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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2007 12:11:11 PM »

I want someone to tell me if my stuff stinks. If nothing else, then there would be responses....202 views and only 4 posts Sad Well, 5 if you count my reply.

IF there's something wrong, and it's something I can't help (sewing machine bogging down with a zipper and 4 layer of canvas and denim) I'll add it to the post. My inability to stitch straight, well, lay that hint on my thread! I can't be the only one that makes waves....

Remember, diplomacy. As ling as you're not posting something like "Eeeww, that stinks!" and use the proper smiley, you're not likely to offend.
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« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2007 08:46:50 PM »

Honestly, I just try not to judge. We are all at different levels, with different skills, different goals, and bring different things to the table. The point is that we all have room for improvement, and the important thing is that we're crafting. I don't think craftser should ever turn into an elitist place where one group or skill level sets the tone as to what is good or not. Not that that has or is even close to happening here, I have just seen it happen at other boards. And I hope that didn't come off harsh, because I'm really not trying to be. =P

Me personally, I love criticism, and open all of my projects to it. I'm generally good at knowing whether something of mine outright sucks or not, but may miss something little, or may not know of a certain technique, or how something "reads" to others. I would much rather be told about a problem and be able to correct it then just go on my merry way having never been told. How else do you learn and improve? I think we would be doing each other a great disservice by not helping each other out.

That being said, I understand that not everyone thinks that way, so unless the post specifically invites criticism I don't give it. Like someone else said I think it's important to encourage people to keep creating, since a lot of crafting is trial and error anyway, and most of us will eventually figure it out in the end (which is often the fun part and brings on some really creative solutions).

So to sum up my very long and babbly post: I love criticism, but will only give it when asked, and otherwise I just try to encourage! =)
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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2007 09:41:45 AM »

I've been wondering the same thing.  It seems that most people who make things want to make them well, but some people just need to create and share and get it on to the next project.  I agree that a personal message might be the way to go for helpful, courteous critiques.  That way there isn't public humiliation AND they can just ignore you if they want to.
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