fiber arts!

Discussion in 'Make It So' started by jacktrash, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. spockandawe

    spockandawe soft and woolen and writhing with curiosity

    Finished the Undyne cross-stitch! I still need to wash and iron it, and I'm pretty sure it needs a custom frame (I have like NO margin on the left and right sides of the canvas), but I'm really happy with how it came out, especially her face!

    Undyne Cross Stitch (I Love To Eat Rocks!!).jpg
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  2. Kaylotta

    Kaylotta Writer Trash was definitely fiber arts...
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  3. Kaylotta

    Kaylotta Writer Trash

    so imma start doing cross-stitch commissions. still pondering price scale, but if you want a thing, hit me up.

    also, @spockandawe, i could maybe ask my husband if he could make a frame, if you give me the dimensions? he can make stuff out of scrap from his workplace. he made me a frame for my seascape upthread, where the canvas laid on a thin board (i ironed it and glued it on), then the frame slotted in overtop.

    ...alternatively, you could send me the canvas and I could send it back with the frame.

    just an idea! no pressure obv.
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2015
  4. paladinkit

    paladinkit brave little paladin

    question for my fellow knitters: what, exactly, is a reasonable number of projects to have on needles at once?

    (and what's your totally unreasonable maximum number you've reached?)

    right now I have two scarves and one sock going and I want to start something else sooooo baaaaaad
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  5. IvyLB

    IvyLB Hardcore Vigilante Gay Chicken Facilitator

    I personally haven't been worse than two projects at once but I'm also ridiculously sporadic about knitting.
    My mom at some point had like five things going on at the same time it was slightly ridiculous.
  6. mazarinedrake

    mazarinedrake Well-Known Member

    EB's slytherin hat.png
    Just finished this hat today for @ectoBiologist! Thanks again for commissioning me!
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  7. Zin

    Zin Professional Lurker

  8. ectoBiologist

    ectoBiologist I'm a wise guy

    umf I can't wait to wear it!!!!
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  9. Aviari

    Aviari PartyWolf Is In The House Tonight

    @Kit I'm currently at
    2 afghans
    1 patchwork blanket
    2 hoodies
    2 wrap sweaters
    At least 1 shrug
    And like, five different projects I have bought specific yarn for but haven't actually started. I HAVE A PROBLEM

    Also the yarn store only stocks like, 2-5 skeins at a time of the stuff I used for the afghans do you realise how much yarn is in an afghan this is unacceptable
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  10. Aviari

    Aviari PartyWolf Is In The House Tonight

    OH OH and an Amigurumi Butt Stallion
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  11. roach

    roach hump rumpus professional

    actually it was berenstain the whole time
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  12. Kaylotta

    Kaylotta Writer Trash

    i see what you did there.
  13. roach

    roach hump rumpus professional

    i get so bored of a fibercraft project i go learn an entirely different fibercraft, so i don't even have the shame of multiple knit projects started and abandoned. i have a mitten and a scarf on needles, a labrynth and a solar system unfinished on hoops, a third of a rag rug on my frame loom, four felt puppies that need their eyes sewn on, one felt spider that needs the legs fixed, and 2/3 of a felt velociraptor that also needs legs fixed. plus about five grocery bags of raw thistledown in an apple crate from this summer's gathering project, and a pile of tupperwares with all the bark strips i got bored of twisting into cordage.

    then my friend seneca gave me a sewing machine last night. which i'm setting up. i'm gonna have half a quilt lying around the place soon, if everything goes well.

    do i win the 'queen spaceballs' prize, yet?
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2015
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  14. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    i'm the same way. i have a squillion knitting projects, assloads of spinning projects, a navajo rug on the loom, two quilts in progress, and a hawaiian shirt that only needs the left sleeve sewn on and the buttons placed. plus probably a bunch of other stuff i've forgotten. i have given up trying to shame myself over this. textiles will generally wait patiently for you to get back to them, it's not like the number of sourdough starters i've neglected to death. that shirt's been waiting for its sleeve for like 5 years, and when i finally finish it and wear it, no one will be able to tell how long it sat in a plastic box in pieces.
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  15. roach

    roach hump rumpus professional

    Damn. I relinquish my spaceballs tiara.
  16. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    i could be your date to the spaceballs formal

    (we show up in fantastic outfits half-completed, fifteen minutes late with shopping bags from jo-ann's)
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  17. EulersBidentity

    EulersBidentity e^i*[bi] + 1

    Homemaking king & queen?
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  18. Zin

    Zin Professional Lurker

    Fund it!

    On the topic of 'things on needles'... I'm mostly starting to hoard far too much yarn like the odd little beastie I am, much to my beau's growing dismay. ;)

    On needles... er. Well technically I haven't set the next few swatches onto needles for my patchwork project, but once I do I'm running two colours at once... then the blanket that I will eventually complete. .. and then I've a scarf I'm planning to finish today. *-*
  19. mazarinedrake

    mazarinedrake Well-Known Member

    I have a question: what rate is normal for mastering new skills and patterns? At this point I know how to make two different hats almost entirely without the pattern (I usually only need to check it two or three times to confirm something I already know or make sure I haven't lost my place) and I *know*-know how to make four different kinds of crochet stitch while sort of-knowing how to make a fifth. At what point should I start pushing myself to learn more?

    I ask because I have lots of patterns I want to try, but a lot of them contain stitches and procedures I'm still not familiar with, and it all gets kind of overwhelming really quickly. Is this normal? I first started crocheting about four years ago, by teaching myself how to do single and double crochet stitches with videos I found on youtube.
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  20. Aviari

    Aviari PartyWolf Is In The House Tonight

    Could be you need to learn a different way.

    Prime example:

    I cannot read the patterns that are like

    (RS) chain 1, turn, hdc in next 4 hdc, *FPtr around the next 4 stitches hdc in the next 4, Repeat from * across.chain 1, turn, hdc in each across, chain 1, turn, hdc in next 4 hdc, *skip the next 2 stitches, FPtr around the next 2 FPtr stitches of row 2.
    No. Cannot.

    YouTube videos are equally incomprehensible

    But THIS: [​IMG] or
    is perfectly readable.

    Everything you need to know for those is chain stitch, single and double crochet. The only thing weird is the "shell" or "fan" shapes, which is just multiple dc's done into a single stitch or chained loop.
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