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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / How to sewing a "cork screw" tube shape? (for my bacteria halloween costume) on: October 06, 2008 12:46:25 AM
Hello Pros!

I need help sewing a "cork screw" or spiral tube shape.

This is for my halloween costume, in which, I will be representing a cluster of bacteria which is has a spiral shape.  Any guesses as to which bacteria this is? 

here is a picture: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/29/Treponema_pallidum.jpg

And I would like to think that my sewing skills are fairly advanced, however I can't being to think how I would get this shape.  If I start with 2 straight pieces and stitch them together, then I will have a long tube, and would need to use something to hold its shape.  If I cut 2 spiral shapes, then the circles will increase in size.

Would working on the bias help? errr. if anyone has any ideas, I would love to hear them.

Thanks Crafters!

p.s I am thinking about using a lime green fabric with a slight fuzz too it.  I want these curls to be kinda plush-like.  And would also like to avoid wires. Grin
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Jellyfish Embroidered on a Handkerchief. on: January 10, 2008 11:40:13 AM
Well, here's the story:

I was really bored the other night, so I picked my needles up again (for the first time in a long time) and got down to some freehand embroidery.

I had no idea what I was going to stitch, and I guess I've had Jellyfish on the brain.

The embroidery floss is the kind that fades from light to dark, which is how I got the nifty shading.

enjoy. (i did)

3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / "Camp Fisty"... a Naughty T-Shirt. on: December 27, 2007 08:08:53 PM
So, this is one of my first Silk Screens. woowoo!

My Friend Em and I screened them for our Halloween costumes, as dirty 1980's camp counselors.
It was a little "Tongue-in-Cheek". The image is kinda "broken up" but it was the "Vintage-look"
I was going for.  The Screen was hand painted rather than an image transfer.  And yes, it was painted twice for the 2 colors.

This was a lot fun, but WAY too cold!

thanks for checking them out!
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / James Bond 007's Walther PPK Gun (Embroidered on a T-Shirt) on: December 20, 2007 07:11:58 PM
hey hey!

This is James Bond's Walther PPK Gun embroidered on a dirty ol' gray T-Shirt.

I stitched it while watching those damn 007 movie marathons they show EVERY year.

(I'm a junky)

hope you like it!

too bad I don't have a pic wearing it, maybe I'll add that later!
5  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Baroque Dress made from Tyvek and Target Bags on: December 20, 2007 06:33:31 PM
Hey Hey!

So I made this for a Theatre Production of Hamletmachine.  Its designed by my good friend Emily as a way to torture me.

It's a Baroque marie antoinette-style Dress made from Tyvek (A.K.A FedEX bags).  It also has flowers around the neck made of Target shopping bags.  woo woo

It was my first big draping project (i'm a flat pattern kinda guy).  The panniers are made out of canvis and are about the size of toliet seats.  Which is kinda hystarical. 

The dress also needed to open in the front instead of the back, because the actress is wearing a military camo uniform underneath.

I'm pretty proud of how this sucker turned out...  even if I was ready to kill Emily for having me make it.  And now, I would LOVE to sew with tyvek again!!  enjoy!

6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Zombie Self-Portrait Embroidery on: December 20, 2007 01:43:56 PM

So, this is my first post.  woo woo~ Wink

Here is a little Zombie that I embroidered onto a black travel bag.
I took a picture of myself for the figure and made a pattern from that.


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