HOMEMADE DRAPES - HOMEMADE

Homemade drapes - Sunncamp porch awnings - Drapery workroom table

Homemade Drapes


homemade drapes
    homemade
  • made or produced in the home or by yourself; "homemade bread"
  • Made in the home; Made by oneself; In a simple style as if made at home
  • Made at home, rather than in a store or factory
  • homeMADE is an Australian reality television series that airs on the Nine Network. It premiered on 10 May 2009, and episodes air twice weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30pm and again at 9:30pm. The series is presented by David Heimann, who also acts as a mentor to the contestants.
    drapes
  • Let (oneself or a part of one's body) rest somewhere in a casual or relaxed way
  • Adorn, cover, or wrap (someone or something) loosely with folds of cloth
  • Arrange (cloth or clothing) loosely or casually on or around something
  • (drape) arrange in a particular way; "drape a cloth"
  • (drape) curtain: hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
  • (drape) the manner in which fabric hangs or falls; "she adjusted the drape of her skirt"
homemade drapes - Norpro Pasta
Norpro Pasta Drying Rack
Norpro Pasta Drying Rack
Our traditional wooden pasta drying rack is perfect for drying fresh homemade pasta. The eight arms are angled so they don't interfere with each other. Like traditional drying racks, the rack is made of unfinished wood so the pasta strands won't slide off.

Even the longest fresh fettuccine or linguine won't touch the counter when draped on the arms of this sturdy pasta drying rack. The rack stands 16-1/2 inches high, including a heavy, stable, 7/8-inch-thick base. Assembly (and disassembly for storage) is simple. The 3/4-inch center post screws into the base. Four 18-inch dowels then slide through holes in the post, providing eight arms--cunningly angled so they don't interfere with one another--on which to hang fresh pasta to dry before going into the pot, refrigerator, or freezer. As is traditional, the rack is made of unfinished wood so pasta strands don't slide off. --Fred Brack

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Stroblex!
Stroblex!
This is my first attempt at shooting a lightbox style shot, and believe me when I say it's a really cheap, easy set up! I used a white T-shirt draped over a 6" height difference between my counter and bar to create a seamless white background. I put my camera on a tripod, locked in the focus, turned off all the lights and opened the shutter for 6 seconds at f/13. I found f/13 worked the best for 6-7 flashes at 1/128th through some very complex guessing and checking :) I had an SB-900 with the built-in wide-flash adapter flipped down in my hand and used the test button to fire it manually. During the 6 second exposure I fired the SB-900 six times at 1/128th pretty close to the watch, but still out of the frame. Strobist: SB-900 fired six times at 1/128th. One each camera left/right level with watch, one each high and camera left/right shot down in front of watch, one shot down directly in front and one shot down directly behind. I may have gone a little overboard, but I think it did a good job of washing out any wrinkles/creases in the T-shirt! ANY advice or tips on how this could be improved from a technical standpoint are greatly appreciated!
Wedding Wreath
Wedding Wreath
Wedding wreath arrangements for the stairway at our wedding venue to be attached to draped organza swags. These little arrangements I recycled from Christmas decorations (removed the holly etc,) and when the organza swag was draped through the hoops they evolved into a stunning walkway which delighted our guests attending the ceremony

homemade drapes
homemade drapes
Extruder, Mold and Tile: Forming Techniques (Ceramic Arts Handbook)
Beyond the world of pinch and coil constructions and wheel-thrown pots lies a vast array of opportunities for the ceramic artist. In Extruder, Mold & Tile: Forming Techniques potters will discover a wealth of information, techniques and inspiration on topics that span the usual to the unusual as well as the functional to the sculptural.
The advent of the extruder centuries ago has served to benefit the artist in many ways, facilitating work that cannot be done easily, or at all, on the wheel or by hand. Molds have been used since the dawn of ceramics beginning with making pots inside baskets. And with tile making, ceramic artists find the two-dimensional aspect of claywork challenging and create astonishing works with both traditional and nontraditional forming methods.
Here is just a sampling of what you'll find:
In Steve Howell: Creating Forms with Hump Molds author Harriet Gamble provides a detailed look at how Steve Howell creates his elegant, yet simple, forms and also reveals his technique for making the lightweight molds he uses.
If you think an extruder is limited to the number of dies you can purchase, you'll be amazed at what can be done beyond the plain, round and square tubes or coils that are standard fare. In The Versatile Extruder, Bill Shinn discusses the many possibilities of this tool and how it's ideal for sculpture, both abstract and representational.
Laura Reutter, a professional tile maker, shows you how to make Flat Tiles the Easy Way with detailed step-by-step instructions.
Tim Frederich solves the problem of making an extrusion directly onto a wareboard to minimize handling and create a cleaner extrusion with an Extruder Table that pivots between the two positions.
David Hendley's Homemade Extruder Dies allow you to make shapes with finer details.
Daryl Baird saw some Extruded Boxes and set about developing his own technique for making them with his 18-step process.
By Following the Catenary Curve you'll turn your trash can into a source for creating beautiful works of art.
Cara Moczygemba enjoys Creating Sculptures with Molds. These ghostly intimate figures combine press molding and slip casting earthenware and stoneware along with slip and terra sigillata surfaces.
Clive Tucker gets into Dusting Off the Mold and incorporating molded pieces and parts along with thrown works to create fantastical assemblages.
Dannon Rhudy likes Throwing Molds. While this sounds absurd, her technique is exactly that - throw a form then handbuild something inside of it at the leather-hard stage. When the piece sets up, peel off the thrown mold.
Jerry Goldman describes how you can make Poured Mosaics by casting slabs of clay then stacking and firing them so they're crushed by their own weight.
Jeanne Henry creates deep Sculptural Tile Reliefs and DeBorah Goletz creates textured tile murals that are reminiscent of Ceramic Postcards. From Jeanne's stunning use of bas relief to DeBorah's architectural scale, the work of both artists is inspiring.
A Clay Draw Plane is a tool you can make to cut slabs for sculptures and tiles. This simple tool is easy to make and you can create several at one time, each with a different cutting angle for right angle or bevel cuts.
If you don't want to work with plaster, you can try Making Platters with Molds made from wood and clay. Bill Shinn demonstrates making slump molds using thrown parts attached to a piece of plywood.
After draping clay over or into a mold, gently pummeling it into place is done with a pounce bag. It's in the Bag for you when you make this simple tool according to Judy Adams' instructions.

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