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sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 14 10:35 am    Post subject: 2014 craft projects? Reply with quote
    

So, what do you have planned for 2014 in the way of arts and crafts?

nora



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 14 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

More wooden spoon carving and hopefully learning how to turn bowls on bungee lathe.

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 14 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

that sounds fun!

nora



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 14 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

sally_in_wales wrote:
that sounds fun!

Yes, good exercise too on the lathe I think. Just need to find somewhere to do some axe work without driving my neighbours mad with the noise now.

joanne



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 14 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I want to find my mojo again craft wise, I used to be the sort of person who couldn't sit still without something to do and over the years I've lost that. So I would like to get back to doing patchwork and quilting, crocheting and maybe even knitting!

nora



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 14 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Oh yes, your post reminded me Joanne, I must knit more squares to finish off a big blanket i've been doing for ages and had forgotten about.

derbyshiredowser



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 14 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

A year of gilding and more etching all backed up by various museum visits.

Chickem



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 14 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

joanne wrote:
I want to find my mojo again craft wise, I used to be the sort of person who couldn't sit still without something to do and over the years I've lost that. So I would like to get back to doing patchwork and quilting, crocheting and maybe even knitting!

I'm with you there Jo. I have knitting that I didn't even pick up last year and cushion covers to make and I want to make a rug...RW made me a peg loom a couple of years ago and i haven't even tried it out yet
This year will be different!!!!

Rusticwood



Joined: 01 Dec 2009
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Location: All over the South West
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 14 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

find more time to get in the workshop and make a pole lathe been hoping to do one for a couple of years

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 14 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I excavated a big Ikea bag of cones of wool from the Wool Room of Doom yesterday which are perfectly good but not ideally suited to my 'work' knitting. I need to try to find something constructive to do with them all.

I ideally this would involve setting up a loom, but I lack the space. Wonder if I can find time to decamp to Ginkotree's place for a few days and take over the barn. hmmm

Went



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 14 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

A bit of bookbinding and painting for me this year.

Nicky Colour it green



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Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 14 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

make a swimming bag for me
fabric fishy mobile
finish a jumper for me!
knit some crazy mitts (ie using all odds and ends of colours)
weave a cushion cover

MornieG



Joined: 17 Jan 2013
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Location: Bromham, Wiltshire
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 14 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

* Add more to the supposedly king size quilt I started 30 years ago and which currently is about the size of a pram blanket.

* Find my MoJo for my Jewellery again.

* Find some 'pocket money' items to suppliment the tops, key rings etc for the business applicable for the larger events we hope to do this year.

* Line the sewing box Pete renovated.

* Spend less time on the computer to allow all of the above.

Sure there is a lot more but I will only depress myself if I think about them as well.

Mo.XX

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frewen



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 14 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Sew more
Rug more
Paint more
Practice gloves
Give bookbinding a whirl


Hairyloon



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Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 14 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I have come to the conclusion that I need to have a play with making soap.
I have been making soap already, it is pretty much an unavoidable by-product of biodiesel, but I'm not sure you'd want to wash with it...

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