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Arts & Crafts Chat Thread

  • 22-06-2022 8:17pm
    Moderators, Arts Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 72,828 Mod ✭✭✭✭ New Home

    If there was a generic chat thread before, I can't find it, so here it goes.

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  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 72,828 Mod ✭✭✭✭ New Home

    I've been watching Sky Arts, this past while. I love the "Portrait Artist of the Year" and "Landscape Artist of the Year" series, but I particularly love "The Prince's Master Crafters" - I'd love to try my hand at all of those crafts and I'm very envious of their skills and the chance those people got.

    Has anyone else been watching these series, or has anyone actually tried any of the crafts themselves?

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,744 ✭✭✭✭ Deja Boo

    I love thoe types of shows, but haven't seen any craft series in years.

    Have you (or anyone else) started planning to make any crafts to make for Christmas?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,591 ✭✭✭ nothing

    Haven't seen the master crafters one, but have been dipping in and out of All That Glitters (BBC) and Best Woodworker (Ch4) recently.

    For xmas, I'm going to paint some tree decorations as gifts, have order some blank wood circle with a small hole from amazon!

  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 72,828 Mod ✭✭✭✭ New Home

    I was thinking about a theme for this year (my usual downfall, utter lack of imagination, aside from everything else). I was thinking pop-ups/sliceforms, but I need to figure out a) a pattern and b) how long it'd take me to cut each segment by hand, considering the number of cards I have to make.

    How about you, any ideas yet?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,279 ✭✭✭ em_cat

    I actually can’t start my Christmas crafts until I’ve finished my Halloween ones as it’s my favourite one, not sure why, probably bc I spent some of my youth in the US.

    Good thing my pets love pumpkin bc the carving is a major operation as I get a lot of my friends kids and their friends involved along with making decorations for some of my nurse friends that work in Crumlin.

    However, I did just finish knitting all the little sock present decorations as I want to tie them on to hold sweets.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,744 ✭✭✭✭ Deja Boo

    OOOH, sounds nice New Home! Sounds intricate too. Martha Stewart (way back when) had some lovely sliceform patterns.

    No, nothing yet...Just thinking about small neighbour stuff and gathering ideas for siimple card designs

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,744 ✭✭✭✭ Deja Boo

    Do you do fancy jack-o-lantern designs? I never have carved a pumpin before, it looks a bit unwiieldy to try (I would slice off a finger!) How far in advance of Halloween are you able to carve? Cut pumpkins don't seem like thwy would last more than one day. Do you toasst the seeds, like I heaard some do?

    Well done em_cat! Your socks are the real treat!

  • Registered Users Posts: 48 Gingerspice99

    Hi Folks any ideas where I can get deco mesh, wired ribbon and artificial flower cheaply? Want to make wreaths to raise money for charity but the supplies I can source are expensive. Thanks 😀

  • Registered Users Posts: 31,246 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7

    I am busy here with the small knitted bells I send with notes instead of cards, with real little jingle bells,, Gold and acrylic DK.

  • Registered Users Posts: 31,246 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7

    A huge gift of yarn arrived this week... For a need for wide head bands etc that are on order. I now have enough requests to keep me happily active craft wise for the rest of the year and a huge heap ready to be parcelled and posted... Happy!

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