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101  EUROPE / GERMANY / Re: Any Germans (or other continental Europeans) here? on: October 01, 2004 01:54:36 PM
Maybe we should try to get a bunch of Hamburgers together! Know any other crafty people here? Im afraid my circle are as crafty as my dog is on a bad day, so Id love to meet some who are!
102  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Please Help...SILLY X-STITCH QUESTION? on: October 01, 2004 10:40:38 AM
go with melidomis instructions and, importantly, PLAN YOUR ROUTE. If youre doing a single colour, you dont want to be jumping over 7 or 8 stitches to get to the next patch of the same colour. On principle I dont cross over more than 4 other threads to get to the next colour and if Im working with a dark thread, I try not to do it at all as this can show through to the front and mess up your really nice piccie.
Also start a thread using the loop start which I posted elsewhere as this halves the amount of threads hanging off the back of your work.
  EMBROIDERY, CROSS-STITCH, NEEDLEPOINT / Discuss Future Projects / Re: Good techniques to start and end your thread? (aka non-French knots)
103  EUROPE / GERMANY / Re: Any Germans (or other continental Europeans) here? on: October 01, 2004 10:33:31 AM
Im also in Hamburg! I do embroidery and, well, embroidery. Primarily boring, traditional stuff Im afraid. How about you?
104  EUROPE / GERMANY / Re: Any Germans (or other continental Europeans) here? on: September 30, 2004 07:42:31 AM
Came to do some post-graduate study, met a guy, got married, stayed! Germany is still unlikely to be permanent, but I cant see myself settling down in Oz either.  Undecided Sometimes its hard to be an ex-pat!
105  EUROPE / GERMANY / Re: Any Germans (or other continental Europeans) here? on: September 28, 2004 11:01:02 AM
Im Ozzie, but been here for 5 years in various cities.
As to where I order stuff from, well...usually I call my mum and get her to ship stuff over. Otherwise Ive ordered speciality goldwork threads from Golden Threads in England, or bought up when Ive been there (have you SEEN the prices to England with Ryan Air? I couldve bought a ticket Berlin-London for 50cents!!! Its then actually worthwhile just to go there and stock up on stash!)
As to knitting yarns, well that craft is actually "in", so you can get quite a bit. Its just poor old and stuffy traditional-type needleworkers like me that luck out.
Where are you from Hetobeto?
106  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Dark fabric!!?? on: September 27, 2004 12:11:26 PM
trace it onto tracing paper/bakingpaper/anything thin, place the paper on the fabric and pin into place. Then just stitch marker lines in a bright thread (just running stitch) along the outlines on the tracing paper. When your done, rip the paper away and your outline is there -just remove the marker stitches as you go and you have no problems with stains/pens that dont come off etc.
107  EUROPE / GERMANY / Re: Any Germans (or other continental Europeans) here? on: September 27, 2004 12:04:54 PM
Hah! I used to live in Halle/Saale! Witttenberg is cute - been there are couple of times for meetings - and of course it has a very famous church door.

I havent found ANY decent places to get stash in Germany. Nothing seems to be really set up for needleworkers (as its FAR too old fashioned) and so everything I get sent in from overseas (England, Oz or US). *Sigh* sometimes I miss home....
108  EUROPE / GERMANY / Any Germans (or other continental Europeans) here? on: September 24, 2004 12:15:21 AM
Ive been trying to find groups/people/shops/anything in Germany or surrounding countries. Theres no country-specific board in craftster, so its a bit difficult. Id really like to meet with people/form a group/whatever as theres not much going on...
Im based in Hamburg, but....have craft, will travel.
109  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Re: Anyone from melbourne? on: September 23, 2004 11:18:56 PM
Can I say, I was from Melbourne? I was at La Trobe and lived in Heidelberg, Rosanna, Macleod and Bundoora. Im now living in Germany, but make it back every year or so and spend at least one day doing a stitch shop crawl through Melbourne. I swear, I spend more on that day than I do on the flight!!
Great to hear that these shops are all still going...here crafty is just NOT cool....especially embroidery which of course only great-granny does! (The germans seem to have very narrow and disapproving views on anything which could be construed as spieig!)
110  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: My first pictures on craftster.... on: September 23, 2004 10:41:07 AM
Thanks!
All of the compliments should really go to the designer, but Im happy that others also like it!
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