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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2005 09:15:52 AM »

i think the knitting and crochet/misc weaving boards all need a reorganization. for example, spinning is under the knitting board and crochet is lumped with miscellaneous weaving.
i would be surprised if leah wasn't already thinking of this, what with the new debbie stoller crochet book in the works and all.

edit: i just realized the spinning board is brand new (i saw leah's note in the news up top) and i wanted to add i think it's great, but it would make sense to have it in a more general area because you can do things besides knit with spun yarn.
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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2005 11:41:18 AM »

jennybean and others...  Can you suggest a sensible break down for categories that includes all of the various things you do with fibers?

Perhaps list out your suggestion like this:

-> Knitting
-> Knit-A-Longs
-> Crochet
-> Crochet-A-Longs
-> Misc Weaving
-> Spinning
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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2005 12:11:17 PM »

"Fiber Arts" is how my mind would generally categorize anything that had to do with manipulating fibers so thse are the words I'd look for first. I think a distinction has to be made between the things people do with cloth (like quilting or sewing clothes) and the things which people do with fiber, which is broad enough to include things like felting, spinning, fusing stuff together to make a fabric, encrusting fabric, etc.
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2005 12:50:29 PM »

leah, you are ultra talented. you have already made a wonderful list. but since you asked, i will attempt one too. Smiley warning: i dont know a lot about fiber arts! my point of view is that i am a newish crocheter who feels bad for the misc. weavers whose stuff is buried in that category and who is curious about other fiber arts. i think itd be nice to have a set-up where one could easily explore other things to do with yarn by creating a big umbrella of fiber arts. thats where my suggestion came from.

so here's my list  

  -->SNB Books Projects
  -->Debbie Stoller's Crochet Book projects
->Purchased Yarn/Brands of Yarn (i dont know if its too specific, but this is a category where people could discuss substitutions, favorites, gripes, websites for purchasing, etc.)
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2005 02:48:28 AM »

Perhaps its the inner geek in me -- I love these suggestions, and wanted to add one. Would it be possible to add a section in fiber arts for macrame/hemp stuff? I've been trying to look for stuff on the site, and it seems to be fairly spread out. A lot of it is jewellry, but there's a lot of macrame/hemp stuff that isn't that's kinda lost in the miscelaneous shuffle. And also, macrame is super cool and deserves its oven board! Er, yes....

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« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2005 04:12:01 AM »

thanks for starting this topic up again andi_sunrider! i would LOVE a felting board. how come only spinning and weaving made it into the fibre arts category??? Sad
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« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2005 04:32:24 AM »

i also think a felting board would be great!  it would be nice to have a place for hand-felted items (as opposed to items made with craft felt) so they're easier to find.  yay for felting!   Cheesy

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« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2005 10:26:23 AM »

yes! i get excited every time a topic says "felt", only to be dissapointed when it's craft felt.

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« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2005 10:55:25 AM »

yeah!  I have some felted projects to post, once I take some decent photos, and an appropriate place to put them would we wonderful!

Does anyone think each fiber arts category should have its own "discussion & questions" and "completed projects" sections, or are felting/weaving/spinning unpopular enough that it would be ok to put discussions, questions, and finished projects all together?

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« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2005 04:57:06 AM »

hmm i guess it depends on how crowded the weaving and spinning boards are now. i think a category of our own would be nice, especially if we can break it up into sections. would we break it down further into wet felting, dry felting/needle felting, so it doesnt become confusing trying to find topics on one or the other? isn't there also felting for people who knit, or is that the same as wet?
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