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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Back To School Wardrobe **PIC HEAVY** on: July 30, 2009 04:51:03 PM
I am so impressed! Great wardrobe.  Adorable kiddo!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pack N Play, Playpen or Portable Crib sheets! Now with TUTORIAL! on: July 30, 2009 06:39:20 AM
I know this is an old post, but wanted to say thanks for the tute! I'm planning on buying elastic and whipping these up today. Smiley
3  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Re: need advice, dying towels on: January 24, 2008 12:54:28 PM
thanks!  maybe I'll just hit the craft store and get some "real" dye then.   Roll Eyes
4  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / need advice, dying towels on: January 24, 2008 05:52:46 AM
Ok, so I have done lots of tie dyeing using procion dyes from Dharma.  And dying protien fibers with Koolaid.
But now I want to try dying some towels and I was wondering what method would be the best to get the desired effect.  They are white cotton towels.  I mistakenly thought that by buying all white towels I could keep them bright and matching by bleaching them.  Not so.  Something with our hard water just makes them always look dingy.  So I am switching my plan to off-white towels.  I want them to resemble "unbleached" cotton.  I though about dying with tea or coffee or just picking up some Rit in Ivory.

What do you guys think?
5  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Re: tie dye bedding/pillow cases on: September 01, 2007 01:37:41 PM
I've never done big items like that, but I have done a ton of ts and baby clothes.  You will need to use procion dyes and soda ash.  For the presoak in the soda ash mix you can use your bath tub.  I'd do the actual dying outside. 
You'll need to wrap it up in plastic to allow the dye to set for 24 hours.  Buy a cheap plastic table cloth from the dollar store or something for that.
Again, to rinse it out I'd use a hose and hang it over a fence or something. 
As a final step it's best to wash with Syntaprol detergent to make sure all the excess dye is removed and it's all colorfast. 
Good luck! Sounds like a fun project.
6  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: silk painted on: September 01, 2007 01:28:04 PM
so pretty! I've been wanting to try this.  Maybe I'll order a kit from Dharma next time.
7  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: My first hand-painted, home dyed yarn! on: September 01, 2007 01:25:51 PM
Love the colors. 

What are you going to make with it?
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Help Please! ISO Bootie Pattern for Thick Yarn on: August 31, 2007 02:43:24 PM
I have a bunch of Homspun Baby and I want to make a set of booties for my dear friend who is due like a few days ago.  LOL

I found a knit pattern on the LB website, but really would rather crochet them as I'm much faster with that. 

9  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Re: Skull blanket on: August 31, 2007 02:33:47 PM
Wow! that is such a great idea!
I am thinking my lil brother would love that.
10  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Re: Fluffy Squeaky Bunny Slippers!!! on: August 31, 2007 02:30:16 PM
oh my! Those are awesome!

I def am making some for Christmas now.
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