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141  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Doily made into Blanket on: January 31, 2012 10:15:54 AM
This is gorgeous!!!! Stopped me in my tracks. Just incredible all of those different stitches. They come together so beautifully. Very impressed.

i concur!

beautiful, i'd cry with joy if someone made me this as a gift. stunning job!
142  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: little owl brooches with vintage fabric tummies... on: January 31, 2012 10:12:41 AM
toooooo cute  Grin

you should make a little branch to display them on!!
143  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Up and away (PIC HEAVY) on: January 31, 2012 10:07:53 AM
So last week I started printing a new design I've been working on. I hadn't done more than a 2 colour print since uni days and as I'm becoming more confident with my skills I thought it was time to give it a try!



This is the screen for the final layer with the balloon line work. I made the design by scanning my drawings into photoshop and then arranging the repeat, I then printed it off onto acetate and exposed it onto the screen using light sensitive photo emulsion. A lengthy process (it took me all day to get all 4 screens done) but once its done you can go to town with how many you print!! and i did  Tongue



a close up of one of the colours going down



a view of the table I was working at. Its great, the ppl at the PrintHaus studio where I go made the table by laying a thick rubber down on top of a sturdy workbench, by using gum arabic you can iron your fabric down in place! The guys at the PrintHaus are amazing btw, they've completely made the studio in an old warehouse and everything is DIY, one of the guys has a knack with carpentry and they've built walls, a little kitchen, desks, printing tables galore whilst still having day jobs! 


2 colours printed









I like printing onto lots of different 'found' fabrics rather than plain, there are a few chopped up pillow cases in there!! but it's cool to be able to incorporate other patterns like the polka dots as the background. I found that time flew when I was working too; waiting for screens to dry whilst printing other colours, it actually worked out a lot more time effective using more colours as there was a constant flow of screens to print!



I've started making small purses with the fabric I've printed Smiley so much fun seeing a project right through from design to sewing/making. Think this is going to get addictive  Cheesy
144  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Re: core blimey on: January 30, 2012 10:33:21 AM
WOW thank you soo much!  Shocked
145  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Mounted deer head on: January 20, 2012 09:21:38 AM
tre cool  Grin
146  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / Where To Find Things To Recycle / Re: Anyone in the UK on: January 02, 2012 02:49:56 AM
hey i know of one place in cardiff called recreate http://www.re-create.co.uk/ and there's the scrapstore in bristol too. depends where in the uk you are! Antidigger hit the nail on the head tho - the best places are charity shops and carboot sales to pick up random stuff!
147  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Knitted balls and tiny stockings on: November 26, 2011 04:09:52 AM
what did you stuff the knitted ones with??

ive made a few crochet ones to give to my mum and have put toy stuffing in them but am worried that them might be too heavy. cheers x
148  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Who is coming for Christmas dinner? Ornaments on: November 26, 2011 04:05:23 AM
this is genius, super unique i'm sure everyone will love them Smiley
149  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: sadistic cushions you say? but cute tho?? on: November 20, 2011 03:12:45 AM
cheers guys  Cheesy

i have to admit i fell asleep on the eyeball last night!
150  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Tree Stenciled Tote on: November 15, 2011 10:38:34 AM
this is really great, i love the positioning of the image on the bag too  Cheesy
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