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Forum: Needlework March 5th 17, 03:47 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Replies: 40
Views: 184,735
Posted By Joy Beeson
cross stitch lovers: to grid or not to grid?

On Sat, 04 Mar 2017 08:14:01 -0500, Rich
wrote:

I have progessive lens' and I love them.

I put dollar-store reading glasses on over my prescription glasses...
Forum: Sewing October 31st 16, 03:47 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
Replies: 24
Views: 9,218
Posted By Joy Beeson
Has anyone ever MacGyvered way to have regular sewing machine hold thread cone?

On Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:31:30 -0700 (PDT), wrote:

I've always purchased 3000-yard thread cones and use them on my
regular sewing machine with the vertical spool holder. I...
Forum: Sewing October 17th 15, 04:10 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
Replies: 24
Views: 9,218
Posted By Joy Beeson
Has anyone ever MacGyvered way to have regular sewing machine hold thread cone?

On Fri, 16 Oct 2015 09:29:32 -0700 (PDT), wrote:


I saw a real "MacGyver" way on pintrest
they put the cone in a reusable plastic cup
with a lid with thread coming...
Forum: Needlework April 3rd 15, 05:15 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Replies: 10
Views: 396,604
Posted By Joy Beeson
Fringing anne cloth

On Thu, 2 Apr 2015 01:58:49 -0700 (PDT), Susan Pretorius
wrote:

I am busy making a cross stitch anne cloth afghan baby blanket
and would like to fringe it when...
Forum: Needlework January 8th 15, 03:50 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Replies: 27
Views: 1,816
Posted By Joy Beeson
Eyes

On Wed, 07 Jan 2015 22:20:26 -0500, Gillian Murray
wrote:

I tried that Nancy, but the boobs got in the way. Probably not a problem
that Danny would have.

I have to...
Forum: Needlework March 10th 14, 03:19 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Replies: 17
Views: 1,297
Posted By Joy Beeson
Knitting a Patch

The passage looks good to me.

When the student gets to the top of the patch, she is going to have to
graft it to the original knitting. Grafting is duplicate stitch over
stitches that aren't there....
Forum: Needlework February 17th 14, 04:25 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Replies: 10
Views: 462,405
Posted By Joy Beeson
How Can You Tell An Antique from A Copy?

On Sun, 16 Feb 2014 14:01:20 -0800 (PST), Monica Ferris
wrote:

If someone brought to you a dirty, stained piece of linen in a broken frame and you saw it was a sampler dated...
Forum: Needlework May 17th 13, 04:23 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Replies: 17
Views: 1,561
Posted By Joy Beeson
'Tis the annual posting.....

On Thu, 16 May 2013 17:45:00 -0400, Belinda Alene
wrote:

I no longer use as much mayo as once I did, having lost interest in the extra
calories. Yet summer...
Forum: Needlework May 16th 13, 03:28 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Replies: 18
Views: 744
Posted By Joy Beeson
removing a label - on topic - sort off

On Wed, 15 May 2013 21:57:44 -0500, "Fred" wrote:

Peanut butter works on some paper based labels - smear on let it sit for a
while,

Any grease that's thick enough to stay...
Forum: Needlework November 4th 12, 06:01 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By Joy Beeson
Numb hands - help!

There's also handlebar padding -- haven't shopped for any lately as
what I bought fifteen years ago is holding up fine -- cycling gloves,
and weight-lifting gloves.

Try to find more than one way...
Forum: Needlework July 3rd 12, 09:59 PM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By Joy Beeson
Canvas work "signing"

On Fri, 29 Jun 2012 09:07:19 -0500, ndjoan
wrote:

How do those of you who do canvaswork "sign" your pieces?

I sometimes sign sewn-fabric work with fly-stitch...
Forum: Yarn May 21st 12, 01:35 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.yarn
Replies: 4
Views: 1,791
Posted By Joy Beeson
materials for knitting socks

On Sun, 20 May 2012 01:07:41 +0100, talenknot
wrote:

What would be the best type of material for knitting socks?

I use pure wool exclusively. Worsted wool...
Forum: Sewing March 23rd 12, 02:38 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
Replies: 24
Views: 9,218
Posted By Joy Beeson
Has anyone ever MacGyvered way to have regular sewing machine hold thread cone?

