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What is the best way to create colourful digital artwork for printing?

I have always wanted to have a go at digital artwork, working with loads of bright and fun vibrant colours. I saw something similar in style to what I would like to achieve in a local antique and vint...
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Printing Printing Prints Digital Artwork Art Digital Art Drawing Digital Drawing
What is the best way to create colourful digital artwork for printing?
Asked by Janet Fielding
7 days ago
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Is the Cricut mug press good?

I was in Hobbycraft with my wife today and I saw the Cricut mug press. I was wondering if it is good? My wife and myself would really like to make our own designs to press onto some mugs. They would b...
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Printing Printing Mug Printing
Is the Cricut mug press good?
Asked by Terry Francis
11 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

What is the easiest clothing item to make?

I have just bought this vintage dress makers mannequin from a lady on Facebook Marketplace. I have been wanting to have a go at making my own clothing for a while. This popped up for the bargain of on...
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Sewing Sewing Dress Making Tailoring
What is the easiest clothing item to make?
Asked by Astrid Parker
11 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Where can I get soft toy sewing patterns and fabrics?

I was helping my Auntie clean her bedroom at the weekend and she gave me a huge bag full of soft toy sewing patterns, and some leftover soft toy faux fur fabric. I have so many good memories of my Aun...
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Sewing Sewing Toys Fabric
Where can I get soft toy sewing patterns and fabrics?
Asked by Annie Lane
14 days ago
3 likes | 2 comments | 1 votes | 0 follows

What is the best Kiln for making pottery and ceramics at home?

I have been to a few sessions at a local crafting place that does clay, pottery and ceramics. I have really enjoyed the classes, so I would really like to get a small kiln at home for making various c...
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Pottery Pottery Ceramics Clay
What is the best Kiln for making pottery and ceramics at home?
Asked by Angel Turner
21 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

What is the best paint to use for ceramic Christmas decorations?

I would like to paint some ceramic Christmas decorations with my children for our family this year. I love the idea of creating fun memories with my children that the whole family can admire every Chr...
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Ceramics Ceramics Painting
What is the best paint to use for ceramic Christmas decorations?
Asked by Christina Edwards
30 days ago
3 likes | 1 comments | 1 votes | 0 follows

What can I make with fat quarters?

I have seen some beautiful fabric fat quarters in my local Hobbycraft store. I took a few pictures to try and remind myself where I saw them for when I decide to buy some. I really love all of the dif...
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Sewing Sewing Fabric
What can I make with fat quarters?
Asked by Celia Rogers
38 days ago
4 likes | 1 comments | 1 votes | 0 follows

Is the Glowforge Pro a good laser cutter for wood?

I was looking at laser cutters last weekend as I would really like to buy one for some woodwork projects. I saw the Glowforge Pro laser cutter in person and it looks like an amazing machine. I was jus...
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Woodwork Woodwork Laser Cutter Laser Cutting
Is the Glowforge Pro a good laser cutter for wood?
Asked by Ben Thomas
41 days ago
3 likes | 1 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Where can I buy Sterling Silver earring findings for jewellery making?

I am looking for somewhere to buy Sterling Silver earring findings for jewellery making as both myself and my family members who wear earrings cannot wear fashion jewellery, especially earrings. There...
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Jewellery Jewellery Jewellery Making
Where can I buy Sterling Silver earring findings for jewellery making?
Asked by Janine Saunders
51 days ago
5 likes | 2 comments | 5 votes | 0 follows

Can I melt gold and silver at home to make jewellery?

I would really love to get into real gold and silver jewellery making. My question is, is it possible to melt gold and silver at home? What specialist equipment do I need? And how do I make it safe to...
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Jewellery Jewellery Jewellery Making
Can I melt gold and silver at home to make jewellery?
Asked by Lania Summers
54 days ago
5 likes | 3 comments | 7 votes | 0 follows

What are the best types of fabric for sewing clothes for dolls?

I have seen these sewing patterns for dolls in my local Hobbycraft, and I would really love to make some clothes for my daughters new dolls for her Birthday in February (It will no doubt become an ong...
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Sewing Sewing Sewing Patterns
What are the best types of fabric for sewing clothes for dolls?
Asked by Alison Elizabeth
59 days ago
5 likes | 1 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

What Christmas things can I sew with Christmas fabric fat quarters?

I found these beautiful Christmas fabric fat quarters in my local Hobbycraft, and I would really love some ideas as to what I can sew with them? Also, are there any interesting Christmas sewing patter...
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Sewing Sewing Fabric
What Christmas things can I sew with Christmas fabric fat quarters?
Asked by Alison Elizabeth
59 days ago
4 likes | 2 comments | 1 votes | 0 follows

Are stretched canvases or box canvases better for paintings?

