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« on: March 06, 2009 11:45:19 AM »

Beelisty posted a thread about dying one own's cross stitch fabric.  The idea sounded like fun to me, but since I've been using up all my stash, I had to go to the store for some more.

I printed out my 40% off coupon for Joann fabrics (figuring I'd buy some evenweave linen for a special project) and headed off to the store.

When my son and I got there, I told him to find me the 'cheapest fabric' for the dying experiment.  We poked around for a bit, then he said, "hey, how about this", and pointed to a couple of hooks at eye level (his eye level... he's about 6 feet tall...).

Little red 'clearance' tags.  Sweet!  I love clearance. 

In the basket:  two packages of black aida, one package of forest green, one package of navy blue (all in the 12x18" size), four packages of black aida (18x20" size), and two packages of evenweave linen. 

Roughly $45 worth of material... my cost... ten bucks plus tax.

Since I bought ten packages of fabric (and it'll probably take me years to go through it all), I figured it was probably best I not buy any more to dye.  So I went home and dyed some wool yarn instead(I had some pastel pink wool in the stash... I hate pastel pink... I'm not sure how it'll turn out exactly, but anything is an improvement).
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2009 04:23:29 PM »

You did score! I can't wait to see all the cool stuff you come up with.
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2009 05:59:36 PM »

My son suggested taking some of the black fabric, stitching on some 'cute' (I swear, his term) skulls/crossbones on them, and turning them into bookmarks for my daughter (his sister, who's off in college).  She has a thing for lime green... it'd show up well, that's for sure.

Then, of course, I might have to break out the glow-in-the-dark floss... hehehe

I've also been on a biscornu kick... I haven't done one in black yet.

But, I've got two other projects to finish first (Lately, I've been trying to actually FINISH things... an amazing concept... ).
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2009 10:54:43 PM »

My son suggested taking some of the black fabric, stitching on some 'cute' (I swear, his term) skulls/crossbones on them, and turning them into bookmarks for my daughter (his sister, who's off in college).  She has a thing for lime green... it'd show up well, that's for sure.

Then, of course, I might have to break out the glow-in-the-dark floss... hehehe

I've also been on a biscornu kick... I haven't done one in black yet.

But, I've got two other projects to finish first (Lately, I've been trying to actually FINISH things... an amazing concept... ).

Holy cow....that was quite the score!  I should check out Jo-Ann's more often!  I can never have too much cross stitch fabric.  Smiley

I love making biscornus, too...especially the stitching up of the two squares.  It's so much fun to watch it come together.  I've never done one in black either, but I should!
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2009 11:06:30 PM »

But, I've got two other projects to finish first (Lately, I've been trying to actually FINISH things... an amazing concept... ).

Finishing, finishing.
I've heard of this idea.
Never actually worked out how to do it.
Can you post instructions..?  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2009 10:21:06 AM »

That is a great score, stelena!  But there's that guy from across the pond chiming in...

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Finishing, finishing.
I've heard of this idea.
Never actually worked out how to do it.
Can you post instructions..? 

Jamie, as we say here in the Metropolitan Detroit area...."You know wut? You a funny man, daz wut!"

Anxiously waiting for the tutorial on finishing with you....
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