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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Yudu Screen Printing Machine on: May 27, 2010 05:27:11 AM
For those of you frustrated with the emulsion sheets...

I just got a "YUDU hack kit" from DIY Teeshirts - I HIGHLY recommend it!!!  I was so sick of wasting emulsion sheets (and the associated cash monies), so I ordered it... pure awesomeness!  Cost me a lot to get it shipped to Canada, but it was well worth it!


(I'm not affiliated with this website in any way - just thought I'd share my awesome find!)

2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Heat Setting Yudu and Speedball Inks on: May 27, 2010 05:19:03 AM

I've got 132 bags to heat set... Shocked just wondering if you can heat set YUDU ink in the dryer (as in clothes dryer, not the crappy screen dryer that is part of the YUDU machine!!)?  If I toss them in for say a half hour or so, do you think it would work? 

Anyone know if you can heat set Speedball ink in the dryer as well (just for future reference!)

Thanks!!  Smiley
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Yudu Screen Printing Machine on: January 21, 2010 12:01:23 PM
Hi Everyone,

I hope this thread is still up and running - I've got some questions!

Has anyone tried multi colors yet? and if so, have you tried a run of them?  I know how to use the registration panels, but how do you actually print the multicolor shirts without the ink drying in the screen?  I have a 3 color design I'd like to try (ambitious, I know!) and if it works I'd like to do a run of them.  Do I have to do all 3 colors one after the other on each shirt (if so, I'm worried about the ink drying in the screen between layers and shirts), or can I print 1 layer on all my shirts, then go back and print layer 2 on all the shirts, etc. (but then how do I line them up again with the design?)  Any tips?

I've also been printing on black fabric, and thanks to this thread use the hairdryer in between coats - works like a charm!  I've had to do 3-4 pulls of paint sometimes, so I've had a few problems with too much ink leaking out of the design between pulls.  I think I'll try using a different squeegee (I'm using the pro), or not flooding the screen between pulls.  One thing that I do to prevent the hairdryer from drying out the ink in the screen is hold up a big piece of cardboard in front of the design.  It blocks the wind from the dryer enough so that the screen doesn't dry out.
4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / There must be an easier way!! on: May 26, 2008 09:15:19 PM
Hi!  I'm coming to this board from the knitting board in search of some sewing help!...  Huh

I am sewing some loopholes (for laces) on to slippers that I've made, and I was wondering if anyone knew of an easier way to do this!  I'm currently hand stitching the pieces on, but it takes forever!  It's almost like I need a thread stapler or something like that... I don't know if those even exist, lol!  Because I knit and felt the slippers, I can't add the pieces on beforehand so I'm stuck adding them after the felting process.  I can't glue them on because the 1. the fuzziness of the slipper makes the glue have trouble adhering, 2. the slipper stretches when you wear it 3. people are generally hard on shoes, and I'm afraid the glue will come off. 

Here's a picture of a completed slipper:
I just need to find a better way to attach those loopholes!!

Any help or other suggestions would be appreciated!!  Smiley 

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: I'd play this video game! on: April 02, 2008 07:40:32 PM
Sweet!  Can I get it for the Wii??   Cheesy
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: toys toys toys [pics pics pics!] on: April 02, 2008 07:37:40 PM
Awesome!  I LOVE the duckling, it's so sweet!   Smiley
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: big needles vs. small needles when felting!??! on: March 28, 2008 06:20:48 AM
I'd try smaller needles, but don't go too small or the fibres won't be able to move around and cling together in the felting process.  As for felting, try popping it in the washing machine - hot wash, cold rinse with a little soap.  That's how I felt all my stuff and it comes out great.  It might need 2 or 3 runs through the machine (check it after each one).  I can't seem to get it right when I hand felt... it just never seems to work properly.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My first knitting post - knitted knitting bag. on: March 28, 2008 06:13:42 AM
Looks great!  I love the chunky wool!  Smiley
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / A Picture of my Bootee(s) on: March 21, 2008 09:33:43 AM
I can't remember where here on craftster that I first saw these, but I decided to make a pair of the Saartjes Bootees for my baby-to-be!  I just love them, so a BIG thank you to whoever posted them!  Smiley  Smiley  Smiley

Not bad for a first attempt ever at making bootees!  The yarn I used was a bit of a pain in the "booty" (kept unraveling itself).  But I guess that's what you get for buying yarn in bulk that says "100% Unknown fiber" LOL!  (I'm fairly sure that it's acrylic!)  Now I just have to find some cute buttons!

10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: i am now the proud owner of.... on: February 03, 2008 08:16:25 PM
Excellent!  Smiley  You're going to love it!  What's kind is it?  (I use an LK-150.)
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