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31  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: yay! a summer purse! on: May 07, 2007 06:37:08 PM
thank you.
it didn't take too long to screen it. i worked on mixing the colours last night and testing the screen (the longest part is making the screens) and i did the under layer before bed. in the morning i used the orange over top. so actual screening was probably only maybe a half hour? no more than 45 min. but then it needs to dry and be heat set. the thing i like about the colour vie is that it still feels like fabric. it's not going to crack and it's not plastic-y. i don't think i will make this style of purse again but i will definately make more fabrics!
thanks again
atomic mary
32  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / yay! a summer purse! on: May 07, 2007 12:40:05 PM
okay, i hope this works. this is my first time showing off a project.
i am very excited by this as i have just started screenprinting and this is my first thing made from fabric i've done. it's just a very simple bucket purse
(my boys always need to get in the picture Roll Eyes)and it didn't turn out quite how i expected because i didn't screen quite enough fabric but that's okay. there are always more projects to be done Wink
here is a close up of the fabric- just some white cotton canvas.
i love red and orange together and am now thinking about screening some fabric for a dress. we'll see.
if anyone is interested i used colour vie pigment system and i LOVE it!
 thanks for looking
atomic mary
33  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: boarder print on bust????? on: April 22, 2007 03:38:45 PM
yep, now you've got it. the side pieces curve soo much and the front is still straight. i haven't done any work with boarders on the top like this before. i think i may just leave it for now. put that piece of fabric away and just think about it longingly for awhile. something will come up i'm sure.
thank you for you replies though
atomic mary
34  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: boarder print on bust????? on: April 21, 2007 10:03:00 PM
i guess the reason that the boarder print is not going to match up is because i needed to make a full bust adjustment. so there is an extra 2'' added to the center front to make it long enough and 2'' added to the side piece that makes it almost a semi circle as opposed to more straight piece. if it was more straight i think it would match. it's really hard to explain but i don't know how to show you either. i have lots of fabric to play around with but don't want to cut it up if it's not going to work.  i can't get anymore (it was from last year, i've been waiting for the perfect thing!) i know that the bias is stretchy but was thinking of interfacing the side front pieces. i definately don't want it heading south at least until i've had a few drinks and  because I want it to head south ( i am joking Roll Eyes)
i did have another idea, not sure it's going to work either. if i make the dress without the boarder, but put the boarder on as a reverse facing. does that make sense?
i may have to wait for another perfect thing.
thank you for trying to understand what i mean and for the help you were trying to give me.
atomic mary
35  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / boarder print on bust????? on: April 19, 2007 07:47:35 PM
i hope i'm in the right place for this.
i am wanting to make a dress, simplicity 5561. the straight one, shortened to about my knee

 i have this beautiful twill boarder print that i want to use. my question is.....
can i use the boarder at the top of the dress? i had to do a full bust adjustment on it which is fine but when i place the pattern pieces on it i realized (or think i realized) that the boarder on the 2 front pieces is not going to match up? or is it? can i cut the side front pieces on the bias? would that be better or worse? i don't think the boarder on the sides would match then. i really want this to work out and i guess if i had to i could put the boarder on the bottom but it's not going to be the same.
any help would be greatly appreciated. of course this is something i thought would be easy to do and had planned on wearing it tomorrow Cheesy yeah whatever. ha ha
atomic mary
36  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: does anyone remember the name of this pattern co.? on: April 18, 2007 07:05:12 PM
i believe you are talking about the lutterloh pattern system. i have wanted to try it too but it's a little more money than what i initially wanted to spend.( but not unreasonable i think) they are usually at the creative needle festival here in ontario. i would think that they do other craft/sewing shows. they also have a website. just google lutterloh. if you go for it, i'd be very interested on what you think
atomic mary
37  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Can you stencil with dye? on: April 05, 2007 10:16:01 AM
i am new to this but i just recently was given some procion mx dyes for my birthday, and i have been playing around a bit. i was doing some stamping and have now started doing some stencilling. if you go on the jacquard website it will give you a recipe for thickening your dye. www.jacquardproducts.com/products/dyes/procionmx/instructions2.php
you can mix up the thickener and keep it in the fridge so that you don't need to mix it up every time which is good because it seems to take awhile to thicken, like 2 hours! it's not something you can do in 10 min. just so you know. i thought i could and had some disappointing results.
i wish you luck! let us know how it goes. like i said i'm really new to this as well and am just trying to find out everthing i can.
atomic mary
38  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: A Backyard feel in my kitchen on: April 04, 2007 07:02:38 AM
grrr! sorry about that! i had a message all typed out but a button was pushed and who knows where it is now?
trying to say that my 3 year old son and i love this idea! he really liked the birds! nice touch. i wish i had another kitchen to do this with without anymore dishes to wash Cheesy
it would be so nice to have a spring backyard feel in the middle of winter. i would want to plant a patch of grass so that i could go barefoot when i needed or we could have a little picnic around it. okay, maybe that's a bit much.
my grandmother has the same wallpaper behind her stove. i didn't know you could get it anymore! enjoy your backyard!
atomic mary
39  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: A Backyard feel in my kitchen on: April 04, 2007 06:55:39 AM
40  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Re: dying polka dots on coloured cotton? on: April 03, 2007 09:58:20 AM
at this point i am thinking of using a quilting cotton. it's a dress and i don't want it to be too light.
what is the difference between wax and gutta? and where can i buy it? michael's? i had a really difficult time finding and buying the dyes so...
i am hoping for a sharper line to my dots. thanks for the advice on the yellow though. i didn't even think about it not all coming out.
i guess i'll have to play around a bit. of course, it's one of those things i want done now! Roll Eyes
atomic mary
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