October 2020

Video Notes:

This video is a look into craft projects and creative work accomplished during the month of October.

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Adopt An Elder
https://anelder.org/
“Adopt-A-Native-Elder serves to help reduce extreme poverty and hardship facing traditional Elders living on the Navajo Reservation. We are a trusted humanitarian organization focused on delivering food, medical supplies, firewood and other forms of Elder support. Respecting the tradition and dignity of Navajo Elders, we create relationships to honor and serve the Elders.”

Native American Heritage Association
https://www.naha-inc.org/
“Started in 1993 by David G. Myers, Native American Heritage Association is a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to helping Native American families in need living on Reservations in South Dakota and Wyoming.”

https://www.navajowaterproject.org/

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— City Limits by Samantha Guerin – Classic Elite Yarns MountainTop Crestone “5144 Gray” – US 6/4.0 mm – https://www.samanthaguerindesign.com/city-limits

— Dried marigolds from the garden for dyeing

— Black Mask for Adulting Purposes

— Machine Knit Cotton Shirt – Silver Reed LK 150 Mid-Gauge machine – Sheepjes Catona 100% Cotton 517, 189, 208, 412, 164, 521, 157, KnitPicks Comfy Fingering 75% Pima Cotton 25% Acrylic Black

— Dyeing with 2 year old Madder roots from my garden. Also, some samples were supplemented with commercially available Madder roots for a deeper shade.

— Salazar Slytherin 990 AD – first round of dye samples for weaving the over tunic

— 18th Century Shirt Wearable Mock Up – cut silk noil fabric into smaller pieces for future dyeing

— Halloween Rice Fields – Rice Fields by Elzbieta Torenc. US 3 – 3.25 mm. Legacy Fiber Artz “Winnie Sanderson,” “Mary Sanderson,” “Spellbook.” Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light “Black.”

— Swatching for future sweater on Brother KH836e using leftover yarn from the Halloween Rice Fields.

— Quilt – quilting final borders, basting trim lines, trimming squares, cutting sashing, and assembling the quilted pieces with sashing.

— New bookcover for sketchbook/costume project book. This was made using some lightweight cardboard and a lovely sample of wool fabric given to me by my friend Marce @heybrownberry on YT and IG

— Cozy Memories Blanket – Memory Blanket by Georgie Nicolson. US 1 – 2.25 mm. Fingering weight scrap yarns. New squares are marked by progress keepers.

— Star Wars Xmas Sweater – Star Wars Sweater by kNatalieKnits. Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport Weight “Hollyberry” & “Dove Heather.”

— Salazar Slytherin 990 AD – hand sewing the shirt. Shirt draft using tutorial video by Morgan Donner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK4wwQlML8I

— Ashford Kiwi 2 spinning wheel – Loop Fiber Studios Bullseye Bump Merino/Angelina/Nylon “Heartfelt.”

— Leather case for sharp embroidery scissors

— Little pumpkin shaped wax for waxing thread added to my Halloween Hussif

— Snow day right before Halloween~~

— Casual!Winter Soldier Halloween Costume

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Attributions:
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Title Card Sound Effects:
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“Static,Stylophone,A”
InspectorJ
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“Dial Tone”
ramicio
https://freesound.org/s/158427/
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License

“drone Space wind sci-fi”
stitches
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Background Music:
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Mountain Walk by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6382-mountain-walk
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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track of

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what I’m trying to do. It is the

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beginning of October, so

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I’m gonna clear this board of the things

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that I completed in September

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and I’m going to set the goals for this

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month. At the end of the month, and at the

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end of the video,

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I will check back in with you and we’ll

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see what I’ve

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actually accomplished over the course of

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this month. So,

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let’s go to the board. In this first

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column here, up here

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in red, are my knitting deadlines.

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I am nearly finished with my City Limits

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sweater, which is the sweater that I had

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assigned for

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Rhinebeck, the New York Sheep and Wool

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Festival. This year that’s happening

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virtually, but I’d still like to get it

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done.

