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1  Re:Fun with Kool-Aid in Dyeing: Completed Projects by abricot on: March 13, 2004 09:40:29 AM
has anyone felted any of the wool that they dyed with cool-aid?
 does it change the felting? do the colours run when you felt it?


I did a felted bag once (with kool-aid dyed yarn that I dyed the sun tea way) and I had no issues with the colors running or fading....  I didn't felt it 100%. After a few lashings in the wash, the grooved texture on the bag remind me a bit of corduroy and I love corduroy, so I stopped felting at that point.

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2  Re:from coat to messanger bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by abricot on: February 26, 2004 12:02:37 PM
I showed your post to a guy friend and he could not believe it could be done... So he insisted that I should make him a bag out of a coat...

Found a neat houndsooth print at the thrift store for $2 - I sort of did a half-a**'d pattern myself and was sure to cut the pieces so I could use the pockects from the coat on the new bag.....

I put the final touches today... So I'm sure my friend will be thrilled when he stops by later....

Thanks for posting your project!
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3  Re:creative halloween costumes in Halloween Costumes by abricot on: February 18, 2004 06:15:04 PM
This is along the lines of Edward Gorey, but you could also be a silent film character.  The clothes don't have to be particular to the 1920's, since there were films like "Cleopatra" and "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari"

 and things like that.  All you need are some interesting black-and-white clothes and lots of eye makeup.
You could even carry around fancy cards with stock dialogue written on them.

*sigh* I love that movie... If I saw someone dressed up as characters from, or even as general silent "horror" characters, I'd have to marry them.....  Tongue
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4  Re:Stitch 'n Bitch Projects in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by abricot on: January 03, 2004 03:26:54 PM
Like many here, I thought the wrist cuffs with a Pacman motif would just rock.. When a close guy friend was over flipping through my copy of SnB as soon as he spotted the wrist cuffs he exclaimed "You have to make me a pair of those with Pacman!!!!", that demand was all the motivation I needed to give Pacman a try...

and here is the pattern I made/used....


I can't help to praise this book though... The patterns, the instructions, etc. I really wish this would have been published a year ago when I was first learning to knit... maybe then I would have not spent over a month trying to teach myself how to cast on  Shocked
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5  Re:I WANNA SILKSCREEN! in Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions by abricot on: December 29, 2003 11:19:53 PM
I'd really like to look into getting some silkscreening supplies, but before then I've been using the "stencil" method to make t's... So far I've have no big gripes about the method... Ok, I guess my gripe is that make a stencil ready image is sometimes a big-pain-in-the-butt...

This is a tee I made for my boyfriends birthday present... He really likes Paul Mc Cartney and I've come to notice that official Macca shirts seriously lack in the chic department.

After making the main part of the image, using a small paintbrush I highlighted parts of the print using silver fabric paint.... The ragged edges on the bottom of the image were maded using very little paint on a napkin and smearing it on the dges... (looks sort of like faded black bliobs in the picture... but I assure you it looks cooler in person)

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