Friday, July 24, 2009

Newsletter from July 17:

Hi Everyone!

I'm sending the newsletter out fairly late in the day because I've been working on getting the rest of my Textiles Art Kit videos done.

You can find them here and watch them in order, if you wish.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwC_W6PuoWk

This is a sneaky peek of the textiles piece I produced:

Art Kit piece

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I've also made a lens about my textiles kits so if you want to know more about them then please take a look here: http://www.squidoo.com/textileskits

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Have a great weekend!

Happy Crafting!

Rachel

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http://melted-rachel.livejournal.com/

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Newletter from 10th July

Hi Everyone!

Well that was another week that rushed by.

I've been pretty naughty this week and started a knitting project. I try to limit them because I just end up getting addicted and knitting all the time instead of sewing or writing.

This is a hat which I'm knitting using the fleece I processed myself:

Yum fleece!

Unflattering early morning shot!

It's supposed to felt down although I'm worried it's a little too thick for that- oh well, it's yummy anyway- I'm sure I'll find a use for it if it goes wrong.

I'm using this pattern here: http://nopatterns.blogspot.com/2008/09/bjrg_02.html

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I finished the black and white bag and it’s waiting to join its owner.

Finished black and white bag

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I’ve also been working on a video for my textiles art kits.

I’ve decided I have to split it up into several videos because it was getting so long and also I can show bits of it to you sooner.

Be gentle with me- I was so embarrassed to start talking to myself! The film’s not the best quality because my webcam is 6 years old but I added some photos where I thought you couldn’t see what I was showing you clearly.

Oh and that microphone I was having trouble screwing into my ear? Turns out I don’t even need it! Oh well, we all have to start somewhere!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwC_W6PuoWk

I'm going to try and add the next part later today, so if you're interested , keep your eyes peeled :)

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Have a great weekend!

Happy Crafting!

Rachel

http://www.meltedfabrics.com

http://melted-rachel.livejournal.com/

http://stores.lulu.com/melted_rachel

http://meltedfabrics.blogspot.com/

http://www.folksy.com/shops/meltedfabrics

http://meltedfabrics.etsy.com

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Newsletter from July 3rd 2009

Hi Everyone!

I cannot believe it’s Friday again. In fact you almost didn’t get a newsletter because I thought it was Wednesday.

Yesterday I discovered I’d been made a giant squid- which basically means that I have 50 or more great lenses on Squidoo. If you haven’t already checked them out there are a lot of textiles based lenses there where you can find out more about some of the things I’ve made: http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/MeltedRachel

So now I can get on with some more textile goodness!

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This week I’ve been working on that black and white bag- a bag that’s so thick that I gave up trying to sew it on the machine (don’t want another broken one) and I’ve started hand sewing it with thick cotton yarn and a tapestry needle.

Bag in progress


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I got “melty” with my Resolutions wall hanging and added the title:

ResolutionsResolutions

I’m looking forward to hand stitching into it over the weekend.
Find out more about this project here: http://www.squidoo.com/meltedjanuary

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If anyone has any comments about this newsletter and what they’d like to see in it then please either reply to this newsletter or leave me a comment here:
http://www.squidoo.com/meltednewsletter

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I'm off to see if I'm brave enough to make a short video about my art kits- will post it next week if my little girl's voice doesn't make me cringe too much!

Happy Crafting!

Rachel

http://www.meltedfabrics.com

http://melted-rachel.livejournal.com/

http://stores.lulu.com/melted_rachel

http://meltedfabrics.blogspot.com/

http://www.folksy.com/shops/meltedfabrics

http://meltedfabrics.etsy.com

http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZmelted_fabrics

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Friday, July 03, 2009

Newsletter from June 26th:

Hi Everyone!

This week I’ve mostly been doing a whole lot of editing on my Squidoo lenses. You’ll find oodles of textiley goodness here: http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/MeltedRachel

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I’ve also started working into my Resolutions wall hanging. I’m planning on giving it a light melting later. I’ve found some fabric to make the lettering across the top of it. I want to work into this piece like I did with the historical women with lots of little bits added on top and embroidered knots.

Resolutions WIP

Find out more about this project here: http://www.squidoo.com/meltedjanuary

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This is the “reserved” bag I was working on last week. I added some red squares to the piece- I’m not too fond of the yellow squares on the other side so I’ll be changing those soon.

Bag

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I have an urge to make a patchwork quilt. I haven’t made one before but I have so much fabrics and I thought I might quite like to design a simple black and white piece, seeing as I don’t use a lot of black in my layered textiles. I think I'll have a rummage around in my fabric collection later and pull out some material that will work well.

Patchwork Doodle

(Those funny scribbles are rabbits!)

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I also really want to get back to working on my Versailles inspired textiles book. Check out this page to see my inspiration for this: http://www.squidoo.com/versaillespalace. I love the idea of sewing a “knot garden” onto one page spread.

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OK, I'd better go and get on with working towards my deadlines! Next week I hope to have a bit more news to tell you.

Take care everyone, and have a good weekend and following week.

Happy Crafting!

Rachel

http://www.meltedfabrics.com

http://melted-rachel.livejournal.com/

http://stores.lulu.com/melted_rachel

http://meltedfabrics.blogspot.com/

http://www.folksy.com/shops/meltedfabrics

http://meltedfabrics.etsy.com

http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZmelted_fabrics

http://twitter.com/meltedrachel

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rachels-Melted-Fabrics/66716289244

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