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11  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Edited: *Textile Design Repeat Tutorial* imgs on: November 01, 2005 04:32:56 AM
it is up because my plans of snapping photos today is cancelled due to the florence fall rain! like i said in the tutorial, let me know where i can help because i'm sure it makes more sense to me because i've done it before! salute!
12  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Re: textile design on: November 01, 2005 03:21:10 AM
i went away for the long all-saints weekend so I'll have some more time this week to put together a tutorial. hold tight! i'll work as fast as i can!
13  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Edited: *Textile Design Repeat Tutorial* imgs on: October 26, 2005 10:37:19 AM
*Textile Design Repeat Tutorial*

Although I'm sure that there are other ways of doing this, and that there are more styles of repeats, here are 3 that are easy and interesting!

To do any of these take a sheet of paper and fold it in half and then in half again. Open your paper up, there should be 4 sections. You should number each section 1-4. To get a repeat you are going to draw designs across the entire sheet and re-arrange the boxes so that you can have the design repeat. I like to start by making my first design in the intersection of the 4 boxes before I cut them apart because it is easier to draw before you have to separate the them.

Start by putting your first design in the middle, then other ones across each box intersection. It gets easier once you've done it a couple of times, and you get a better idea of where things are going to move around.
Then cut the pieces apart and re-arrange them into the 2nd and 3rd positions according to your chosen repeat style. Continue to draw your designs, taking careful notice to line up your previous designs. You'll know that you are done when you can move the pieces into the 3 positions and everything magically lines up and repeats.

This is the easiest to begin with as you understand the shifting easier.

This will produce a design that repeats your design like a brick wall.

Half Drop:
This is the hardest to plan out, but produces the most interesting design.

When your design can fully repeat you are ready to put it back together, tape it back up. Then you should make 4 photo copies of it. Tape the 4 copies together so that they repeat. There should be parts that are bisected. You should cut out around those parts and attatch them so that all the images are full and none are cut in half.
Now your design is ready to be inked and then burnt into your screens!

I know that this will probably sound vague, so let me know where I can clarify myself more. This is also my first tutorial, so it is probably pretty poorly done! good luck though!
14  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Re: The Great Gatsby shirts and my first two-color OC shirt on: October 26, 2005 10:30:54 AM
i would suggest taping a layer of poster board onto your cardboard, that might smooth things out a bit.

your shirts look great, go and do the stegasaurus one! it looks like an easy one, are you doing stencils? or photo emulsion?
15  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: One Skein Wonder KAL Anyone? on: October 24, 2005 02:32:53 PM
Valkyrie you could use a bulky weight yarn, you'll need to do some gauge and figure out how many less stitches to cast-on. I'm thinking about doing this myself, maybe we can work thorough it together... I've got to finish my first one though...I'm about one row away from doing the sleeves. I'll let you know when I've bought some yarn!

speaking of sleeves, those of you who modified your sleeves to be longer, did you do any increasing to accomodate your guns? I've got happy chub arms and was wondering if i'd need to add anything in there. Smiley
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting needles on airplanes? on: October 05, 2005 06:52:30 AM
I highly researched needles on planes before I left for my semester abroad here in Florence. I haven't had any trouble, in fact when I was in France the man who frisked me then proceded to open everything in my purse was excited that I knit. Nerd. I carry circulars always just in case, but I've gotten through with plastic, metal and bamboo. The countries I went to were UK, France, Belgium, Italy, and of course domestic US.  Hope that offers a bit of encouragement! Most places have for purchase an envelope if you are not so lucky.

Some lady felt me up and stuck her fingers into my socks which were on day 3 of wearing! But no one even looked twice at my knitting! Go figure!
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Ridiculously easy mary-jane slippers! (with pattern) on: October 03, 2005 02:09:09 PM
I just found these last night and just finished my first one. I'm studying abroad in Florence right now, and the heat isn't turned on until November 1st. I've been looking for slippers here and haven't found any cheap ones, I'll stop looking now. I'm wearing this one around and can't wait to get the other one off my needles. Thanks for the pattern!
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My "Most Compliments" cardi on: July 27, 2005 02:37:04 PM
I made this too! I wore it all spring long, especially on those late winter/early spring rainly days because it wasn't too hot, but kept me warm. 

I agree that picking up the stitches was very hard! I must have re-done them 5 times or so. I think that a longer circular needle might have helped, but really it was the counting and the spacing.

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