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And my other deadline is a Star Wars

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Christmas sweater

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that has been on my list for ages.

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I’m actually going to rewrite these.

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The red is pretty difficult to see on

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camera, but also

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my eyes go right past it

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here in physical reality with the board.

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My goals have not changed for my Salazar

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Slytherin costume.

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I still need to do the dye samples. I

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still need to finish the shirt.

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I need to start sewing the braies.

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They’re gonna stay as they are.

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For my little dye section here, I can

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take off lichen dyeing.

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I did that last month,

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but marigolds are gonna stay on there, at

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least until I

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know what my marigold harvest is for

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this season.

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I’m hoping that I’ll have enough

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marigolds to dye

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five 100 gram fingering weight skeins of

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yarn for a

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mustardy yellow sweater in the future.

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And the jelly roll rug is going to stay

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as it is

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until I start working on it again. So

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this column is set.

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My very crooked To Do column

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needs some work, so let’s

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rewrite what I need to do for quilting.

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I need to quilt the second blue border,

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trim the squares,

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cut the sashing, assemble,

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and then bind the quilt. This quilt is

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being made in

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nine different quilted sections that

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will be

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joined together with sashing at the end.

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So we’re going to keep the black vest

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mock-up on the board

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and we’re going to take off the pumpkin

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pin cushions

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because I completed those in September.

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And I’m going to clean up the machine

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knit cotton shirt by removing

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the back piece and the shirt [*Sleeve] piece, which

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have already been completed.

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I’m also going to add assemble under the

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machine knit cotton shirt because

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that’s a feasible goal for the month of

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October. If I do finish the

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sleeve and the front piece of that shirt,

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I’m also changing my last item from

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masks to black mask. I only really have

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the black mask to complete for myself.

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just need

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a mask for adulting and I want to try

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a couple of tweaks with it that I didn’t

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do on previous masks that I’ve made.

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Those are my goals for the month of

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October. My to-do list is likely to

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change or have things added over the

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course of the month.

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As I said before, at the end of the month

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we will go over this board again

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and see what I’ve managed to accomplish.

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That’s going to be it for now.

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I’ll see you at the end of the video.

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[Music: Mountain Walk by Alexander Nakarada]

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[The composer describes this as a “drum-kit heavy fantasy piece.”]

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[The music features typical medieval fantasy score instruments, with a classic beat drum beat]

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[Music]

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Uh, hello it is Tuesday.

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I don’t know the date, but it’s Tuesday.

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Um and I just wanted to document this

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really quick.

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I obviously have no footage of this

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event, but you may have seen footage of

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Gabby bringing Aeron

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and Audrey over, her two corgis, to play

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with

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little Miss Penny. Well that afternoon

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around

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2 or 3 o’clock, I think,

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there was a bear in the yard

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while Gabby and I and the three dogs

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were also

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in the yard. We were standing

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over here

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and the bear came out of those bushes

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and walked in front of that tree

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up towards the back there. Now I’ve-

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I’ve lived in black bear country my

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whole life.

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You get the safety talk when you’re five

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in kindergarten about what to do if

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there’s

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a bear and

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I’ve luckily never, until a couple of

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days ago,

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was physically in the presence of a bear

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without a fence between us.

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I usually see them from inside of

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buildings or

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inside of a moving car.

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And this was a fully grown bear. This

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wasn’t an adolescent bear.

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This was fully grown bear. So uh, yeah. You

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might not see footage from outside in

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our yard

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for a while,

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just because I’m going to be vigilant

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about potential bears.

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[Music]

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Oh, a bee!

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Hang on, my friend. I don’t know if you were

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able to see in that last clip that I

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just showed, but this little guy

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uh was hiding under one of those

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marigolds when I

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picked it today. So I found him a nice

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leaf to recover from the shock of

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being harvested.

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[Music]

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Got another bee.

