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crafters thread?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by redroses2106, Nov 20, 2013.


  1. Doyley

    Doyley PetForums Member

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    Thank you @Siskin that's exactly what I was looking for. I shall hit Youtube tonight and get some tips and head out at the weekend for some starter materials :)
     
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    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    I've just had a quick check on YouTube for beginners guides.... and there are loads, so I don't think you will have any trouble learning how to do either craft. Enjoy:Smuggrin
     
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  3. PawsOnMe

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    @Doyley I taught myself to crochet a few months ago and find it easier than knitting. Bella coco on YouTube is a great person to learn the basics from and you can start making pretty things straight away.

    I tried cross stitch but didn't enjoy it but I absolutely love Prick and stitch. Which is paper embroidery.
     
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  4. Doyley

    Doyley PetForums Member

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    Ah great, I will look that up. I was looking on Youtube and also Pinterest last night for some ideas and tips and found some great stuff on there, so will look this particular one up.

    I really like the idea of needlework because there are so many things to choose from, but for a beginner all of those choices can be a bit daunting :oops:

    Thanks again for the pointers @Siskin and @PawsOnMe :)
     
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    Dimwit PetForums VIP

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    Since learning how to knit socks last year I have become a bit obsessed...


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  6. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    Wow those are amazing. Having knitted socks in the past I know they are not easy especially turning the heel, so well done you
     
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    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    I've made a start on the Virus shawl using a variegated 3ply cotton thread. Slow at the moment as I'm using the videos to do it step by step and I haven't crocheted for ages so I'm having to get back into it again. Realised that I do t hold the hook and thread properly as I was never taught the correct way, so I'm slower anyway. Still, it will keep me occupied and out of trouble:Smuggrin



    Have you made a decision over what you are going to have a go at @Doyley?
     
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  8. Doyley

    Doyley PetForums Member

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    @Siskin Yes :) I visited a woolen mill with my Mum over the weekend and they gave me some great advice on starting out and pointed me in the direction of a couple of starter kits.

    So I have now got myself a couple of small cross-stitch projects to get started with....although typically not had a second to sit down with them yet! :D I have been looking at how-to's on Youtube aswell (as advised here ;)) and those have been great at explaining the basics. I think watching someone do it, rather than reading instructions, really helps.
     
  9. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    Look forward to seeing the results.:D
     
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    Mems PetForums Newbie

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    I’m crocheting this blanket, just finished, now have to do boarder
     
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    Mems PetForums Newbie

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  12. Sarah1983

    Sarah1983 PetForums VIP

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    I crochet and cross stitch. Cross stitch is FAR easier to pick up imo, I didn't find there was a big learning curve like I did with crochet. Both can be incredibly expensive or reasonably priced but in the long run I find my cross stitch costs me less. I do huge projects from Heaven And Earth Designs and while each one costs around £100 to kit up each one will also take me years to finish. I've spent far more on crochet in the 2 years I've been doing it than I have on cross stitch in 13 years if I'm honest. You can pick up small kits for much less than £100 of course but I'm not a fan of pre made kits for various reasons (don't like aida, prefer 28ct to the 14ct that's usually provided, limited designs etc). Would recommend starting with a small reasonably priced kit though to see if you enjoy the hobby before splashing out on anything expensive. It'll provide everything you need to stitch it so no faffing around :)

    Crochet I find less limited. I can make a blanket, I can make a scarf. A bear. A dragon. A jumper. The sky is the limit really with it. And if money is an issue there are quite a few places to get yarn at minimal cost. Pound shop yarn isn't the softest but it's not awful either. Marriners do a nice double knit for £1 per 100g ball which is lovely and soft once washed. Cost me £9 (and whatever postage of the yarn was) to make a blanket for myself out of it. On the flip side the blanket I'm making for hubby was something like £48 in yarn but that's not the £1 a ball stuff lol.

    I actually took up crochet because I found I wasn't getting time to get all my cross stitch stuff out, spend a decent amount of time on it and actually relax doing it before my tiny human needed me. I can pick up and put down my crochet much more easily. But then as I say, I work on huge projects so it's a bit of a faff. I miss it though lol.
    Project I've had on the go for years now. Haven't worked on it in ages though and would love to get back to it.
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    And my latest crochet WIP

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    Sarah1983 PetForums VIP

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    That's okay, there's no right or wrong way so whatever works :D My mother in law holds it all the same way she would with knitting, she can't get to grips with the so called "proper" way.
    I'm not the fastest either, I just enjoy the process.
     
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    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    I am enjoying it again, just nice to be able to pick it up, do a bit, then put it away. I've got to grips with the pattern now and just glance at the chart now and again to remind myself what I'm doing at certain points.

    I do like your round crochet wip. What's it going to be?
     
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    Sarah1983 PetForums VIP

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    Thanks, it's a blanket :) Jayda in stitches video, classic round ripple. Or 12 pointed star I think some call it.
     
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    Sarah1983 PetForums VIP

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    And done.
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    That's really lovely, love the colours you've used :)
     
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    Another couple of my drawings, both for my niece as gifts for her two of her friends.

    Great Grandma and Great Granddaughter.
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    Jake
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    A shawl I crocheted as a gift for my sister. Designed by a lady called Maryetta Roy the pattern is available online. It's called "Lost Souls"
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  19. TriTri

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    Wow!debijw you are incredibly talented! Well done. They’re fabulous.
     
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    Thank you TriTri :)
     
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