fiber arts!

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

  1. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

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  2. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

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  3. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    So glad to be done with the rayon, though. It split like anything.
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  4. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    cross posting from farm thread:
    our bunny babies from this year

    And two of the three sheepy boys we're going to be bringing home in a little bit more than a month!



    Don't have a pic of number 3 yet because there's two of them to pick from and we're going to see which one develops the better wool.
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  5. aetherGeologist

    aetherGeologist Well-Known Member

    finally finished the central pattern - now on to the border
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  6. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    a r r i v e
    The grey will be a scarf for a friend of mine and two mini scarves for her little daughters. The yellow will be this:
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  7. hyrax

    hyrax we'll ride 'till the planets collide

    stumbled across this very good documentary that might interest folks here:

    goes over the discovery of the oldest pair of trousers ever found and analyzes how they were constructed. it goes into detail about how the yarn was spun and the different techniques used for weaving and it's generally just really interesting!
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  8. Acey

    Acey hand extended, waiting for a shake

    Ooooh, definitely gonna watch this later! I’m so intrigued by the mundane aspects of history.
  9. paladinkit

    paladinkit brave little paladin

    Yesterday, I finished this batch of singles for a project I've been dreaming about for a long time! My nephew is finally mature enough to be a fun and workable spinning buddy, so I'm looking forward to having him "help" more. These were spun from rolags I blended, about 66% Manx Loaghtan wool/33% peduncle silk, spun long draw with a LOT of intentional texture. Once it's 2plied, I'm hoping it will be enough for this shawl pattern.

    Next project - spinning for a baby sweater for one of my high school friends' kid!

    Attached Files:

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  10. idiomie

    idiomie I, A Shark Apologist

    i made a dress!!!

    i started this project back in may, i think the 10th or 11th? i've had a couple (other) sewing projects rattling around my brain, but i've been putting them off because i don't have any convenient way of setting up my sewing machine. (irl people are like "is it really so much trouble to set up and take down your sewing machine?" yes. yes, it is, it is kinda an insurmountable hurdle; we do technically have our dining table, but it would mean having no dining table until i got around to taking it down again, and it's not actually enough room anyway) i've thought about expanding my hand sewing (beyond "well, i can repair my sheets and pillows, and lost buttons") but all of the current projects are more complicated than i wanted to dick around with

    THEN we went to jo-anns and i saw this fabric (it is... not actually clothing fabric, lmao. the lining i sewed into the inside is!) and i was like, you know what, i want to make a fake chiton

    so i did!

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    i'm not sure i love how the poof is sitting over the belt. i made some decisions when i was cutting this out to have the back be both narrower and shorter because i knew (from having worn similar "greek inspired" modern dresses) that the extra fabric on the back would annoy me. i'm probably going to go back and add a couple more hidden stitches on the inside and try to pleat it a little, to get it to lay a little bit nicer... but i'm going to take at least a week from messing with it and just wear it and actually see if there's anything wrong with it or if i'm just being overly critical

    also! i left gaps in the side seams on both sides, so i can go back and add in pockets! i do not feel like dealing with this right now! (i would like to move on to something new and give my brain a break and new stimulation in one but) the opportunity is there! very proud of myself for that
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  11. seebs' mom

    seebs' mom Yes, really!

    No wonder you couldn't resist that fabric! Dress turned out beautifully, too.
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  12. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    omg that's so cute!!
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  13. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

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  14. theprettiestboy

    theprettiestboy wombatman

  15. paladinkit

    paladinkit brave little paladin

    Finished yarn!

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    143 yd, 225g, should be plenty for the shawl I spun it for. It's quite dense and squishy, and I can't wait to see how it knits up! Need to finish a WIP first though ;)
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  16. Acey

    Acey hand extended, waiting for a shake

    Apologies if this is the wrong thread to ask this, but I figure y’all might at least be able to point me in the right direction!

    So I got a nice canvas backpack today. Only issue is, I’m not super huge on the pattern—it’s camo, which ain’t really my style as a rule. What I’m wondering is, would it be possible to paint it without making it all stiff? (I’m a lil hesitant to try dyeing it, because I’d have to bleach it first if I wanted a bright color…) Are there any fabric paints you folks might know of that are decently flexible?
  17. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    You can use textile medium to mix with acrylics which should give a flexible finish. Liquitex does one which doesn't need heat set and is washable once dry.
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  18. Acey

    Acey hand extended, waiting for a shake

    Ooh, thank you for the tips!! :D
  19. theprettiestboy

    theprettiestboy wombatman

    Depending on what effect you want you honestly have a ton of options.

    If you want to do just a couple colors without using a ton of paint I recommend jacquard neopaque paints, they're a super pigmented fabric paint that's made to only need 1-2 coats over dark colors. It does need to be heat set but it's flexible after (and if you don't want to try and iron it i've had good luck with just throwing stuff in the dryer for a while).
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  20. Acey

    Acey hand extended, waiting for a shake

    That sounds about perfect honestly, thank you!
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