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Re: Crafting and Hobbies

Postby ShaiNeko » May 3rd, 2012, 9:41:55 pm

@Tx: Easter egg dye tablets are a kind of acid dye. The acid used is usually vinegar or citric acid. I used vinegar because I couldn't find my jar of citric acid. If the fiber is heated to the proper temperature, the dye should strike and be permanent. There's always a little bleeding from excess dye though. Acid dyes are made to work on protein based things, like silk and wool. Since your paper was made from plant fiber, you'd need a dye that works on cellulose, the same kind of dye that's used on cotton and flax (linen).

That looks awesome Ayakashi! I want the pattern...
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Re: Crafting and Hobbies

Postby Ayakashi » May 3rd, 2012, 10:05:28 pm

ShaiNeko wrote:That looks awesome Ayakashi! I want the pattern...


I was supposed to make a pattern? :t-sweat: Oops.

Of course now that egg-dyes have been mentioned, I wonder if anyone knows the answer to my question. I've been dabbling with pysanky, and the dyes have to be done in a specific order from light to dark, and believe it or not, what you might consider the normal light to dark color order is not the order you do the dyes in. You'd think red would come before blue, but apparently it doesn't. >.< Which makes it very confusing, in fact, the only color orders that makes sense is that you always start with yellow and end with Black.

Anyway, back to the real question, I bought a pack of dye colors, but it didn't come with a paper telling me what the right color order is, and I don't want to waste my dyes since they were quite expensive to buy. (They were inexpensive as far as pysanky dyes go, but they still cost a pretty penny.)

The colors that came in the pack are:
Yellow, Dark Green, Royal Blue, Purple, Dark Red, Scarlett, Pink, Brown, Orange, Turquoise, Kelly Green, Aztec, Brick, Pumpkin, Cherry, Sky Blue, and Black.

And for anyone who doesn't know what pysanky is, here's a link. :D
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Re: Crafting and Hobbies

Postby pegasi1978 » May 3rd, 2012, 11:57:26 pm

I can help a little on that! You just made me pull out an old file I had and upload the pdf to deviantart :lol: as I don't know of anywhere else that can host a pdf that size.

Back in my younger days I was working as a paginator/copy editor for the Opelika-Auburn News and The Auburn Bulletin.

One Easter, I was allowed to write the feature story for the Sunday edition (since I was the one who came up with the idea). I also got to write a column to accompany the story. I tried to convince our feature writer to take the week off from his column so I my column could go where his would normally go (this giving me more freedom for the layout), but he couldn't be convinced.

I realize it isn't the best layout and the story could probably be improved (technically it's already a second edition, as I'd interviewed the gentleman before while in college for a class).

If you can't wait/get the file to load: Typically only four or 5 colors are used, first yellow, then light blue or light green, then orange. I don't have colors listed after that, but if you were doing five colors I'd imagine them to be red, then black. The article also mentions a book "Decorating Eggs - Exquisite Designs with Wax and Dye" by Jane Pollak as being helpful when the gentleman was getting started.
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Re: Crafting and Hobbies

Postby Ayakashi » May 4th, 2012, 2:53:56 pm

pegasi1978 wrote:I can help a little on that! You just made me pull out an old file I had and upload the pdf to deviantart :lol: as I don't know of anywhere else that can host a pdf that size.

Back in my younger days I was working as a paginator/copy editor for the Opelika-Auburn News and The Auburn Bulletin.

One Easter, I was allowed to write the feature story for the Sunday edition (since I was the one who came up with the idea). I also got to write a column to accompany the story. I tried to convince our feature writer to take the week off from his column so I my column could go where his would normally go (this giving me more freedom for the layout), but he couldn't be convinced.

I realize it isn't the best layout and the story could probably be improved (technically it's already a second edition, as I'd interviewed the gentleman before while in college for a class).

If you can't wait/get the file to load: Typically only four or 5 colors are used, first yellow, then light blue or light green, then orange. I don't have colors listed after that, but if you were doing five colors I'd imagine them to be red, then black. The article also mentions a book "Decorating Eggs - Exquisite Designs with Wax and Dye" by Jane Pollak as being helpful when the gentleman was getting started.


Yay! Thank you! That was very helpful. I just had to get me a copy of the book, too. Now I just have to figure out what the specialty colors (like Aztec) are considered. Are they brown? Or red? Or orange? Though I think pumpkin would be orange. XD
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Re: Crafting and Hobbies

Postby RavenSkyfire » May 7th, 2012, 4:43:31 pm

Bought some Bulky yarn this weekend and made my husband a beanie. I've never worked with Bulky weight yarn before and I freaking love it!!! Can't wait to make some teddy bears and whatnot with this bulky yarn! It's so soft that it's perfect for making cuddly crocheted animals!!!!
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Re: Crafting and Hobbies

Postby Umalia » May 21st, 2012, 7:30:23 pm

I haven't posted here in some time. Sorry. :P

I found this soft, pretty crimson yarn in a bag of yarn I got at a yard sale who knows when. I am going to try my hand (literally) at finger weaving!
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Re: Crafting and Hobbies

Postby Grizz » May 21st, 2012, 8:07:30 pm

RavenSkyfire wrote:Bought some Bulky yarn this weekend and made my husband a beanie. I've never worked with Bulky weight yarn before and I freaking love it!!! Can't wait to make some teddy bears and whatnot with this bulky yarn! It's so soft that it's perfect for making cuddly crocheted animals!!!!


I tried to crochet once. I made the prettiest knot of yarn ever. :t-O_O: My cat cherished it.

I've picked drawing up again recently. I've forgotten how hard it can be to find decent reference photos for some thing.

Speaking of cats, does anyone have a clue what the best way to stitch a cat toy would be? I've made a stuffed octopus for Chyna but if I have to sew by hand, it will take me a year easily to get it stitched correctly so she can't pull it apart.
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Re: Crafting and Hobbies

Postby Jinglez » May 22nd, 2012, 2:51:56 am

I've Been drawing ever since I could pick up a crayon. I draw mostly animals, as I am absolutely horrible at drawing people, I try to practice drawing them whenever the mood strikes, but I mostly just draw when inspiration strikes. I also became quite interested in Origami in High school and have been doing that ever since. I make Hanging mobiles with cranes, antelope, and any other animal that I can find a tutorial for and fold small enough. Sometime last year I found a few tutorials for something called '3D origami' and have become rather fond of creating turtles, cats octopi, even made a little Fire Gryphon egg yesterday. I've been thinking about Making a thread in the Hall of the Arts to put all my silly little arts, but I procrastinate so much it's not even funny, lol.
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Re: Crafting and Hobbies

Postby Umalia » May 22nd, 2012, 2:16:40 pm

I made a ridiculously long cord for about four to five hours this morning. (I grossed out Mom by saying it looks like a small intestine. :P)

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I don't know what I'll do with it, but it was fun. I did make some smaller ones earlier, but I'm going to use them as handles for hand woven purses.
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Re: Crafting and Hobbies

Postby betheny5060 » May 24th, 2012, 8:43:11 pm

I started drawling at age 2. Can draw realistic animals pretty well. But haven't been able to draw people. On my free time I try to paint or draw horses. Horses are hard to draw with alll thhiar and the body features
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