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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Help! my machine squeeks on: October 23, 2009 12:09:38 AM
I'm sorry I'm not sure how to spell squeaking, but anyway.
My sewing machine has been just fine. I haven't been using it a lot, but today I wanted to use it again and it squeeks!
I'm quite sure it's the 'machinery' on the right that squeacks not the bobbin part.
Please help me. Is there anything I have probably done wrong with tension? Or does my machine need some upkeep? Oiling or something? (I wouldn't know how to do this.. or dare to do this so I'll have to take it to the shop). (I own a Pfaff select 3.0)
The last time I sewed I haven't noticed any vague squeeking at all, it came all of a sudden, just now.
I would be very grateful if someone could tell me what it is.
Thank you Smiley
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Does someone onw a Pfaff select? (or maybe even select 3.0?) on: November 02, 2008 01:42:16 AM
Hello everyone,
I want to buy myself a new sewing machine. I am an art student, so it kind of has to do more unusual sewing stuff as well. I fell for the Pfaff select 3.0, I'd rather go and buy it right now, but it is too expensive to do that.
I was looking for reviews but couldn't really find something useful.
Is there someone who owns a pfaff select machine and would like to tell me about it? What do you think about it?
Thanks a lot beforehand,
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Macro challenge entry: Spring crocusses on: May 12, 2008 11:33:16 PM
Yay! A photo challenge! This is the picture I'd like to enter:

I did not use photoshop or anything like that to alter the image.
This one was made in my back garden  Cheesy
Go here for a bigger size of this picture; http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2016/2488233123_12e8f862cd_b.jpg
4  EUROPE / ITALY / Craft stores in Toscane on: April 23, 2008 05:57:13 AM
Hi everyone,
I'll be visiting Toscane next week and I hoped you could give me some suggestions on craft shops I should visit. I will be going to Sienna and Firenze. Maybe some other places near that as well.
Is there anybody living there or maybe even owning a craft shop there?
Thanks in advance!!
Do  Smiley
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Please help me understand this pattern on: April 13, 2008 02:32:00 AM
I'm a beginning knitter, so I don't know that much about knitting instructions that go further than 'knit 3, purl 3' (ok, I do understand a bit more, but I need to puzzle a lot)
I also struggle with the fact that English isn't my main language.

The pattern says :
"Knit across row picking up cast on sts and knitting them together with each st."
What does she mean by 'picking up cast on sts'? Does it mean you have to create more stitches somehow?? I have no clue.

Maybe it helps if I post the instructions that go before the line I don't understand:
"K2, *yo, k2tog, repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Next row: sl1, purl to end."
6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / What do you think of this spinning wheel? on: March 11, 2008 03:36:12 AM
I found a spinning wheel for a very low prize, and even in the place I live, so no shipping costs. I'm just not sure if it's one I could handle. The advertisement says it's in a good state. I've never spun on a spinning wheel, so I was hoping maybe you could give me advice on how it looks. Is this a good deal??
This is the advertisement (I can't link the pictures, they are protected, but you can click on them for a bigger view);

Thanks a lot in advance!  Smiley
7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / How do you hold the "tail"? on: February 20, 2008 10:01:30 AM
I'm a newbie in spinning, and I wanted some advice on how you hold the roving. I have no problem with holding the end of the roving to spin, and the pre-drafting part and all that, but I wonder where you keep the 'tail' of the roving?
I tried draping it over my arm, but it keeps on falling down and in the worst case, twisting around my spindle. How do you hold it?  Huh Embarrassed
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Eye-bag on: February 14, 2008 10:06:32 AM
I finally finished the bag I was working on. I made the front from a T-shirt I was addicted to. It became too small, but I couldn't just throw it away. The back is crocheted, I got the wool from the mother of my boyfriend, so there are some memories sticking to the bag. The third picture shows the lining and a little pocket inside. I hope you like!  Grin I know I do!
I also added a little white border thing (I don't know how to call it in English). Like, to finish it off.
Me modeling the bag;

The crocheted backside; (sorry for the blurry-ness)

And the lining (which I'm very proud of) with a pocket;

This was the first bag I ever made. I hope you like it.  Smiley
9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Wool on: January 31, 2008 10:44:21 AM
I've wanted to learn how to spin for some time now. I dived into my closet and found a starter-kit I got when my grandmother died. In the book it says you have to spin it first, and wash it afterwards. Is that true? It feels really fat and unclean.
And because it has been in the closet for quite a while it has gotten a real tight bunch of whool. Is this a bad thing? Can I still learn how to spin with a drop-spindle with this whool, or do you suggest I buy new roving? I'm a beginner, so I know nothing about it yet. Sorry if I ask dumb questions. I've tried to search for answers first. Embarrassed
I would be really thankfull if someone could help me out with this.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting Newbie on: December 29, 2007 12:58:38 PM
Hi everybody,
Please, please help me. I'm new to knitting and I am working on my second scarf now, from this pattern;
I just changed it a bit, because I had other yarn.

My work keeps looking so messy!! And then I frog it again. (It's for a friend of mine.. I can't give her a messy scarf!  Sad ) Do you have tips for me, how to make it look neater?

an unskilled knitter  Embarrassed
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