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How to scrapbook – a beginners guide

How to scrapbook – a beginners guide

The art of scrapbooking is the preservation of photographic memories or images in the form of a memory book or handcrafted crafted embellished album. The great thing about scrapbooking is that there are no real definitive rules for creating a scrapbook. Your album and pages can include a variety of keepsakes, such as locks of […]

Knitting with jewellery wire

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Knitting with jewellery wire

After breaking a vertebra in a horse riding accident last August, I was unable to continue my ceramic work for a few months as I could not lift the heavy bags of clay or bend to load up the kiln. As I surfed the net out of sheer boredom I discovered the many wonderful and […]

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Buying Hand Crafted Wood Turning – How to identify quality wood turned products

What should you be looking for when buying hand crafted wood turning? Design and style is obviously very much a personal thing and I cannot really advise on it. Certain things do stand out though and I will try and point these out. With today‚Äôs modern equipment you should be wary of any wood turning […]

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Craft and Hobby Association – Carry on Scrapping!

The CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) Trade show is currently taking place in Anaheim LA. A little look at the exhibitors directory shows that scrapbooking is as strong as ever and paper crafting continues have a dominant presence at the show. Further investigation reveals that there seems to be no UK presence at the show […]

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Understanding Crochet Terms

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Understanding Crochet Terms

Although there is some speculation that that the art of crochet evolved from traditional practices in other places, there is no evidence of it being performed before its popularity in Europe during the 1800s. The word “crochet” is derived from the French word , meaning hook. At one time all the terms were the same, […]

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