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#365483 - Sun Jun 03 2007 04:48 AM Funtrivia Craft Circle
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Some of our members are keen on various crafts so we thought we would have a craft circle. It would be a little along the lines of the Recipe Exchange with a thread for each type of craft.

Some threads have been suggested and we would like your views. Is this something you would like and if so what crafts would you like to discuss and share your expertise or pick brains?

So far we have suggestions for:

Card making
Scrapbooking
Knitting
Sewing
Quilting
Beading and jewellery making


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#365484 - Sun Jun 03 2007 07:49 AM Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle [Re: sue943]
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I think that this is a great idea. I am very new to scrapbooking though and I will probably have more questions to ask than expertise to offer.
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#365485 - Sun Jun 03 2007 07:55 AM Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle [Re: aginor]
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We certainly have some scrapbooking experts here.
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#365486 - Sun Jun 03 2007 02:55 PM Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle [Re: sue943]
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Does anyone else do digital scrapbooking?
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#365487 - Sun Jun 03 2007 04:15 PM Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle [Re: Taesma]
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Card making is my thing,I'd love to join this circle I'm sure I'd get lots of advice and cool tips

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#365488 - Sun Jun 03 2007 07:17 PM Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle [Re: carolthescot]
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Great idea, Sue.

I do scrapbooking and some card making too. The answer was no but I replied to Taesma in the scrapbooking thread.

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#365489 - Wed Jun 06 2007 04:40 AM Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle [Re: sue943]
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I'm impressed (and a little jealous) of the creativity of so many FT members. I have tried crafts in the past but have given up because of frustration. I have poor hand/eye coordination at times. I did have a period where I attached tiny silk flowers to picture frames for newborns, weddings, anniversaries, etc. A friend had a gift shop and they sold rather quickly and were popular.

This is admittedly not the most masculine of endeavors but it helped get rid of the several tons of silk flowers my ex-wife bought. If I dig deep enough I could find Jimmy Hoffa. Strange, she had a shoe/purse and silk flower fetish, but that's another story.

Does anyone have a craft that doesn't require fine motor skills or silk flowers?


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#365490 - Wed Jun 06 2007 04:58 AM Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle [Re: vendome]
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I am a keen cross-stitcher so anything regarding that would be good, for example how to do the perfect french knot i've never got it! I have loads of projects on the go but never seem to finish any of them!
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#365491 - Wed Jun 06 2007 04:58 AM Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle [Re: vendome]
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You have a craft already.

It's your way with words and phrases that you do so excellantly.

That is a craft not all can claim they have.
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#365492 - Wed Jun 06 2007 05:15 AM Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle [Re: PurpleFan]
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I thought cross stitch might come under needlework - is there a need for a more specialisted thread?

Rich, I still have that wonderful thread from 2000 entitled "Is this anyway to treat a patient", all nineteen pages of it. You have a magical way with words.
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#365493 - Wed Jun 06 2007 05:18 AM Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle [Re: sue943]
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oh no just wondering if there were any other x-stitchers out there
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#365494 - Wed Jun 06 2007 05:22 AM Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle [Re: shavsy]
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Mrs TW is a great cross stitcher, she has done some lovely work.
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#365495 - Tue Jul 10 2007 03:01 AM Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle [Re: vendome]
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Quote:


Does anyone have a craft that doesn't require fine motor skills or silk flowers?




Beading and jewellery making is great. I'm surprised that there isn't a thread on this.

All you really need is some wire or earring hooks, and some beads.

You can make really beautiful things that don't look at all hand-made.

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#365496 - Sun Oct 14 2007 09:03 AM Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle [Re: The_lioness33]
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agreed. Bring on the beaders!

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#365497 - Sun Oct 14 2007 11:11 AM Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle [Re: Lizard_Wizard]
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I did put a beading thread for you.
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#365498 - Sun Oct 14 2007 12:45 PM Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle [Re: sue943]
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whoops! thanks

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#614764 - Tue Apr 12 2011 11:16 PM Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle [Re: Lizard_Wizard]
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#614769 - Wed Apr 13 2011 12:29 AM Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle [Re: ren33]
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http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad254/ozedawn/Trivia%20April/scarecrowfamily.jpg[/url]

Sorry Ren, this one's more in keeping with my social status! frown

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#614773 - Wed Apr 13 2011 01:43 AM Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle [Re: auntie1]
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Awww auntie, they were knitted for some cousins years ago! I particularly liked the "occupations" series with a gardener, clown etc
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