, etc.

varied weights & types of stabilizers for machine embroidery (cut-away, tear-away, heat-away, wash-away) -- I want to play!

fabrics (fat quarters or small pieces, can be as small as 4" square or 6" square, small prints for quilts, or unique textures - I mostly make textile art wallhangings)

setacolor xpandaprint

back issues of Quilting Arts magazine (I have issues 21,22,23)

shiva paintstiks

About me: I am 34, soon to be 35.  I have a hubby, 3 year old daughter, dog, cat, lovebird, fish.  I work at home as a programmer.  The free time I get is mostly spent sewing, creating wallhanging art quilts, and knitting/crocheting.
258  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: fleece help on: January 10, 2007 08:16:03 PM
Thanks for the input.

I think part of the problem might be that we have very hard water.  And I don't think I was putting enough detergent in. 

The yellow parts do feel different/tacky - so I think it is lanolin.  I've taken a small bit of it and am washing it again with a degreasing laundry additive (Simple Green - it's what hubby uses to clean our silkscreens).  Not sure if it's safe/appropriate for wool, but it should at least confirm whether it is lanolin or not.

It was very dirty wool when I started, so the next round I will try soaking beforehand. 

I tried carding a little (with two old dog brushes - I need to go shopping!) and it really does feel beautiful.  The little bits of dirt came right out, so it's only the yellow that is perplexing me.  I will be using a drop spindle, so maybe the residual lanolin won't matter.  Does it affect dyeing?

I like the idea of washing it in the washer without a bag, but the prospects of gumming up the washer are a little scary!
259  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / fleece help on: January 10, 2007 03:17:47 PM
I wanted a couple of pounds of roving for my birthday, to try my hand at spinning.  What I got instead was a huge bag of raw fleece of unknown origin.  I have no experience with this, so it could be interesting  Tongue

It is freezing and snowy outside here, so I have nowhere to sort and clean the fleece.  What I did was take some of the cleaner fleece and wash it in the washer using instructions from the web.

This is after three washes:




My questions: are the yellow coloured parts no good?  or is that a natural variation of fleece?  What do I do about the parts that aren't coming clean?  are they unusable?  should I try carding it and washing again?

Thanks in advance Smiley
260  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Sweat Shoppe swap-(**discuss round 7: bottom pg 70) on: January 08, 2007 01:10:34 PM
would there be interest in hand-painted fabrics (excuse the wrinkles LOL):





or hand-dyed fabrics:



All the above are done on prewashed cotton with screenprinting dye, and heat set so they are washable. 

Would people prefer a fat quarter?  or a couple of smaller pieces?

or netted glitz fabric:



closeup:



This is cool for making ornaments out of, or little amulet bags, or for card making, ATCs, etc.  it is not washable, and I usually make it about 12" square.  It is more sparkly than it looks in the photo.

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