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

  1. Sethrial MacCoill

    Sethrial MacCoill Attempts were made

    sigh. I wish I could just have, like, a patron or two who paid me a salary to make them cool larping and cosplay clothes constantly and didn't have to get a stupid insurance job to pay the bills
     
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  2. paladinkit

    paladinkit brave little paladin

    So the problem with spending three years working on a sweater design and just barely getting past the yoke is that people change sizes over time *bangs head on desk*
     
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  3. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    Paradise Fibers has a 25% off sale today
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  4. paladinkit

    paladinkit brave little paladin

    My new fiber adventure of the day:

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  5. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    I just realized we're on page 69. Nice.
    Got my order in! I'm going to be taking pics and posting them up once I get the dinning table cleared of all the socks I need to match up and put away lmao
     
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  6. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    I have a question for the embroidery folks: how do you all finish off a thread, like what knots do you use?

    I wanna embroider a skirt hem, so the embroidery needs to be at least durable enough to handwash. Would a drop of fabric glue help to keep things stable here?
     
  7. prismaticvoid

    prismaticvoid Too Too Abstract

    I just use the same knot I use to tie off hand sewing (bring needle through to back side, pull it through the last stitch, bring the needle through the resulting loop several times, pull tight).
     
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  8. hyrax

    hyrax we'll ride 'till the planets collide

    (crossposting from the general advice thread in case anyone has some more fibercraft-specific suggestions!)

    can anyone suggest good crochet gift items for someone who is very pregnant and/or has a newborn?

    my best friend is having a baby, and i've been working on crocheting a few baby gifts. however, her life has gotten very stressful lately-- a death in the family, another family member in the hospital-- and now i want to make something for her personally, as well. i'd like it to be something that's both comforting and useful, for the final trimester of the pregnancy and early months of parenthood. the baby is due at the end of October, and my first thought was a hot water bottle cover, or maybe a set of slippers, or something like that. but i've never been pregnant, so i'd love some suggestions on what someone who is very pregnant/a new parent would appreciate.
     
  9. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    for general usefulness, my thought would be a stack of cotton washcloths in a tight stitch, something that can stand up to lots of washing in very hot water. cotton gets much softer when damp, and can be sterilized, so it makes a good replacement for disposable wipes if she wants to be environmentally conscious. plus they're just really useful. make them about a foot square, bigger than standard terry washcloths, so they can be wrapped around a hot bottle or ice pack. and give them in a big stack, like a dozen or more, so the recipient doesn't feel like they're precious and shouldn't be used. emphasize how very washable they are. :D
     
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  10. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    new fingerless mitt pattern trial:
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  11. theprettiestboy

    theprettiestboy wombatman

    ooooooooooohhhhhhh
     
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  12. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    Slippers and/or hot water bottle or other kind of warmer covering would be delightful. Matching mom and baby slippers would be adorbs
     
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  13. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    i've finally got the spoons to start processing the vast amount of alpaca @Kurloz38 gave me a couple years ago. i'd been spinning little bits of it when i wasn't feeling too awful, but my old spinning wheel had a stretched-out drive band and my new one needed the foot pedal tinkered with, so between that and my general spine doldrums i wasn't very motivated.

    but the new wheel's fixed up, i'm on better pain meds, and the weather's a DREAM, so the past few days i've been washing huge armfuls of lovely cinnamon colored fluff. from an alpaca appropriately named Cinnamon. :3

    my porch is absolutely populated with racks and sheets covered with drying wool, and my drum carder is ready. feels good man. feels organic.

    edit: for those who don't know, alpacas aren't greasy like sheep, but they love to take dust baths. i think i have washed half of kurloz's farmyard down my sink. :D
     
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  14. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    HOLY SHIT THAT IS FUCKING EXQUISITE where can i get this pattern???
     
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  15. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    AAAAA THANK YOU.

    also, you can get the pattern via hassling me to write it down!! I found a cable stitch I liked then adapted it into Larger Size gloves, still working out some of the bits and pieces of it...I'm also considering adding some "grass" or "shrubbery" to the ground around the trees, but I haven't decided yet

    might hop to my own thread to talk about the process, I'm pretty proud of how these turned out
     
  16. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    i would love a chart! i don't need a full stitch by stitch pattern if you don't want. i'm familiar with how mittens work. just like, how many stitches it's worked over and where you put the thumb, and a chart for the cables.

    though if you do plan to work up a full pattern and sell it somewhere, i'd happily be your pattern tester!
     
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  17. theprettiestboy

    theprettiestboy wombatman

    i would pay several moneys for that pattern
     
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  18. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    THANK YOU I AM MESSAGING YOU the original place I found the cable bit on was...kind of inaccurate and also hard to read, no charts involved, so I need to Make ONe

    thank you oh FUCK that's good to hear!!
     
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  19. blue

    blue hightown funk you up

    i would also love to buy and make that pattern! they look amazing
     
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  20. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    thirding, that is an excellent pattern and one I think I may be able to tackle one I work up to gloves.
     
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