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1  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Where to get stuff knitted? on: March 06, 2009 07:58:42 PM
Somehow, amazingly, I have no knitters or crocheters amongst family and friends. Huh

I was wondering how I would go about getting something knitted for me and a friend's baby.

Is there a place to advertise?  Is this sort of thing even done? I have already tried to contact the Handknitters Guild in Melbourne without much luck.

I cannot knit or crochet, so lessons aren't an option. My mum made blankets and spent many years trying to teach me but I have no coordination with my hands for that. More of an embroiderer, really.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
2  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Ideas for fabric scraps on: July 06, 2008 06:41:45 PM
I need ideas to get rid of a lot of fabric scraps in various sizes from small (5cm* 5 cm) to large (500cm*500 cm) I have over one large moving box full of unwanted fabric.

I had thought of having a fabric  garage sale- but it is winter and that may not draw a lot of people. I also thought of getting a market stall. I am not sure that I would recover the cost or shift much fabric.

 Does anyone have ideas on how to get rid of this fabric?   Does anyone want to go in together at a market to sell their scraps as well?
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / How do I use a loop turner? on: December 26, 2006 01:46:13 AM
Silly question, I know!  For the first time I am making a small bag with thin cotton straps and cannot figure out how to hook the fabric and get it to go back through.
I can insert the turner and can push the latch through the end of the fabric, but then when I pull it to go back through itself, it just doesn't go.

How should I attach the end of the fabric? Thanks for all advice.
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / What to do with an address book? on: December 25, 2006 07:50:23 PM
I received a very lovely  hardcover book covered in Japanese paper and ribbon that has a notepad on one side and an address book on the other side.  The size is 25cm tall by 18 cm wide.

I have no use for an address book. Most friends an family cannot stay put!

I cannot (easily or neatly,) remove the address book as it is glued into the cover.  Angry
What else can I use the address book for?
All ideas are most welcome.
5  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Trouble felting the top layer, please advise on: September 06, 2005 10:56:20 PM
Whenever I add little pieces of different wool to the top layer,  (usually curly strands,) they do not attach to the rest of the wool. 

what can I do to make them stick? i have tried rubbing in all directions but no luck!
6  Oregon / Oregon: Northwest / Visiting Portland Big Thread on: June 29, 2004 04:10:17 AM
I am visiting Portland from melbourne and would like to know where the best craft  & fabric stores are located? We'll be staying fairly central and will be using public transport.

Any suggestions?
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Help with remnant scarves on: March 07, 2004 02:13:08 PM
I am spring cleaning in my fabric cupboard, and decided to make cute scarves from the remnants.

How can I stitch the edges and yet not fray satiny materials? Is there a certain stitch to try?

I can make a nice looking stitch, but the second I put the scarf on,  the scarf frays and the stitching comes off in a nice chain.

I have tried covering the edge with a satin bias tape then stitching, but this comes off as well.
many thanks!

8  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Fabric Medium on: February 22, 2004 05:55:33 PM
Has anyone seen Fabric Medium on sale in Melbourne?  Huh
It is really great for stencilling/painting t -shirts and bags.

It is sold in bottles like acrylic paint and it is added to make acrylic paint more flexible on fabrics.
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