FACEBOOK LIVE with Mark Lipinski and Mr. Electric, September 10, 2016

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Here are the links to the subjects we spoke about in this episode. . . 

 

BOOKS  

Crochet to Calm: Stitch and De-Stress with 18 Simple Crochet Patterns

Discover the most rewarding way to de-stress at the end of a hectic day—crochet! The soothing, repetitive motion of this classic craft can clear your mind while providing a creative outlet. Best yet? You’ll create gorgeous projects you can proudly wear and display!

Crochet to Calm features 18 rewarding projects, from home accents such as the Zinnia Pillow, Meditative Mandala Coaster, and the Papillon Pouf to cozy wearables such as the Pinecone Infinity Scarf, Peachy Arm Warmers, and Slouchy Slipper Boots. The projects are quick to make, so you’ll have plenty of time to try them all! Eye-catching photography and clear illustrations provide ample instruction so that you can enjoy every step of the process. Featuring a foreword by Mandy O’Sullivan, the founder of CraftsasTherapy, Crochet to Calm will help you relax, one stitch at a time.

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Just a couple of the easy, calming crochet projects from the book…

Pick up your copy by clicking here:  http://www.interweavestore.com/crochet-to-calm

MAKE ANY COMMENT ABOUT RELATING TO THIS EDITION OF FACEBOOK LIVE either on  THE FACEBOOK VERSION, ON THE VIDEO ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL (  ), OR BELOW FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THIS BOOK! 

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JOINING: 

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The Embroider’s Guild of America (EGA)

EGA is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the study and preservation of the art of embroidery. Membership is open to anyone interested in needlework, from the beginner to the professional. Members work within local chapters or a member-at-large network to improve their skills and knowledge. Numerous opportunities are available to learn embroidery and needlework techniques, including chapter meetings, workshops, correspondence courses, certification programs, and national and regional seminars. In addition, we offer free projects, a youth program, a quarterly magazine, and national traveling exhibits.

Here’s their website address and resources to find your local chapter:  https://www.egausa.org

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Designing for Crewel

I had an idea for a concept.  My idea was to merge Jacobean design (1600’s) with Mid-Century Modern (1950’s)

First Draft – Drawing shapes inspired by the 1950’s and Jacobean-inspired shapes and flowers from the 1600’s

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Copying, Cutting, and Pasting 

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Merging the 2, thinking it was finished, then, 24-hours later “Hated It!”

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Back to the drawing board, enlarging and making my focal point more ‘focal’

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Moving and adding elements 

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Add the background and more shapes to balance out the design

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Going over my lines with a Sharpie

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The difference

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Spraying the design so it will stick to the Twill Fabric (purchased at Joann) so I can draw trace my design onto the fabric (using a light box)

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Now it’s “2-Snaps Up with a Needle!”

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Final image transfer

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The Color Palette (at least for now)

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All but one of these are Paternayan brand, 100% Virgin Wool Yarn. $1.50 each.  There are a gazillion shades and the subtlety between them is almost alarming!

The 5th dark blue/green from the top is an Appletons brand wool.  It’s a very very popular brand, but seems a bit thinner than the Paternayan, which isn’t bad, and necessary for some crewel and needlework.

I bought my wool at The Edwardian Needle in Fairfield, New Jersey. . .   http://www.theedwardianneedle.com

 

PRODUCTS

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Daylight Wafer 2 Light Box  (Amazing, you guys!)

Daylight Wafer 2 light box measuring 11″ x 17″ is fully dimmable and has a built-in ruler. Light box is powered by an AC adapter and is ideal for calligraphy, stenciling, scrap-booking, embossing, quilting, embroidery, sewing or much more..Daylight Wafer 2 light box measuring 11″ x 17″ is fully dimmable and has a built-in ruler. Light box is powered by an AC adapter and is ideal for calligraphy, stenciling, scrap-booking, embossing, quilting, embroidery, sewing or much more..It has dimmable LEDS and provides an even spread of light from edge to edge.It has dimmable LEDS and provides an even spread of light from edge to edge.It is powered by Mains/AC Adapter and is very low heat.It is powered by Mains/AC Adapter and is very low heat.Wafer is ideal for calligraphy, stencilling, scrap-booking, embossing, quilting, embroidery, sewing, and much more.Wafer is ideal for calligraphy, stencilling, scrap-booking, embossing, quilting, embroidery, sewing, and much more.Dimensions: 11″H x 17″W x 3/8″T.Dimensions: 11″H x 17″W x 3/8″T.Includes: Wafer 2 light box with an integrated on/off and dimmer switch and one AC adapter.Includes: Wafer 2 light box with an integrated on/off and dimmer switch and one AC adapter.Daylight Wafer 2 light box measuring 11″ x 17″ has dimmable LEDs and provides an even spread of light from edge to edge..Daylight Wafer 2 light box measuring 11″ x 17″ has dimmable LEDs and provides an even spread of light from edge to edge.

I could never own another brand of light box/tracer .  This is perfect for all of your tracing needs (wonderful for appliqué shapes)

I got mine at Nancy’s Notions:  http://search.nancysnotions.com/?q=wafer+2&Search=&sp_cs=UTF-8

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505 Spray and Fix Temporary Fabric Adhesive

Spray and fix fabric adhesive 505 is a temporary fabric adhesive designed for quilt basting, applique, sewing, embroidery and crafts. Eliminates pinning and allows repeated repositioning. Odorless colorless and acid-free.

