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by Calv
Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Knitting/crochet/needlecrafts
Topic: Just getting the hang of crochet.
Replies: 17
Views: 1536

Re: Just getting the hang of crochet.

I would stick to crochet in the round as a learner, or google chain stitch and doubel crochet foundation, much easier than going into a chain Hi Carolyn :-) I taught myself chain and single crochet, Maddy is now helping me perfect my technique and last night taught me double crochet and also let me...
by Calv
Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Knitting/crochet/needlecrafts
Topic: Just getting the hang of crochet.
Replies: 17
Views: 1536

Re: Just getting the hang of crochet.

Yeah I find knitting on the strain a hassle Liz, little kids think it's great though, watching my yarn sailing down the aisle every two minutes lol.
by Calv
Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Knitting/crochet/needlecrafts
Topic: Just getting the hang of crochet.
Replies: 17
Views: 1536

Re: Just getting the hang of crochet.

Hope so Kath, my eyes aren't what they used to be so I found double knit and 4mm hooks a huge shock compared to knitting with 12mm needles and super chunky wool.

I'm struggling to see the individual stitches, maddy said to relax a bit more.
by Calv
Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Knitting/crochet/needlecrafts
Topic: Just getting the hang of crochet.
Replies: 17
Views: 1536

Just getting the hang of crochet.

After seeing Maddy get the hang of crochet in about five seconds, and make such gorgeous things, I decided to persevere with it and I finally got the basic chain stitch and single crochet sorted, just have to get used to the way you hold it. It's a bit fiddly for me. So wish me luck, I'm sat on a tr...
by Calv
Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Rubber Stamping
Topic: Can you ID this stamp please?
Replies: 5
Views: 1144

Re: Can you ID this stamp please?

Melis wrote:It looks like a Lavinia stamp to me.

Melis


What a star!!! Lavinia...that was it! :)

Cheers Melis, much appreciated.

Calv.
by Calv
Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Rubber Stamping
Topic: Can you ID this stamp please?
Replies: 5
Views: 1144

Can you ID this stamp please?

Hi all, Really annoyed, i was sorting out my craft stuff earlier when i came across one of my fave stamps, but some how it's ended up being broken in half. :cry: It's the toadstool one i used in this card here, but i can't for the life of me find it online or remember what the company is called. All...
by Calv
Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Crafty Chat
Topic: Public Liability Insurance.
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Public Liability Insurance.

Hi Kath,

No, not me......although the info would be good for the future..... it's for a charity that is selling crafty stuff to raise funds, but Maddy mentioned insurance to cover products and fairs.

Calv.
by Calv
Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Crafty Chat
Topic: Public Liability Insurance.
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Public Liability Insurance.

Hi all :)

Did a search but couldn't find anything.....is there a recommended insurance that would cover risk to the public from your goods or stall? There seems to be tons out there, but wondered if there was a popular one?

Thanks,

CX.
by Calv
Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Crafty Chat
Topic: What Crafting do you have on go atm?
Replies: 11
Views: 645

Re: What Crafting do you have on go atm?

Maddy and i are getting stuck into a couple of projects to help the homeless through what will undoubtedly be a really bad winter. Lots of knitting for "The Rucksack Project", where you donate a rucksack full of the essential basics for a homeless person (sleeping bag, flask, warm clothing...
by Calv
Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Crafty Chat
Topic: A sticky situation with glue gun!
Replies: 11
Views: 752

Re: A sticky situation with glue gun!

Hi Adele, i'll ask Maddy what she used, she used to swear by hers.

I on the other hand always gave them a miss.....the words "glue" and "gun in the same sentence always seemed to serve as a warning for me as an accident waiting to happen. :)
by Calv
Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Knitting/crochet/needlecrafts
Topic: Are there any cons to sharper knitting needles?
Replies: 7
Views: 1175

Re: Are there any cons to sharper knitting needles?

Just an update to say i got these needles today, they are really nice. I'd say they were a touch heavier than normal needles, but smooth as anything and really nice to use.

Happy boy here :)

Calv.
by Calv
Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Knitting/crochet/needlecrafts
Topic: Button holes in knitting....are they easy enough to learn?
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Re: Button holes in knitting....are they easy enough to lear

Thank you Kath and Linda, the video was simple enough to follow but still looked a bit daunting and alien to me, then again i've done casting off so it's not something i can't do. Between the vid and the explanation from Linda, it should be manageable. I'll practice on a spare piece instead of messi...
by Calv
Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Knitting/crochet/needlecrafts
Topic: Button holes in knitting....are they easy enough to learn?
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Re: Button holes in knitting....are they easy enough to lear

Cheers Kath, much appreciated.

Kath wrote:Does the pattern you have not tell you how to do them?


Whats a knitting pattern? :lol:

Calv.
by Calv
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Knitting/crochet/needlecrafts
Topic: Button holes in knitting....are they easy enough to learn?
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Button holes in knitting....are they easy enough to learn?

Hi all..... I'm wanting to make one of these for Maddy and the girls.... http://img1.etsystatic.com/001/0/6109875/il_fullxfull.369786897_mv74.jpg Hopefully they won't have such a concerned/scared look as the lady in the pic when i'm done, but anyway.... I've only ever done plain garter stitch, and j...
by Calv
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Knitting/crochet/needlecrafts
Topic: Are there any cons to sharper knitting needles?
Replies: 7
Views: 1175

Re: Are there any cons to sharper knitting needles?

kenspeckle wrote:Well, apart from accidentally poking your eye out....... :wink: :lol:


Oh ye of little faith. :lol:

Calv.

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