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frewen



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 13 6:29 pm    Post subject: Making urge  Reply with quote    

I know I want to make something .... But what? I have no desire to knit, spinning is nice enough (but see knitting statement). I would like to make clothes but time lets me down on that front....I don't fancy quilting

What can I teach myself? Gloving? Turn shoes ?

Suggestions?

sally_in_wales
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Joined: 06 Mar 2005
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Location: sunny wales
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 13 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

braiding?

sean
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 13 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Macrame?
Raffia?
Lace-making?
Basketry?

frewen



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 13 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I did think about braiding but lots of people do that and I wanted to find something a little more obscure maybe. Have you tried any of the silk for braiding Sally? I can get more of that.

Sean on the other hand seems to want to have me in occupational therapy

although that said... Basket making could be quite useful

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
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Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 13 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Go on, make a dress

frewen



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 13 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I did make a "wedding dress" out of plastic hospital aprons once. Does that count?

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 13 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you want to go for something obscure, what about tatting. I had a go at it, and got the basics, but haven't done any for years. You should be able to buy the shuttle and perhaps an instruction book, or look on line. I am sure there are videos showing you how to tat now.

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 13 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've made a mess, if that's any inspiration.
A.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
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Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 13 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Barefoot Andrew wrote:
I've made a mess, if that's any inspiration.
A.




What about taking up carpentry or metalwork?

Nell Merionwen



Joined: 02 Jun 2008
Posts: 16300
Location: Beautiful Derbyshire
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 13 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mistress Rose wrote:
If you want to go for something obscure, what about tatting. I had a go at it, and got the basics, but haven't done any for years. You should be able to buy the shuttle and perhaps an instruction book, or look on line. I am sure there are videos showing you how to tat now.


Sally sells tatting shuttles, and lace making bobbins.

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
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Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 13 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Kenmare lace? All you need is a needle...

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 13 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sgt.colon wrote:
Barefoot Andrew wrote:
I've made a mess, if that's any inspiration.
A.




What about taking up carpentry or metalwork?


I just need to take up hoovering, which I'll do a bit later on. More mess first.
A.

Nell Merionwen



Joined: 02 Jun 2008
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Location: Beautiful Derbyshire
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 13 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You could come here and be put to work making salves, lotions, potions and unguents.

Woodburner



Joined: 28 Apr 2006
Posts: 2904
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 13 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm finding sprang is quite fun, although I doubt that it will lead to anything remunerative. From a creative/fun point of view, bobbin lace is ok too, but is more outlay, and very unlikely to recover it, let alone cover labour.

eta meant to say, bobbin lace is quite well known whereas hardly anyone seems to have even heard of sprang, even at my local WSD!

NorthernMonkeyGirl



Joined: 10 Apr 2011
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Location: Peeping over your shoulder
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 13 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cathryn wrote:
Go on, make a dress


Sorry to hijack, but are there any sets of tutorials for real basic stuff - like how to shorten a skirt from the top to keep the ruffly bottom edge? And done by hand?

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