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21  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Stained Glass Mosaic Window- pic obese! on: August 02, 2010 01:33:50 PM
I just finished a 6 week class where this was my finished product- a no pattern, winging it, peacock feather-inspired, no grout stained glass window.  Let me know what you think!

22  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Beach Mural on: April 21, 2010 06:50:56 PM
I finally finished a mural for my friend after countless hours of cussin'!  She was copying aother she'd seen, and we borrowed from her Honeymoon pics for more ideas.  It's weird with some of the perspective, I'm not happy with that, and it looks funny wrapping around the corner of the room, but I"M DONE!!!!!!!

23  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Rainbow Easter-Egg Dyed Skirt on: April 14, 2010 12:55:11 PM
As soon as I finished dyeing some rainbow yarn last week with Easter Egg dyes, I was determined to make something out of it for my daughter, so I just started knitting in the round on my circular needles until a skirt was born! It's a bit of a mini-skirt, but hey, she's got the legs for it!! Just a fun skirt to try out something new to knit, maybe next time I'll try to follow a pattern!

Check out my post on Easter Egg Dyeing for more info on how to....

That's her new scrap yarn blanket she's standing on, another finished project!

24  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: HUGE Scrap Yarn blanket! on: April 13, 2010 06:31:57 PM
I painted those walls before my daughter was born, and it will be a sad, sad day when she wants me to paint over that mural......  In the meantime, too bad we had to cover up her hippo, but she LOVES her "big girl" bed, so that makes it worth it!
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: HUGE Scrap Yarn blanket! on: April 12, 2010 01:03:37 PM
I just used the same size huge needles throughout, size 16, I think, and just picked whatever weight and type of yarn I wanted for each row for texture and variety.
I used fun fur, novelty yarns, chenille and whatever I came across!
Thanks for the comments and feedback!
26  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Dyeing with Easter Egg Dyes! on: April 12, 2010 11:16:13 AM
Fruity would definitely be better than vinegary wet sheep smell!  Can't wait to try that too!
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / HUGE Scrap Yarn blanket! on: April 12, 2010 11:14:33 AM
I finally finished this twin sized scrap yarn blanket for my daughter after working feverishly for over a month!  It turned out WAY too big, drags the ground on every side, but I'm still happy with it overall...  It's fun in her bright colorful room, just hope it's not too warm for my daughter, since it's her "summer" bedspread!
All I did was knit the garter stich over and over using a different yarn each row, and leaving extra length for fringe on the sides....   FUN!!

28  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Dyeing with Easter Egg Dyes! on: April 12, 2010 05:16:46 AM
Yes, I think I knew that about cotton, but in all the excitement, I was determined to dye it!!!
29  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Dyeing with Easter Egg Dyes! on: April 11, 2010 06:32:56 AM
I love the bright one too, it's just screaming to be made into something for my daughter, so I'm knitting up a fun skirt with it now!
30  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Dyeing with Easter Egg Dyes! on: April 10, 2010 07:10:58 PM
This is a fun project to use up extra Easter egg dye kits that are on sale right now!

First start with natural colored roving and yarns (mostly wool, used 1 cotton), then soak the yarns in a vinegar water bath for 15-30 minutes. (3 tbsp white vinegar, then fill rest of your glass bowl with water to cover yarns).

Next dissolve colored tablets (seperated into specific colors, using 4-5 kits worth) in a little more vinegar, then fill up more with water.

"Paint" your colors onto your yarns that are on a long sheet of plastic wrap to your liking, not soaking too, too much... When satisfied, place another strip of plastic wrap on top, wrap up loosely, kinda like a "burrito", then put in microwave for 10-15 min on med heat. This will intensify and set your color, keep in microwave until no more liquid comes out, and was clear...

Let sit still wrapped up for a while until cool, then rinse out excess dye.

Let dry- colors will lighten and brighten more when dry!

I learned that wool is best, my pastel yarn was the cotton, and it didn't take the dye well at all, so stick to wool! Cover all surfaces with old towels, and also, that now your house will smell like wet sheep!

This was sooooo much fun, now I can't wait to try it again, I loved the "neon" bright colors I achieved, you could also use kool-aid too, but haven't tried that yet...
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