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[Music]

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[dramatic angry boat tones]

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It’s surprisingly warm in here, considering

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that there is snow outside

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and this room is the most sporadically

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heated because it was once upon a time

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a garage. Welcome to

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the end of October’s video.

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I’m standing this far back because we’ve

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got a morning

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sun situation here that

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normally I wouldn’t care about, but

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I’m wearing

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all black and therefore it is very

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visible when I get

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blind lines on me, so just-

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I don’t know. Happy Halloween everybody.

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This is casual!Winter Soldier. It is

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casual because I’m wearing

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jeans and knee-high Halloween socks,

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which you

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can’t see in this video. Before I get to

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the board, I’m just gonna do a quick

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rundown of this costume

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because costuming is one of the things

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that we do here. I originally made this

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costume back when Captain America: Winter

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Soldier came out. This

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is a black button-down shirt that I got

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at the thrift store for a couple of

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bucks.

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I chopped off one sleeve about an inch

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away from the seam

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and then I tucked up that

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seam allowance on the inside and tacked

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it down so that

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this has that nice clean shoulder seam.

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The arm is a silver, oh

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It’s part of a long sleeve leotard.

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I cut off the bottom of it so it’s kind

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of

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cropped underneath here and I cut off

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the other sleeve so I wouldn’t have to

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worry about anything

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on this side. The arm

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design- I should also take off the glove.

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See? This is just a long sleeve.

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The arm design I took off of

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several screenshots and some costuming

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help

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forums. I used to have a pdf of the

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pattern, but I don’t anymore. I basically

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cut out paper pieces of the plates

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and then painted between the plates. This

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is done using fabric paint.

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You can see close up it’s not the best

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job, but there is a silver paint with a

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black paint

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on top for all of these lines. And then

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the star obviously was just a star

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pattern that I did

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in red. This red, I don’t know if you can

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tell, is a little bit sparkly,

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so it’s not the best red, but this was

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one of those costumes that I made for

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the workplace costume contest.

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So I wasn’t going full cosplay

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stuff. But if you do want to have an

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interim arm

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before doing a plate arm, this is a way

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to do it that is,

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you know, visibly obviously Winter

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Soldier.

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This is just a cheap knit glove

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that the fingers were cut off. I had it

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from a previous

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workplace costume. The hand

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is a glove. It used to be

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an elbow-length costume

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glove and then obviously

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glove over to hide that where that meets

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at the wrist.

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Then the bottom of this costume was very

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simple when I originally wore

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it. There were black pants

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and combat boots, but today they’re

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old ratty black jeans rolled up to the

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knee with

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stripy Halloween socks. Let’s head over

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to the board and see

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how I did for October. Rhinebeck sweater,

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City Limits. Done. Cross it off.

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You’ll have seen footage of it in this

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video or you’ve seen it on Instagram.

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Huzzah. Next thing in the knitting

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deadlines is the

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Christmas sweater, so we will talk more

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about that in To Do because it is a

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current

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thing. Down to Salazar Slytherin

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990 AD. Very exciting, we’ve got

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two things crossed off and an addition

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because I can never just finish a thing.

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So dye samples. I have finally done

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my first set of dye samples. Obviously,

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you can see that I’ve written in

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samples 2. We’re pretty close in the

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blue to yellow ratio in some of these,

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but they do need to be darker to go with

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the linen cotton

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yarn that I’m using for the weft. As you

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can see here, I have

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half skeins ready to dye

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some samples with. I learned some

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valuable things while working on these

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mini skein samples.

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Namely, that if I’m splitting the dye

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powder,

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the mini skeins are too small to get

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those ratios right.

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You can read my notes on this over at my

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digital dye book

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on my website. To sum it up in a sentence,

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I use a ratio of

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one percent dye powder weight

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to the weight of the dry sekin. So, if i

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have a 100 gram

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skein, the total dye powder

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to be mixed in is one gram.

