fiber arts!

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

  1. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    No, but that looks fantastic.
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  2. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    thank you!!! right now it's just...the Wrong kind of floppy ://///
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  3. hyrax

    hyrax we'll ride 'till the planets collide


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  4. Sethrial MacCoill

    Sethrial MacCoill Attempts were made

    A wire in the brim would keep it taught. Starching the hell out of it might also help.
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  5. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    @Sethrial MacCoill that's got 2x Very Thing garden wire in the brim, so I'm gonna try it with a bigger one
    people suggest starching a lot, does it work okay on acrylic?
  6. IvyLB

    IvyLB Hardcore Vigilante Gay Chicken Facilitator

    I mean strach doesn't actually do anything chemical to the fabric, just soaks it in a stiffening substance (starch) that when dry will provide structural support, so the material shouldn't matter
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  7. spockandawe

    spockandawe soft and woolen and writhing with curiosity

    Baby blanket! I didn't change colors in the way ordained by the pattern, I did my own thang with two variegated yarns that share a partial palette and then did the basic ripple structure around the edges. It was fun! Nice and basic and now I'm going to find another mandala that doesn't involve so much repeating the same rows for the whole thing XD

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  8. Astrodynamicist

    Astrodynamicist Adequate Potato Goblin

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  9. paladinkit

    paladinkit brave little paladin

    New month, new fiber club video! I was apparently very tired and spergy when I filmed this month, so I hope it comes off cute and not, like, really weird.

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  10. paladinkit

    paladinkit brave little paladin

    My newest commission brought in enough money that I could FINALLY ORDER A BLENDING BOARD! I'm, like, crying-happy about this
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  11. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    what’s a blending board?
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  12. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

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  13. paladinkit

    paladinkit brave little paladin

    It's basically just a large square of carding cloth attached securely to a board, usually with rubber grippies and often with a rotatable keel underneath for different positionings on tables or in your lap, that you can blend fibers on. Most people roll off fiber into rolags, but I've also seen tutorials for hand-pulled roving and batts coming off them as well. They don't blend as thoroughly as hand carders or a drum carder, but you can get really cool "painting with fiber" type effects with them. Example videos below!

    I cut this video right to the roving pulling, but she talks a lot about this project earlier in the video

    Aaaand the batts video I wanted to show you had to go down for edits, but I can share it when it comes back up if people are interested!
    Basically, this seemed like the most versatile & accessible fiber blending tool for me per price point - I could have saved more money making my own, but decided I'd rather shell out for professional-quality securing of the carding cloth + fully functional keel. So I spent about twice what I would have on hand carders, but, like... a sixth of what I'd spend on a drum carder from what I understand?

    Edit to add - I found another mini batt tutorial I like better, actually!
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  14. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

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  15. TwoBrokenMirrors

    TwoBrokenMirrors Succulent Vex Belly

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  16. theprettiestboy

    theprettiestboy wombatman

    i almost choked on my potatoes, thank you
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  17. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    Finished the umbrella, only the hat left!
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  18. paladinkit

    paladinkit brave little paladin


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  19. theprettiestboy

    theprettiestboy wombatman

    oh gosh that's going to be gorgeous spun up!!
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  20. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    call it lucky clover <3
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