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11  Re: Handspun Yarn & Fiber Swap Round 2 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by peachymanaangel on: June 25, 2009 01:42:31 PM
This morning my package form MollieMoo2883 arrived! What magic has come in the mail this week.

Hand Dyed Roving that reminds me of soda pop. or Faygo for Michiganders mmmm red pop, orange pop, and rockin' rye

Teal, Black and White roving

Rainbow Fire Star for magpies like me

Beautiful hand carded batts ( with hand cards) that look like bubble gum and watermelon bubbleyum

White roving for dying and kool-aid and cake dyes. I also got my order from prochemical yesterday with acid, and dyes. Oh the possibilities! Magic in the mail this week!

Lastly  a new kniddy noddy. Which  earlier this morning I was thinking a wider kniddy noddy would be handy, and it came a few hours later. If only that worked with everything.

Thank you Mollie! I love the colors and Joy that went into my package!.

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12  Re: Feltmaking Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by peachymanaangel on: June 25, 2009 01:25:04 PM
This morning my mail man bought me my package from MollieMoo2883.

Felt beads which doggies find to be good eating. Personally my favorites are the Blue silced beads.

Three Hair combs The blue and green ones look great in my redish brown hair.

And A Very Cute Bag and they placement of the flowers makes them look like eyes  Grin

Thank you Mollie!!!

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13  Re: Fiber Friday 5.8.09 @#$%*! in Spinning: Completed Projects by peachymanaangel on: May 08, 2009 08:11:54 PM
Beautiful yarns this week, my fav is Caterpillar races

Exciting news I have a drum carder. I found her for sale on cregslist and snatched her up.

Here are some of my first batts

Cherry Sunday  Sheep Shed Mill Ends and scraps of fabric, thread, pom poms and tinsel


Black corridale fleece

Dyed sheep shed mill ends waiting to be carded

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14  Re: Fiber Friday!! 3-20-09 in Spinning: Completed Projects by peachymanaangel on: March 20, 2009 07:00:50 PM
So many beautiful yarns!

I have a ton this week.

Blood Orange
2-ply bfl and other longwools
It is so soft and it will be mittens

Art yarn spun from my first batt from a drum carder

Raspberry Jam
Merino roving dyed for felting but it looked bad so I spun the rest.
2 ply It is destined for the loom and my mom.

is part of a crazy batt spun with some mohair locks in a 2-ply yarn

Is a yarn series
all 2-ply
all hand carded except for the blue and orange one witch has thread warping on it.
I am thinking I might weave with it or sell the lot.

as in the Lake
is dyed sock yarn

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15  Happy Cats in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by peachymanaangel on: March 19, 2009 05:36:19 PM
I made these little cats for Knit Michigan as comfort items for cancer paicents.
I hope a couple kids are getting some joy from these little cats.

They are made from polar fleece

The blue guy has a cuter face

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16  More Specimens *image Heavy* in Felting: Completed Projects by peachymanaangel on: March 19, 2009 05:28:06 PM
More felted specimens
They are arranged in various ways
Natural Settings

Museum Setting

I am trying to figure out were exactly my specimens belong in the world. If you have any input on the natural vs. museum setting please let me know.
There are more angles and details on my flicker http://www.flickr.com/photos/kylacrawford/
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17  SunSpot scarf, Double cloth, and ikat in Weaving: Completed Projects by peachymanaangel on: March 19, 2009 05:14:20 PM
Last summer I took a weaving class.
We learned how to weave Ikat and Double Cloth.
Ikat is a dyed patterned warp and/or weft
With mastery one can create images.

The warp of doom
6 yards of stick wools that was set double the about for a plain weave
It was so thick my professor told use not to bother with the reed.

