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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)

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=whole
Braid a rag rug from old towels: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20515453&sort=whole
Hooked rag rugs: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=19442588&sort=whole
General knitting inspiration: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18391437&sort=whole
knitting with old denim: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20093209&sort=whole and http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20714050&sort=whole

MONEY 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=joann
Michael's http://www.ultimatecoupons.com/coupons/michaels_coupons.htm



USEFUL RESOURCES:-

Braid rag rugs: http://www.netw.com/~rafter4/index.html
Counted Cross Stitch: http://www.tiag.com/
Country crafts: http://waltonfeed.com/old/index.html
Crafts: http://www.plaidonline.com/
Crochet: http://www.crochetcabana.com and http://www.chezcrochet.com/index.html
Interweave 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/home
Australian sources of sewing/craft supplies: http://www.lincraft.com.au/
Canadian sources of craft supplies: http://www.cndcountrygifts.com/index.html
Where to buy yarn and fabric in Paris: http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20529065&sort=whole



USEFUL 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.pdf
Useful 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#GroupEvents
Useful 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.htm
Another site for both regular and Tunisian crochet: http://www.chezcrochet.com/index.html

USEFUL RESOURCES: Quilting:-

Quilting Supplies
http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/index.html
http://www.keepsakequilting.com/
http://www.quiltindex.com/

General Quilting info
http://www.quilters-haven.com
http://planetpatchwork.com/
http://www.quilterscache.com/ http://ttsw.com/mainquiltingpage.html
http://www.quiltethnic.com/onlinelessons.html
http://www.quiltinaday.com/default.asp

free patterns
http://www.freequiltpatterns.info/
http://www.quilterscache.com/QuiltBlocksGalore.html

Inspiration/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.html
http://pages.ivillage.com/christmasqueen/cmas/id10.html


USEFUL RESOURCES: Beading & Jewelry Making:-

http://www.beadandbutton.com/
http://www.jewelrycraftsmag.com/index.shtml
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