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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Screening leather on: January 13, 2007 12:09:09 PM
Has anyone ever tried to screenprint leather? If so, what paint/ink did you use, or what do you think will work?
2  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Leatherworkers sale in Northampton on: December 20, 2006 02:15:53 AM
The Identity Store in Northampton is having 2 'Special Sale Days' on the 29th and 30th December with
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Great reductions on everything for everyone that visits the store in Billing Park, Northampton

This is a great place to shop, loads of things from beading and Native American craft supplies to just about anything you want for leatherworking - no affiliation, just a happy customer Smiley
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / New Viking/Anglo Saxon stenciled tees on: December 17, 2006 12:58:53 PM
Tried out my new tees Cheesy got them from ebay, they are nice quality and dark blue in colour. Shame I could only get the medium, the guy bought a load in and I got the last lot.

Anyway, here they are!



And



What do you think?
4  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Tazbar.com on: December 06, 2006 02:40:21 AM
I did a search and didn't find anything - does anyone here use Tazbar.com?

I've been looking at it - it's for people in the UK, US, Canada and Australia. The thing I like most is the fees - theres a 'no sale no fee' policy, you only get a fixed final price fee for standard auctions, plus any upgrades you choose.

I doubt the customer base is anywhere near ebay but since it doesn't cost anything for a standard listing it seems worthwhile to try it Smiley Apparently they are going to be doing a big ad campaign over here (UK) for Yule so it looks like a good time to join
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / OMG I've been offered a contract to make 15 pagan robes! on: November 30, 2006 03:12:03 PM
And I've only just got my machine...

It's like this: I joined a discount scheme on a pagan forum, offering a discount to their members at my shop. I've been posting on there about my tshirts as well Smiley Tonight I got a phone call from my contact on the forum saying they had been contacted by a company who are making a program on pagans in the UK. It's to be a pilot hopefully with a series to follow.

And they wanted to know if the forum owners could find them someone to make robes and wands for the show, between 10 and 15 of each. My contact at the forum is determined to get the contract to go to a new trader rather than a big established firm. And rang me first Cheesy

So now I have to cost up these robes, and decide on the design, fabric etc.

Well, they want something shiny so it reflects well on film and they want it in green or purple, preferably green.

So I've found a cheap supplier of fabric and decided on a design, a Dark Ages kyrtle. It's a simple design, easy to make (hopefully) and good on material usage. I've decided to make a trial run in child size for my daughter to give me an idea of how it'll go.



That's the design

So... question time!

The material is crepe-backed satin in green and a gold lining material. How exactly do you put the lining in? I presume you make it to the same pattern (it'll be fully lined) but is there a best way to attatch it?

The pattern I have has a keyhole neck (I think - it's a circle with a slit at the front) and has a contrast facing all the way round. How do you do this?

Bet you think I'm totally bonkers don't you Tongue But if I can get this and do a good job it'll be a huge boost to my fledgeling business so I really have to try. The good news is my sister, who has a lot more sewing experience than me, is going to be helping out
6  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Anyone here tried PhotoEZ? *Update - 1st t-shirt prints on 2nd page* on: November 29, 2006 10:45:47 PM
Just found this on the web, has anyone tried it? http://www.ezscreenprint.com/

Search Daemon is on strike again so I couldn't search Undecided

They look really good - simple, no mess, no expensive equipment, just a $30-40 kit to start you off and away you go! I SO want to get these Cheesy but I'd like an idea of what they are like in use really. The thing I like most is you expose the screen with a print on standard white paper - no need for expensive transparencies.

I'm sure I could knock up some kind of frame to make it even easier too Cheesy
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Reflective vest help for SD on: November 25, 2006 01:55:02 PM
My lady wants a reflective vest for her Labrador service dog. I have an old vest I can use for a pattern and I'm planning to use a blokes safety vest for the material.

What I was wondering was, has anyone ever printed on the material used in the reflective vests? She wants "please do not disturb me, I'm working" on the side and I'm not sure what to use. I've only ever done tshirts before Smiley
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Nalbinding on: November 23, 2006 07:36:37 AM
Sorry if this has been done before (or is in the wrong place!) I did try a search on it but the 'search deamon' is on strike I think Undecided

Anyway, nalbinding. Does anyone know how it's done? I've a few balls of cheap yarn from when I was learning tablet weaving and I'd love to give this a go but I really have no idea what I'm doing Tongue I'm just guessing it might prove easier to pick up than knit-one-purl-one-drop-ten-oops... which has so far been my attempts at knitting Cheesy

So, any links, hints, suggestions?

Cheers Cheesy
9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Berol Fabric Transfer Paints on: November 17, 2006 05:35:53 PM
Not sure if this is in the right place, but has anyone seen or used these? Found them on ebay uk - LINK
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Berol Fabric Transfer Paints are a simple ways to achieve spectacular effects on man-made fabrics simply by ironing.

Simply apply the Berol Fabric Transfer Paints to paper, allow to dry, turn the paper face down on your chosen fabric and iron!

The design will be transferred to the fabric, fixed and wash fast.

You will get the best results from using Berol Fabric Transfer Paints on thin, but not absorbent paper, 80g copy paper is ideal.

Each pack contains 6 125ml bottles in the following vivid colours as Purple, Blue, Red, Green, Black & Yellow

However the colours can easily be diluted using water if you wish to achieve more pastel like effects.

Sound interesting...
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / First wire project - Yggdrasil * new pics * on: November 15, 2006 01:54:50 PM
I was so inspired by the posts on the Tree of Life pendants I had seen on here made from the tut at http://www.beadstudio.com/info.php?a=613 that I bought some silver-plated copper wire from ebay to see if I could do them. Well, this is the first attempt! I tried an oval shape as opposed to the round - it's the shape of the handle on my 4lb club hammer Tongue - and twisted the wire to give me three roots, the number attributed to Yggdrasil, the Norse World-tree. I think I'll use more wires next time so I can have more branches but I'm really pleased with how this first one came out Smiley

The pic was done with my phone cam and is a little short on detail but it gives you the idea Smiley



*edit - that really isn't a very good pic is it? I'll try and get some better ones tomorrow Smiley *



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