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21  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Swirl-along? on: August 27, 2007 11:48:04 AM
you guys who are working on it: it seems from the pics that the more it grows, the edges start to curl, kind of like the increasings aren't all that even. i was thinking about using that pattern for an afghan or tablecloth.. do you think it's adaptable?

It should be adaptable. I didn't find that the edges curled that much. You could flatten it out. And if you notice any curling you can just rip a bit and decrease less. But with blocking you shouldn't have any problems.
22  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Dyeing day (loads of pictures) on: August 26, 2007 08:49:09 AM
I bought the yarn I dyed here from Vartofta. It's Svenskt ullgarn, from 21kr/hg to 23kr/hg I think. The cheapest being 1-ply and the 'most expensive' being 4-ply. I prefer to dye grey yarn/wool so I bought a light grey. They have white and darker grey too. If you want to dye yarn for socks you should get some cheap wool/nylon sockyarn. Nylon takes acid dyes great.
23  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Fabric ATC Swap Round 2 (SIGNUP 8/10/07-8/25/07; SEND OUT 9/15/07) on: August 26, 2007 06:46:28 AM
Hah! I got in! Grin
Signed up at the last minute so I was the one that got you to an uneven number Wink
24  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Dyeing day (loads of pictures) on: August 26, 2007 06:44:03 AM
We used dyes from Färgkraft and Zenit, both Swedish brands. I haven't really noticed any difference between then, but with Zenit you only have to add Acetic acid (normal 24% ättiksyra). I also think that they are a bit cheaper. And my experience with shipping times from Färgkraft is not very good..

Won't tell anyone that you asked Wink
25  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Dyeing day (loads of pictures) on: August 26, 2007 04:35:09 AM
Melladh and I decided that we needed to dye some yarn with acid dyes. Since I've got a tiny bit more space and a big pot we decided to be at my place.

The first yarn! Melladh's 450g variegated wool yarn for a Danica. She wanted it to be brown/blue/green. (Yes, the yellow jar is actually the brown.)

As suspected, the brown was a bit too yellow and she wanted everything a bit darker. So we put it back in the pot (without jars) and overdyed it with a light shade of blue (and maybe a hint of red, I don't remember).

The yarn is drying! The orange thing in the back is a small skein I did.

And the final result. Beautiful yarn Cheesy

The next project was some cotton/nylon (bävernylon) fabric she had. We started with dyeing it a shade of dark blue. But even though my pot is quite big, it's hard to dye large pieces of fabric evenly in it. It turned out a bit tie-dyeish, but very cool.
After the blue she squished it into a jar and poured yellow dye over it. I took the opportunity to dye some wool yarn I had for a shawl or maybe something else with the water and dye left over. (Blue and yellow, mixed into a hideous or beautiful shade of green.)

The fabric! It was really hard to photograph since the wind was blowing and the fabric is shiny.. It is more dark and vivid. (Melladh, get some nice photos of it!)
And the back. You can see my greenish yarn also.

Then I dyed some striped yarn for a hat and at last yarn for a sweater in a orange-red colour.
The striped is yellow/green/orangered/brown and to the left. The yarn for the sweater in the middle and my greenish yarn to the right.

And finally my striped yarn in a skein. I love it Grin

We really had fun! Now I only need to knit something from this so I can dye more later...  Wink

26  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Re: Every morning.. on: August 25, 2007 01:28:35 AM
Thank you! They were really fun to make Cheesy
27  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Re: Now as Then on: August 24, 2007 01:17:02 PM
Beautiful quote and beautiful cards!
28  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Every morning.. on: August 24, 2007 05:59:00 AM
I've never done ATC's before, but I've been browsing the forum for quite a while, and got an idea for this challenge. The quote is
'Every morning I walk towards the edge
and throw little things off'
From the song Hyperballad by Björk. I'm not entirely happy with them, but oh well..

29  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: WOO HOO My very first official spinning project is FINALLY FINISHED!! on: August 23, 2007 10:20:43 PM
Finally finished! How I have been waiting for this one Cheesy

It is even better than I thought. Amazingly beautiful and so cool! Shocked You're my idol Grin

I have to second that 'how much does it weigh'?
30  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: 3/1 Twill Scarf on: August 22, 2007 01:50:15 AM
It looks really elegant! Great work Smiley
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