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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: my 1st freez'r stencil. but -?tions... on: October 21, 2006 09:05:52 PM
Looks great.  And yes, velour is tricky.  Did the screen hold up well enough to try again on another, less fuzzy shirt?
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Four New Works: 3D, Tattoos and Diamonds on: October 21, 2006 07:42:50 PM
Yeah, those are lovely.  I was just reminded this weekend that I love making stencils.  Well done!  I'm going to check out more of yr work.
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Applique Bird Baby Quilt on: October 17, 2006 03:40:31 PM
My very dear friend had a baby recently, and at her baby shower I cut out a ton of birds from fabric.  Then we painted them at the shower and I made it into a quilt for the baby, which took absolutely forever but was well worth it.  Hope you all like it - wanted to share Smiley  (Oh - can't post the pictures but hope you check them out, they're pretty.)


Whole thing

Raw materials (was going to write raw birds, but that's not what I mean)

4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: A Kiss To Build A Dream On on: December 15, 2005 10:41:36 PM
I doubt you're still checking this thread, but I'm using your design as inspiration for my boyfriend's Hannukah present.  We both work in media (reporters/policy) and so I'm putting headphones along with a mic and a media-justicey slogan on a sweatshirt.  I just started tonight and I got through the headphones, and one word.  Now just a cord, five more words, and the mic to go.  And 9 days to do it!  And hide it from him somehow.  Sigh. But I'll post pictures when its done.  Thanks for the idea - I was so stressed about what to make him and then this was so perfect!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: dit dit dit da da da... hat! on: October 04, 2005 02:03:45 PM
Also, I should note that my stitch spacing is unorthodox in morse code.  It's supposed to be:

dash = three dots (three stitches)
space between parts of the same letter = one dot (one stitch)

space between two letters = two dots (two stitches)

space between two words = 5 dots (5 stitches)

But I only had 84 stitches to work with, so I cheated a little.

More on morse code at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morse_code, if you really want to geek out. 
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: dit dit dit da da da... hat! on: October 04, 2005 01:36:18 PM
So I just knit a hat for my boyfriend, and I realized that because we knit moving stitches from the left needle to the right one, I think I knit my message in a way that you have to read it from right to left.  You know what I mean?

Does anyone have advice about how to make it not happen like that?  One thing I did that did help was put this all into a grid of the 84 stitches I had on the needles (dpns) and then just colored in when I needed to use the stitch color.  So I could just knit along the grid, and that helped keep things straight.

Also, I did two stiches for dash and one for dot, leaving one stitch between dots and dashes in each letter and two stitches between letters

so the word K-A-T

which is: -.- .- -

was (using black wool on white):
bl bl wh bl wh bl bl wh wh bl wh bl bl wh wh bl

K = bl bl wh bl wh bl bl (dash dot dash)
space = wh wh
A = bl wh bl bl (dot dash)
space = wh wh
T = bl (dot)

Hope that doesn't make this all more confusing... And if anyone has insights into this right-to-left reading thing, please let me know!

I'll post pictures - I made one for him and now I'm working on one for me...
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