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NEEDLEWORK => Needlework: Discussion and Questions => Topic started by: kittykill on June 17, 2009 06:52:24 AM



Title: Recon Reuse Revamp
Post by: kittykill on June 17, 2009 06:52:24 AM
Check out the new challenge!


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp!
Post by: Anya Kase on June 17, 2009 10:19:43 AM
Totally excited for this challenge!  An I'm so honored you used my screen for an example!  Now I'll have to see what I have in the old Garage to play with.

Great Idea! ;D


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp!
Post by: Slingmomma on June 17, 2009 02:17:13 PM
I am so excited for this! Just wanted to ask one tiny question to make sure I am on the right track. We can use a vintage item that has been embroidered and "revamp" it right? I have some old items from my great grandmother that would be perfect to revamp!


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp!
Post by: kittykill on June 17, 2009 02:51:33 PM
I am so excited for this! Just wanted to ask one tiny question to make sure I am on the right track. We can use a vintage item that has been embroidered and "revamp" it right? I have some old items from my great grandmother that would be perfect to revamp!


Yep! You can use older embroidery/needlework and revamp it.


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp!
Post by: HSG on June 19, 2009 05:03:26 AM
Great challenge idea! :)


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp!
Post by: MrXStitch on June 20, 2009 06:06:03 AM
Thanks for mentioning my stitchery madness as well.  ;D
Of course I have got another one of those stitcheries waiting for me to do something with it...  :)


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp!
Post by: selkie on June 20, 2009 06:29:24 AM
What about a monstrous cross-stitch project that we started 15+ years ago, never finished and don't intend to finish???


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp!
Post by: kittykill on June 20, 2009 07:00:23 AM
What about a monstrous cross-stitch project that we started 15+ years ago, never finished and don't intend to finish???



Sure!


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp!
Post by: Anya Kase on June 20, 2009 09:21:00 PM
I have an Idea!!!! Yay!
Now I just have to get it from my brain to reality. (that's always the hardest part!) 
 ;D


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp!
Post by: lisalady161 on June 25, 2009 01:40:08 PM
Kitty, can it be any type of stitchery on any media?  I had an idea and just found a way to make it happen, but it involves a very old embroidery style on modern 'fabric'.

Will that be acceptable?


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp!
Post by: kittykill on June 25, 2009 02:38:27 PM
Yep, any kind, any media. I'm so excited to see what people are going to do.


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp!
Post by: PixieVal on June 25, 2009 08:02:11 PM
Okay, I know you said "any style of needlework", but I am kind've self-taught stitch as you go, do I have to follow any kind of known stitches, or keep with a certain kind of stitch to get involved with the challenges?


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp!
Post by: kittykill on June 25, 2009 08:06:03 PM
Okay, I know you said "any style of needlework", but I am kind've self-taught stitch as you go, do I have to follow any kind of known stitches, or keep with a certain kind of stitch to get involved with the challenges?


Nope, no certain stitch to follow. Just do what ya want to :). It just has to be stitched in some fashion (embroidery, needlepoint, cross stitch, crewel, your own stitches)


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp!
Post by: anrondeau on June 26, 2009 01:05:01 PM
where do we post the project to be judged? (sorry if this is a stupid question  :-\ i'm new..)


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp!
Post by: kittykill on June 26, 2009 03:07:05 PM
Not a stupid question at all! When the dates come to post, I'll have directions posted. They will look something like this.
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One entry per person.

* Start a new thread for your entry and give the subject of the thread a unique title so voters can remember what it was at a glance when they vote. Do NOT POST YOUR PROJECT ON THIS THREAD.

* Post pictures of "making of" the project, if you've got them.

* If your project was inspired by something else you've seen someone do, please give credit.


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp!
Post by: Robinpich on July 01, 2009 07:09:16 AM
I've got my thinking cap on, but may have an idea for this too!  IT will be my first "challenge" so hopefully I can get it done by the deadline!
thanks for offering this...it'll be fun.


