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ExclusiveHerb

Euclid, OH, US
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I have practiced art and design under many artists at many civic and art associations. I enjoy many different areas of design including fashion, home interior design, quilting, knitting, embroidery and software design. Love, love, love.
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ExclusiveHerb

craft interests: crochet, embroidery, fashion, gifts, holidays, knitting, paper-crafts, quilting, sewing, gardening, writing, painting

Member Since: 11/29/2009


recent comments

Re: American Sewing Expo's 2013 Contests Open for Entry

Oh! Just ignore my last comment. I see now that there are different categories in which to enter. OK. Thanks.

Re: American Sewing Expo's 2013 Contests Open for Entry

Did I read the qualifications correctly? You must be of ages between 8 and 18 only? No experienced sewers? Darn.

Re: Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

Always use a pressing cloth between your iron and your costly fabrics. There will be zero shine on your fabrics and no stain on or from your iron. Any texture on the fabric will remain exactly the same with out any smashing of brocades or burn-out fabrics when you use a high steam setting on the pressing cloth, but add no pressure to the fabric, just steam. Finger press the warm and subtle fabric flat when you feel it is necessary, and ...

this is the tip you may not have tried:

to protect your fingers from any steam and heat from your iron, use a chop stick or the handle end of a wooden spoon to guide the fabric as you steam press them. Have fun.

Re: Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

Always use a pressing cloth between your iron and your costly fabrics. There will be zero shine on your fabrics and no stain on or from your iron. Any texture on the fabric will remain exactly the same with out any smashing of brocades or burn-out fabrics when you use a high steam setting on the pressing cloth, but add no pressure to the fabric, just steam. Finger press the warm and subtle fabric flat when you feel it is necessary, and ...

this is the tip you may not have tried:

to protect your fingers from any steam and heat from your iron, use a chop stick or the handle end of a wooden spoon to guide the fabric as you steam press them. Have fun.

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: The New June/July Issue of Threads (#161)

Love, love, love it. I need this issue, badly.

Re: Spring Coat in full bloom

I think you really have something there! I love it. Is it lined or unlined.

Re: Free Patterns: Mini-Quilt Templates in a Jiffy

I have decided to try the mini quilt templetes. They have inspired me to sew a little. Maybe this will give me a little confidence in my hobby again. They would look good in so many applicatons. If I finish my project, I will share it with you!

Re: Five Sewing Blogs We Love

I am new to blogs. I'm sorry, but I hate to reconstruct any clothing. I helped when I was young in my aunt's tailor shop. We replaced zippers, linings, and pockets to name a few. I don't think I would care to try anything like that again. What do you use the costumes for? Plays, are you members of a guild? Thanks.

Re: Project Runway - Week 4: Hearts and Flowers

With this challenge, one design element became a little clearer to me. I believe that proportion or rather the lack of it may be an issue for the contestants. Although I think that they are all good at what they are doing, I consider their knowledge of proportion within design to be a factor for them to concentrate on in the future. This was not as obvious with the high fashion models. When I look back to the earlier episodes, I can remember when I thought that they could improve the overall pulled together appearance of their garments. I didn’t associate this with proportion at that time. As I had mentioned previously, the designers seem good, competitive and making very fashionable garments in this season’s show.

Re: Simplicity Pattern Collection from Threads

Pattern 2758 does not lend itself to a size 1x and up. Forming a waist is appealing nice in any size, but accentuating over sized hips as well and at the same time does not appeal to most people.

Re: Retro Marilyn style

Good idea, Cocopassion.

Re: Project Runway - Week 3 - Iconic Inspirations

Design Differences

I believe that the darker palette shows the design differences to their best advantage. If you can design something uniquely beautiful in black then you will find a happy client. I personally believe though that in actual life scenarios that flattering the wearer's appearance comes first. Thinking of the place or circumstances of your environment are necessary to achieve this happy harmony, and should be thought of in second place. I admit that I am not sure whom they (the designers) are designing for at the time of the show. Are they merely designing for the judges at this time? Who are the judges designing their critiques for at this time? Creating a fashion show that attracts buyers will involve more than what I have seen. I suppose I shall wait and see how the show rounds out before surrendering my decision on what I consider to be a winning outfit or a winning designer.

Signed,
ExcusiveHerb


Re: Project Runway - Week 3 - Iconic Inspirations

Design Differences

I believe that the darker palette shows the design differences to their best advantage. If you can design something uniquely beautiful in black then you will find a happy client. I personally believe though that in actually life scenarios that flattering the wearer's appearance comes firstly. Thinking of the place or circumstances of your environment are necessary to achieve this happy harmony, and should be thought of in second place. I admit that I am not sure whom they (the designers) are designing for at the time of the show. Are they merely designing for the judges at this time? Who are the judges designing their critiques for at this time? Creating a fashion show that attracts buyers will involve more than what I have seen. I suppose I shall wait and see how the show rounds out before surrendering my decision on what I consider to be a winning outfit or a winning designer.

Signed,
ExcusiveHerb


Re: Book Giveaway: Successful Serging

I am a novice person with the serging machine. The winning book would be a great help to me. I was happy to see the extensive collection at Tauton Press, Inc., when I became a member of Threads. I am considering a couple of machine purchases, but I would like some advice prior to deciding on what machine to purchase. I want to win the contest by changing my avatar, and receive the book, Successful Serging by Beth Baumgartel as a prize. Good luck to me.