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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2006 06:10:53 PM »

That is beautiful.  and I bet it is uber warm also.
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« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2006 06:24:16 PM »

Wow this is so very chic ! I would totally wear one.

I love that show I never miss it. I hope all went well! Congratulations.

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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2006 08:09:57 PM »

Whoo!  I am tired but filming went well.  I have a few stills from when they were shooting - I will try to post them later.  It's too bad but I don't think the episode will air until the middle of next year.  They've got to edit 7 hours of shooting down to six minutes... guess that takes a while!  I hope they cut out all the ums.
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« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2006 12:29:49 PM »

That's out-freakin-standing!  Can't wait to see the show, please do pass along the air dates when you know them.
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« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2006 06:24:55 PM »

OK, i updated the first post with pictures from the shoot!
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« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2006 11:54:13 AM »

very very cool! hope we get to see it in the uk. what did you make the bicycle with? you said a stamp? i'm intrigued, can you tell a bit more about the stamping process?
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« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2006 12:15:58 PM »

sure!  I was actually left feeling like maybe i should have stencilled it, but i know that process would have had its own problems too.

i bought a sheet of rubber from the art supply store - i have linoleum carving tools so i just used those but man, carving linoleum is a lot of work.  the rubber is the consistency of an eraser and is far easier to carve.... will wear out quicker eventually but since i am not printing on paper or smooth fabric this will be less of a problem...

i drew a bicycle onto the rubber with a marker and just basically drew around it with the carving tool - again, because the stuff is so soft it's pretty easy.  you should start with the most complicated section of the stamp, though, because if you're going to totally bollix it you want to know sooner rather than later.  my stamp has a big chunk taken out but i just fix that part after Cheesy

because of th depth and texture of the surface i was printing on i had to dab the paint on with a brush - normally with this kind of printing i would have used a roller but i tried that and it did not put enough paint onto the stamp for the needle-felted surface to absorb.  regardless, i had to go back after and add more paint.  it was easy though, because the stamp gave me a very clear guide.

i just used a black textile paint, i think black acrylic would work just fine too.  if you are doing something on fabric that must move then the type of paint is more important because the heavier acrylic may make it hang funny.
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« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2006 12:49:17 PM »

and since I don't get tv at all, I am hoping to digitize the segment and host it someplace - my bit will only be six minutes long so hopefully I can make this work.  It won't air for soooo long....
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« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2006 04:58:33 PM »

maybe you could host it on the felting forum site? the stamp is impressive, i know i'd botch it if i tried  Roll Eyes
i have to add an aside about cyclists though, the ones in london think they own the sidewalk Tongue i think i'd be more likely to do one stamped with a crushed bicycle, lol!
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« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2006 10:58:59 PM »

I have a a place to host it, just not sure if i can manage the technological feat.

and i think that bikes belong on the streets, for sure - although having seen the streets in london i don't blame them for taking the sidewalk!
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