I gave this to a friend

Scarf Ikat on my own terms
Warp was not evil and wove up quickly
Plain weave with handspun accent

I have worn this a lot this winter and it is wonderful

Double cloth with a weighted warp
It allows the pockets to be 3-D

I love the look but it takes a long time

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18  Specimens -Art pieces Image Heavy in Felting: Completed Projects by peachymanaangel on: December 18, 2008 07:28:41 PM
Over the summer I took a couple fibers courses and in my weaving course we wove a gauze fabric that we then nuno felted on top of it.
One of the objectives of the lesson was to create a form or multiple forms in an installation.
I chose the installation.

Here is Specimens:

The forms were felted then dyed and then shiboried to create the altered forms.
The three with backgrounds are quilted.

porto type
the background is woven and then nuno felted with the form sewn on top.

Detail images

Thank you for looking
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19  Re: Arm Pocket *image heavy* Tutorial posted in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by peachymanaangel on: August 24, 2008 06:46:49 PM
Quilted Arm/Wrist Cuff tutorial

Step one: Design your cuff.  Write and/or draw out your ideas
Ask yourself some questions like:
How big is it going to be?
Do I want a pocket? If so what will it hold? How will it stay in the pocket?
How will I keep it on my arm?
What colors? What color stitching?
These answers are not concrete you can change as you go and sometimes you have too.

Step two: Measure your arm.
One measure at the starting point like wrist for my pattern
How tall
And around your end point.
Measure what you want to go in you pocket
Add any overlap and ease.

Step three: pattern Making
Take your measurements and draw out your pattern

Step four: fabric hunting
The sport of fabric hunting is a fun activity but it can be dangerous. Remember to wear neon orange so other fabric hunters can see you.
Fabrics can be hunted any were old cloths, old linens, fabric stores, and you can even tame some yarn to make your own.
You can further domesticate your fabrics by dyeing, bleaching and/or painting on them.

Step five: Creating the top layer and pocket
This can be a piece of patchwork fabric like mine or it can be appliqud, a whole piece of cloth or manipulated fabric like pleating. What ever it is up to you.  Make sure your piece is at lest a couple inches bigger than your pattern.

Step six: Making a batting sandwich
Top layer right side facing up
Batting (I like cotton batting) Make sure your piece is at lest a couple inches bigger than your top.
Lining right side facing down. This needs to be about the same size as the batting
Pin in several places
If you want to sew over top bits of yarns, gauzes, lace, wool roving place a bit of water soluble stabilizer on top.


Step seven: Quilting
I like to do free motion quilting on the machine. A darning foot with feeddogs down is the best suited for this but a regular foot with the press low has worked for me. I quilting needle for your machine will last longer than a universal.

Line and sew your pocket, quilt if your want
If you are going to wash your band wash it now.
If you want it to look like and old textured quilt do not pre wash your fabrics and batting
If you want a clean ironed look pre wash everything.

Step eight: cutting out your pattern and sewing on pocket or any other things
Pin your pattern on and chop, chop.
Add your pocket.
With the pocket that I have on mine it is not the best for my Ipod. I am thinking a pocket with a pleat or folded sides may be better. Mine will scrunch up a bit on my arm.

Step nine: bind the edge
If you have a square band the cut 2 strips on the straight of grain. If you do not cut your strips on the bias.
Fold them in half-length wise (hot dog style)
Iron in the fold
Pin it to around the edges with the raw edges on the edge of the quilt
At the join fold in the raw end of one and place the other inside the fold
Sew it with a seam  

Fold it around to the back and hand stitch it using a whip or invisible stitch.


Step ten: add closers and rock it out

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20  Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008 in Spinning: Completed Projects by peachymanaangel on: August 22, 2008 05:44:54 PM
Wow so many fantastic yarns!
Jazzturtle Clown Car is lovely.

Well long time no post for me.
I found a drum carder in a closet at the fibers studio in my school. One day I pulled it out and blended some of my first batts. It makes me want a drum carder even more now.

Hot rocks
wools, alpaca, sparkle, and thrumbs

both have color ways have four batts I have no clue how many ounces.

Faygo yarn this is fibers and goodies from a art yarn fiber swap

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