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 Post subject: Re: Crafty stuff
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 14:09 
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It's a very very loose tweed, that I had even had to beef up with interface to keep the shape. It's not too bad to breath through.


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 Post subject: Re: Crafty stuff
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 14:24 
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It's a bit Hannibal Lecter. :P

Good work though, it looks very tidy. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Crafty stuff
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 14:43 
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 Post subject: Re: Crafty stuff
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 19:12 
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Do they still use urine in the dye setting process for tweed? If so, not sure I’d want that as a mask

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 Post subject: Re: Crafty stuff
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 19:19 
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Do they still use urine in the dye setting process for tweed? If so, not sure I’d want that as a mask


I watched a thing on the internet the other day, and so I know for a fact that they use Urea, but in the majority of cases they no longer source it from urine (although I bet there are some that still do)

I watched it on the internet so it must be true.

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 Post subject: Re: Crafty stuff
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 21:07 
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Its a £4 "tweed" blanket from IKEA, I think I'm pretty safe.


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 Post subject: Re: Crafty stuff
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 21:26 
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Its a £4 "tweed" blanket from IKEA, I think I'm pretty safe.

Good work!

Now I've been getting to grips with my sewing machine I can't wait to wander around their haberdashery again. I've got some cheap fleece from there thanks to a heads up from Mimi.

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 Post subject: Re: Crafty stuff
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 19:07 
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Catching up with the Ikea fabric appreciation, I used one of those same fleece blankets to quilt the insoles of these that I made today. Actually, the outer fabric is from Ikea, too.

The fabric from the non-slip soles is something I’ve had in the cupboard for *years* now, so I’m glad to have used it. Only took a quarter of a yard of each of the fabrics, and an A4 size piece for the soles. I made this same pattern about seven years ago, and they are so comfortable on.

I serged the sole liners with the overlocker, which one day I will overcome my fear of. It gives a really comfortable finish to the insoles.


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 Post subject: Re: Crafty stuff
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 20:03 
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They look great!

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 21:25 
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Thanks, Z. I’m really happy with them as they feel great on, but also because I’ve not been able to draw/paint/knit etc since the end of February, so this is one tiny step to the good, and that makes a big difference :)

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They look great!

:this:

They look really good and I love that non-slip fabric!

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 21:35 
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Well I’ve got enough for another pair (on top of the pair I’ve already cut out to make next weekend), so if you ever decide to give them a go just let me know and it can be in the post to you.

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 22:02 
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Well I’ve got enough for another pair (on top of the pair I’ve already cut out to make next weekend), so if you ever decide to give them a go just let me know and it can be in the post to you.

Ooh, maybe, thank you.

I've started trying some simple things just to learn my machine and get my lines straight, but haven't had time this weekend unfortunately. :(

Hopefully next weekend, I'm itching to make some 'proper' things. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Crafty stuff
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 12:22 
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Don’t worry too much about straight lines! Just make sure not to push the fabric towards the machine, let it feed itself. Make something medium sized and quick so you feel accomplished. Simple rectangular shopping totes are great for this, and always handy. Can’t wait to see your creations.

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 12:25 
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Oh Mimi, you're so talented - they are gorgeous :luv:

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