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15 January 2008 @ 06:15 am
Video - Stripping a Batt  
A brief tutorial

Stripping a Batt video at Red Stone Yarns - click on the Videos link.

If you find these videos or other posts helpful, please let the folks on Ravelry know by voting at The Bobby's

-the redhead-
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Brown Eyed Girlbrowneyedgirl65 on January 15th, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC)
Looks good! The thing that strikes me about watching this is how confidently you handle the batt. I know I'd probably break it up in pieces once I started to stretch it. You've got a rhythm going plus knowing just how much tension you can put on the batt. Pretty cool to watch.

(Also, I'm imagining a cat having fun with this o.O )
-the redhead-theredhead on January 16th, 2008 01:35 am (UTC)
Thanks for the comments - they really do help :) I have more videos planned once my videographer is back in town, so I'll reference all the comments before the next series. In the meantime there are a few more to be edited.

Too bad you aren't on Ravelry - now *I'm* the one who needs votes ;)

-the redhead-
...back to dyeing silk...
Brown Eyed Girlbrowneyedgirl65 on January 16th, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
Whoa. I went to look at ravelry, but it's invite only with a 6K waiting list? Yipes...
-the redhead-theredhead on January 16th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)
Ravelry is invite only at this point so they can scale everything up as it grows. It's all coded by one person, so they are trying to keep it from blowing up.

Everyone who applies gets invited in order. 6k is about a 2ish week wait at this point.

It's a *very* cool place (says the cynic). The other fibery people you know will tell you the same. Cool, but dangerous.

-the redhead-

Edited at 2008-01-16 01:50 am (UTC)
Brown Eyed Girlbrowneyedgirl65 on January 16th, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
Heh. Well one of my goals this year is to crochet something. I'm a bit of a beginner, so :-P
tedeisensteintedeisenstein on January 16th, 2008 05:22 am (UTC)
Dunno if anything can be done at this point, but.....two minor comments on "stripping a batt": 1) the close-up where you show the several layers of the batt was too brief. A newbie like me could have used several more seconds.
2) The cuts between each, errrr, scene were too abrupt. I don't suppose a smoother cut, or a fade-out-and-back-in, or whatever it's called, could be used in future lessons?

Good thing I'm not manually dextrous, else my bank account would (yet again) be in serious trouble. That stuff of yours looks too tempting....
-the redhead-theredhead on January 20th, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
I should send you a bill for the video editing Mr-Picky-Man ;) You could say something *nice* about the videos - there's a lot of effort put into them.

-the redhead-
tedeisensteintedeisenstein on January 20th, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
Hey! I did compliment the videos - if I were more dextrous, I'd start spinning 'cause of you and those videos!

They were quite helpful; too. My only comments were minor ones on the videoing itself, not on your lovely, educational, helpful, nice, patient, wonderful, and thoroughly enjoyable lessons!

Oy! Sheesh! Aye gevalt!