Monday, October 17, 2011

Extra Winners

I found three more Old Time Crochet Magazines to pass on so I drew three more winners: #3, Marie, #20 Sharon, and #35 John. This is fun!


I think this is incredible! A friend sent it to me.

Here's the video showing the making of it:

Wouldn't it be cool to see one with tatting?


  1. Oh, that's fascinating. Clever men.

  2. Oh, how interesting! That was fun to watch. Thanks.

  3. Congrats to the winners!! I love the ``Dot`` video!! Really well done!


  4. Very cool! I'd love to see one with tatting also!

  5. I'm just coming over to test the comment thing again. Had my computer thoroughly cleaned by tech guys, and was surprised that they installed IE/9. (Had IE/8 before the cleanup.) Holding my breath as I try to post this!!!

  6. Very neat!!
    *can I just do a little happy dance for winning your give away?*

  7. How interesting, I will be passing this on, I live about 15 miles away from where this would have been filmed in Bristol in the UK. They are really clever men and do some lovely films.
    Thank you for sharing this.

  8. Even though computers have made many tasks easier to accomplish, producing cartoons or stop-motion animation is still a hugely tedious process! Hours and hours for just a few seconds! And here they're using EXTREME miniaturization! Couldn't believe how that guy was painting the teensy resin model! It was fun that she was running around among sewing box items!

    There is a 2009 stop-motion animated movie called 'Coraline' which featured teensie sweaters knit by Althea Crome who uses the thinnest possible needles (human hair?). You can see her work on a YouTube video - google "miniature kniitter'. Althea's name is mentioned in the Wikipedia site about the movie as providing the sweaters for the miniature characters, and she has become known for this. Pretty amazing. We tatters can work with very very fine thread, but it's not something I would choose to do!! I remember there's a gal who does miniature doilies.

  9. I thought tatting was fiddly but not after seeing that film and how it was made! Brilliant and if the technoligy can help in other ways, even better.

  10. I still have no idea what they're talking about and I've watched it twice. I think the gist of it is they used a phone and a microscope to videotape a film with a tiny 3mm plastic girl who appears to be running through a disintegrating background that's stationary. my hat is off to them for just coming up with the concept, let alone the implementation.


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