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Topic: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery!  (Read 56923 times)
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« Reply #800 on: May 04, 2009 03:09:55 PM »

diets are totally overrated!  candy is so much more fun!!
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« Reply #801 on: May 04, 2009 03:53:45 PM »

diets are totally overrated!  candy is so much more fun!!
agreed!  I would much rather have fun...and I've been having fun alllllll day  Wink Cheesy Smiley
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« Reply #802 on: May 05, 2009 10:32:20 PM »

I'd have to freeze some of that candy, so that others could stand to be around me. Sugar-high and a half! Grin
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« Reply #803 on: May 10, 2009 06:37:31 PM »

I've been wondering...when weaving a scarf, how do you keep the whole thing from falling apart?
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« Reply #804 on: May 11, 2009 05:11:39 PM »

I've been wondering...when weaving a scarf, how do you keep the whole thing from falling apart?

Well, just as there are many weaving patterns, there are many finishes.

Some scarves I sew a line of stitches using my sewing machine. In this case you need to know how many ends per inch the weaving is. So if my scarf is 8 ends per inch, I set my sewing machine to 10-12 stitches per inch. That makes sure I sew over all the ends. I  use zig-zag, straight stitch, or a decorative finish, depending on the look I want.

Another way is to tie knots on groups of the ends. Say knot together 4 ends, or 6-8 ends, together.

Also you can macram the ends, or weave a band using the ends as a weft (advanced), or crochet the ends. You can glue the ends to a board/card/branch if it is a wallhanging or a decorative piece. You can use decorative clips, use beads and knots. Use a sewn on purchased trim.

Okay, the easiest ways are the first methods, but with imagination, there are many finishes for weaving.

I learned to weave by going to the library and taking out books. They always have nice projects with finishes.
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« Reply #805 on: May 20, 2009 06:56:09 PM »

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« Reply #806 on: January 13, 2010 12:49:32 PM »

Congrats, all!  This is a Craftster Best of 2009 swap!

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« Reply #807 on: January 13, 2010 02:19:03 PM »

Congrats everyone - we rock!!!  Grin
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« Reply #808 on: January 13, 2010 03:32:41 PM »

woo, hoo!
This was a fun swap & fantastic gallery!

Congrats IYP 11 peeps!
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« Reply #809 on: January 13, 2010 10:28:48 PM »

Awesomeness!
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