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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: seeking neon nylon - help! on: July 19, 2008 01:31:57 PM
that might be worth a try...
does anyone know if there is a way to dye synthetic material like the kind pictured above? I can purchase the pads already made (don't really want to though) in black/white. I thought maybe introducing some bright pink dye might suffice, but I don't know the rules about dying synthetics like nylon, or if it is even possible?


edit: I think I could try acid dye on the fabric part? I'm just iffy because I would only want the white part to be pink and leave the black part alone. I'm not sure how all that works.
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / seeking neon nylon - help! on: July 19, 2008 12:56:24 PM
Hi everyone!
I hope I've posted this in the proper place.
I'm making some bar pads for an old school bmx bike. I can't seem to find any good fabric. I'm looking for something synthetic like nylon. Something that would be fairly dirt resistant & tough (I already thought about dying the cotton checker fabric that I can find, but that'd dirty easily, I think).

basically, I'm looking to make exactly this:

but instead of yellow, hot pink & black.

does anyone have a good supplier for fabric like this? I've looked all sorts of places, even industial upholstry shops, ebay, google, & the like. I know some must exist because the company yanco pads that makes top tube pads for fixed gears makes a pad using the exact fabric I'm looking for. It's just not the same type of pad I'm looking to have, otherwise I'd just support them.

any ideas at all would be greatly appreciated. thank you so much in advance!
3  Arizona / Arizona: South / Re: tucson? on: December 04, 2006 10:52:15 AM
Hi, I'm pretty new to Tucson, a little tired of knitting by myself in my apt while my roommate stares at me eerily.

So, uh, hi Smiley
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Hedgehog and his 'Shroom (UPDATED w/ link to download pattern) on: November 16, 2006 06:44:22 PM
man that's great!
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Old projects on: July 27, 2006 11:36:36 PM
Smiley thanks
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Old projects on: July 25, 2006 02:07:43 PM
I'm moving in a couple of weeks to a studio appartment (with a roommate!), so as you can imagine, I'm downsizing my things quite a bit. Through my cleaning I cam across these old projects of mine that I did when I'd first started embroidering (though little has happened with it since... heh).

The first is a scrap of fabric with a pinstripe design free handed onto it. Kind of uneven, but hey, it was free hand  Cheesy

The second is a scrap of fabric dedicated to my early infatuation with craftster. It was cut from one of my grandmother's old cloth napkins (sorry grandma).

The third is one of the napkins, gone hanky, and embroidered with a tattoo design from a book called 1000 tattoos. It has a lot of old school work in it and I fancy it a lot. Now I have this sweet rockabilly memento from it that is the envy at the weekenders Wink
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Pin-up girl on: July 25, 2006 01:42:51 PM
I'm bad on deciding completed embroidery projects, which is why I love embroidering different things, but have like, 20 ipod cozies.
She looks like something I'd of put in my old car though. The upohlstry was a constant vector of my fast changing imagination, it being a '70 beetle morphing hot rod, the pin-up would have been right in place. Um... I don't know what you could do with her... I have a cool hanky embroidered ol' school tattoo style that I hang out of my back pocket on occation. Maybe you could do something like that? I don't know :/
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: Crafty But Stupid: YOUR CRAFT RELATED INJURIES HERE! on: July 17, 2006 03:09:58 PM
As soon as this happend I though exactly about this thread and this forum. Granted, I haven't been back to craftster in about a year (give or take). So, here goes!

I knit an awesome red ipod sock out of red yarn and some crazy fuzzy yarn from the dollar bin at the craft store. Well, it was red with a fuzzy stripey- thing on one side. Awesomely bad none the less  Cool. My younger brother, upon first sight, pleaded with me for one. After thoughtful consideration I obliged with a lime green one done in seed (/moss? something?) stitch, that I'd recently fell in love with doing. I came towards the end and, having no craft scissors, opted to cut the tail with a fresh rectangle razor blade I'd smuggled out of work for the purpose of removing some gum from the interior of my car. Sharp, it worked just fine, untill it was replaced back on the couch arm and fell between the cushion and it. With little red flags popping up in my head, I override them thinking "na, I'm pretty lucky lately, I bet I can do it."
I retract the blade sucessfully, only that the blade was embedded in my dermal layers was the tragic flaw.
Bleeding, bleeding, bleeding... My finger had a gaping cut in it, probably could have stood for a stitch in retrospect, because it it'll wont stay closed.
Anyway. It made me think about craftster when it happened, and I decided to post it.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Double Sided Stockinette Stitch Tutorial on: May 17, 2005 05:41:00 PM
whoaa neat explanation  Smiley
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Bolshevik Mitts on: May 17, 2005 05:37:46 PM
haha sweet, what a good idea
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