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What is the best way to restore old French tiles?

Hi, I have a load of salvaged tiles, I would like to put down in a hallway. We have recently bought a small house in France, that is full of character and its very exciting to think about bringing it ...
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Restoration Tiles France Chateau Red Flooring Tiles Tile Restoration
What is the best way to restore old French tiles?
Asked by Seaside
265 days ago
3 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Can you weld cast iron? How to get rid of rust?

I was recently having a clear out at the back of my little barn. And I found a really cool old tractor seat in the dirt. I never even knew it was there. Maybe I should clean up more regularly. Anyway,...
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Metalwork metal tractor seat welding rusty rust chair
Can you weld cast iron? How to get rid of rust?
Asked by John and Jane
347 days ago
3 likes | 2 comments | 1 votes | 0 follows

Is old upholstery fabric still strong? Does fabric strength deteriorate over time?

Let me start by saying I know nothing about fabric or upholstery. A friend of mine has offered me some amazing fabric that I think will be great for a project I want to make for the summer. I have an ...
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Sewing Fabric Deck Chairs Fabric Strength
Is old upholstery fabric still strong? Does fabric strength deteriorate over time?
Asked by Jane Jones
391 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

This isn’t pottery is it? I didn’t know what section to put our clay lemons into!

This isn’t pottery is it? I didn’t know what section to put our clay lemons in to. But hey, I just wanted to show off a little success me and my kids had recently. We love having fruit in bowls to...
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Pottery lemons clay lemons pottery fruit
This isn’t pottery is it? I didn’t know what section to put our clay lemons into!
Asked by Jane Jones
447 days ago
3 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

What Can I Make With Some Old Operating Tables?

Ok, this is going to sound weird, but a friend of mine, who is a property developer, has offered me two old operating tables. He knows I like weird and unusual items. I already made an electric chair ...
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Upcycling Chairs Tables Upcycling Operating Tables
What Can I Make With Some Old Operating Tables?
Asked by Penny Lane
467 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Where can I buy affordable cross stitch patterns and kits?

I have recently started doing cross stitch as a hobby. I was wondering if anyone knows of some good places to get patterns and kits please? I have bought a couple of small ones from Hobbycraft, the bi...
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Sewing Sewing Cross Stitch
Where can I buy affordable cross stitch patterns and kits?
Asked by Leah Andrews
567 days ago
2 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

What is the best wood to make a small greenhouse?

I would really love a little greenhouse for my garden as I love the idea of growing vegetables, especially in the difficult time when food prices are getting higher. I have seen this one that someone ...
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Woodwork Woodwork Garden
What is the best wood to make a small greenhouse?
Asked by Eve Northcott
583 days ago
2 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 1 follows

What can I make with faux fur fabric?

I have been given a huge bag full of faux fur fabric, mostly black, white, grey and neutral colours, there are some pinks and yellows as well. I just have no idea what I am going to make with it. Does...
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Sewing Sewing Fabric Faux Fur
What can I make with faux fur fabric?
Asked by Emma West
606 days ago
3 likes | 1 comments | 1 votes | 0 follows

Where is the best place to buy blank Christmas wreaths?

I was wondering where is the best place to buy blank Christmas wreaths that I can add my own faux flowers, berries, pinecones, etc.? I would really like to make some Christmas wreaths this year for my...
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Wreath Making Wreath Wreath Making Floral Arrangement Flower Arranging
Where is the best place to buy blank Christmas wreaths?
Asked by Clara Moore
606 days ago
2 likes | 2 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

What can I make with mismatched tile samples?

I have been given quite a lot of tile samples from my friend who is an interior designer. As they are samples, they are mostly mismatched tiles. I was wondering what can I make with mismatched tile sa...
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Ceramics Ceramics Tiles Patterns
What can I make with mismatched tile samples?
Asked by Denise Robbins
606 days ago
2 likes | 2 comments | 2 votes | 0 follows

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
607 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

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
612 days ago
5 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
612 days ago
3 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
614 days ago
6 likes | 2 comments | 3 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
621 days ago
3 likes | 1 comments | 0 votes | 1 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
630 days ago
5 likes | 1 comments | 2 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
638 days ago
5 likes | 1 comments | 2 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
641 days ago
6 likes | 1 comments | 2 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
652 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
654 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
660 days ago
6 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
660 days ago
5 likes | 2 comments | 3 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
660 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
664 days ago
5 likes | 1 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows
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