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1  Working with striped fabric in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by d0t on: July 07, 2006 06:34:09 AM
I'd like to make a circle skirt from some very stretchy striped fabric I picked up today. The stripes are quite fine, although not pinstriped. But of course, my problem is, how do I cut the pieces in such a way that the skirt won't end up looking hideous?

Here's an ultrcrappy diagram:

Obviously, I don't want to just cut a donut from the fabric, because then the stripes are going to look all weird. My idea was to cut four pieces of donut all oriented the same way as that first piece you can see on the diagram. I was also hoping cutting it this way would minimise any problems with it stretching oddly due to the difference in stretch (it has about twice the stretch horizontally along the selvedge as it does... the other way).

Can anyone see any problems with this? Better ideas? Stripy circle skirt just a big, big no-no?

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2  Re: fill a coin purse round 4 in The Swap Gallery by d0t on: April 10, 2006 09:48:58 PM
First off, warning! Lots of images!

Second warning: I'm oh so emotional over the wonderfulness of all this stuff and I'm likely to gush.

So, today some crappy stuff happened with the sending of my awesome partner twelvety's package. It got returned to me, damaged and now will be sent late. Never fear, it will be sent tomorrow and both recipient and organiser have been notified.

Ok, bad stuff over

Now, the wonderful!!

Inside an artfully wrapped package, I uncovered the motherlode of teh_cute:

First, the purse:

Isn't that mousie fabric gorgeous?! I <3 this purse and will use it everyday- and check out the funky lining!:


Next, we have *The Motherlode of Teh_Cute*
CLOCKWISE FROM BUNNY: Yummy bunny chocolate. How do I know it's yummy? Er, don't ask Smiley Also, duckie chocolate! Also sure to be yummy.
Ribbon that is going to be used in something *very creative*
Little doll dangly thing. She has a knitted dress and hat and sweet little braid. The card that she is attached to says: "May all the flowers of fortune on the earth be woven into garlands hanging around the chest of your youth." Indeed I say!
Teeny, tiny pink highlighter texta that smells like yummy strawberries.
Beautiful Tasmanian Beeswax Lipbalm. Feels divine on the lips and is all organic and earth friendly and beautimous
Homemade notecard with a picture of a gentleman helping a lady out of a car, and it says"Etiquette". Bigger photo here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/d0tski/126781472/
Little tiny scissors on a chain. and dude- sharp they are!

Some beautiful buttery soft Kool-Aid dyed Tasmanian Alpaca Roving:

<3 <3 <3

The cutest notebook I have ever seen:
Isn't it sweet?! I love the funny english.
My favourite of the funny english is this part:

Is that not the coolest thing ever? And am I not the luckiest swap partner ever?

More detailed pics here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/d0tski/tags/coinpurse/

Twelvety, you totally rock my world and now I know I'm going to sign up for a million more swaps. Your package will be there soon!

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3  Because I know it will be appreciated here. in Spinning: Discussion and Questions by d0t on: March 08, 2006 09:28:56 PM
My wheel should be arriving tonight! Squee! It's an Ashford Traditional I picked up for an absolute steal off Ebay ($107AU which is about $80USD). My brother in law is going to pick it up and bring it over for me to night.


Can you tell I'm excited?

I've got a lovely little pile of fibre waiting so I can start as soon as it arrives and gets set up.

You can see these lovely things closer at my flickr. There are natural and dyed wooltops, wool rovings, wool/silk tops, cotton, angelina and silk hankies. All this stuff just WAITING! I can hardly stand it, I'm like a little kid on Christmas Eve Smiley

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4  Re: Beaded rings, easy in Beads: Completed Projects by d0t on: July 03, 2005 09:24:27 PM
That's so cute. I used to make those little pony bead creatures too!

Anyway, I had to make a ring just to see how it would come out. This took about 10 minutes.

So much fun, and so quick and easy Smiley
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5  Intro and a few beaded wire pieces. in Beads: Completed Projects by d0t on: July 03, 2005 08:31:16 PM
Hi there! I'm pretty new to beadwork- I started about a year and a half ago but had a very long hiatus when we moved house and only just recently got my beads back out of storage again. So i pretty much consider myself a newbie. My current 'thing' is working with beads and light wire.

This a wire wrapped bracelet. Yes, they're cheapo beads and I should have made the base wire the same colour as the wrap wire. But for a first attempt at the technique, I'm pretty pleased Smiley

Crocheted wire necklace. Just three strands of beaded chain stitch braided.

Thanks for looking!
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