This post really doesn’t have anything to do with ghosts but I just liked the title and it is the silly season right? There is a lot going on over the Christmas season, the parties, the booze, the food, the in-laws…..but that is no excuse to give up on your crafting. In fact, the holidays are the perfect time to work on your projects and provide an alternative activity for your hands, rather than eating yet another mince pie or turkey sandwich. So here are our top tips for Christmas crafting and not a ghoul in sight!
Have craft, will travel
Most of us will be travelling over the festive season to visit friends or relatives. As long as you aren’t the designated driver then your journey is the perfect opportunity to work on your crafty projects. Turn up the cheesy tunes on the car radio or ipod . . . → Read More: The ghosts of Christmas crafting
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So how was doing it in public for you?? We hope you enjoyed A Crafty Commute Day as much as we did. I made a good start on the knitted earring holder (not enough of a start for a picture though!!). I was also successful in my mission to craft on a number of different forms of transport – bus, train and ferry all successfully negotiated. So where did you do it?
Our UCC followers reporting knitting on the tube and bus as well as undertaking embroidery and crochet. Some funny looks from other commuters aside, sounds like everyone had a great day and universally the feedback was that it made the journey go so much quicker. There are lots of tips on the site to help make crafting in public easier and also ideas of the type of . . . → Read More: A Crafty Commute Day – How was it for you?
Hope you enjoyed A Crafty Commute Day on 1 December!
Recently I heard cross stitch described as the ultimate handbag craft. With that endorsement, how could we not feature cross stitch as an ‘on the go’ project. Traditionally cross stitch patterns are a little old fashioned but increasingly there are some really funky designs out there. Now I haven’t attempted cross stitch since school so to get started, I have designed a really simple (I hope!) pattern to practice my skills and get in the stitching zone. You can download the pattern by clicking on the link A public cross stitch.
Also, here are some simple tips for the novice cross stitcher which I found really useful:
1. Stick with light colored 11-count or 14-count Aida fabric (just ask for Aida fabric in your local craft store)
2. Choose good quality thread (floss)
3. Use a size 24 tapestry . . . → Read More: Cross Stitch On the Go
Its finally here, and I don’t mean its time to open the first door on your chocolate advent calendar (although that is also pretty exciting!), no its the first annual commuter craft day. We’ve given you all the advice you need to get started – you’ve got some inspiration from our project ideas and tips on commuter crafting etiquite so what now? Well now is when you take the plunge, put your embarrassment to one side, sit on the train, bus or ferry and be proud of your craftiness.
Commuter craft day really sums up what Urban Craft Collective is all about. We are passionate about getting people interested in crafting and learning new skills and we are equally passionate about getting out there are being proud of our talents. Now that can be difficult, and while crafting certainly is cooler now than it has been in recent . . . → Read More: 1 December – A Crafty Commute Day!!