Draft FAQWelcome to the Crafty Fools Board at the Motley Fool.Every craft is welcome here. We are "home" to crafters who scrap-book, knit, sew, quilt, upholster, basket weave, decoupage, crochet, paint, embroider, make rugs (hooked and/or braided), tatt, needlepoint and do patchwork. And this list is not complete :o) IMAGESTATION We have members throughout the USA, Canada, Britain - whereever Fooldom can be found, you will find a Crafty Fool. Since we are so dispersed, we have an account at Imagestation to display our successes and failures. The account details are:-website: http://www.imagestation.com/Site name: Craftyfools Password: Craftyfools NO MONEY TO CRAFT?Fooldom is full of resourceful people, who can make something special from very little expenditure. So if money is tight, here are some ideas to help you LBYM and still craft:-Crochetting items from plastic shopping bags: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=19969653&sort=wholeBraid a rag rug from old towels: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20515453&sort=wholeHooked rag rugs: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=19442588&sort=wholeGeneral knitting inspiration: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18391437&sort=wholeknitting with old denim: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20093209&sort=whole and http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20714050&sort=wholeMONEY OFF COUPONS:-American Fools can take advantage of websites offering money off coupons to Joann's and Michael's. Do a Google (http://www.google.com) to find the latest deals. Here are two to get you started:Joann's http://www.24houredeals.com/merchant/default.asp?merchant_ID=225&source=google&term=joannMichael's http://www.ultimatecoupons.com/coupons/michaels_coupons.htmUSEFUL RESOURCES:-Braid rag rugs: http://www.netw.com/~rafter4/index.htmlCounted Cross Stitch: http://www.tiag.com/Country crafts: http://waltonfeed.com/old/index.htmlCrafts: http://www.plaidonline.com/Crochet: http://www.crochetcabana.com and http://www.chezcrochet.com/index.htmlInterweave Press - source for all fibre-arts: knitting, crochet, quilting, beading, weaving etc http://www.interweave.com/Needlepoint: http://www.tapestrycraft.com.au/tcweb/ourstores.php and http://www.glorafilia.com/Needlework: http://www.needleworkcorner.com/UK Craft Council: http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/Upholstery: http://www.upholster.com/UK sources of sewing/craft equipment: http://www.sewandso.co.uk and http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/US sources of sewing/craft supplies: http://www.joann.com/ and http://www.michaels.com/art/online/homeAustralian sources of sewing/craft supplies: http://www.lincraft.com.au/Canadian sources of craft supplies: http://www.cndcountrygifts.com/index.htmlWhere to buy yarn and fabric in Paris: http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20529065&sort=wholeUSEFUL RESOURCES: Knitting:-How to: http://www.stitchguide.com/Some trendy free patterns: http://www.knitty.com/Free monkey pattern: http://www.sirdar.co.uk/downloads/ITV_digital_monkey.pdfUseful magazines: http://www.knittersreview.com/ , http://www.knitnet.com/ and http://www.vogueknitting.com/UK knitting groups: http://www.bhkc.co.uk/data/Groups.htm#GroupEventsUseful source of beginner patterns: http://www.ukhandknitting.com/USEFUL RESOURCES: Afgan/Tunisian Crochet:-This is a cross between crochet and knitting, that uses one long crochet hook. You crochet all the loops onto the hook, then crochet them all off again. There are lots of variations of the basic stitch and you can also cross-stitch onto it:-Sourcebook: http://www.designsbyjami.on.ca/Tutorial: http://www.designsbyjami.on.ca/tutorial.htmAnother site for both regular and Tunisian crochet: http://www.chezcrochet.com/index.htmlUSEFUL RESOURCES: Quilting:-Quilting Supplieshttp://www.hancocks-paducah.com/index.htmlhttp://www.keepsakequilting.com/http://www.quiltindex.com/General Quilting infohttp://www.quilters-haven.comhttp://planetpatchwork.com/http://www.quilterscache.com/ http://ttsw.com/mainquiltingpage.htmlhttp://www.quiltethnic.com/onlinelessons.htmlhttp://www.quiltinaday.com/default.aspfree patternshttp://www.freequiltpatterns.info/http://www.quilterscache.com/QuiltBlocksGalore.htmlInspiration/pictures--award-winning quilters websites http://www.bryerpatch.com (Caryl Breyer Fallert) http://personal.pitnet.net/dgquilt/ (Diane Gaudynski)USEFUL RESOURCES: Homemade Gift Ideas:-http://www.thelaboroflove.com/forum/dollar/22.htmlhttp://pages.ivillage.com/christmasqueen/cmas/id10.htmlUSEFUL RESOURCES: Beading & Jewelry Making:-http://www.beadandbutton.com/http://www.jewelrycraftsmag.com/index.shtml
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