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« on: June 21, 2010 10:16:45 AM »

I'm new to swapping, and trying to figure out how best to provide helpful information to my partners, and how best to interpret their tastes.  So I'm curious...do you add something to your wists only if it is exactly the way you would want it?  (The colors/fabric used are to your taste, along with the overall design of the item, etc.)  Or do you add to your wists anything that has a significant element that you really like?  (For instance, if you really like a purse someone posted, because of the general style, but if you made it for yourself, you'd use a different color.)

Just wondering if there is a "typical" way that people use wists.
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2010 10:25:16 AM »

I add the item and then use the note section to explain what I like, or dislike.
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2010 10:32:12 AM »

same as styupe really. I also wist persons Cheesy Like Harry potter or things so the one that's stalking you sees that you like those stuff too Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2010 10:43:08 AM »

I do the same as styupe. I wist something and then make notes about colors or size in the note section. Smiley

There are people who will wist fabrics just so their partners can get a feel for patterns and color combos. I've also seen big items like furniture and kitchen accessories in wists.

Basically, just let your wist be a window to what you like!
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2010 10:12:19 PM »

Not exact - I know I add stuff to my wists sometimes because I like the concept of it, and will add a note about what I like about it, sometimes to add some guidance for someone stalking me.  Right now I have two pages of fabrics on my wists - not so much that I want the fabric, but it helps to give an idea of what kind of patterns appeal to me.  I have a cup design on there that I like, but I don't necessarily like it as a cup, but would love the concept interpreted as a planter, etc. 

I use other wists the same way - maybe I see a piece of jewelry on someone's wist, and it gives me an idea of how to make my own version of it.
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2010 10:54:34 PM »

I do the same. If I'm in a swap with a specific theme I do try to add relevant items to my wist. For example, for the Sea Life swap I hunted down some specific sea-themed goodies that I really liked so my partner had some ideas to start with.

I also think wists can be helpful in just getting a general feel for the style and taste of your partner. So while you may not copy something from their wists exactly, you might learn that they like country themed items with roses on them (or something).

Troublet, I like the idea of adding fabrics. I'm going to do that Smiley.
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2010 09:23:29 PM »

I do the same as a lot of people above, as far as adding notes and wisting fabric and whatnot!

Also, if I find something I want to make for myself or I want to make for someone (I don't want it made for me) I set it to "private" so nobody else will see it and want to make it. Same for stuff I've already received and don't want to get copies of (but still want to leave on there for inspiration or reference or whatever)
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2010 10:12:03 PM »

I did not know there was that option!  Good to know that I can use the wist system as a personal to-do list too!
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2010 10:37:01 PM »

Yep, it's a little check box near each item I believe! Very handy, especially when you're adding something from a swap partner's wist that you want to make for them (but don't necessarily want someone to make for you!)
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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2010 01:49:01 AM »

@MareMare, I didn't know that either, thanks for letting us know!
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