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11  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / THICK Cardboard in Sydney on: August 13, 2008 05:11:12 AM
Hi guys,

I want to buy some thick cardboard to make a folio - you know the thick, strong book cover type of cardboard. Does anyone know where to buy any in Sydney?


12  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Re: hiring sewing help in Sydney....? on: June 23, 2008 08:18:46 AM
Dressmakers will usually do it, but it will depend on how busy they are and how much you want done. Hope this helps
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What do you wish people had told you before you started knitting? on: June 09, 2008 08:14:08 AM
I wish someone had told me how your yarn stash will grow....

and grow and grow and grow  Cheesy

so true.

and I'm finding that this is a pretty expensive (and addictive) hobby.  I'm trying to cut down on impulse yarn buying and only buy for specific projects that I plan to make in the near future.

I totally agree with how the stash seems to keep on growing and growing and growing. So much so that I've placed a ban on myself from buying new yarn or buying yarn only when I know I will use it for a specific project. Except it doesn't tend to work. I guess that is why I have a stash full of yarn that I will never use. I would actually be happier to look at a much smaller stash knowing that it will get used eventually than look at my huge stash and know that I could've better used the money.

Which leads me to my suggestion: Give any unwanted yarn to charity! You will feel good about it!

Also, you can not possible knit even pattern you fall in love with. There would be no time to do anything else.

And my final piece of advice that I wish someone had told me - don't keep knitting scarves if you hate wearing them! Move onto to something different because it isn't as scary as it seems.

Happy Knitting
14  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Things I have learned about sewing (feel free to add...) on: June 03, 2008 04:57:31 AM
You guys are awesome! Lots of little useful tips:D

Here are mine to add..
- I find that I do a lot more sewing/crafting if my sewing/crafting area is kept neat and fairly tidy. It is so much more inviting when I don't have to clean up before I start a project.
- Another thing I have learned about sewing is that it can be a very expensive addiction

15  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Baby jacket (Warning, contains knees.) on: June 02, 2008 02:55:37 AM
That is really cute and I love the colour Cheesy
16  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: poly vs cotton THREAD on: May 19, 2008 07:20:38 PM
It would really depend on your fibre content of the fabric you are sewing with and it's end use. If you are sewing cotton and use a polyester thread, you are more than likely to scorch or melt the thread when ironing if you go directly over it, but if  you are careful, you should be ok.

Also, if you are sewing a pillow or something else that shouldn't need ironing once finished, it wont matter what thread you use.

Hope this helps
17  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Re: Ahoy, Sydney knitters: yarn stores? on: May 18, 2008 04:52:51 AM
There is The Wool Inn in Penrith. A small store, but lots of nice (and sometimes expensive) yarns.
18  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: A few questions about embroidering on baby jumpsuits! on: April 25, 2008 09:52:36 AM
Thanks for all your help! You've been great Cheesy I will post my items once I have finished them for everyone to see!
19  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / A few questions about embroidering on baby jumpsuits! on: April 23, 2008 02:26:42 AM
Hi, I'm new to embroidery and have a few questions about embroidering on baby jump/body suits (I think they're called onesies in the US). I did a search but came up with nothing.

First, should I wash them before or after embroidering on them?
Second, Do I need stretch the fabric more than usual or just let it stretch normally as I put it in the embroidery hoop?
And Third, do I need to use a stabilizer and if so, which is best? 

Thanks for your help!

20  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: New Summery tie-back Dress! on: April 22, 2008 04:41:31 AM
Very cute!
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