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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / what's the stitch?/pattern on: April 11, 2006 05:37:49 PM
Hey guys,
I've seen this kit on sale (look here: http://www.getknitted.com/acatalog/Nickerjac.html )
but I swear I've seen the scarf being knit up before on a few blogs in/around the net, but I can't find those blogs anymore (damn me for not bookmarking) and so I will never find out the stitch that has been used.

Anyone like to hazzard a guess at the stitch

I'm looking for something to do with 2 balls of Rowan Polar, preferably a scarf.. and I'm fed up with k2p2 scarves now!
thank you in advance.
2  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / EUROPE / Brussels on: April 07, 2006 04:51:38 PM
Hey craftsters.
I was wondering if there were any Belgians or people who live in/around Brussels, or know the city.
I'm going to visit one of my French friends so she can do the translating, but she probably doesn't know anywhere that's craftster related, and she's not been living there long.
Tips for good places to go would be much appreciated. The tourist office doesn't seem to be that helpful and I haven't hit my local bookstore for guidebooks yet, but I'd doubt they'd have much 'insider' knowledge.

3  ASIA / Japan / kyoto yarn shops on: January 08, 2006 03:28:29 PM
hey there, I've just returned from a trip to japan and thought I might add two yarn stores I came across whilst in Kyoto. They're both close to Kyoto Eki (the big main-line station, and the underground station is also called Kyoto). One is in the "porta" shopping centre (its all underground) and the other is in the basement of the Kyoto Observation Tower. The Porta yarn store is far nicer in terms of yarn, but the tower store has more knitting gadgets (nice bamboo needles, needle felting stuff) and cheap yarn (if you dont mind acrylic) although their nicer yarns are on the pricey side. There is also loads of beading stuff, and sewing stuff (actually, pretty much anything crafty you could think of)
I just thought I would add these up here, though i'm sure any locals amongst you will already know these and perhaps better suggestions?
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / some stamps I carved [images fixed. though big] on: September 09, 2005 02:16:12 PM

I hope these links work (not too much of a pro at this thing).
They are just a selection of a few stamps I did. Photos aren't particularly wonderful, but thought I would share.
5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Making your own Rubber Stamps on: December 09, 2004 02:23:15 PM
I'm sorry if I'm posting this thread in the wrong board, but I was just curious to see if anyone had created their own rubber stamps?
I recieved this beautiful book from Japan with instructions on how to make rubber stamps, and in this book it says to use normal erasers, and carve your designs from them after using tracing paper to transfer your designs on to the rubber.
The only thing is that I cannot find anywhere who will/does stock large flat sheets of rubber/eraser, and I'm a bit worried that the rubber might start to crumble. Is there a special word/term I should be searching on ebay?
If anyone here makes their own, what materials do they use?

I'm sort of new to the whole thing, and want to start creating my own as I'm a bit fed-up of the really boring designs available here in the UK (that is, unless you want to start paying stupid money for the nice ones) and I only go over to Japan sort of biennially.

In the UK, they only commonly sell the usual wedding, birthday, christmas themed stamps. I have been to Blade where they sell a few more nice-graphic stamps, but it'll get pricey if I buy all the ones i like, and I really should learn to make my own anyway!
6  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Cordrouy/needlecord on: September 06, 2004 04:53:27 PM
Hello. forgive my complete inept-ness in terms of knowing where to buy crafty stuff, but...

I was wondering if anyone knew of any good fabric stores who would stock cordrouy.
I went to John Lewis (actually called Robert Sayle) in Cambridge, and all they had were floral prints, chiffon, thin denim... but no cord.
I will look in the London branch next time i'm down there, but does anybody know of any other good fabric stores in London?
otherwise it looks like buying lots of cord jeans from charity stores and dying them...
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Felt door sign (with Lavender) on: August 10, 2004 01:07:15 PM

Finally got to take pics of the purple/latest version:

I used the same principles as the ugly red thing above, except I added a few more beads around the "Welcome" and used a bead for the dot of the "i" in "disturb"...

i think in all it cost me about 2 (about $3-$3.50) max as the felt was from Johnnie Lou-Lou (john lewis)'s off-cuts bin for 75p, and the thread, ribbon, beads etc. can make up the rest of the cost (though these were just lying around the house).

If you can't see the pics, then links are

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / any ideas for eyelash yarn?! on: August 07, 2004 12:44:04 PM
I usually would never touch eyelash yarn with a barge-pole, however, someone has given me some 9 x 50g balls of Sirdar "Funky Fur". 3 in baby pink, and 6 in lilac.
However, I refuse to knit anything to wear out of this stuff as it would just look so awful and 80's (i'm 18, not 38-trying-to-be-18) and i don't know any cute small girls.

I have a pattern for heart-shaped cushions/pillows, that came with the yarn, but they would look really "Little girl" in the colour ways. (though I may try it as a last resort)
I was contemplating making a bag, and adding a little to the top as a trim, but that really isn't going to eat my way through 9 balls.
I can't sell them on Ebay or anything, as i'm terribly afraid of offending the person who gave me the balls.

ideas?! Huh
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