Funtrivia Craft Circle

Posted by: sue943

Funtrivia Craft Circle - Sun Jun 03 2007 04:48 AM

I will put the Index in this posts...

General chat

Card making
Scrapbooking
Knitting and crochet
Needlework
Quilting
Beading and jewellery making

Photo Gallery to show us your work


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
Posted by: aginor

Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle - Sun Jun 03 2007 07:49 AM

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.
Posted by: sue943

Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle - Sun Jun 03 2007 07:55 AM

We certainly have some scrapbooking experts here.
Posted by: Taesma

Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle - Sun Jun 03 2007 02:55 PM

Does anyone else do digital scrapbooking?
Posted by: carolthescot

Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle - Sun Jun 03 2007 04:15 PM

Card making is my thing,I'd love to join this circle I'm sure I'd get lots of advice and cool tips
Posted by: Copago

Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle - Sun Jun 03 2007 07:17 PM

Great idea, Sue.

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

Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle - Wed Jun 06 2007 04:40 AM

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?
Posted by: shavsy

Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle - Wed Jun 06 2007 04:58 AM

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!
Posted by: PurpleFan

Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle - Wed Jun 06 2007 04:58 AM

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.
Posted by: sue943

Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle - Wed Jun 06 2007 05:15 AM

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.
Posted by: shavsy

Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle - Wed Jun 06 2007 05:18 AM

oh no just wondering if there were any other x-stitchers out there
Posted by: sue943

Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle - Wed Jun 06 2007 05:22 AM

Mrs TW is a great cross stitcher, she has done some lovely work.
Posted by: The_lioness33

Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle - Tue Jul 10 2007 03:01 AM

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.
Posted by: Lizard_Wizard

Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle - Sun Oct 14 2007 09:03 AM

agreed. Bring on the beaders!
Posted by: sue943

Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle - Sun Oct 14 2007 11:11 AM

I did put a beading thread for you.
Posted by: Lizard_Wizard

Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle - Sun Oct 14 2007 12:45 PM

whoops! thanks
Posted by: ren33

Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle - Tue Apr 12 2011 11:16 PM

Anyone got the urge?!
Posted by: auntie1

Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle - Wed Apr 13 2011 12:29 AM

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

Re: Funtrivia Craft Circle - Wed Apr 13 2011 01:43 AM

Awww auntie, they were knitted for some cousins years ago! I particularly liked the "occupations" series with a gardener, clown etc