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Tencel Scarf by toomuchcanvas Tencel Scarf by toomuchcanvas
<3 I love this pattern. Everyone told me that it would take forever to finish since the yarn is so thin, but it actually went very quick. I love how it shows off the pattern, plus it has a silky feel. I'm planning on entering this one in the farm show.
(I'm planning on posting a picture of the finished scarf later)

Did you know: Tencel is the trade name for Lyocell and is made from tree pulp cellulose.

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deviantmallory Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful! (I love Tencel and use it a lot!)
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toomuchcanvas Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011   General Artist
This was my first time using Tencel and I fell in love with it.

wow. I just took a look at your stuff and it is just amazing!
I saw you have done a lot of overshot patterns. Are they hard to warp? I've been too scared to try them.
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deviantmallory Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No more difficult than a twill, because they have to "follow" in twill order...I'm still playing with the "miniature" traditional patterns from American overshot...largest repeat is 40 ends, and I have the threading order in front of me when I do it! Let me know if you try one!
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toomuchcanvas Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011   General Artist
Well, there are still a few patterns I want to try first, so it may be a while before I get around to trying overshot.

Also, do you use a pattern book? If so, would you mind sharing the title? The one I use is the Handweaver's Pattern Directory by Anne Dixon, but I'm looking for a pattern book with more complicated patterns. I love her patterns, I just feel like they are all starting to look the same.
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deviantmallory Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have access to about 50 pattern books, which I consult every time I start something new...right now I'm working from a small overshot book...as soon as I can get to my studio I'll write down (and message to you)the titles and authors of a few I really like that are not overshot or that include many other patterns OTHER than overshot...twills and overshot just happen to be what I am using at the moment (overshot progresses naturally from twill. Overshot IS threaded twill)--so many variations! Remind me please if you do not hear from me in the next few days--okay? I'm glad to share resources!Let me know what types you are most intrigued by, I'm sure I have something in any genre...
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toomuchcanvas Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011   General Artist
I would absolutely love if you could send me some titles! I enjoy using twills, but I'm wanting to try something new. So you can just basically just send me the titles of whatever you pull off of the shelf first.
Thank you so much for your time!
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deviantmallory Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Okay, had a moment to rummage some book shelves: here's 3, 2 are classics, one is so chock full of patterns I just sit and read it sometimes (sorta like reading interesting encyclopedia entries, or taking one link to another on the web!!!)

The Weaving Book: Nearly 3000 variations of Plain Weave, Overshot, Twill, Monk's Belt, and Huck Weaves. Helene Bress, 1981, Scribners (the last mentioned above)

A Handweaver's Pattern Book, Self-published first in the 1940's, reissued many times, my edition is 1996. By Marguerite Porter Davison. Very famous, just google her: I am sure something will come up. A staple in larger, very good libraries.

New Key to Weaving, Mary E. Black. MacMillan publisher. A Classic, classic, sure to be found in libraries, on-line and even book stores. (Try Amazon, used one's come up all the time.)

Hope some of these can be of use to you--I'm very partial to the Bress book. Clear, concise yet dense, with a sense of humor!
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toomuchcanvas Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011   General Artist
Thank you so much!
I'll have fun looking through these, they sound wonderful!
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deviantmallory Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Heading to the studio tomorrow...(Saturday, 10/15) I'll send some book titles your way!
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Wistful-Zombie Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
I'll look for it in the farm show! :D
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toomuchcanvas Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011   General Artist
Please do! Are you entering any art? You definitely should.
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Wistful-Zombie Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
:D

lol, I'll be entering lots of stuff, I'm sure :D :D

I want to enter in lots of Digital stuff :D
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toomuchcanvas Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011   General Artist
I don't remember seeing any digital art at the farm show last year.
The portfolio pathways book includes a graphic design section, but it's really lame.
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Wistful-Zombie Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
i evnyered in a mock book cover i'd done on teh computer.

it was exetremly simple, but won 1st place somehow?

yeah, i have protfolio pathways. it is pretty lame, but it lets me enter graphic design, so it's not all bad XD
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toomuchcanvas Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011   General Artist
I can't decide what kind of thing to enter, though. I'm not very good at painting, and I would feel weird entering one of my characters. :/

I love mock book covers. They seem so fun and creative. I love the idea of capturing a story in a picture.
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Wistful-Zombie Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
i've entered in my own character before XD oh! a word of advice about entering OCs in the 4-H fair tho, oh gosh. this'll be a long story. pull up a chair.

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okay, when i was like, 10 (i think), i painted and inked three watercolour pictures of my OCs and put them in the fair. i was so proud of my little 10 year old self, cus at my level of drawing skills back then, they looked pretty frikken good. not to mentein that i made them completely by my self. super original. i was so proud.

when it was time for face-to-face judgeing, i took the two judges to my OC pictures first. i told them about the paints i used and stuff. they asked me about my drawing style and i told them it was called anime blah blah its japanese blah.

after the finshed judgein all the projects and put down the papers and stuff, i rushed egarly to my OCs to see how they did.

they got second place, which wasn't bad- but, you know how the judges sometimes write notes on your paper? i had some.

they said things like;

"Too Japanese"
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"Looks copied"

I don't know if anyone will ever understand how hurt and insulted i was by those comments.

too japanese? Well, I'm sorry i have a different drawing drawing style.

looks copied? those pictures -those characters- came right from my heart.

I started to cry. I threw those papers away the second i got home and hung my favourtie watercolour OC on my wall. it's still hanging there today.

this wan't my only mean mark from the judges either.

ok, what I'm trying to say here is, the judges are EXETREMLY predidous. if you art stlye is different everything they've ever seen, they'll either like it, or completely hate it and want to put it through a paper shreader then brun it. sad, amiright?

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me too! :D they're fun to do <3
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toomuchcanvas Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011   General Artist
D8
That is so sad! "too Japanese"? That's pretty racist if you ask me.
If I were you I would have been so upset too.
But I don't think I will enter any anime. (I don't consider my stuff anime anyway). I think I'll try to shoot for something more realistic, as that's what the old people like. :/ They don't understand stylized art like anime.
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