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1  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / U.K. AND IRELAND / Re: Yorkshire Craftsters? on: August 18, 2009 01:46:40 AM
Highly recommended is "Wingham Wool Work" if you are into fibres, felting and wools. It is fairly close to Barnsley/Rotherham/Sheffield in a village called Wentworth. It is the wool shop from HEAVEN with their own lovely version of Colinette and HUNDREDS of colours of wool roving. They are also online but you can't beat a visit!!!
2  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / U.K. AND IRELAND / Re: Yorkshire Craftsters? on: August 17, 2009 03:16:03 PM
It's AGES since I posted on here!!! Having a baby WRECKS any hobbies or interests you might have Sad

Rockgoddess - do you know if that market sells bootstraps at all? I have dug out my old cowboy boots from the 90's and they look NAKED without bootstraps but I can't seem to get hold of any (except cream leather from line dancing suppliers...yuk!!!).
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: What is the trick to making the back look neat? on: August 25, 2008 04:48:47 AM
Along similar lines...I am wanting to hand embroider something for a baby to wear but am worried about whether the back will chafe against the skin...has anyone any thoughts/ideas/experience of this?
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Vintage Necklace Question on: July 20, 2007 04:17:23 PM
When I got my engagement ring I was told by the person in the jewelers to gently clean it with a toothbrush and toothpaste as it is very mildly abrasive and he toothbrush gets into all the little nooks and crannies.
 My ring is not old or anything, just white gold and a diamond but I think the toothpaste is very gentle with no chemicals etc so will not damage the jewellery...I guess if we put it in our mouths its not gonna contain anything too nasty Grin
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Butterfly beaded art doll craftalong on: June 04, 2007 03:16:51 PM
Thankyou!!!    I was afraid the answer might be really technical...I have used my hot glue gun after your reply and it seems to have worked...I did make a hole in the forehead and sew it on but then the chin was sticking right out and I had no other hole.

Have beaded some hair around the face and my fingers are KILLING me but I am still very happy (and hoping bf might take some pics for me as I am camera phobic ).

I have never crafted along before and really like the relaxed pace of this one and LOVIN' all the beaded goodness from everybody else Grin
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Butterfly beaded art doll craftalong on: June 04, 2007 11:09:46 AM
Just wanted to ask you all...how are you fixing your faces in place? More specifically the polymer clay ones that don't seem to have holes in to sew them on?

7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Help...old fashioned picture framing query on: May 28, 2007 07:20:24 AM
No frame as such, just the board and the glass with the tape holding it together...the black tape has the effect of looking like the frame from a distance. The pictures are of my grandparents at the start of WW2 and I just presumed that was the way they did it in those days but I'd like to know what the tape was as it must have been pretty strong stuff to hold everything together all those years.

My mum meant well when she took them apart but I am quite upset that she has messed them up and I don't think I'll ever get them that good again Sad
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Help...old fashioned picture framing query on: May 24, 2007 05:26:59 AM
Thankyou, I will give it a try ( any excuse to go to Hobbycraft too!!!)
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Help...old fashioned picture framing query on: May 24, 2007 05:21:51 AM
Does it hold quite well? The way these frames are put together is basically a glass front and a board back with the tape going round the edge attaching them together. The tape is visible from the front but I guess I could paint it black after it had dried. I'm just worried it might not be strong enough as all the weight of the glass is resting upon the bottom bit of tape.
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Help...old fashioned picture framing query on: May 24, 2007 03:52:02 AM
I don't hold out much hope of anyone being able to help me as i have SEARCHED and SEARCHED the internet (and I'm usually pretty good at searching!!!).

I have some old pictures of my grandparents from during the war that my mum gave me. They were framed in glass surrounded by some sort of papery black tape. My mother, in her wisdom, decided to take them apart to get them copied then had someone reframe them. The person has used what in the UK we call gaffer tape (black shiny plasticky tape that is really sticky on the back and leaves an awful sticky residue on stuff). I didn't really realise and hung them on my wall but the glass has started to slip out and the tape is coming away. Now upon inspection this tape looks really tacky anyway aswell as all coming apart and the framing guy seems to have also trapped some "foreign bodies" between the frames too!!!

Unhappily the guy has retired and disappeared so even if I wanted to I could not take them back there.

I REALLY want to sort them out myself but cannot find the correct sort of tape to use. Has anyone any ideas?Huh?
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