I would really love to get into painting abstract artwork, but I have no idea where to start with materials. I think I would mostly like to work with acrylic paint and maybe occasionally oil paint. ...
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Painting Painting Art Artwork
Are stretched canvases or box canvases better for paintings?
Asked by Melissa Rogers
60 days ago
2 likes | 1 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

What are the best sewing patterns for making things for dogs?

I always love to get my friends dogs a little gift for Christmas, and I thought that this year I would make them something. I would like to make things like toys, beds and winter coats. I saw these se...
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Sewing Sewing
What are the best sewing patterns for making things for dogs?
Asked by Andrea Scott
63 days ago
4 likes | 1 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Where can I get my old sewing machine serviced in Northamptonshire?

I was recently given this lovely vintage Husqvarna Viking sewing machine by a family friend. Of course, I don't know how to use it at the moment as it is very different to my other old Toyota sewing m...
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Sewing Sewing Sewing Machine
Where can I get my old sewing machine serviced in Northamptonshire?
Asked by Jessy Louise
64 days ago
2 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

What 35mm camera film can I use to take vintage looking photographs for my art journals?

I got this beautiful vintage 35mm camera from one of my local Freecycle groups. It is the Fujica STX-1 make and model. I have multiple lenses for it as well. I would really like to take artistic photo...
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Photography Photography Photograph Papercraft Journaling
What 35mm camera film can I use to take vintage looking photographs for my art journals?
Asked by Laura Anne
64 days ago
3 likes | 2 comments | 2 votes | 0 follows

How can I refurbish these old vintage Ercol dining chairs?

I was given these beautiful old vintage Ercol dining chairs by my Great Auntie. I have always admired them and she was kind enough to give them to me. My Great Auntie lives in a gorgeous old Grade II ...
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Furniture Furniture Upholstery
How can I refurbish these old vintage Ercol dining chairs?
Asked by Davina Thompson
65 days ago
2 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

How can I upholster this old vintage chair to look more modern?

I was given this lovely old chair by an elderly neighbour as they were going to throw it out. It still has loads of life left in it, and it is really comfortable to sit on. I would like to modernise i...
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Upholstery Upholstery Furniture
How can I upholster this old vintage chair to look more modern?
Asked by Jane Baxter
66 days ago
3 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

What are the best fabric and sewing scissors?

I am in the market for some new fabric cutting and sewing scissors as mine have seen better days, they had actually seen better days 2 years ago. I need to buy new ones as I have got back into sewing ...
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Sewing Sewing
What are the best fabric and sewing scissors?
Asked by Annie Jackson
67 days ago
6 likes | 2 comments | 10 votes | 0 follows

What is the best paint for painting on a denim jacket?

I am going to a concert in October and I have a denim jacket that I would really like to decorate. I would like to paint onto the back of the jacket, and I am wondering what would be the best paint to...
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Painting Painting Fabric Painting
What is the best paint for painting on a denim jacket?
Asked by Emma Moore
70 days ago
3 likes | 1 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

How can I restore this old vintage sewing machine?

I was recently given this beautiful vintage sewing machine by a lovely elderly lady in my area. It is really lovely and I would love to restore it and get it serviced properly before using it. I inten...
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Sewing Sewing Sewing Machine
How can I restore this old vintage sewing machine?
Asked by Nina Potter
71 days ago
4 likes | 2 comments | 4 votes | 0 follows

How do you preserve pressed flowers forever?

I have just bought this beautiful flower press set and I am waiting for it to arrive. I have always wanted this vintage William Morris flower press and have been looking for a while, so when I found t...
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Flower Pressing Flower Pressing Floral Flowers
How do you preserve pressed flowers forever?
Asked by Hayley McKenzie
72 days ago
1 likes | 1 comments | 0 votes | 1 follows

What is the difference between FIMO professional and FIMO soft polymer clay?

I was in my local craft store today looking at the polymer clay for some jewellery making projects. I was wondering what is the difference between FIMO professional and FIMO soft polymer clay? I could...
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Jewellery Jewellery Jewellery Making Clay Polymer Clay
What is the difference between FIMO professional and FIMO soft polymer clay?
Asked by Indie Alexa
73 days ago
3 likes | 2 comments | 3 votes | 0 follows

What is the best journal brand for scrap booking?

Hello, I have recently been watching some really fab YouTube channels about scrap booking and journaling and it has got me all excited. So I did what I normally do in these situations and went slig...
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Journaling Journaling Scrap Books Papercraft Journals
What is the best journal brand for scrap booking?
Asked by Loretta Nicolson
73 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows
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