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hi! i thought i'd start a little thread in the offline section for fiber arts (knitting/crochet/tufting/latchhook/embroidery/sewing/etc!) since i didn't see one already... the idea to start this thread came when i stumbled across this free crochet pattern as i was digging around the net for doll-sized patterns: neko kitty potholder sooo many reasons this was such a cool find.

i only *just* picked up crocheting, my only prior knowledge is a little bit of knitting ... the very first thing i made was this slit-side spring/summer skirt for my b-a-b:
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does anyone here have any projects or anything you're workin' on? :3
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I love needlework! Partly because that name just sounds cool (bladework, metalwork, etc etc just sound badass. And I've always been partial to video game characters with unorthodox stabby objects), but also because I love creating things. I love mending, love the idea of caring for something so much that I'd fix it up <3. I usually like mending in visible colors because of that.

I've also been working on an embroidery project on and off for the past couple months :D. Bought the whole kit off of etsy. https://amuffin.neocities.org/media-archive/embroidery.jpg

edit: re needlework: google hornet from hollow knight :)
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Looks great!
I'm very new to crocheting so I'm just making squares for now, haha
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amagicmuffin wrote: Wed Mar 01, 2023 5:46 am
I've also been working on an embroidery project on and off for the past couple months :D. Bought the whole kit off of etsy. https://amuffin.neocities.org/media-arc ... oidery.jpg
I really wanna get into embroidery someday, too. I want to cover my walls in these kinds of projects.
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combining multiple passions into one multipassion, I was looking for free plushie patterns (that had more complex shapes and didn't follow the chibi-blob style that's popular now) as I try to increase my sewing skills, and I found a lot of doll/plushie makers have several "old style" web havens still active or at least archived:

https://nuno-runo.blogspot.com/ (so many good "realistic" animal shapes and doll outfits)
https://dollmakersjourney.com/new.html (things by many designers, some free, some for sale)

There were a lot of dead links from old link round ups too, archive.org scans of pattern books, and just "image with watermark" that will be fascinating to try to print as a pattern...

Also (modern web) https://freesewing.org/ are using programming adjacent logic to make patterns that can be infinitely resized to all measurements. They're very cool people.
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I've been knitting and crocheting on and off lately, but not as much as I used to. I'll have to take pictures of my WIPs.

I recently used a gift card to get hold of 2 skeins of Caron Anniversary Cakes (1 in Teal Zeal and 1 in Cookie Parade), and am sloooowly knitting a full-sized blanket out of them. People are always impressed by the HUGE amount of yarn.
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littlebeggar wrote: Sat Mar 04, 2023 1:42 pm combining multiple passions into one multipassion, I was looking for free plushie patterns (that had more complex shapes and didn't follow the chibi-blob style that's popular now) as I try to increase my sewing skills, and I found a lot of doll/plushie makers have several "old style" web havens still active or at least archived:

https://nuno-runo.blogspot.com/ (so many good "realistic" animal shapes and doll outfits)
https://dollmakersjourney.com/new.html (things by many designers, some free, some for sale)

There were a lot of dead links from old link round ups too, archive.org scans of pattern books, and just "image with watermark" that will be fascinating to try to print as a pattern...

Also (modern web) https://freesewing.org/ are using programming adjacent logic to make patterns that can be infinitely resized to all measurements. They're very cool people.
Ooh! Ooh! I know another plushie-sewing site!!

Sew Desu Nee has tons of plush patterns, both free and paid. She also has a page with the patterns sorted by difficulty, to make things easier for beginners.
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