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11  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Nuno Felting on Metal Mesh? on: February 21, 2009 05:21:37 AM
Has anyone wet felted on a metal mesh?
If so did it work? Was it stiff and sculptable?
Is it not worth the testing and better to create a different support stystem?

I am trying to create a cavern for my specimens. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=283393.0  It will need to be large like at lest 2 ft - 3ft high in the center. I planed on having stalagmite structures with wire in the center of the felt to help support.

I would like to keep some open nuno felt areas for light to bleed into the space.
Any thoughts or input will be appreciated.
Thank you.
12  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Specimens -Art pieces Image Heavy 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
13  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Arm Pocket *image heavy* Tutorial Added pg 2 on: August 03, 2008 04:40:47 AM
Its a pocket . . . for your arm

Yes an arm pocket. It can hold such wonders as; Ipods, identification, credit cards and cash.

It was pieced from hand dyed, painted and salvaged fabrics. quilted and then attached to my arm with buttons and elastic. The best part is that is works. I can listen to my pod and it does not have to sit in my bra. ^^
14  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Fabric paint fun ~image obese~ on: July 17, 2008 08:42:46 PM
Fun time with fabric paint in my printing and dying class.
Some pieces used crayons, litho crayons, and corn dextrin resist.

yard piece of cotton with litho crayon

first litho crayon sample

corn dextrin

Wip in quilting and then making into a plush painting lol

15  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Summer Dress and shall/ Poncho on: June 15, 2008 06:56:51 AM
There is nothing better than a cotton gauze dress in the summer!

The pattern is a mix of two that were altered a lot. . . The bodice was from an old dress pattern that I shortened and the skirt was a historical Edwardian skirt pattern from butterick that I shortened.
The shall/poncho was made with out a pattern. I copied a neck line from a shirt that I like and measured the rest.

The poncho looks best with jeans and a white tank underneath.
The serger and rolled hem were my best friends on these projects.
16  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Over the scarf -image heavy on: June 14, 2008 05:15:23 AM
While my floor loom is broken I made a scarf on a frame loom with lumpy bumpy handspun yarn. It wove up faster than I thought it would. I warped the frame in a continuous loop of yarn that way when I wove I just pulled the fabric down so my arms could stay in the same spot. This would have worked better if I made a frame look with dowel and a tensioning device but I  just used an old canvas stretcher frame with notched in it. The only thing that I had to do was even out my warp after I pulled it around the edge of the frame. It evened out after wet finishing. ^^ Any way on to the pictures

the yarn was spun from a rainbow merino top that I bought at the MA woolfest while on vacation

It has Knit and Crochet elements too

This scarf now lives at my friends (http://acrylicana.deviantart.com/) house. I made it for her birthday.
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Earth and Sky Hat with Free Patten link! on: December 22, 2007 07:03:27 PM
This hat is a commission work for someone who saw my Ketchup and Monster hat https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=209240.10  online. ^^ I dyed the wool and knit up the hat with the extra yarn I knit a neck warmer or scarfllet.  And a Free Pattern!

 I over-dyed JoAnns Sensations Bellissimo Turquoise and Cream

Pattern link

please post pictures if you make it or send them to me at kylacrawford88atcomcastdotnet

xposted: to blogger, personal lj, Knitting lj, craftster, Rlavery (http://www.ravelry.com/people/peachymanaangel), Deviant Art(peachymanaangel)
18  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Earth and Sky on: December 16, 2007 07:17:12 PM
I dyed this yarn for a commissioned hat.
It started as http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat3053&PRODID=prd33461  the turquoise and creamI created the color way using the color lovers website it's lots of fun  http://www.colourlovers.com/palette/234714/earth_and_sky

19  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Ketchup and Mustard Monster Hat (image heavy) Pattern Link posted!! on: November 21, 2007 06:02:17 AM
I dyed, spun, designed and knitted this hat for one of my best friends. She loves yellow and red together and I thought that she needs a fun and funky hat for winter. I hope she likes it. When I was knitting it every thing just worked out it was nice. He hat was meant to be. I have to make small plush monster pins for it still.
The yarn I dyed and spun. It is called sunspots. About 9 wpi and I spun 4 oz, 240 yards
It is merino, mohair, sparkle, sequins, and gold thread

The hat was knit flat (because I didn't have DPNs) on size 10 1/2 needles and a size K croquet hook. The tubes were knit in the round with 3 different sizes of needles because I didn't have 10.5 double points. I don't recommend this. I singled crocheted around all the edges and added the braids. It took about 160 yards to make that hat.

please post pictures if you make it or send them to me at kylacrawford88atcomcastdotnet

see it in a differnet color https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=215530.0
20  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / Adding a Patant finish to real leather? on: October 04, 2007 08:43:45 PM
I have a pair of hand-me-down matte black Docs that I wish were Patant leather.
Is there a product that will give them a patant finish and not super stiffen the leather?
Thank you.
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