"Pleased you like it Tahlia, I enjoyed crafting it for you. I will hurry up and get caught up with the others, had trouble finding your email with the 2015 address list. Just located it this weekend. Apologies to Sheila and Annette but your ATCs will…"
"Monica, your wonderful pink-and-blue fabric arrived this week! I agree: I am very happy with the pale, subtle color that you got. :) I have been looking for some pale hand-dyes recently, and this one just might be pale enough for the project…"
"Lorna, thank you! your delayed birthday ATC arrived this week, and it is adorable! Well worth the wait. :)
It's a beautifully crafted all-fiber ATC with a front of linen hand embroidered with a picture of a sewing machine! the back is…"
"So glad to hear that my fabrics are arriving at y'alls houses! :) So happy that you like them!
I stopped in at my local Michael's craft store (where I purchased the glue that I used for the foil project), and discovered that they had put…"
"You've got the right idea, Monica. :) ... and the size and texture of the ice / snow makes a distinct influence on the resulting cloth pattern. Snow gives very different results from ice cubes. Ice cubes give a somewhat different result from…"
"Agreed! Procion MX (and other chemical powders) can cause lung damage even when the MSDS (safety data sheets) indicate that they are non-toxic. Any powder that gets into the lungs (eg dust from a field) can cause congestion and irritation, and if…"
"Yep. I have those clerks at my post office too. There is one person who will tell me that it is package rates if she can tell that it has fabric in it, no matter how thin and light the envelope is. The person I got at a different post office took my…"
Snow dyeing is a very weird concept, true. :) But it yields some amazing fractal like results! The idea is that you bunch up your fabric onto a drip-through surface within a tub that has higher sides than the fabric so that it will keep…"
"Cool. Thanks for the link, Diane! If we wanted to do that marbling on fabric, we'd have to figure out what to use as the binder. A thin acrylic glaze might be possible, used with thinned acrylic paints? or a washable school glue used with…"
"In the states it depends upon whether the clerk decides your package is a "large envelope" or a "package". Package rates are just about double what the large envelope rate is! and if you can get it into a greeting card or legal…"
That's what happens when I get 4 months behind schedule and send them out all at once! (we won't talk about what postage cost. I just ended up taking the hit all at once instead of pacing it across 4 months). I'm so embarrassed…"
"Diane, your fabric arrived here! I love it!!
It has a wonderful energy- like lightning bolts. Very nice fabric! So delighted to see what you are doing with your string explorations!! It looks like it might have been done by a pole wrap shibori…"
"Thank you, Jo. :) Your husband sounds wonderful. Yah- my husband and I have a little bit of a different approach to life than the standard married couple. If your husband had difficulty comprehending why I'd use my romantic wedding picture on…"
Hi Tahlia.me again. If I go into Picassa (my pictures) I can send a picture but when I put in the address...."stitchinfingers,ning.com " it won't accept that address. What will I type into the address? Mary Wyn
I contacted Mary Corbett when I looked at the main page and she was the one who gave the rules for the whole group. She did answer me and told me that she had written to Kalona and that if she hadn't heard from her within 48 hours I was free to take over the administration of the swap. I haven't replied to her because I wanted to get the group's opinion if it was OK if I took over. It seems as though the majority who answered OK'd me, so now I will write back to Mary and tell her I am taking over and ask how to go about doing it (something you probably know since you are already in charge of some things). I wouldn't worry too much about getting permission because I am sure she already knows about the things you are in charge of. In my case I was asking her permission to take over the swap from Kalona because she just disappeared and stopped answering messages from anyone, so it was a special situation. Any help you can give me about running things would be welcome. I do want to write again to everyone in our group and let them know about the swap for the coming year and how it will be different than it was before because there will be directed things to do for some months. I will be doing a directed swap for January and will be giving out the directions after the holidays and after I get everyone signed up. It will be a lot of fun and will cost very little, if anything, because most of us already have the supplies for it. I also think that it is something that most of the members have never done. That is my hope anyway, to do things that are new and different.
Hi Talhia my email firstname.lastname@example.org birthday 13 July address unit 3 /8-10 spencer street Canadian Victoria australia3350 ph 035332389 thank you hope you have a very happy Christmas Elizabeth watson