Ask your local quilt shop to order it for you!  It’s the very best temporary adhesive for fabric and paper, in my humble opinion (and it’s not as inexpensive as some others, but worth it).

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Craft Marker Storage Organizer for crafters large capacity

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: birch plywood, non toxic paint, corrugated plastic, markerboard, love, care
  • Made to order
  • Only ships within United States

Order yours here: https://www.etsy.com/transaction/1163753506

IN THE MAIL

Glorious Hexagons

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Find out how you can jump on the exciting and wonderfully creative and colorful  Glorious Hexagon train by clicking here:  http://www.gloriouscolor.com/store.php?cat=601

or here:  https://www.paperpieces.com/glorious-hexagons

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Delphi Stained Glass Catalog 

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Here’s where to get your catalog: https://www.delphiglass.com/catalog

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ARTICLES

Artist Olek Covers a House in Finland with Pink Yarn

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Here’s the link to the article (and more pictures): http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/09/artist-olek-covers-a-house-in-finland-with-pink-crochet/

13 Questions That will Change Your Life

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Here’s the link to all 13 Questions:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-travis-bradberry/13-questions-that-will-ch_b_11594654.html

 

NEXT WEEK . . . 

Mr. Electric and I will see you next week, LIVE, at 11 AM (New York City time) on Facebook, with replays on YouTube.com!  Please subscribe to my YouTube channel while you’re there.  xooxm

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*and don’t forget to shine the bottom of your Revere Ware. xoxom

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17 Comments on “FACEBOOK LIVE with Mark Lipinski and Mr. Electric, September 10, 2016”

  1. Pat Kyser
    September 11, 2016 at 11:27 AM #

    Thanks, Mark, for the plug for EGA. It’s a marvelous organization that has worked to keep fine needlework alive.

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  2. September 11, 2016 at 1:27 PM #

    Hi Mark and Mr. Electric. I tried for 20 minutes and could not get the link. I missed your lovely voices but will re=read the blog a couple more times. Hopefully, next week will work. I’m in California and read where others did not get the link…… Take care.

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  3. ncbev
    September 11, 2016 at 1:53 PM #

    I just love your posts. Only one problem…you ALWAYS find one more way for me to spend money. Retirement has caused me to make lists of my wishes. You have made that s long list. However, you have also provided many dreams to keep me going! That’s for the color you put in my life!

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  4. Joan Hendrix
    September 11, 2016 at 2:11 PM #

    Hi Mark, I’m one who could not find your live show yesterday. Weird! I was wondering about the log cabin book from a few weeks ago. Not sure if you mailed it yet, but if so I have not received it. Thanks, and thanks for all your good info and fun!
    Joan Hendrix,

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  5. Susan Rowe
    September 11, 2016 at 9:15 PM #

    I usually don’t catch you live so enjoy catching you on You Tube. Really like your steps used in designing and the way you share a book..even if the words are backwards.

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  6. Machelle
    September 11, 2016 at 10:43 PM #

    Phew! Glad I found you !-couldn’t the other morning, but then I am I bit techno challenged! Enjoyed the FB post even though I didn’t listen live. Oh an I did shine my revere ware today 😂😂😂😜 Machelle

    Sent from my iPhone

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  7. Anna Jane
    September 12, 2016 at 7:51 AM #

    Knitting vs crochet, I love both to distress.

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    • September 18, 2016 at 10:51 AM #

      It’s a mental disorder, don’t you think, Anna Jane? But what a way to go! Thank your for writing. I so appreciate it. xoxom

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  8. Fran Eaves
    September 12, 2016 at 12:51 PM #

    First time I have seen this page. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.

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    • September 18, 2016 at 10:50 AM #

      LOL Really, Fran. Just keep scrolling back. It goes back YEARS! Glad you found it. xoxom

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  9. Bonnie mcdaniel
    September 12, 2016 at 8:52 PM #

    Just watched , would like to see you do the crewel work.

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    • September 18, 2016 at 10:50 AM #

      Absolutely, just as soon as I become a bit more accomplished. Thank you so much for writing. It means a lot to me. xoxom

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  10. Patricia Delamater
    September 14, 2016 at 8:57 AM #

    Audible sigh when your design came together – couldn’t help it! Thanks for sharing the steps.

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    • September 18, 2016 at 10:49 AM #

      You are so sweet! Thank you for acknowledging my work. xoxom

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  11. Louise K.
    September 16, 2016 at 12:37 AM #

    Finally getting to watch your Saturday broadcast. I love your crewel design and the colors you chose. I embroidered for years. I used to do custom orders for people. Monograms, favorite flowers. I never really gave it any thought,I just did it. I never sat with empty hands or spent time on the computer, I need to find that zen again. Love watching you and Mr. E. !

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    • September 18, 2016 at 10:48 AM #

      Oh thank, Louise. You know, I don’t know anything about crewel work! LOL Thank you so much for taking the time to write! xoxom

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  12. Melanie Erhart
    September 19, 2016 at 7:44 AM #

    Loved the 13 questions. I think more people need to take a moment for introspection. I did crewel work as a teenager and you have sparked an interest in a possible project in my future.

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