Thursday, October 20, 2011

"Into Craft" Share with the Craft Community

Into Craft is a place for the craft community meet and sharing ideas.As the team of Into Craft travels around Australia and New Zealand presenting craft events, they often see great ideas that's they'd like to share with you.

Into Craft is all about sharing those creative ideas and inspiration with you all year around - not just when there's a craft event in town.

So feel free to send your ideas, event listings, profile and project to share with your craft community. You can also share your questions and answer with the rest of the Craft Community too. It'd free to join.

Here are  the up coming events  for the rest of this year:

So please visit Into Craft and share your thoughts & Ideas with the Craft community.

Here is what you'll find at the Into Craft Website site:

Nature Sewn Up

The skills involved in creating everyday textiles, by hand, at home for family and friends have provided the inspiration for these stunning artworks by artist and designer Louise Saxton. Reinterpreting domestic art traditions in order to maintain their value and relevance, she has found an innovative use for old pieces …

Paper Quilts

Mixed media collage artist, Michaela Laurie, has combined her fascination with paper and a love of sewing to create these innovative and unique Paper Quilt designs. Michaela describes Paper Quilting as a ‘simple concept’, which began with just one technique of ‘sewing squares of paper together’. However, she has successfully …

Plattie the Platypus – FREE Pattern!

cuddly, colourful and unique, handmade soft toys are fun to create and also make the perfect gift or touch of fun to your home. Best of all they can be personalised with your own choice of fabrics and embellishments. Pauline McArthur, from Funky Friends Factory, specialises in designing a range …

Mikaela’s Quilt

by Marianne Roberts With the warmer weather almost upon us, it’s the perfect time for a spring clean – of the sewing room! As I rummaged, sorted and re-sorted by fabric stash, the colours that seemed the most plentiful were pinks and yellows – perennial spring colours. Stacking the assortment …

Trash to Treasure

Use your crafty skills to create lovely boxes for Christmas gift giving. We all know that classy packaging can take a gift to a whole new level but why pay for expensive gift boxes when you may have the makings in the recycling bin! Take another look at that …

Vintage Treasures

Last month we delved into the world of lovely old stuff and original items from the past that inspire so much of contemporary design. Judy shared some of her collection of wonderful sewing ephemera and readers were invited to send in images of their own vintage collections. We were delighted …

Nifty Notions

CHOOSING THE CORRECT SEWING MACHINE NEEDLE Judy Hall reviews the huge variety of sewing machine needles available today. “I’m such a good sewer that I still have the original needle in my machine from the day I bought it and I use it for every type of sewing”!! Sadly, this …

Spring Bag Pattern Giveaway!

To celebrate Spring, Quilt Block of the Month Club, is giving away TWO of their most popular bag patterns to ‘into craft’ readers – absolutely FREE! Their Sunflower Tote is a fun, bright and happy bag to take shopping or for those taking a trip to the Spring Racing Carnival …

Textile Tour of India – December 2011

We recently received the following email from one of our readers who is seeking some crafty companions to join her on a guided lifestyle tour of India, specialising in textiles, in December 2011: ‘Hello Judy, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for the emails that we …

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