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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Make Your Own Water Color Paint on: June 20, 2009 12:37:09 PM
This is a cool idea especially for little kids. 

I think it would be easier to just go buy some gum arabic and make waterpaints that way.  But I guess this is easier if you don't have an art store near by.   
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Felt birdies need a name, please help !!! on: April 15, 2009 07:58:48 PM
How did you do the cut out for the eyes?
3  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: Second ever weaving project (Warning: picture explosion) on: March 19, 2009 05:50:08 PM
It's finished and hanging up in the Abrons Art Center in New York for a Saori exhibition. 
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Altering a sweater pattern into a cardigan pattern on: March 11, 2009 08:36:32 PM
I have never done this my self but it doesn't sound very hard.  How much knitting experience do you have?  I am going to assume that you have at least a moderate knitting level.

The first thing to do when altering the pattern is splitting the front in half. 
Make sure the sweater pattern doesn't have a complicated pattern directly in the center.  Like don't have a cable directly in the center. 

You would have to pick up stitches for the button band and collar.  When knitting the 2 front pieces slip stitch the first stitch of every row.  Then you can just pick up every slip stitch.  There are a million different ways to do button holes.  Do some research to find out way will work best for you.   
5  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Second ever weaving project (Warning: picture explosion) on: March 01, 2009 07:09:44 PM
My first weaving was a small sample piece so I guess this is my first real piece.  This was created for an exhibition that is taking place in March.  It's 18 ft. by 1 ft.  It's woven in a Saori style.  Saori weaving focuses experimentation and the differences between what humans and machines can do.  Learn more about it HERE

Here are the pictures:

This is the whole thing

This isn't nearly all of it.  It's huge!

For reference here is another Saori piece that was done by the owner of Loop of the Loom

6  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Questions about nuno-felting... on: February 14, 2009 07:52:03 PM
I'm not sure where you live but Loop of the Loom in New York city does nuno-felting.


7  UNITED STATES / New Jersey / Re: ARE THERE ANY NJ SPINNERS? on: November 20, 2008 09:38:52 AM
Wow! thank you so much for that list.
8  UNITED STATES / New Jersey / ARE THERE ANY NJ SPINNERS? on: November 19, 2008 06:14:00 PM
My name is Jennifer and I am a high school student in Middlesex county.

This year I have taken a class called W.I.S.E. (Wise Individualized Senior Experience)  W.I.S.E. is a national program that help to set up seniors with internships of their choice.  The student gains real-world experience on a subject through out the year, and then makes a presentation on it in May.

For my W.I.S.E. project I have chosen fiber art, however I haven't been about to find a spinner in New Jersey who I can intern with and learn the craft of spinning.   

If anyone here is a spinner in New Jere's or knows some one who would be interested in teaching me about fiber arts please respond here or email me at: feckish@gmail.com.

Likewise if you know of any Fiber arts classes please tell me about them.

Thank you very much.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Prom dress on: June 18, 2008 08:34:27 PM
So prom was a while a go but I just uploaded pictures from my computer.

This was SSOOOO last minute.  The slip was pinned to my bra.  (Classssy )

So the pictures are really bad.  I didn't take them with craftster in mind.

This was what my dress was going to look like.  It is a bunch of darts that shaped to form a body-like form.  However it was the week of the prom and I still hadn't draped the back or the slip so I went with something easier to make.

This is my finished dress.  The top part is this and then it is loose in the bottom.  I trimmed it in white braiding.  The back is kinda the same but no smocking. 

This is a close up of the smocking. 
I love smocking, its really easy to do, but looks SO good.  I recommend learning it. 

Here is a close up of the top.

If you guys want I can tell you how I made it but there will be no tut, sorry.  If I could redo it I would of done so much different, it would look the same but different construction.

I showed this to my teacher and she gave me an A- because the serging didn't match.  (It was white not even some crazy color)  She's crazy and can't even sew. 
10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Want Cheap Serger on: May 11, 2008 01:36:53 PM
Be warned a serger is a complicated machine.  I'm not saying that you can't find a good serger cheap, but don't buy a cheap model.  It will be a piece of crap not worth your money.

I say save up a little money at a time.  Bargain hunt until you find a good but inexpensive serger and use the money you saved up to buy lot of nice fabric.

Or if you can't find a good deal continue saving until you can buy a serger full price.  My serger is the Singer 14CG754.  I got it for Christmas and love it.  I looked on line and saw it was $250, which is about the lowest you can go and still get a good machine. 
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