fiber arts!

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

  1. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    as promised:

    I'm almost done! I just need to pick what plant i'm gonna do a little amagurumi of to be the pom pom (the friend this is for loves plants). I already have scraps of the same type of yarn in various shades of green (as well as other colors if i do a flower or anything...) from my mom's endless stash - she never tosses anything, so we have lots of odds and ends.

    Also! I have already started on the next one, for another friend who also likes the colors. This will neatly use up this yarn (minus a few scraps...). I don't know what plant to do for them, either. Both of them, when I asked what plants they liked best, or even category of plant (or mushroom!) went something along the lines of "...all of them??" and i do understand that, but it is not helpful. Ah well, I will come up with something.

    This stitch is so fun! And it's so nice to have something that i can focus on enough that i can focus on the videos i'm watching (rn, "how to adhd" on youtube (very helpful!)), because it is simple and i don't have to think about it, but it's not so simple that it makes things worse. You know? This stitch hits a very similar place for me to cross stitch, but requires less looking at. So i can watch videos rather than just listening to podcasts.
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  2. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    I have input! From one of them anyway. Birch trees! So:
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  3. blue

    blue hightown funk you up

    Putting an amigurumi plant on a hat never occurred to me as an option but it sounds adorable!
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  4. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

  5. Enzel

    Enzel androgynous jrpg protag

    I came here to post this and then realized it's been 2 years since my last post on this thread so. let's see what I got.

    The Blanket(tm) with 24"/60cm ruler for scale.

    this started as an idea I had for making a heavy blanket that still allowed for some airflow, as an alternative to a traditional weighted blanket. I'll be honest, I don't know if it'll actually be cooler temperature-wise, but it LOOKS pretty rad...

    it's all crocodile/scale stitch, which looks intimidating but is pretty straightforward. (it's mostly double crochet.) It's about halfway done at this point, we've just been picking out a new ball of yarn every time I finish a section. The pastel part is actually something I added to the bottom retroactively so it would have a gradient effect, so I had to ad lib attach it to the original piece I started with...that was interesting.

    ...I've come a long way with crochet, I also started a foray into amigurumi with this little dude


    doing something more complicated next which involves making a test version so we'll see how that goes.

    on the embroidery front:

    First cross-stitch. (well, I made a patch-sized pride flag first. This is more like bookmark size.)


    freehand I did this for my pill case and then realized it'll get ruined carrying it in my bag so I'm still unsure about what to do...maybe put a layer of plastic over it ita-bag style?


    and I started trying out portraits:
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    its been an interesting way to get around my drawing-related art block because more "physical" crafts are easier on the brain I guess.
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  6. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    I don't know if i have put progress shots of this one on here at all, but the core is done, and now i am working on the outsides!

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  7. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    very pretty colors!
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  8. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    Nearly done! I have to:
    • Finish hemming
    • Put in more large stars
    • Glue to picture frame backing
    • Paint picture frame itself (nebula)
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  9. Deresto

    Deresto Foolish Mortal

    I have nothing as impressive as all these nice projects, but as of exactly a week ago, I've started to crochet! It keeps my hands busy, and even though it's an itty bitty training patch I'm enjoying making something that looks like something! Sunny is helping :D


    It's kinda sloppy, and I think too loose in some areas while too tight in others, but I'm enjoying myself and my hands are indeed busy. I can think! And focus even, a little! It's nice
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  10. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    I will be sewing myself a skirt (the sort you can put a nice petticoat underneath), first time i have sewn myself an item of clothing and also me getting to work out my new sewing machine!
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  11. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    Last edited: Dec 27, 2023
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  12. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    Ta daaaaaa
    Just need to:
    • Hem
    • Trim excess fabric
    • Iron
    • Acquire a frame
    • Paint (and/or chew on) the frame
    • Affix the cross stitch to the back of the frame (probably sew it)
    • Present to the friend this is for
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  13. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    Forgot to Post an Update! Skirt is very much done:

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  14. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    (Skirt Specs: two pockets, two buttons in the back, weighted hem, lace edge, four pleats over each hip to hide the pockets; meant to Go over a petticoat)
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  15. artistformerlyknownasdave

    artistformerlyknownasdave revenge of ricky schrödinger

    wool scarf/shawl/wrap thing! used four colors of green wool, held double, and alternated colors one at a time to get the color change. really in love with the greens combined with the leaf buttons, it makes me feel like a hobbit lol :3
    i don't really wear colors but i'm going to have to figure out how to style this because i am obsessed
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  16. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    Oh that's so freaking cute i love the leaf buttons with the colors it IS hobbitcore
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  17. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    Lovelovelove that skirt!! What is the flower(?) on there?

    The shawl/scarf/wrap is so cute too!! Agreeing on the buttons, those are perfect.
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  18. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    They're Roses! [​IMG]
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  19. Chiomi

    Chiomi Master of Disaster

    Wow everything here is super cute and inspires me to actually pick up my knitting again so that I can finish the shirt this decade.
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  20. Emma

    Emma Your resident resident

    I set myself a goal this year to finish the fiber arts projects I had had on the go for forever this year. So I started doing 30 minutes of yarn time everyday, and in January I finished knitting the scarf I started 10+ years ago, and the stole I'd started crocheting 7+ years ago.
    Now I've totally gotten the crocheting bug and my next project is a baby blanket!



    Tester for my baby blanket, I'm so in love with the colour that I might hate giving it away XD

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