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The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 1: Episode 9 – Show Notes

The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 1: Episode 9 – Show Notes

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** Warning: This episode includes a discussion of crafting with animal remains and the process of doing so. If you’re sensitive to this subject, you may want to skip the segment from 14:32 to 25:12 **

S1E09 Show Notes:

Here’s a roundup of the resources, patterns, and projects mentioned in this episode:

Magnetic Eyelashes

♥ An Instagram video of someone skillfully applying magnetic eyelashes (which is both fascinating, and kind of like crafting on your face): https://www.instagram.com/p/Bi4P8AsBQDm/

DMC Floss Color Number to RGB Color Resources

♥ RGB Value Chart for DMC Color Codes (quite accurate, but doesn’t have the most recent new colors): https://www.csh.rit.edu/~vance/pages/color.html
♥ RGB Value CSV that’s the most complete list that Haley has has been able to find (it’s part of a cross-stitch pattern creation program that I can’t run because I have a Mac, so I can’t vouch for it): https://github.com/adrianj/CrossStitchCreator/blob/master/CrossStitchCreator/Resources/DMC%20Cotton%20Floss%20converted%20to%20RGB%20Values.csv
♥ Heidi’s Intarsia Mountain project: https://www.handsoccupied.com/intarsia-mountain-ralkal/
♥ DMC and Other Brand Color Conversion Charts: https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/conversion-charts-for-embroidery-thread-and-floss-1177518

Microbiological Crafting

Info about some of Heidi’s dad’s go-to head processing techniques:
♥ How to make marbled/swirl paint (Bonus: this tutorial doesn’t use animal remains!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHqPkkSpLZk
♥ How to make a European mounted deer (a.k.a. How to clean and mount a skull): https://www.instructables.com/id/European-Mounted-Deer/

Tom’s (Heidi’s dad) actual quotes about doing this on deer skulls:
♥ “Of course, prior to painting the skull it needs to be cleaned of all fur/hide, tissue (facial, eyeballs, brain).”
♥ “Cleaning takes hours of boiling/scraping, or you need to bury the skull for 4-12 months (protecting the antlers with alum foil so mice don’t chew them).”

Photos of some of Heidi’s dad’s deer head projects—including one with marbling (nothing particularly gross here—these are finished projects, not in-progress photos):
Marbled deer skull
Deer skull shrine 1
Deer skull shrine 2

Heidi and Haley’s Favorite Knitting and Crochet Tools

Haley’s favorites:
♥ Addi Turbo Rockets (metal circular knitting needles with extra-sharp tips): http://www.skacelknitting.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.233533/.f
♥ Addi Click Rocket Long Tip Set (metal interchangeable circular knitting needle set with extra-sharp tips): http://www.skacelknitting.com/addi-Click-Sets/addi-Click-Rocket-Lace-Long-Tip-Set.html

Heidi’s favorites:
♥ Interchangeable Knitter’s Pride Karbonz: http://www.knitterspride.com/Materialwise-Details.asp?id=16&mcid=1
♥ Flexi-Flips: http://www.skacelknitting.com/addi-Flexiflips/

Haley and Heidi both love:
Susan Bates Silvalume crochet hooks (inexpensive, available most places, and they have deep hooks and sharp tips):
♥ Set of larger size crochet hooks: http://www.redheart.com/hooks/Silvalume%20Aluminum%20Crochet%20Hook%20Set/12196
♥ Set of smaller size crochet hooks: http://www.redheart.com/hooks/Silvalume%20Aluminum%20Crochet%20Hook%20Set/12194

The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 1: Episode 9 – Show Notes

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