Discussion in 'Make It So' started by jacktrash, Jun 3, 2015.
No, but that looks fantastic.
thank you!!! right now it's just...the Wrong kind of floppy ://///
GONNA MAKE ALL THE BI PRIDE ACCESSORIES
A wire in the brim would keep it taught. Starching the hell out of it might also help.
@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?
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
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
gay dudes in nyc who have a gay knitting circle instead of a gay bar
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.
My newest commission brought in enough money that I could FINALLY ORDER A BLENDING BOARD! I'm, like, crying-happy about this
what’s a blending board?
an excellent idea!
is it odd that the ads were for rugs that perfectly fit my aesthetic, even though i haven’t searched rugs for like a year? i wonder if they told the ad algorithm to prioritize textiles for that article.
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!
Spoiler: simple gradient rolag
Spoiler: pulling roving from a board
I cut this video right to the roving pulling, but she talks a lot about this project earlier in the video
Spoiler: landscape rolags!
Spoiler: blending board + drop spindle tutorial
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!
i almost choked on my potatoes, thank you
Finished the umbrella, only the hat left!
THE BOARD IS HERE!
oh gosh that's going to be gorgeous spun up!!
call it lucky clover <3
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