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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Pattern Help on: October 14, 2008 03:00:54 AM
I am looking for a pattern for a dress that is either in a Halter top style or a pattern that can be easily modified for a Rockabilly style dress. I looked through all my usual sources but I didn't see anything and was hoping someone might have a better Idea than the one I had (which would involve a lot of muslin, a lot of alcohol and alot of time - which I don't have) to try and bang out my own. I am wanting to make this for my Husband's command christmas party and I really appreciate any help or suggestions anyone has.
2  ASIA / Japan / Re: Help with type identification on: November 27, 2007 01:10:47 AM
THANK YOU!!!!! I had been knocking my brain out trying to figure it out! I will go look at some craft stores, I don't mind doing tea towels.
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Does anyone know what Technique this is? on: November 20, 2007 02:25:53 PM
Patterns aren't so much the problem as is just general information. I know it is an old traditional technique (if I had taken a pic of the back you would have seen the pattern there too without the normal uglyness of needlework backs) but there are like 10 different ones and I can only eliminate so many of them right now due to some of the graphics quality of photo examples. I will be going to pick up my CD of patterns (all the ladies who went to the class bought different pattern books and put them all on a CD to share) and I will ask for more specifics today. Thank you for the help though.
4  ASIA / Japan / Help with type identification on: November 20, 2007 12:32:06 AM
I recently (this past weekend) was taught a form of Japanese embroidery by someone who had taken the class in hachinohe. I plan on going to the craft consignment shop to get all the patterns from her (or whoever is there) but I am currently trying to discover what type it is (since I have learned that there is way more than one) so that I can learn a little more history behind it and also so I can continue years from now when I am no longer in Japan. Photo of the pattern I completed below.

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u234/Azirel/100_0386.jpg
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Does anyone know what Technique this is? on: November 19, 2007 01:03:41 AM
I learned how to do this type of Japanese embroidery this past weekend from someone who had taken a class and I am totally addicted but apparently there are alot of types of Japanese embroidery. Does anyone know what type this is so I can look up information about it?

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u234/Azirel/100_0386.jpg

thank you in advance
6  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: stained glass...getting started with a new obsession on: September 27, 2007 03:18:18 PM
Make sure if you are going to follow a pattern for a "flat" panel that you have a second copy of that pattern, preferable laminated, that you can lay your cut glass peices on. This is especially helpful once you have a grinder cause then the laminate will keep your wet glass from run ing your layout pattern.
7  ASIA / Japan / Re: Stained Glass Crafters in Japan (Misawa if you live near there) on: September 27, 2007 03:07:41 PM
Thanks. There is a stained glass artists here who comes and plays bingo but I only see her once a week but she has been of imense help. I am hoping she can point me to local places that sell supplies since the base craft store is so limited. I have gotten help from friend's back state side via the web and think I know how to make it work now. Now all I need is to find places to actually buy the stuff without having to drive to Tokyo or Hirosaki!
8  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Stained Glass Picture Frame on: September 24, 2007 05:03:26 PM
OK so I am trying to make a picture frame for some family members. This is not going to be a rectangular or square shape but a freestanding design. It is going in a plate display holder the ones that fold like a book. I only want the area where the 8x10 photo will be to have a backing.

1) what do I need to be able to put the backing and photo on and
2) how exactly would I go about getting said item on the back of the design.

I posted this in Japan as well since I am living over here and needed some help locating things here but I figured you guys would be helpful as well.

The design is a very large Torii gate. I had to enlarge the image size to 20x24 in order to get the pattern to 16x14 including a 3 inch blank edge. The 8x10 photo will be between the 2 legs of the Torii gate.

Thank you in advance for you help!
9  ASIA / Japan / Stained Glass Crafters in Japan (Misawa if you live near there) on: September 24, 2007 04:38:04 PM
Hello! I am in misawa and have learned how to do Stained Glass. As such my Husband now wants me to make a picture frame out of stained glass but I do not know how to keep the picture in the area where the clear glass will be. Everyone I have talked to has said I need some tin something (i swear I'd know it if I saw it) but no one seems to be able to tell me how I would go about applying it to my particular project. it is not going to be square/rectangle in shape but an actual shape...actually it is going to be a very large Torii Gate with the picture between the 2 legs. We won't be putting a hanger on it b/c we are going to be putting it on one of those "plate" displays and we only want where the picture is (which is an 8x10 photo) to have a cardboard backing so that it can be set up in front of a window and allow light to go thru the Torii Gate. Any help would be greatly appreciated and if you happen to live in Misawa and have access to Misawa Air Base I will be in the Arts and Crafts center.

On a side note would any of you know where in misawa or Hachinohe I can go to have a copy made that would be 16x14 inches in size? I would rather get a single sheet for my pattern than have to do the tape and laminate that I am currently planning on doing.
10  ASIA / Japan / Re: Fabric craft stores in or near Misawa Japan? on: June 04, 2007 08:17:36 PM
Thanks! hopefully I won't get lost or go the wrong way trying to find it. Is it far down that road or is it near the end by the Main gate? sry for so many questions but I am trying to see if it would be easier to walk or drive since I know parking on that street is pretty limited.
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