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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / onesies! (lots of pics) on: July 25, 2007 07:29:13 PM
these took a while...  i dyed them first, then printed them.  i just took up screenprinting about 2 weeks ago, so i'm pretty happy with how they turned out.

i gave these to my best friend patti, who's having a baby (gender unknown) in November.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / knitted ball pattern? on: July 25, 2007 07:22:38 PM
does anyone know of a quick knit ball pattern?  my youngest kiddo needs some new playthings and i have so much scrap yarn.

3  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / I didn't stir enough!! on: July 19, 2007 07:50:19 PM
I'm making a series of vat-dyed/screenprinted onesies for a friend's baby shower.

I'm dyeing with Procion dyes and tonight I neglected my dyebath and the dyejob is splotchy and terrible.  Can I dye over this w/ the same color?  Will the end result of the 2nd dyeing be the same?

4  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / soda ash: when??? (and one more) on: July 16, 2007 09:56:13 PM
I've now read one set of instructions which says to soak the fabric in dye for 20 minutes and then add the soda ash... and another that says to pre-soak.

any input?  i'm vat-dyeing cotton onesies for a baby shower next monday.

The first batch I did seems to have set okay- I added the fabric to the dyebath and added the (diluted) soda ash .  I did a high-heat wash cycle with syntrapol and the color is still vibrant.

also.... how many times do you do high heat washes after dyeing?  I really really don't want these onesies to stain any pastel baby clothes.
5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / making screens out of curtain sheer material on: July 09, 2007 09:31:48 PM
has anyone done this sucessfully?

i have a great frame and can stretch the screen really well, but it seems like the emulsion isn't making its way into all of the holes.  perhaps the material is too sheer?

should i just suck it up and buy a frame?  i really don't want to reclaim the screen though, so it seems like going with something cheaper than actual screen material would be more economical...
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