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31  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Bright Pink/green zippered pouch! (and question re: zippers) on: November 18, 2004 08:40:23 AM
Thanks for your nice comments...I scored the fabric at the thrift store (my favorite), and I think I understand better about the zipper now.  I'll have to try it out to make sure!  Smiley
32  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Bright PINK/GREEN zippered pouch! (and question re: zippers) on: November 17, 2004 09:10:55 PM
Hi you crafty sewers,
Just got a machine and I've been so thankful for the great resources on Craftster.  I made this little pouch from Dyabolica's wonderful tutorial here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=10165.0, but have questions (below pic) about getting the zipper to line up.

Melidomi said
I do it a little differently, there are a few more steps, but the zipper always lines up -
Look at a zipper - it has an end that is always closed, and an end that opens and closes.
I close the zipper, sew up the side of the bag with the end of the zipper that opens and closes (it will be the side that the pull is on at the moment).
then OPEN THE ZIPPER (very important)
then sew up the other sides. 

But I don't understand exactly what that means in terms of at what point you do this in the tutorial steps and how it makes the zipper line up.  Sorry to be dense, but I'm very new to sewing, so would love advice!  Thanks in advance!!
33  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Frida mosaic on: August 02, 2004 05:24:03 PM
i love it... the colours are so bright and floral... much like frida herself... i've been itching to do a mosaic on my night table, but i have a few questions:
1. can i do a mosaic on any kind of surface, even metal?
2. instead of using tiles, can i simply smash up a whole bunch of those vintage blue and white plates?

Hi auzzie,
Thanks for your nice words!
Yes, you can do tiling on just about any surface, including metal. I once did it on a metal mailbox, and it worked great.  And, you can smach up plates to use; it's a bit harder because your tiles will no longer be flat, depending on what parts of the plates you use.  You might want to try tiling first with flat tiles, and then move up to plates and other irregular surfaced ones!  Good luck! 
34  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Print Gocco Desktop Silkscreener on: June 08, 2004 08:30:08 AM
a few questions on the print gocco...

first, do you use the blue filter when your original is a print out from a laser printer?

second, the instructions for the clothing adaptor says that he ink might bleed onto other clothes in the wash, has this happened to any of you? do you feel like you have to use cold water wash or anything on clothes screened with the print gocco using the cloth ink?


Hi Tina,

1. The gocco reacts to the toner from a copy machine. You may have to make a copy of the print before using it with the gocco unless the laser printer has toner in it--I just don't know.  But I use a blue filter just to be safe almost every time I make a master.
2. I haven't had any trouble with the ink bleeding...if you iron the design for a few minutes, it doesn't bleed. I don't use special washing instructions....

Best of luck goccoing!  Smiley
35  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Your Opinion of The Guerrilla Girls on: May 21, 2004 06:16:18 PM
Right now I'm really into Margaret Kilgallen. She seems like she was an amazing person.


Thanks, pants, for that link...I really liked hearing what Margaret Kilgallen had to say, especially about young women seeing someone smart and active in producing things, instead of just worrying about looking pretty and thin. Her work looks really cool! 
36  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Re:Print Gocco Desktop Silkscreener on: May 03, 2004 08:10:52 AM
Thanks for the link.  Do you mean that you order 953 or 9532 for printing on fabric from that site? The ones that say 70 mesh for squeegee printing?  And do they last longer than the regular masters?  I usually put a piece of paper over the image, and iron it for a few minutes, and that's all it needs to heat set!  
37  Washington / Washington: West / Re:Seattle area on: April 16, 2004 04:28:52 PM
Wow, I'm very interested to hear about the crafty groups that have been around for a while, and also interested in joining a new Tues. night one. I hear that B&O will save space (at least I heard that they did for snb), but I definitely like Victrola the best, though it is kinda small. I have a feminist zine group that meets every other Tues, but if we could work around it, that would be awesome.  Maybe we can talk schedules, girlniteowl, to figure out a good time to snb!  And see what others think!  -slick
38  Washington / Washington: West / Re:Seattle area on: April 13, 2004 02:42:49 PM
Hi Girlniteowl,
I also live on Capitol Hill and would be into doing a SnB in the hood.  I love the idea of bartering supplies and/or crafts or just getting together to craft/share ideas!   Let me know what you come up with!  
39  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re:paper grocery bags into baskets! on: March 29, 2004 02:58:37 PM
Wow, thanks for that link, firefly.  Fascinating and depressing!  Yes, paper bags are really much better, and I like how they look for this project too!  Tongue
40  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re:Frida t-shirt (transfer pen) on: March 29, 2004 08:23:38 AM
Weeeelllllll, I have to admit (and share) that when I washed my t-shirt, the Frida faded even more.  Angry

But I also wasn't careful about washing her in cold water or anything.  After receiving my gocco printer on e-bay, I've decided that is the best route for me because I just can't cut out stencil details very well.  Here's my Frida via gocco:

And here's the thread about goccos:

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