fiber arts!

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

  1. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    Jonah has a website to sell his t-shirts through now!

    Fake edit: @jacktrash BROCHET!!!
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  2. Sethrial MacCoill

    Sethrial MacCoill Attempts were made

    Does anyone have any advice for satin stitching with satin thread? My machine hates it with a burning passion. Thread snapped every few inches. I tried changing the tension, but every setting, from lowest to highest, was about the same. Taking it apart and cleaning/oiling it helped a little, but not much. I'm working with a Singer FashionMate if that helps.
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  3. Sethrial MacCoill

    Sethrial MacCoill Attempts were made

    Has anyone here done sewing commissions before? I'm trying to figure out what the charge.
  4. prismaticvoid

    prismaticvoid Too Too Abstract

    At least $15/hr plus cost of materials. Don't go any lower than that, feel free to go higher.
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  5. theprettiestboy

    theprettiestboy wombatman

    the tailor at my job is getting $18 an hour for basic alterations, and he's not even very good
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  6. spockandawe

    spockandawe "My body is a #starscream temple"

    Blanket!!! (and pattern)

    I love working with mandalas so much!

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  7. hyrax

    hyrax had a handle on my life, but i broke it

    :O omg that's gorgeous. thank you for posting the pattern, i really want to try it now!
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  8. theprettiestboy

    theprettiestboy wombatman

    it's so beautiful!
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  9. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    Well I think I know hat I'm gifting my Nana for Christmas this year.
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  10. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

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  11. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    I have spent a ridiculous amount of time getting this far. (Crochet is not my favorite fiber art.) As such, I refuse to go back and undo the raspberry just because I found a better pink.
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  12. Re Allyssa

    Re Allyssa Sylph of Heart

    Oof yeah I've done that pattern. it's a pain. Looks really good tho!
  13. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    I FINISHED the first spin of my Starburst fiber!


    Next step is to attempt chain plying, which should preserve the color order. I have never chain plied before, so fingers crossed for this one, boys.

    Then I decided that while I'm on a roll, I might at well finish another first time yarn project and I FINALLY dyed that Merino that I've had sitting around for more than a year. The purple turned out crazy vibrant and next time I'm only going to use one teaspoon instead of two. It's so intense my phone camera has a hard time picking it up. I had to use three teaspoons of the blue just to try and get the color deep enough to balance out. I think it turned out wonderful anyway, especially considering I know next to nothing about this dye except that ti already has he acid in it.


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  14. TwoBrokenMirrors

    TwoBrokenMirrors I'm sorry, I wasn't listening

    more shitpostsampler working
    bees n fleas.jpg
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  15. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    I'm trying to chart out a pattern and I can't for the life of me decide what I like better re: the decreases
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    OPTION ONE: more p2t heavy, preserves the cabling more

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    OPTION TWO: tons of decreases spaced out by non decrease rows, preserves the general structure/shape more
  16. Sethrial MacCoill

    Sethrial MacCoill Attempts were made

    Finished my first ever commission piece! A Grecian inspired dress for a friend.

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  17. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    Working on a new cross stitch pattern!
    I have to figure out at least the hat, maybe other accessories. Chopping knife? Onions?
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  18. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    !!!! that is GORGEOUS
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  19. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    I have finished the pattern and begun the cross stitch!
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  20. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    am trying to make witch hats for everyone, but the brim experiment continues to fail. does anyone have tips for that?

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