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Subject: Re: More on FAQ Date: 7/20/2004 8:09 AM
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Welcome 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)


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:-

Site name: Craftyfools
Password: Craftyfools


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:
Braid a rag rug from old towels:
Hooked rag rugs:
General knitting inspiration:
knitting with old denim: and


American Fools can take advantage of websites offering money off coupons to Joann's and Michael's. Do a Google ( to find the latest deals. Here are two to get you started:



Braid rag rugs:
Counted Cross Stitch:
Country crafts:
Crochet: and
Interweave Press - source for all fibre-arts: knitting, crochet, quilting, beading, weaving etc
Needlepoint: and
UK Craft Council:

UK sources of sewing/craft equipment: and
US sources of sewing/craft supplies: and
Australian sources of sewing/craft supplies:
Canadian sources of craft supplies:
Where to buy yarn and fabric in Paris:


How to:
Some trendy free patterns:
Free monkey pattern:
Useful magazines: , and
UK knitting groups:
Useful source of beginner patterns:

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:-

Another site for both regular and Tunisian crochet:


Quilting Supplies

General Quilting info

free patterns

Inspiration/pictures--award-winning quilters websites (Caryl Breyer Fallert) (Diane Gaudynski)

USEFUL RESOURCES: Homemade Gift Ideas:-

USEFUL RESOURCES: Beading & Jewelry Making:-
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