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by buzzybee
Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: organic dressmaking silk
Replies: 2
Views: 590

organic dressmaking silk

hello all, its a while since i've been on here but google reminded me whie i was searching away. excited to say that i got engaged at christmas, and it has been a long held dream to have THE dress made by a friend if possible, as I dont want a massive meringue and I woud rather be worked on by a fri...
by buzzybee
Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bottling apples
Replies: 8
Views: 6773

Re: Bottling apples

I found this while lookking for advice on freezing apples, (which if anyone has some of I'd gladly take it) but I'm actually quite tempted by this method. can you still use the bottled apples for things like crumbles and pies and sponges? the ones we have been given I think are technically eaters bu...
by buzzybee
Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:04 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: wooly weavy worky (in the right place this time!)
Replies: 1
Views: 654

wooly weavy worky (in the right place this time!)

http://www.selfsufficientish.com/forum/ ... 19&t=11270

thats a link to the thread with my work in that I put it in the other making it section, cos I thought that was this forum, but thought I'd put it in here too in case anyone wants to see my stuff. :oops: hope you like it :)
by buzzybee
Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Soph's winter coat
Replies: 15
Views: 2189

Re: Soph's winter coat

what a stylish young lady!!! thats a lovely coat, I wish I could make things like that!!! cant wait to see what you make from the tweed that didnt make it...
by buzzybee
Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: wooly weavy worky.
Replies: 15
Views: 2071

Re: wooly weavy worky.

yeah I know you can just use those tiny things, I forget the name, I'm no use with 'technical' jargon (although I have trained my boyf to use most of the weaving terms to do with my loom as he has to help me roll on my warps, he takes great pride in telling his friends how many words he knows), that...
by buzzybee
Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:16 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: wooly weavy worky.
Replies: 15
Views: 2071

Re: wooly weavy worky.

I see what you mean, i think, I looked up 'student loom' on google to see what type you were talking about, it tooK me to my beloved fibrecrafts, I think I have a similar loom that I bought on ebay. if it is its good for mixing colours, and simple sampling, certainly will give you a feel for the cra...
by buzzybee
Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:49 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: wooly weavy worky.
Replies: 15
Views: 2071

Re: wooly weavy worky.

sorry, just reread that post realised i sound rather ar**y, dont mean to at all! what do you mean by a learner loom btw? I only work on table looms, its all I have room for here!
by buzzybee
Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: wooly weavy worky.
Replies: 15
Views: 2071

Re: wooly weavy worky.

it took 4 years of college to get that far, and believe me there was a lot of crap came out first! I find weaving very relaxing, I like putting things in order and lining things up, I'm a bit anal really, so weaving suits me. good luck learning!
by buzzybee
Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:38 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Tweed fabric
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Re: Tweed fabric

tweed bags would be really nice for winter, and if you have a crafty sewy shop near you you might be able to get some really nice cane/wood handles to go with them? ooh and yummy purses too.
by buzzybee
Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: wooly weavy worky.
Replies: 15
Views: 2071

Re: wooly weavy worky.

thank you all, nice to come home from a day at work and find people saying nice things :flower: no snapdragon I dont spin yet, I'd love to learn but thats a whole other ball game and it takes me long enough to just weave the flippin things these days!
by buzzybee
Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:39 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: wooly weavy worky.
Replies: 15
Views: 2071

wooly weavy worky.

I really dont know if this will work, but this is my facebook album of the work I've done since finishing my degree. I dye, weave and finish it all myself, most of these were made as presents for people. comments suggestions and constructive criticism welocome, if you can see it! if it doesnt work, ...
by buzzybee
Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Felting
Replies: 15
Views: 2521

Re: Felting

have to say that washing up liquid would actually fine if you were felting with fleece by hand, I saw 3 years of college with that working, but I wouldn't chuck fairy in my machine. Its good to chuck a towel in with whatever you're felting to simulate the agitation your hands would provide otherwise...
by buzzybee
Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:21 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Tweed fabric
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Re: Tweed fabric

hi, I dont know if you'll have started this now, given how long ago you posted but i thought I'd reply anyway with the limited knowledge I have. I would assume that you dont preshrink it, as if it wasnt coated either as a yarn or as a material it could shrink by a considerable amount, you may lose t...
by buzzybee
Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:03 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: When is your birthday
Replies: 261
Views: 74051

Re: When is your birthday

January 1st- emmsy (emma) 6th - Mamf (Sam) - 9 months to the day after my Dad's birthday! eeeew! 6th - Masco&Bongo (Shelley) 9th - Ina 11th- cinders 10th - JR 12th - kev 16th - Matt 18th - Mainer in Exile (Tom) 19th - Stardust (Abi) 24th - Super.Niki (Nicole) 26th - magenta flame 29th - Florence-Blu...
by buzzybee
Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: nice washing tablets!
Replies: 25
Views: 4257

Re: nice washing tablets!

I actually also found that M&S's 'friendly' powder and delicates liquids were good too, I still use the liquid for my delicates.