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1  Re: How to adhere glass bits to fabric? in Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions by Sharripie on: March 17, 2008 08:27:03 PM
The fabric appears to be attached to a particleboard substrate. The outside of the box says "so easy to do...Kit is complete and contains panel covered with imported grasscloth, imported tiles, beads, braid, colored stone, sparkling, colored glass and sequins, glamorous jewels - all necessary materials to work with, plus easy-to-do directions." Of course the directions don't say what kind of adhesive was included. I'm sure it was something highly toxic and likely illegal now.

The only references to glue in the instructions say to allow the glue to dry for about a minute before placing the braid on it. Later, it says to apply the glue along the edges, fill the center, then use a spatula to spread it evenly, about the thickness of a dime. After pouring the glass bits to the glue, I'm supposed to give it 5 minutes to set.

Hope this helps! I'm prepared to get epoxy if I have to, but I'm not crazy about the idea of mixing thing with potentially toxic fumes!

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2  Ninja! (I knit him.) in Knitting: Completed Projects by Sharripie on: March 17, 2008 02:58:07 PM
I couldn't help myself. I had to make a ninja to represent my peeps on Ravelry. I used Zabet Stewart's Bad Juju pattern to make him. As he follows the way of the yarn, he carries two needles on his back, to take care of knitting emergencies as they happen. Let me know what you think! Thanks for looking.

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3  Re: Bob Dobbs Intarsia - My First One! in Knitting: Completed Projects by Sharripie on: March 12, 2008 06:55:45 PM
This should do it.

There are a couple holes, where I need to do better about weaving in the ends, but I'm glad I practiced on this, instead of messing up the real thing.

Thanks for the feedback!
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4  Bob Dobbs Intarsia - My First One! in Knitting: Completed Projects by Sharripie on: March 09, 2008 01:46:16 PM
This is my first intarsia.

The chart came from Jennifer Stafford's book Domiknitrix Whip Your Knitting Into Shape. The pattern in the book is for a sweater vest and called for this chart in duplicate stitch. I find duplicate stitch tedious, not to mention redundant, so I was happy when the book said it could be done in intarsia, even though I've never tried it before. This is the practice version, made from yarn I had in my stash. The light blue field and the hot pink outline are an acrylic dk weight yarn. The variegated area for the face is a baby merino leftover from making a bunch of hats. I used size 5 needles. It has not been blocked.

I think when I do this for real, I will use 3 colors of yarn of the same weight, probably from the same vendor. The practice piece probably would have come out a little more evenly if I had done that this time. I'm looking forward to when I have enough money to buy the supplies to make the vest - it's the only item of clothing my husband has wanted me to knit for him. Most of the other things we've seen have been a little too run-of-the-mill for him.

BTW, in case you're wondering who Bob Dobbs is, Bob represents the Church of the Subgenius. You can find information about them at www.subgenius.com

Let me know what you think!
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5  Re: Problem with Bunny Hat Pattern in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by Sharripie on: March 07, 2008 04:23:02 PM
Alice is a cutie! The hat looks good, too! I'm sure people compliment her all the time.

Here are a couple pics of me in my grown-up sized hat. I used a bulky-weight variegated wool yarn with size 8 dpns. The ears have some bulky merino I had left over from another project. I'm sure it's a little goofy, but most of the people who know me wouldn't expect anything less. They've actually suggested putting wire in the ears, so I can shape them. Maybe next hat.

I wish the lighting was a little better on the first one, but oh, well!
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6  Needlepoint: Save NOLA in Needlework: Completed Projects by Sharripie on: March 07, 2008 03:12:03 PM

Here is the first of my completed objects to be posted on Craftster. I bought this as a pre-painted canvas at The Quarter Stitch, a shop in New Orleans' French Quarter, in October 2007. I was there for a Habitat for Humanity conference and found the shop while on a lunch break - the food at our hotel was terrible, so I had to get something better. Once I finished my Po' Boy, I blew the rest of my break in the shop. There we so many canvases! I felt like I had to get this one, to support a local business and do my little part to help NOLA come back from the hurricanes.

I used Paternan yarns for the text and field. I used DMC metallic thread, doubled, for the Fleur de Lis. I think I got the technique for the satin stitch from watching Shay Pendray's show. The field and text were done in continental stitch. All I have to do now is block it, and choose a color for the mat before I frame it.

Hope you like it. Let me know what you think. Thanks, y'all!
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