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Question: Which of these entries do you think rocks?  (Voting closed: October 07, 2012 07:27:15 AM)
The beautiful MOI - 6 (31.6%)
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Jexxican - 5 (26.3%)
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Topic: Self Portrait in Yarn Spin Challenge! Enter through Sept 23-29, 2012  (Read 3963 times)
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« on: August 27, 2012 07:28:00 PM »

The Rules:-
 Create one skein of yarn relating to the theme : Self Portrait

-You can use any fibres you'd like. Be creative!

-This challenge is open to all Craftster members.

-Each participant may enter one project.

-It has to be a current piece. It can not be something that you have already made and posted.

-Post your yarn during the period of September 23, 2012 through to September 29, 2012.

-Voting will be posted from September 30, 2012 through to October 6, 2012

-On October 7th the winner will be announced

How to post your project:

Go to: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=468.0

Create a New Topic and post your project there

-Name your project something memorable, starting with "Self Portrait Spin Challenge: ....."

-Post pictures: from different angles and close-ups that help us see what you made clearly

-Post the story of your project, that could be your inspiration, how you made it, something to let us know how your project came to be.

-Please don't beg for votes.

And now the good part! 

The Prize:



A braid of handdyed fibre from Why Not Crafts Etsy!!!!! It's gorgeous.  (I've got one of these, and it's fabulous, I promise!)
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2012 07:49:10 PM »

I like this idea. I will truly have to consider it. Hm, maybe next month's crafty budget will go toward locks?
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2012 08:02:59 PM »

Sounds like fun, Jexx!  I hope you find time to spin!
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2012 09:18:38 PM »

This sounds fun!! Are there any "examples" of projects like this before?
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2012 06:10:26 AM »

TBH, I really don't think so.  There are many themed yarns, but I've not seen a self portrait yarn.  If you think about yourself, what do you think?  what color are you?  are you smooth and controled, or are you textured and bumpy?  Are you over spun or underspun?  Do you have bits coming off, or are you well held together?  Lots of things to think about!
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2012 07:03:03 AM »

This is a neat theme.  I'm excited to see what people come up with.
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2012 01:47:22 PM »

great theme for a challenge!  i can't wait to see the entries! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2012 09:28:18 AM »

I am furiously working away on mine. It will be my first fiber challenge entry!
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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2012 06:03:17 AM »

i JUST stumbled across this at about 7:30 this morning, but i love this idea. i'm starting on my portrait yarn right meow!  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2012 06:19:49 AM »

yay! can't wait to see!!!!  I should probably make my own too, right? Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2012 06:22:34 AM »

7:30 this morning? It's only 7:15! AHAHAHA! (I love time zone jokes.) Do it! Both of you! I'm the only entry so far and it's lonely.
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« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2012 06:55:36 PM »

Dang. I went without a spindle or wheel for this challenge. I'll try to join in the next one. I don't have any fiber that would work for a "self portrait" anyway. I love the idea. Sounds super fun.
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« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2012 07:27:15 AM »

Time to Vote for your favorite entry in the Self Portrait in yarn Spin challenge!
Voting will take place from September 30th to October 6, 2012

One lucky entrant will win:



A braid of handdyed fibre from Why Not Crafts Etsy!!!!! It's gorgeous.  (I've got one of these, and it's fabulous, I promise!)
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« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2012 07:28:18 AM »

Time to vote!!  Click here!
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« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2012 09:35:21 AM »

Being one of only three entrants I don't think I will vote!
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« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2012 12:11:23 PM »

I voted Smiley  But not for me.  That's just wrong lol
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« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2012 04:14:01 AM »

Being one of only three entrants I don't think I will vote!
Sounds like a plan! Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2012 03:14:27 PM »

OK, I voted. lol All three are beautiful
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« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2012 06:56:14 AM »

Our winner is Perfect Imperfection by Rodelphia!!  Congratulations!
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« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2012 06:18:37 PM »

Thanks! Everyone else did a great job too, can't wait for the next challenge! This was fun. Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2012 12:51:20 PM »

I'm sorry I've been out of the loop with the spinning for so long and I missing voting on this challenge -- I love all three entries and I love that yarn can tell a personal story! I will have to add a self-portrait yarn to my crafting to-do list even though I missed the challenge.  Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2012 02:41:47 PM »

I'm glad this challenge has inspired you!  I bet you will come up with something beautiful.
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