A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, remember that you can always click the Modify button to edit the post and add additional information.
Total Members: 316,235
Currently Running With Scissors:
270 Guests and 2 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 ... 104 105 [106] 107 108 ... 306
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Discussion Thread for Nerd Battles  (Read 319747 times)
Tags for this thread: nerdy  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Smeddley
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2923
Joined: 15-Jun-2010


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1050 on: August 01, 2014 05:49:31 AM »

Ooooooh, new prompts! And I think my Nerd Games Swap partner's item may fit one of them perfectly!  Well, at least some of my ideas do - we'll see if what I end up making fits!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Ludi
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

May the Ghost Squid be with you.
Offline Offline

Posts: 11578
Joined: 06-Jan-2008


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1051 on: August 01, 2014 04:02:59 PM »

Eeek, only one more week on my Research Project and I don't know if what I have planned will work...there is a backup plan, however..... Shocked
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"We can have anything we want, because we can make it." - RovingAnarchist

http://ernestthesiger.org/
http://immenseminiatures.com/
pishaw13
Offline Offline

Posts: 195
Joined: 03-Feb-2009

"The world is a mess and I just need to rule it"


View Profile WWW
Re:
« Reply #1052 on: August 01, 2014 06:28:08 PM »

What are everyone's feelings about machine embroidery designs? I finally got my embroidery machine up and running after 6 months without it and I realized I have some really cool designs from urban threads  that I've never done anything with. I know I want to embroider onto some napkins I bought, and I also want to just have hoops of designs on my hoop wall, but would that work for the prompts since I didn't actually design anything, I just ran the machine? I don't want to be a cheater, but I do want to use  these designs!

Sent from my KFTT using Tapatalk
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Two things that matter to me. Emotional resonance and rocket launchers"
-Joss Whedon
Ludi
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

May the Ghost Squid be with you.
Offline Offline

Posts: 11578
Joined: 06-Jan-2008


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1053 on: August 01, 2014 06:43:59 PM »

I've received crafts with machine embroidery on them in swaps, and I like them a lot, but they are things which are made from fabrics which have had designs embroidered on them by machine, they aren't just a piece of fabric with a machine embroidery on it.  So from my own personal point of view, a craft made from a piece of machine embroidery is a valid craft, but just a framed piece of machine embroidery borders on the lame, unless you designed the embroidery.  Does that make any sense?   Huh

THIS ROCKS   Logged

"We can have anything we want, because we can make it." - RovingAnarchist

http://ernestthesiger.org/
http://immenseminiatures.com/
pishaw13
Offline Offline

Posts: 195
Joined: 03-Feb-2009

"The world is a mess and I just need to rule it"


View Profile WWW
Re:
« Reply #1054 on: August 01, 2014 08:00:06 PM »

Thanks kinda what I as thinking too. Although the napkins seem more like a real project for some reason. Maybe I'll just make all those plain design hoops when I finish all the prompts for August Smiley

Sent from my KFTT using Tapatalk
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Two things that matter to me. Emotional resonance and rocket launchers"
-Joss Whedon
artsycandice
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Art makes me happy, and birds. Birds make me happy too.
Offline Offline

Posts: 3992
Joined: 10-Nov-2012

I just want to drink coffee, create stuff, & sleep


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1055 on: August 01, 2014 11:15:43 PM »

... a craft made from a piece of machine embroidery is a valid craft, but just a framed piece of machine embroidery borders on the lame, unless you designed the embroidery. ...

I agree.
pishaw13... so if you used your machine to embroider those awesome designs, but perhaps pieced the fabric it goes onto first or use it as a patch on a bag or blanket it might be able to better stand alone as a crafted item. Do Something with the embroidered fabric that allows you to give it your own personal creative flair. Use someone else's design, but find a way to really own it! If you copied the design onto fabric to hand-embroider it you are adding your own touch because of the time that you physical put into it. Your stitches will also be uniquely you, like your handwriting, and even if you hand-embroidered the same image again, it would not turn out the same way each time.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2014 11:18:43 PM by artsycandice » THIS ROCKS   Logged

I'm a Crafster Best of 2014 Winner!

STS Shop Spring 2016
50 in 2014
50 in 2015
LovelyMiss
Craftalongs Moderator
Home Sweet Home Moderator

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2537
Joined: 03-Apr-2010

I don't need no instructions to know how to rock.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1056 on: August 02, 2014 11:25:09 AM »

Technically machine embroidery is an acceptable project, since there is a Craftster board for it.  If you figure out a way for the machine projects to take 30 minutes of hands-on crafting time, they may be submitted for the Nerd Games, too.  So maybe if you sewed the napkins you were machine embroidering (as an example), or added some beading and painted the frames for the machine embroidered hoops.  I feel like the time you take to set up the project in the machine, and change out the thread colors, could be counted toward the 30 minutes if you want, just not the actual time the machine is running, since it's doing all the work. Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Ludi
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

May the Ghost Squid be with you.
Offline Offline

Posts: 11578
Joined: 06-Jan-2008


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1057 on: August 02, 2014 01:53:48 PM »

Argh, my Research Project is frustrating me!  Though theoretically a swap item is a good opportunity for research, repeated failures can be scary if time is growing short!   Shocked
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"We can have anything we want, because we can make it." - RovingAnarchist

http://ernestthesiger.org/
http://immenseminiatures.com/
pishaw13
Offline Offline

Posts: 195
Joined: 03-Feb-2009

"The world is a mess and I just need to rule it"


View Profile WWW
Re:
« Reply #1058 on: August 02, 2014 08:47:53 PM »

I decided to make some napkin rings to go with the napkins to make it more interesting. I swear I probably spent 30 minutes just changing threads though! Lol! But I'm happy with them! I'm hoping to post a few projects tomorrow, depending on how much I get done.

Sent from my KFTT using Tapatalk
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Two things that matter to me. Emotional resonance and rocket launchers"
-Joss Whedon
craftADDchick
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 10035
Joined: 15-Sep-2006


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #1059 on: August 04, 2014 12:07:23 PM »

Oh, man! July totally kicked my butt, in terms of being able to get any crafting done. While I've completed 10 projects, I've got 16 more on the list. One project is a temporary fail-I brought a crochet project with me on the trip, and it is not coming out right (note to self: don't try out a new pattern in the car) so I need to see if I can salvage it in some way by turning it in to something besides what it was originally supposed to be. Ordinarily, I would just be able to frog it, but for a change, I decided to weave in the tails as I went instead of leaving them until the end as I usually do... and with the way I weave in tails, there is no taking that thing apart! I mailed the project home in a box, so I should have it back next week... perhaps a little distance from it will help me come up with a new idea for it...

I do have several projects that are UFOs, so it will be nice to finally check those off of my list! Okay, I'd best get a move-on if I want to get any of those projects done...

And... I still need to get my research project finished... So much to do!
« Last Edit: August 04, 2014 12:08:54 PM by craftADDchick » THIS ROCKS   Logged

The choices you make today determine the choices you will have tomorrow.

51/50: 50+ Crochet Wash Cloth Along- Finally!!! Now for the + part Smiley
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 ... 104 105 [106] 107 108 ... 306 Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
August 24, 2016 Featured Projects
OOOOOHKLAHOMA! Where the wind...
Tute Tuesday: Hand-Bound Book

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.