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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Using your needles for good.... on: September 12, 2017 11:14:38 AM
Hi all!

I follow the Social Justice Sewing Academy @sjsacademy on IG and wanted to share with you guys so you can see the awesome work they are doing. Also, they sometimes put calls out for volunteering. You can do some of it long distance (I'm embroidering some appliqued quilt squares now). They actually put out a call for embroiderists today. So. If you have time to do some stitching for a good cause, look them up!

Founded in 2016, the Social Justice Sewing Academy is a critical education program that fosters participatory art as a vehicle for personal transformation, community cohesion, and social change.

Just wanted to share a cool program with ya'll.

http://www.sjsacademy.com/
2  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Stranger Things Rd 2 (SU Sept 4-14; SO Oct 14) on: September 04, 2017 02:57:31 PM
Picture belongs to fatewineroses. Hoop belongs to Abbeeroad.

Swap name: Stranger Things
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: fatewineroses
Sign-up date range: September 4-14
Date to send item by: October 14


Limited to a certain number of people?: No

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? No

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
 - Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
 - Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
 - Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
 - Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
 - Is at least 18 years old: YES


Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
 - Has been a member for at least one month: YES
 - Has posted at least 15 times: YES
 - Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
 - Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
 - Does not have any negative feedback: YES
 - Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
 - If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
 - If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES


Details of swap:

STRANGER THINGS SEASON TWO IS COMING!!!!!!!
And in preparation for that, we are going to swap awesomely!!! So join us!!!

This swap is all about the show 'Stranger Things.' This will be a THREE point swap. You will be required to craft 1 SMALL item and 1 MEDIUM item. EXTRAS are NOT required and only by mutual agreement between partners.

Communication:

Please be prepared to participate in the conversation. We will have a nice cushy crafting period and I'm interested in keeping track of everyone.  So let's do a weekly check in on the thread.  Please also keep in contact with your partner. Just to let them know you are alive.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: Stranger Things Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?:
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home?
Can you take pictures before you send and post pictures when you receive?
Favorite episode or episodes?
Favorite moment/event:
Favorite characters?
Favorite quotes?
Any LEAST favorite characters/episodes/etc?
What would you love to receive?
Anything you would NOT want to receive?
What crafts do you make?
Favorite colors and patterns?
Least favorite colors/patterns?
Pinterest?
Anything else you'd like your partner to know?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

Happy Crafting!
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Art and Quilting Activism on: August 31, 2017 12:04:05 PM
Hi all!

I follow the Social Justice Sewing Academy @sjsacademy on IG and wanted to share with you guys so you can see the awesome work they are doing.

Founded in 2016, the Social Justice Sewing Academy is a critical education program that fosters participatory art as a vehicle for personal transformation, community cohesion, and social change.

They sometimes put calls out for volunteering. You can do some of it long distance (I'm embroidering some appliqued quilt squares now).

Just wanted to share a cool program with ya'll.

http://www.sjsacademy.com/

4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Adult Merit Badge Swap Gallery on: August 31, 2017 10:36:51 AM
ORIGINAL THREAD

Image/badge belongs to barbolot. Badge made by Faux_Valentine.

Post your Merit Badges here!!!!

PROGRESS

when_im_sixty4 sends to dfabbric

bywilma sends to teag & fatewineroses
 
silentblair <--> Renstar

Renstar <-->  silentblair
 
dfabbric sends to  craftylittlemonkey & when_im_sixty4

Witty_Child sends to JoyfulClover

Thanate <--> Annchen

 Annchen <-->  Thanate

teag sends to bywilma & craftylittlemonkey


JoyfulClover sends to Witty_Child & fatewineroses

Craftylittlemonkey sends to dfabbric & Teag

fatewineroses sends to JoyfulClover &  bywilma

COLOR KEY

Sent one
Sent all
Received
Delayed due to Mother Nature fighting back
Sending late w/ communication
Contact Organizer
Feedback given



5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Recent work: Pillow and TM Patches on: August 29, 2017 12:14:24 PM
It's been a while since I've posted any new work. I've done a couple of things.

First off, I did this pillow for coycasket in the Femininity and Diversity Swap. I also did a TM Patch (her first!) but I don't have a good pic of that.

If you ever think you can't make a fantastic piece without knowing a bunch of stitches...this piece was done with about 95% backstitch. Only other stitches that might have been used (my mind is like cheesecloth) are French knots and stem stitch. The content (a naked person) was well outside of my normal comfort zone of what I should be stitching; so it was sort of a guilty pleasure stitching on the train. Grin

 
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Now some TM patches!

This one was made for a horoscope theme. My sign is Cancer, so I decided to do that. I found this quote and loved it; but decided to add on the constellation over it. The constellation portion is done in glow in the dark thread! The fabric I chose I thought was appropriate. The water backing and the red for ruby, Cancer's birthstone. I apologize if the colors are super bright. I couldn't seem to tone them down for some reason.





This theme was monochrome. I found a kinda simple mandala and decided to use multiple colors and as many stitches as I could. In the end I used five different colors of red and I think it was eleven different stitches. It might have been more. I don't remember. I should have written it down! In the end, I really love how it turned out. Except the border. I wish I had done something different with the border. I found it very distracting.



This is way brighter that is actually is. The first pic is more indicative of the colors.


My other partner asked for a patch using the "Nevertheless, she persisted" quote. I've seen a lot of work using this quote lately. I wanted to do something a little different. The figure in the middle is a tracing of the statue of the Fearless Girl that faces the huge bull in NYC. The quote it written in my handwriting. I really love how this one turned out.



