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1  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: Book Tour! Want me to come to your city? on: June 05, 2006 02:04:24 PM
If you are coming to LA, I would recommend a signing at Vroman's, I know Leah of Craftster is doing one for her book there.  It is a large independent book store and Pasadena is an arty kind of town.  Pasadena is just on the east side of LA, so I'm not sure what to recommend for the Westside ...
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Nevada is more than Las Vegas on: April 28, 2006 11:09:56 AM
Dyabolica, my grandma made a state quilt using the same patterns; this is really cool to see someone else's interpretation of these patterns.  Great job, and I agree, I love french knots as well, they are so satisfying for some reason. 
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: pollenation on: April 21, 2006 01:42:12 PM
Merwing, did you use any special techniques or did you stretch this like a normal paint canvas?  I'd like to do something similar but I'm worried about yanking out stitching in the stretching. 

Great job, I just love your style and everything you've posted, for this piece I just really like the colors and the composition, excellent work!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Sewn Fleece "Tree Scarves" on: February 09, 2006 11:24:02 AM
I love these so much, and I want to maybe adapt the idea a bit.  Some questions, did you double side them or is it a single layer of fabric and did you use any interfacing?
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: my own little diy fashion tutorial directory on: February 03, 2006 11:32:30 AM
thanks so much for organizing and updating this, I love your wist!  I have it bookmarked and lately I've been picking a new project from it on Fridays to make on the weekend.  Thanks so much again! 
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: summer bird on hills on: February 02, 2006 03:10:23 PM
Another excellent embroidery!  I've seen other posts of yours and I just love your style, its so poetic and full of ... I want to say emotion but that seems so dorky.  Spirit maybe? 

Anyhow I just love this piece, and yes, I am also so ready for summer.
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: where can I buy cotton jersey tshirt fabric? on: January 30, 2006 04:28:31 PM
I live in LA so I mostly buy my stuff downtown but I noticed that Denver Fabrics has a lot of choices for stretch cotton in many colors, and while I haven't bought from them I've seen others posting on here about them being a good place to buy.  Here's the link:


I have also bought some stretch fabric at Joann's but usually only from the clearance section because I think they are way overpriced on fabric. 

Though you said you live near New York, I'd almost save up my money and hit their garment district, if it is anything like LA the fabric and notion shopping blows all the chain stores out of the water.
8  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Recommendations for Scissors? on: January 30, 2006 11:16:13 AM
I what is it, third the recommendation for Mundial, they are my favorite sewing tool, almost even more than my machine! 

I also third the stuff about only using them for fabric, it really is the way to go.  I keep mine in their sleeve out of sight when not in use just so people aren't tempted to do something horrific like cut rose stems with them.

Honestly I'd buy the most expensive scissors your budget can stand, $30 bucks might seem like a lot but it will be worth it.
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: cutting edge on: December 05, 2005 07:59:39 PM
I got a promo email about this and came across this link to it,


10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: trouble with knots on: October 11, 2005 12:00:31 PM
I agree that while it is tempting to use a longer length of floss, often it tangles a lot.  My own personal rule is not to stich with anything longer than my arm.

As for separating, this sounds kind of odd, I picked it up in a 70s needlecraft book, is to hold some threads in your mouth, hold the length out in front of you and pull apart that way.  Hmm, this sounding odd and I'm probably not explaining it right but it works for me.
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