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1  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Re: overdying swtc oasis (soy silk) - koolaid? on: April 18, 2008 02:30:24 AM
Damn that's a good idea, why didn't I think of that? I'm going to blame pregnancy brain, and not at all the fact that I'm an idiot... Thank you!

<<wanders off muttering to find some scissors...>>
2  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / overdying swtc oasis (soy silk) - koolaid? on: April 15, 2008 07:46:45 AM
Hi, I've got some SWTC Oasis soy silk yarn in the Napa Valley colourway (sort of sludge green/pale yellow/pale purple). The more I look at it, the less convinced about the colour I am - the overall effect is just too yellowy for me. (Wearing yellow makes me look dead. Tongue)

I understand I can use koolaid to dye soy silk? Has anyone got any ideas about what results I might get with the different colours? I was thinking a darkish green would leave me with dark green/yellowy green/brown(?) or darkish blue would give various shades of bluey greens, but koolaid don't seem to do either of those. Would the lemon/lime or blue moon berry be too light? Would the dark reds turn the purple bits too pink?

Grateful for any ideas!

Sorry to post and run - will check back tomorrow!
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Re: "My First" ATC gallery for all the fabulous newbie ATC Artists on: January 30, 2007 07:33:06 AM
The top left one and the red one are my favourites, too! What are the sparkly bits in the corner of the red one?
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Re: First ATC on: January 29, 2007 01:28:00 PM
Thank you everyone! I've suddenly got a head full of ideas I want to play around with - so exciting!

Katxena - my felt tip pens have a cylindrical sponge thing inside them that holds the ink - I guess it's a way of having an ink reservoir that doesn't slosh around... you can get the sponge thing out by popping the end of the pen off. Ummm, here's a crappy pic:

The green pen on the right I've opened up - the pink one is non-dismantled for comparison.

Hope that makes sense!
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Re: My ATCs, the best of on: January 29, 2007 11:42:18 AM
Ok - you talked me into it! I put my first one in a different thread - didn't want to hijack this thread or distract from Minagi's unbelievably gorgeous work...
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / First ATC on: January 29, 2007 11:30:07 AM
Well, after staring in awe at all the gorgeous ATCs on here, my fingers got too itchy not to try it myself. (Just what I need, another craft I can tell I'm going to love...!)

This has an origami paper background, topped with beads on wire, ribbon, a flat back acrylic gem thingy and the fan shapes are cut out of some wrapping paper - they're actually shiny paper and the two fans are different shades of blue but the scan isn't the best... I did the edge of the card by dismantling a felt tip pen and getting the spongy thing out of the middle and running the end of that round the edges. Kind of worked, but it wasn't very easy to control - there's a rogue line on one side that isn't supposed to be there...!

For some reason this art/craft (?) form really speaks to me... They're just so pleasing!
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Re: My ATCs, the best of on: January 29, 2007 04:41:49 AM
Nope, that's pretty much exactly how I feel too - I've been lurking on the ATC board for weeks and planning ideas in my head, but life's been crazy and I haven't had a chance to sit down and play. I looked at these cards and then went right through the full folder in the link with my mouth hanging open Shocked, and thought "oh well, no point even trying to make an ATC, I'm never going to be this good". But then like you say, I just got so happy looking at them, I was just glad they were there to look at!
8  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Re: beads on: November 08, 2005 01:49:33 PM
Yep, I've ordered from them - they've been really fast for me, next day or the day after mostly!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Bead knitted bracelet on: October 14, 2005 08:06:34 AM
Ohhhh, that's so cool!

That's it, I'm making my mum teach me how to knit...

It's knitting... and it has BEADS!!!
10  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / Re: Temporarily changing the colour of shoes??? on: October 14, 2005 07:33:28 AM
These are both good ideas, thanks guys! There is a cheap shoe shop round the corner from me (I'm in the UK) so I might pop in and see what they've got. Otherwise attaching beads somehow might work - I've certainly got plenty!

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