What Craft Would You Like To More About or Learn

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What type of crafts would you like to learn or to learn more about. What would you like to see demonstrated or just can't get the hang of, but would like to? I will be putting on a series of differant craft how-to's and would like to start out with those that get the response here.

-- Karen (mountains_mama2@hotmail.com), February 20, 2002


I would like to learn how to make rag rugs. But their is web sites with instructions and I believe I saw instructions in this forum.

-- Jo in Pa (farmerjo02@yahoo.com), February 20, 2002.


-- Sonda in Ks. (sgbruce@birch.net), February 20, 2002.

hand spinning,, cant seem to get the hang of it

-- Stan (sopal@net-port.com), February 20, 2002.

I second the tatting.

-- Cindy (SE. IN) (atilrthehony@hotmail.com), February 20, 2002.

I'm with Stan but I want to learn drop spindle. I know how to spin on a wheel.

-- Susan in Minnesota (nanaboo@paulbunyan.net), February 20, 2002.

I third tatting. I taught myself to crochet, but just can't seem to get the hang of tatting.

-- Kim in Indiana (kwcountrygirl@aol.com), February 21, 2002.

Net weaving is a handy skill when you need a hammock or cast net and I am familiar with how to do this; to explain this takes pictures, written words with how to tie knots is beyond me.

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), February 21, 2002.

Basketry. Tatting, too.

-- nancy (stoneground@catskill.net), February 21, 2002.

Maybe we could compile a list of "volunteer experts" They would be willing to spend some time teaching or advising a certain craft. I can usually figure out the basics of a new craft but would often like advice on some of the finer points and easy tricks.

-- Joanie (ber-gust@prodigy.net), February 21, 2002.

I want to learn lace making. Real, old fashioned lace, the kind you weave on a pillow with bobbins and pins stuck in the pillow. Wouldn't mind learning about pottery either.

OI know how to spin on a wheel-I would NOT want to try a drop spindle, seems like it would be so slow, but maybe I am mistaken. :)

-- Rebekah (daniel1@itss.net), February 22, 2002.

I agree with tatting, and I also would love to learn to spin, with a wheel and with the drop needle thing...( thats the technical term " thing " ), I also want to learn to knit...I have tried.. but I am not getting the conscept or somthing... bought one of those teach yourself to knit books... made no sense..LOL..

-- Kristean Thompson (pigalena_babe@yahoo.com), February 22, 2002.

I had to laugh, Karen, I took a crocheting class and the first thing the teacher asked us to do was make a slip knot. Now, I know I had heard of such a thing, but had no clue as to how to make one. The class paused as I learned how to make slip knots. Next, was a new procedure called casting over. While the class moved on to new material, I spent the rest of the time learning and relearning casting over. So maybe there are others that could benefit from a class on "How to make slipknots and cast over". I'd sign up but as you already know I have graduated from that class and am on my way to Intermediate Crocheting. Ha! Ha! Have Fun!

-- Marie in Central WA (Mamafila@aol.com), February 23, 2002.

Oh, yes, I would like to learn pottery, too. I would be happy to help with spinning, knitting or crocheting.

-- nancy (stoneground@catskill.net), February 23, 2002.

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