I have a cone of thread dangling from my curtain rod, bottom up. Works
fine -- but my sewing machine happens to have a lever with a smooth
hole in it quite close to one of the spool pins.

I have...
Forum: Yarn February 25th 12, 11:44 PM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.yarn
Replies: 0
Views: 1,835
Posted By Joy Beeson
It's supposed to be *stripes*

http://www.gocomics.com/frazz/2012/02/25

Yes, yes, math teachers *should* knit.

Joy Beeson
--
joy beeson at comcast dot net
The above message is a Usenet post.
I don't recall having given...
Forum: Needlework January 7th 12, 03:56 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Joy Beeson
Knitting patterns!

On Thu, 05 Jan 2012 08:41:38 -0400, wrote:

Ads make me mad - have you hit any web pages that have talking ads ??
It's so pervasive.

I've no way of knowing -- I don't have...
Forum: Yarn December 17th 11, 05:35 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.yarn
Replies: 4
Views: 1,327
Posted By Joy Beeson
Darn it!

It would appear that there are enough lurkers on this newsgroup to
hold a conversation after all -- all it needs is for each of us to
start a thread.

So -- do your hand-knits get worn enough to...
Forum: Needlework December 4th 11, 01:58 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Replies: 49
Views: 4,284
Posted By Joy Beeson
OFF TOPIC - stand mixers

On Fri, 02 Dec 2011 16:31:12 -0500, Susan Hartman
wrote:


The wire ones don't work well. The one I have looks like this:

...
Forum: Needlework March 19th 11, 03:13 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Replies: 44
Views: 63,657
Posted By Joy Beeson
RCTN Posts

On Thu, 17 Mar 2011 04:35:20 -0500, "Fred" wrote:

You stretched what I was saying just a tad.

I was speaking from personal experience -- I pulled my own coloring
sheets off...
Forum: Needlework March 17th 11, 05:04 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Replies: 44
Views: 63,657
Posted By Joy Beeson
RCTN Posts

On Tue, 15 Mar 2011 03:53:59 -0500, "Fred" wrote:

Other uses were
the production of prints (shamrocks, snowflakes, bunnies, etc) for little
tots to color.

In an ideal...
Forum: Doll Houses March 17th 11, 03:43 AM Posted to rec.crafts.dollhouses
Replies: 20
Views: 12,176,072
Posted By Joy Beeson
spike

On Fri, 11 Mar 2011 12:40:27 +0000, systamd4
wrote:

What does the spike on the front of the roof on houses mean?

Could it be a lightning rod?

--
Joy...
Forum: Needlework December 30th 10, 12:38 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework,rec.crafts.textiles.sewing,alt.sewing
Replies: 26
Views: 755,520
Posted By Joy Beeson
knitting for bespoke tailoring?

is it feasible to handknit an entire garment to an exact set of
measurements?

is it feasible to do "fittings" of thusly-knitted garment
before
completion?

Piggybacking because...
Forum: Needlework November 7th 10, 04:33 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Replies: 29
Views: 995
Posted By Joy Beeson
where is everybody?

On Sat, 06 Nov 2010 10:39:28 +0200, joyce
wrote:

Why do new versions of
programmes always make things more difficult instead of less?

I finally learned that one...
Forum: Needlework October 2nd 10, 03:41 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By Joy Beeson
lost needle

DH came home from the hardware store saying "this is totally useless,
but it is so cute that I had to buy it." It's a powerful magnet in a
case, with a handle for sweeping it over the floor, and...
Forum: General Crafting March 26th 10, 10:19 PM Posted to rec.crafts.misc
Replies: 8
Views: 2,798
Posted By Joy Beeson
Have you read _Straight_ by Dick Francis?

_Straight_
Dick Francis
copyright 1989

_Straight_ is the story of a steeplechase jockey who unexpectedly
finds himself managing a jewel business.

I enjoyed the story very much, and was impressed...
Forum: Needlework March 11th 10, 03:59 PM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Replies: 27
Views: 759
Posted By Joy Beeson
What to use to fill "pin cushion

Human hair was traditional -- but you have to start saving your
combings a long time ago. (Also works better if your hair is long.)

I'd avoid all plant fibers, in case a non-stainless pin is stuck...
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