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1  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
2  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 

3  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!

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / First attempt at lace knitting! on: February 01, 2008 09:06:28 AM
Wow, I've been knitting up a storm lately!  Here's another project I just finished - this time in lace knitting.  It was my first attempt at lace knitting on my machine, and it turned out fantastic (if I do say so myself - lol)!  It took me a while to finish, because you have to move all the stitches around, but I love the end result!  It's in Bernat Satin, so it's really soft but has a neat texture because of the lace.

Still on the Machine

Lace Knitting on the Machine by iheartthatdance, on Flickr

Finished! (with yoga mat inside)

WIP: Another Yoga Bag! by iheartthatdance, on Flickr

Close up

WIP: Another Yoga Bag! - close up by iheartthatdance, on Flickr

Enjoy! Smiley
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Yoga Mat Bag on: January 28, 2008 03:22:17 PM
I'm almost done my yoga mat bag, but couldn't resist sharing it early!   Smiley  The knitting part is finished, and all I have to do is add the straps and drawstring hardware.  I knit this up in a flash, on my knitting machine, in tuck stitch.  It was a lot simpler to do than I thought it would be!  The pics don't do the texture justice!  

I haven't posted 10 things yet, so here's the link to my flickr page:

WIP - Yoga Mat Bag by iheartthatdance, on Flickr

WIP - Yoga Mat Bag, texture close up by iheartthatdance, on Flickr
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Converting hand knitting patterns to machine knitting patterns on: January 17, 2008 06:25:33 PM
Hi everyone,

I know there are a few machine knitters on here, and I'm hoping I can draw some more away from their knitting machines for just a few moments (I know, it's hard...)

I'm fairly new to machine knitting, and am wondering what the best way would be to convert a hand knitting pattern to a machine knitting pattern.  I saw a great wrap top in knit.1 magazine, and I'd love to be able to do that on my machine (since my hand knitting is so darn slow!!).  In case it matters, I have an Silver Reed LK-150 machine.

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