"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…"
"geli plate update-
okay, so I mentioned how my homemade geli plate (gelatin plus distilled water plus glycerin in a non-stick pan) started to disintegrate, and lost half its mass as I was pulling my January and February fabrics. So when I ran out of…"
"Righty-o! My November December fabrics are finally in their envelopes, all addressed up nice and pretty and ready to take to the post office tomorrow!
Shelly, I'm using the address that I have for you and am trusting it will get there.
"Yah, I didn't get one of the disposable aluminum kind because they never seem strong enough and I always seem to crumple them. I bought a craft-specific non-stick sheet pan at Michaels on sale. It should have worked no problem. I really…"
"Wow. I'm not sure how she got that much gelatin to bloom in 1/2 a cup cold water! I used 8 packets because it was as much gelatin as the cold water seemed to disperse through. If I try it again, I'll try it with a whole lot more gelatin…"
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.
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