October 02 2014
October 01 2014

I was knitting in transit today when lady sitting next to me started complimenting me on my crochet skills and sighing about how she only knows how to knit

um…

October 01 2014

iamanangryknitter:

HERE’S THE THING.

I SEE MAYBE TWENTY MOTIVATIONAL POSTS ABOUT ART ON MY DASH ON A DAILY BASIS, AND SO MANY WIPS, FINISHED PIECES AND COMMISSION POSTS THAT I WILL NEVER BE AT A LOSS FOR ART WHILE I AM ON TUMBLR.

I SEE SO MUCH ANALYSIS ABOUT ART, PASSIONATE OUTPOURINGS OF LOVE FOR IT, IMPROMPTU AND PLANNED HISTORY LESSONS AND SIMPLE PHOTOSETS OF PEOPLE’S FAVOURITE ARTISTS. IT IS ONE OF TUMBLR’S BEST FEATURES.

THERE ARE LIVESTREAMS AND SYSTEMS OF SUPPORT FOR ART AND ARTISTS AND STUDY OF ART. PEOPLE TALK ABOUT WHAT ARE FAIR PRICES FOR ARTISTS’ WORK ONLINE AND IN REAL LIFE SETTINGS LIKE CONVENTIONS.

THERE IS NO SUCH SYSTEM OF SUPPORT OR UNIVERSAL LOVE FOR THE HANDICRAFTERS OF TUMBLR AND I WANT THAT TO CHANGE. I WANT INFOGRAPHICS ABOUT WHY FORTY DOLLARS FOR A PAIR OF MITTENS IS FAIR AND WHY HOLDING CRAFTERS TO FACTORY PRICES ISN’T.

I WANT KNITTING APPRECIATION POSTS, PHOTOSETS ABOUT ZIMMERMAN AND STARMORE AND PLANNED SKYPE KNITTING CIRCLES. I WANT KNITTERS AND CROCHETERS TO BE AS ANTICIPATED AS TRADITIONAL ARTISTS AT CONVENTIONS AND THE LIKE, AND I WANT FOR IT TO BE HYPOTHETICALLY POSSIBLE FOR US TO HAVE A STEADY SOURCE OF SPENDING MONEY FROM SELLING ONLINE.

MOTIVATIONAL POSTS ABOUT FINISHING YOUR WIP, OR SORTING OUT YOUR STASH! TIPS ABOUT MAKING YOUR ETSY PRETTY AND PROMOTING YOURSELF ON TUMBLR! THE CULTURE OF MENTORING AND PROTECTION I SEE FOR YOUNG ARTISTS ONLINE!

WE CAN DO GOOD WORK!

okay but infographics and photosets kind of use the SAME skillset that is used in creating digital art, meanwhile I am fairly good at crochet and knitting, but crap at taking photos and I don’t even have photoshop…

anybody has a solution to this problem?

October 01 2014

Embroidery tutorials

I just discovered hand embroidery tutorials on Youtube by Beth Lea. They are well done. Check them out if you are interested in learning new stitches or just want to brush up on your technique.
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https:
//www.youtube.com/user/ketchupwitheverythin/videos?sort=dd&view=0&shelf_id=0
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