Detail of edging. I went with a light pink and made circles (kind of like the roses on the fabric) all around the edges.


The last patch (for now) is based on the theme "MacKenzie-Childs." Now I had seen this designer before; but since it's not really my thing, I wasn't super familiar with it. While looking through images, I found a pillow that went for a whopping $300+!!  Shocked I kinda liked the look of it, so I decided to do something similar. It was my first time doing ribbon flowers. I also added a layer of material to get the red border. The border was stitched using black ONLY on black areas. Leaves were done in a fishbone stitch.



Close up




EDITED TO ADD close up pic of the Monochrome TM patch.
6  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Adult Merit Badge Swap (SU 8/11-8/21, SO 9/12) on: August 11, 2017 12:19:19 PM
Swap name:  Adult Merit Badge Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: fatewineroses
Sign-up date range: August 11-21, 2017
Date to send item by: September 9, 2017 September 12, 2017

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Additional Age requirement? NO

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

You don't need to be a Girl Scout to earn a merit badge! Let's make the merit badges that we have always thought we deserved!
The world is your oyster when listing things you deserve a merit badge for. Some ideas to consider:
Did you adult today?
Put on your bra?
Settled your toddler in bed in less than an HOUR?
Are you a Master Sewist?
An awesome Stitcher?
Fell asleep in less than a half hour?
Slept for more than five hours?
Finished a Netflix binge of [fill in show here]?
Completed level 434 in Candy Crush?
You didn't cry today?
You made someone laugh today?
List something you are proud of, list something funny, list something serious, list something everyone always says you deserve a badge for!
The possibilities are ENDLESS!!!!

THIS SWAP IS FOR MINIMUM TWO BADGES PER PARTNER! Any deviations from this should be clearly communicated between swap partners.

See below for some examples of what I have seen; but I have also seen some done in the style of a military medal or brooch.

https://blog.etsy.com/en/how-tuesday-make-a-merit-badge/

http://www.urbanthreads.com/categories.aspx?category=crafty%20-%20general%20arts%20and%20crafts

https://www.instagram.com/fools.and.mortals/

https://www.instagram.com/little_bitch_club/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BUb4rvWjSlA/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BUt0dXlhmX9/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BUFIUueg6LY/


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer: fatewineroses

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: Adult Merit Badge Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
Will you provide a tracking number if mailing from the USA or within your own country, or a postal receipt if mailing from another country?
Can you take and post photos of what you receive in the gallery?
Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home?

Would you like one or two partners?
What do you think you deserve a merit badge for? Please provide a minimum of FIVE possibilities.
Any themes that you like? (vintage, modern, cartoon, HP, military, etc)
Any themes you DON'T like? Or maybe you don't want any themes at all!
Favorite colors?
Colors to avoid?
Preferred size? (Recommended size would be 2-3 inches.)
What is your preferred medium to create with?
What would be your preferred medium to receive?
How would you like your badge finished? (i.e. with a pin, raw so you can sew it to a jacket/bag, etc)
Link to your pinterest/website, if you have one:
Anything else you'd like to tell your partner or the organizer?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Stranger Things Swap, Round 2 on: August 01, 2017 09:40:39 AM

I think that a bunch of us who did the first round, and some that were not able to participate last round, were interested in a second round to get us in the MOOOOOD for SEASON TWO.

WHAT SAY YOU!?!?!?!?!

My envisioned timeline would be:

SIGN UPS the week of 5 September,
CRAFTING between 15 Sep through the week of October 9th
SEND OUTS 13th of October

This swap would be for a MEDIUM and a SMALL.

This should be a generous crafting time AND for everyone to get their goodies before the start of Season Two.

GALLERY ROUND 1
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Hoop Swap! (Not what you're thinking..read on.) on: July 12, 2017 12:46:20 PM
So I was on IG and scrolling, scrolling...when one of the embroiderists I follow posted a "Hoop Box." Hosted by @jessicarosestitchery, this box comes with two hoops of different colors, different sorts of fabric, and thread.

So my immediate thought was....swap a hoop.....you send your partner a hoop and fabric, they stitch it (based on your questionnaire) and return it to you! What do you think?
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Adult/Craft Merit Badges on: June 15, 2017 04:26:41 PM
Have we ever done a merit badge swap? I'm thinking either craftster badges (sewest, embroiderer, tried something new, etc) or Adulting badges (I put my bra on today).

Bueller? Bueller?
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Prayer Flag Swap Round SO - 6/10 on: June 02, 2017 01:47:54 PM
Flag made by alwaysinmyroom, received by Abbeeroad.

Prayer Flag Swap ROUND 7

Fly those flags here!

Sent ONE flag

Sent TWO flags
Sent two flags AND posted personal flag
Flag Received
Late/Contact me please


cmarion3 --> curiousfae & Wulf
Wulf --> fatewineroses & curiousfae
curiousfae --> Abbeeroad & flyraeven
CraftyMamaBee --> quaggy & seeuudee
Averia --> SuzyScissor & Wulf
Abbeeroad --> Averia & quaggy
Quaggy --> Abbeeroad & Averia
Seeuudee --> flyraeven & CraftyMamaBee
Flyraeven --> seeuudee & SuzyScissor
SuzyScissor --> cmarion3 & fatewineroses
Fatewineroses --> CraftyMamaBee & cmarion3
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