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141  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / Re: How do I get started? on: November 11, 2005 12:56:44 PM
Thanks for the info fiberangel and annalou.
I am pretty far north, my boyfriend is a teacher here, we just moved up here in august. It's been pretty fun.
Our library doesn't have much (read - anything on weaving), it's pretty small. I was looking at the list of books from the Guild of Canadian Weavers, and it's almost overwhelming, they have so much.
I'll definitely be looking for more information online and everything.
I think that I would want to start with smaller projects and I'm not sure I'd be able to spend the money on the shipping to get a large loom up here.
I don't mind buying a book or two, though, either.  Were there any books (or combination of books) that you found particularly helpful. From looking on amazon.ca, the book that most fit my search criteria was Deborah Chandler's Learning to Weave. Has anyone read it and found it very helpful?
Thanks again for the information, I am definitely going to keep researching this.
142  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / How do I get started? on: November 10, 2005 09:19:45 AM
Hey all,
Weaving looks like loads of fun. I was just wondering if you might be able to give a few recommendations on how to get started. I mean the basics here.
What do you need to get started?
Where can I buy a loom and materials?
What loom would you recommend for a beginner?
What kind of material would be best for a first project?
Are there any websites that you would recommend?
Any online stores?
Are there any books you could recommend?
It would be awesome if you could answer one or two questions!
143  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: please help!!! on: November 08, 2005 02:59:08 PM
For granny squares you make a chain (maybe 4 or 6 ch stitches) then slip stitch into the first chain to make a circle. Next, if your using double crochet, ch3 (counts as first dc) then work the rest of your stitches into the ch loop (right in the hole).
I'm making a bunch right now, very basic ones. Here's what the pattern says for making the ring and the first round:
ch4, join with slip st to form a ring
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in ring, ch2, (3dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times; join with slip st to first dc: 12 dc.
144  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Crochet pattern help on: November 08, 2005 12:22:38 PM
This is the closest thing I can find
If you look at the closeup of row three, you can sort of see it. The pattern might even explain it.
145  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Crochet pattern help on: November 08, 2005 12:09:41 PM
You actually single crochet in the hole. You put your hook under the loop (not in any of the chain stitches) and pull up a loop, then YO and pull through both loops on hook, (sc made). You usually do this around the middle of the ch5 so that it will pull it up in an angled shape. I'm procrastinating now anyways, so I'll see if I can find any links for you.
146  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Spiders with a home on: November 06, 2005 11:57:27 AM
Hey everyone, my boyfriend and I made these spiders for Halloween, but I think we are going to keep it up all year and add more spiders to it!

I saw the spiders here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=54357.0
We made the web from black crochet thread and the flat thumbtacks. (there is nothing in our lease that says no holes in the walls!)
147  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: real newbie question on: November 05, 2005 04:21:56 PM
You make your DC's in the hole in the middle instead of in the loops.
I chain 5 join with the slip stitch.  and I insert the hook into the middle of the hole YO, pull through the hole, and then chain 3 from there?
Okay, you've chained five, joined with a slip stitch, THEN you chain 3. Smiley  Now your next step is to YO, then insert the hook into the hole, then YO pull through two loops on hook, then YO pull though two loops on hook (a DC) then repeat from  :)n until you have fifteen DCs.
You could go to a nearby craft store or yarn store to get them to show you in person.
148  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Your crafty genes (not jeans) on: November 03, 2005 08:44:23 PM
The girls in my mom's family are pretty crafty. I guess my gramma did it out of necessity at first, but she must have liked it because she kept knitting and quilting. My mom crochets and sews (she was a young adult last time it was popular) and both of my aunts also knit/crochet/sew/cross-stitch. They also liked to do the colourful string craft (I forget what it's called) where you stick nails into a board and then make neat circular designs with it. When I was in high school, they found a leftover kit with a pattern of owls in brown, yellow and orange that I got to make! Sorry, I guess it's almost my bed time, I'm not making much sense anymore. Huh
149  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Irregular crochet samplers? (three sorta big pics inside) on: November 03, 2005 08:36:37 PM
Those look like they are from the 63 squares afghan, it's a Leisure Arts book. I'm working on it right now, actually, I thought it would be neat to make a project that has all different squares, even if the end result looks kind of cheesy. It's a huge afghan, though. I like the idea of making a tote bag with them. You could try and make the size differences emphasized to have sort of patchwork look, some of the squares I made are really stretchy.
150  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Craft My Christmas Swap (Signups 10/17/05-11/1/05; Sendout by 12/1/05) on: October 31, 2005 03:14:33 PM
Woo hoo! First swap! I'm just a little excited. Cheesy
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