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.
    • Winner x 4
  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!

    • Winner x 7
  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)
    • Winner x 5
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