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But if you’re using a 15 gram skein, a 20

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gram skein?

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That’s a very small number and I don’t

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think my scale was accurately reading

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my dye powder weight. So bigger sample

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skeins next time,

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but I’ve done the initial samples and

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for me, getting started is often

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the hardest part. You can see I’ve also

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crossed

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off the shirt, which i didn’t

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bring down with me. Hang on.

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This is the top

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underwear layer, we’ll call it, of Salazar

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Slytherin 990 AD.

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This is a hemp fabric that I had in my

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stash.

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It’s a very simple rectangular

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construction, which is typical of the

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period.

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I used the tutorial that Morgan Donner

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did

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for her medieval shift. I’ll link it

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somewhere.

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One thing that I did differently from

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other examples

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is I did split the

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forearm and add ties. These

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are five loop finger braid

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ties out of a crochet cotton yarn.

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I don’t recall the size. I’ve lost all

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the labels for those,

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but it’s fairly typical of what you’ll

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find in the crochet cotton

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section of your big box craft store.

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These are split at the sides because, as

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you can see here,

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I almost never wear my sleeves down.

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I can usually handle it for a couple of

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hours,

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but then I overheat and I have to roll

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my sleeves up. Ways to roll up my sleeves

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are being built into this costume.

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I’m most likely to be wearing parts of

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it at the Renaissance Faires

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during the summer, so rolling up sleeves

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is

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a necessity for me personally.

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This was all hand sewn using waxed linen

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thread.

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The only part of it that I think could

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be improved

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is the neckline. I did cut the neckline

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too

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wide, so it doesn’t fit the way it’s

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supposed to.

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But I’m glad that I did it on this under

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layer as opposed to the

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over tunic where it’s more important to

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get that

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proper medieval collar fit.

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This means my current hand sewing

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project is now the braies for this

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costume,

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which are basically

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medieval undershorts. It’s made out of

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the same

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hemp fabric. These are a little bit more

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pieced out of scraps since I needed the

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bigger pieces

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for the fronts and backs of the shirt.

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Also I’m kind of fitting that garment as

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I assemble it,

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so things might get weird with the

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construction

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because it’s just not a garment that a

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lot of people

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have done resources about. I am doing the

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construction method for the braies where

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there are

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two large rectangles that go around the

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legs and one

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skinny rectangle that

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is like the crotch gusset? I don’t really

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know how to explain that.

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I’ll be able to explain it better when i

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have the physical thing

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mostly constructed and I can show you

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the pieces.

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Down in the dye column I did do my

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madder dyeing using two-year-old madder

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from my garden. I have been growing

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madder

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in pots out in the garden. There was one

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plant that was not in a pot. It was in an

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old tire,

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but I figured two years is probably deep

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enough growth that I can still

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dig out all the roots without it

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spreading off into the countryside.

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So I dug up that one plant and did a dye

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experiment with it. And you can see I’ve

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added another item

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madder (silk). I have

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cut out most of the pieces to an

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18th century men’s shirt according to

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Bernadette Banner’s sketch on her pirate

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shirt 18th century shirt video.

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I intend to make one out of

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linen as a proper shirt,

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but I have three yards of this raw silk

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noil fabric. Noil? Noil?

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Spelled n-o-i-l that I wanted to turn into

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a garment. I figured I could make a

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wearable mock-up of that shirt using

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this silk. You can see it’s a

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schlubby silk texture

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and it’s a fabric that behaves similarly

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to a cotton.

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So I’m going to dye this red with madder-

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commercially bought madder- because I can

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measure the amounts

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easily that way and I’m going to make

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wearable mock-up

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of that 18th century men’s shirt, but I

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have to dye the pieces because my pot is

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not big enough to dye

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three yards of fabric.