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp!
Post by: Loora on July 01, 2009 01:58:33 PM
It's a shame I only saw this after coming home from my parent's. My grandma showed me a sampler embroidered by my mom back in the 60's. It's... well, the best I can say is that it's finished. I love the unsure hand, the hesitant stitches, and her visible hate of needlework, that made her finish her homewordk as quickly as possible.

I wanted to clean it up a bit (bad storage) and maybe give the sampler a modern traetment, maybe adding a few stitches of my own... it's really a shame I left it 500 km from here. Maybe I'll ask my grandma to send it to me...

I'd really love to have some embroidery my mom did, alongside with my own. And I still have some amazing embroidery done by my great-grand-mother. I can't believe she was that gifted ! It was for a potwarmer, but she died before she could sew it together, so now I have only the embroidery, in a weird shape. I'm never ever going to throw those piece away, but I have to think of something to display them.

(Loora, stop babbling and just say how much this project inspires you).


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp!
Post by: lisalady161 on July 02, 2009 08:05:06 PM
Oh,  spit! 

My idea was decent,  but my materials are not up to snuff and I can't do it justice in the time left!

Good luck, everybody else!  Can't wait to see your stuff!


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp!
Post by: kittykill on July 03, 2009 07:45:24 AM
Boo! Don't worry though, there will be lots of other challenges.


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp!
Post by: Anya Kase on July 15, 2009 02:11:11 PM
I'm done!  can't wait to post it! ;)


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp!
Post by: kittykill on July 15, 2009 02:20:39 PM
I can't wait to see! I'm gonna post prizes this weekend.


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp!
Post by: kittykill on July 19, 2009 12:14:01 PM
Here's a link on how to post your projects. I've moved the date a little cause I totally spaced today was the 19th. OOPSSS!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=313714.0


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp! Now with Prizes!
Post by: kittykill on July 21, 2009 10:49:39 AM
I've added prizes to the first page! Get to posting people! :D


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp! Now with Prizes!
Post by: Anya Kase on July 21, 2009 10:53:50 AM
awesome prizes! 

We need more projects people!  I'm starting to feel lonely :'(
Just kidding!, But seriously Post!, Post!, Post!, Post! ;D


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp! Now with Prizes!
Post by: Slingmomma on July 21, 2009 12:10:38 PM
I was really hoping to do this but it doesn't look like I will have time! Bummer though, I have a vintage table runner that is just itching to be stitched into something else!


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp! Now with Prizes!
Post by: Slingmomma on July 22, 2009 05:23:46 PM
Just realized the date was changed, maybe I still have time for my idea!


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp! Now with Prizes!
Post by: kittykill on July 22, 2009 05:49:48 PM
You can do it!


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp! Now with Prizes!
Post by: selkie on July 22, 2009 05:52:15 PM
My initial idea wasn't working and the crafting mojo just isn't kicking in atm...

And the prize would be worth it in millions of ways!!!!


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp! Now with Prizes!
Post by: sajona on July 24, 2009 09:44:57 AM
I've only just found this challenge, so I'm glad you changed the date as I had just the thing!


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp! Now with Prizes!
Post by: kittykill on July 24, 2009 09:48:24 AM
Yeah!


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp! Now with Prizes!
Post by: TroubleT on July 25, 2009 11:12:34 AM
Dang! I would have loved to participate in this, but I have to go back to work starting next week (I'm a teacher) and my creative muse always suffers with the exhaustion. :)

How often do you do challenges?


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp! Now with Prizes!
Post by: kittykill on July 25, 2009 06:25:45 PM
I try to have one every quarter (every 3 months) sometimes sooner, sometimes later but at lease 4 a year.

Voting it up!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=314536.0


Title: Re: Reuse! Recon! Revamp! Now with Prizes!
Post by: kittykill on July 31, 2009 08:56:41 PM
Congratulations Anya Kase! Thanks to everyone who entered!