Making A 2-post collection
Fiber Friday: Cool Tree Wall-Hanging
By Konstantinos on Under Fiber Friday, learn, Making, crochet, tapestry
Greetings Hivemind! Konstantinos (they/them) here to share a Fiber Fridays review! This week, Lisa Crump (she/her) stitched a tapestry from Amber of Divine Debris called Cool Tree Wall-Hanging. Here is her writeup of the experience of making said tapestry.
This is a beautiful pattern written by Amber of Divine Debris and can be found as a grid for free on her blog or you can pay for the full pattern on Ravelry. I used the grid version which I copied into Inkscape to increase the size and mark which rows I had completed. Definitely a forgiving pattern, I may have miscounted at some point so a couple of my branches are thicker than originally designed.
This was my first time making a tapestry; it doesn’t use tapestry crochet techniques but uses multiple balls, one per section of the same color. Having a definitive front and back took some getting used to for someone who is used to reversible pieces and I had to remember to always bring the working end to the backside of the piece when changing colors. As the tapestry is worked using only single crochet, one of the simplest of stitches, the complexity is in keeping track of the pattern and attempting to keep the multiple balls untangled. I had a lot of fun making this piece and while I did not finish by my original deadline of Halloween, I am excited to display this in my home when it becomes spooky season once more.
Biweekly make-a-thon: 3d Print-a-thon! Saturday, 1/30 2016 Noon-8pm
By lparker on Under 3D Printing, Making, Make-a-Thon, Education, Free
Want to try your hand at 3D printing? Curious about what this technology is, does? Want to figure out the software? Need some insights from friends and community to get you started? Just want to stare listlessly at the magic of gooey plastic oozing into a creation?
Come on down to this open, free event. This is an informal workshop day where anything goes. If you're interested in 3D printing (or just being a nerd in general), just bring yourself, your brain, and any snacks or accessories you might like.
Lorin will facilitate, but emphasis is on everyone learning from each other (Lorin is a professional educator, which means that he's smart, and good at rhetoric, but not necessarily the font of all wisdom on any topic).
We'll start up the printers and set up some movies in the lounge including the new documentary, “Print The Legend”.
Lorin will bring 2 printers he uses to teach and do workshops with:
Ultimaker 2 (provided by Schoff Foundation,and UCForward, and co-owned by UC, Hive13, and community education partners)
Printrbot simple metal (Lorin's personal teaching machine)
Copy of Simplify3D if you'd like to try Lorin's or use Cura or whatever open source tool you prefer!
Other Hive13 printers / resources based on availability.
Open and free to all. Drop on by. Experts and novices alike! If you're really ambitious, we'll have some new PETG and Nylon filaments from Taulman to try in the Ulltimaker2.
When: Saturday, 1/30 2016 Noon-8pm
Optional Donation: 3D printer filament to support further community outreach courses and eNable prosthetic printing, or small monetary donation for purchase of filament (not required).