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So I’ve cut the two body pieces, the

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sleeve pieces,

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and just a big piece for all the collars

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and cuffs,

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little reinforcement squares, all those

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extra bits that I’m going to dye

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with madder. Marigolds are still

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obviously on the

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dye list, as I’m still drying and

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processing

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this year’s harvest. Over to

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the main To Do column. I have made

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substantial progress

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on the quilt, which is good because I

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want to get it done.

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I have finished quilting all of the

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quilting bits.

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I have trimmed the squares. I have cut

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the sashings. I am now in the assembly

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stage.

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When you assemble quilts like this, you

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go on horizontal rows first

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so that these vertical strips are added

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and then you attach each

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horizontal row to the next one because

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the trickiest part about making this

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look right- it doesn’t matter how crooked

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your horizontal sashes are connecting

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the two rows together,

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but if your vertical lines don’t match

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up it looks off.

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That’s what I’ve learned doing this

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quilt where the

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sashing lines are very obvious. They’re

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in a contrasting color.

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That probably won’t be as much of an

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issue on this quilt because it’s the

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same

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blue fabric as the

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blue borders. So I’ve got a little bit of

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wiggle room there.

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I obviously have not gotten to the black

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vest mock-up.

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We knew that was likely to be the case

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because I’m focused on the quilt.

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I did finish the machine knit cotton

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shirt.

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You will have seen video footage of this

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during the video.

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You can see from earlier that I did

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finish my black

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adulting mask and I have started

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knitting the pieces

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of the Christmas Star Wars sweater.

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This sweater is being knit in two

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different methods I’m knitting the

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stockinette body pieces on my

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LK 150 knitting machine and I’m doing

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the color work

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at the yke by hand. I’ve done the two

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biggest body pieces, which super

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excitingly look like

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big red rectangles. This yarn

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is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes.

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This is the contrast for the color work,

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“dove heather” and the red is

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“hollyberry.” I may need to order a couple

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more skeins of this,

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but we’re playing it by ear right now. I

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have

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one sleeve sitting on the machine now.

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Once I have the second sleeve

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done, I will block the pieces to get them

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to relax a bit

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and then do the hand knitting of the

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color work. You’ll also have noticed on

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those rectangles, I didn’t do

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any of the ribbing at the bottom of the

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sweater. I’m going to do the ribbing

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later

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because I don’t want to order more yarn

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if I don’t have to.

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I do have a green –

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I think it’s “forest heather?” – left over

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from

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my Slytherin Scarf that I did by machine.

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There’s a point in the color work where

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if I run

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out of the red yarn, I’m fine.

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The color work motif- the bottom half is

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mostly red and then the top half is

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mostly that gray.

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And if at that dividing line, I run out

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of red yarn,

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I can just do the top half with

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green and I can also do the ribbing

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in green. It’s a Christmas sweater.

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Nothing from the future column is moving

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over to

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the To Do column, although

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when I add the 18th century shirt to

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that To Do column,

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that will be a wearable mock-up

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for this future item

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my good friend 177Sith.

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I will talk about this in the future at

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some point when I am actively

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designing and working on this project.

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So that’s going to do it for this video.

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I do not have any extra announcements

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that I

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know of. I’ve posted two additional

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videos in the month of October, so if you

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have not seen them,

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there’s a Halloween Hussif video where I

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hand sew a hussif

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~in an eerie and Halloweeny way~. And

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I posted an audio short story, The Pale

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Man by Julius Long.

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It’s a public domain short story

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originally published

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in Weird Tales back in 1934 and it’s

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~a little spoopy~, but not like

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horrifying. But I had a lot of fun making

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it, so if you want to check that out it’s

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only

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16 minutes long including the

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end credits bit. It’s soundscaped

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and occasionally has music, so go check

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that out if you want to.

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Also if you want to follow along with

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these things that I’m doing,

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consider hitting that subscribe button

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down below

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or you can go check out my website at

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freakishlemon.com.

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The things that I’m involved with are

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usually linked

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there somehow. That’s

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gonna do it for me. Goodbye.

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[Music]

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