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1  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / Looking for a particular website. on: May 09, 2013 12:55:55 PM
Once upon a time I found a great crochet help website. It laid out all sorts of shapes and joins that would be really helpful in making amigurumi (things like making tubes and branching off and joining other tubes, and making spiralling tentacles and things), and it was laid out sort of like a curio cabinet with little cubbies with a sample inside that you could click and learn how the piece was made.

Anyone know what I'm talking about? Thanks? Smiley
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Yarn choice for phone cozy. on: August 09, 2012 08:09:12 AM
I recently got a new mobile phone, and thought about crocheting a cozy so that I don't have to worry too much about the big fancypants touch screen getting scratched in my bag, but I vaguely remember being told once that you shouldn't use certain types of yarn for gadget cozies - I don't know, because of a risk of generating static electricity or something. I was just wondering if this is true or a complete fabrication, and which yarn types might be good for such a project.
I once bought some microfibre yarn, which I thought would be perfect, but unfortunately it looks like that yarn disappeared when I moved house.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Fabric choice. on: April 13, 2011 06:41:24 AM
I've got this pattern, Vogue 1043. The only fabrics I seem to like are quilting cottons, because I love cute prints, and I find a lot of dressmaking fabrics boring or plain or ugly (at least, the selection at my local fabric shops, and much of the UK-based online stores I've seen in the past). Would a quilting cotton be suitable for making a dress?

When the pattern talks about 'facing', does it mean iron-on fusible stuff, or would it specify an iron-on product?

I've never made clothes before, in case it isn't obvious!
4  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / I love this dress! on: January 18, 2010 03:04:24 PM
I love this dress worn by Lisa Edelstein (featured, sadly for me, at Go Fug Yourself here).  Maybe not with so much cleavage squishing, and maybe in a fabric that flows differently, but I love it. 

Can you guys think of any patterns for similar sorts of things?  And does it look like something someone with no clothes making experience could tackle?
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Mounting in an embroidery hoop? on: October 30, 2009 08:57:04 AM
Just a short question that I can't seem to find a solid answer on: How do you mount a finished piece of stitching in an embroidery hoop, ready to hang on a wall (for example, like this & this where it's all clean around the edges, and covered at the back as well)?
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Technique that I have no idea what it is. on: October 19, 2009 06:06:58 AM
I was at a craft fair the other week, and spied someone making something, but I have no idea what she was doing.  I didn't know if it was appropriate to ask, because she wasn't the stall's owning artist, and was just manning it for her, I think.  And she looked very busy.

She had a little wooden stick of varying thicknesses, and she seemed to be sewing/weaving around it with a needle and thread.  Some of the pieces on the wall and table were made of lots of little circles (of different circumferences) joined together, so I imagine they were made with that contraption and technique.

The 'stick' kind of started out fat, and then made steps in to thinner circumferences.  She seemed to just be sewing/weaving around just one thickness at a time.

Has what I've said made any sense at all?  I hope so!  I really wish I'd asked the lady when I saw her.
Any ideas what she could have been doing?  I don't think I've explained it very well.

I'm not even sure if this is the right place to post this.
7  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Stuck on bio/newbie questions. (UK sellers?) on: August 07, 2006 02:16:12 PM
This must sound really odd, but I can't think what to write in my etsy bio!  Seriously.  The words just aren't coming out in a way that sounds 'me'.
What did you do in your bio?

So I'll probably wait a few more days before really setting up my shop.  The whole being-in-the-UK thing is kind of putting me off slightly what with etsy being largely US-based, but it's at least worth a try.  Anyone know about starting a shop with a Visa Electron debit card?  Apparently it can be done, but I'm wondering if there's any hidden charges for converting USD to GBP or anything. 

Is it okay to enter my bank/card details then leave listing things for later?  I'm assuming that will just leave my shop to show with 'zero items'?

Um... yeah.  Thanks. Roll Eyes
8  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / U.K. AND IRELAND / simplyseedbeads.co.uk / hemp for jewellery? on: August 02, 2006 05:06:34 PM
Anybody used simplyseedbeads.co.uk before?
Or can you recommend anywhere else that carries hemp for making jewellery?  I can't find any locally! Roll Eyes
9  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / U.K. AND IRELAND / beadsdirect.co.uk on: July 27, 2006 02:38:03 PM
This site looks too good to be true!  Anyone used them before?
Are they trustworthy?
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / TARDIS help? on: April 15, 2006 02:44:02 PM
I'm looking to make a multi-layer TARDIS stencil, but I just can't seem to get there.  I have PSP7; anyone have any help?

I'm looking for maybe 3 layers, so I can have a wee slightly-detailed TARDIS on my tshirt!
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