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new page – The Basics

You may have noticed that I’ve put up a couple of wee little technique tutorials over the past few days. This is to provide links for my new page (there, at the top of the blog) called The Basics. (There is another, much bigger tutorial coming later today for the official weekly update.)

There are certain basic bits of knowledge that crafters take for granted. Sewers, for example, often assume that everyone knows how to do something so simple as backstitching to knot their thread. Which may be true much of the time, but not all. We all have to learn these things from somewhere in the first place.

I’ve been crafting since I was a child, and sewing (albeit badly and without much interest) since then as well, so I tend to take the basics for granted myself. But a tutorial’s not very helpful to someone who wants to learn a new crafting technique if they aren’t starting on the same page as you, with all the same basic knowledge. Therefor, I’m gradually building a collection of tutorials about the very basics of sewing, felting, paper crafting and more.

As more of these basic tutorials go up, I’d love to hear what you think of them:¬† are they helpful? Are there other basic tutorials you’d like to see, and if so, what are they?

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  1. I like the simple tutorials. I have a little sewing experience but for someone who has none they would be very helpful. I’d like to see some tutorials on felting and papercrafting since I don’t have any experience with those at all.

  2. Evie Arsenault

     /  July 8, 2013

    I find them very helpful! I’ve actually avoided sewing machines most of my life (they’re terrifying! They want to eat my fingers!) and I’m just now starting to tentatively venture into that area, so any and all beginner tutorials are very useful to me. I also love to try new crafts, and you have a wide variety here. Thanks for keeping such an awesome blog! ^_^

    • Tally

       /  July 15, 2013

      Hooray! I’m so glad this is helpful! Best of luck with your sewing adventures, and don’t let that machine eat your fingers. You show it who’s boss! :D


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