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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / quilting cotton on: October 03, 2013 07:59:16 PM
I have dozens of yards of quilting cotton fabric. I know it's not designed for garments, but I need some new clothes.... Do you have any favorite patterns or tutorials for either dresses or shirts that call for this type of fabric?

Also, is it possible to trace existing clothing and make a copycat pattern? I have a dress that's made out of a knit fabric, but it fits really well and I am wondering if it is possible to make a similar version in woven fabric... any thoughts?
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Two Statement Necklaces on: May 29, 2013 04:17:40 PM
I like the blue one! The pattern is fascinating.
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Re: Photo Fabric and Fusible Interfacing on: March 24, 2012 10:44:36 AM
I'm late to the game here, but Heat n' Bond works well.
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Re: ink for printing onto fabric on: March 24, 2012 10:37:01 AM
I'm struggling with this myself. Fabric is a world of wonder. I don't use a brayer though. I have found that you can make a stamp pad or use foam to apply the paint to the stamp. Dye-na-flow is very watery, but seemed to be less blobby for me than screen print ink. I can't get Lumerie to work at all with stamps. I have heard that Jacquard Textile Paint works, but I haven't tried it yet.

Good luck!
5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to dye black leather? on: March 24, 2012 10:34:20 AM
I have no experience with leather, but I have seen that Dharma Trading Company has recently started selling art supplies that cater to that market. You might ask their customer service what they would recommend.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Panties! on: January 24, 2012 06:41:39 PM
these are awesome.. were did you get the material for them ?

thanks for your comment. well, i buy them in a big fabric store in my city. Peruvian cotton is one of the best testile fibers, so the fabric cotton are so soft and durable. Also i can get lace, elastics, lycra and many lingerie supplies which are from Colombia (that country makes the best lingerie because of its supplies.
Now, im selling cut fabric, patterns in all sizes and instructions of the panty you want to learn to make, so, it's ready to sew. im making a blog and i'll post a "lace cheeky panty tutorial", i'll make you notice  Wink

I think the fashion design schools in South America must be pretty advanced. I work with a lady from Chile who studied fashion and she has excellent taste.

I look forward to your tutorial!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: cowl neck slouchy yet sexy LBD on: January 24, 2012 06:37:33 PM
whoa!  you need to make the Violent Jayne school of hotness/comfyness for the rest of us mortals Smiley

Yep. If there was a class on how to be more like her, I'd probably take it.

I love your sense of style and your wicked design skills ViolentJayne!
8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Angry Bird on: June 18, 2011 10:56:33 AM
First of all, I love this! I am an angry birds addict, and you did a great job depicting the bird!

However, if you're looking for tips, I'd suggest a thicker fabric, or thinner yarn.

I don't know much about crayon tinting, but something about the way it mixes with the yard needs a little something extra. I'd probably do a little more than just the black outline with the yarn. Maybe add a few red feathers with it. The crayon is so smooth, and the black is so chunky and textured, that the two seem like they are fighting with each other. Maybe if there were more colors of yarn that matched the crayon, it would seem more intentional.

Man, that bird is so angry.  Grin I would love to see him flying out of the slingshot!
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: first-time post (for a while anyway) (more added 6/12) Variety of Stitches on: June 18, 2011 10:49:20 AM
I love the monochromatic theme too. Each hoop uses several variations of the same color, and all the stitches are going in the same way. There is tons of repetition, but it's not repetitive at all. I would agree and say it has lots of movement.

Both are very interesting to look at.

It makes me tempted to make one, but I'd probably cheat and try to do it on my sewing machine, and then wonder why it looks so... machined.

It's funny how technology influences my thinking. I haven't thought about all the different kinds of stitches I can make, because my machine does 92, so what more do I need? However, the hand made stitch is so beautiful in these, and the rhythm of it is amazing. It certainly could not be duplicated with a machine.
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Old School Video Game Cross Stitch on: June 18, 2011 10:44:43 AM
Honestly, the best artwork does buck the traditional trends a bit, and your work referenced something relevant in our lifetimes, which is video games. Traditional cross stitch samplers have pictures of wildlife, flowers and homes. Honestly, we're not in the homesteading phase and none of us are pioneers anymore. It's cute that the tradition lives on, but it's also nice to have a little newness to an old craft.

Have you seen the subversive cross stitch lady? If what you made stirred the pot, her work definitely stirs the pot. Her work has the traditional look to it, but it uses a lot of potty language.
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