Back to the Crafting Future.

HELLO!

It’s been a while hasn’t it?

My world has been craft free for a while. Going back to university, becoming president of the Glasgow University Gaming Society, uni reading, moving house, reading more, essay hand ins…

In fact, I hadn’t picked up any sort of crochet hook or knitting needle until January! And it’s good to do it again.

I’ve been learning how to knit properly- working on lace patterns and will work up to cabling. It’s fun! My sister gave me the Cath Kidson knitting roll and it’s given me the burst to learn different types of knitting.

So… this is me warning about the number of knitting posts and pictures of ammeter lace, cables and all sorts that will coming up! It’s nice to be back. I’ve missed youse.

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Geeky Tuesday #10 Film Geek Scarf

So autumn is well and truly in, lets wrap up and hit the library.

This week I’m loving this film reel inspired scarf by¬†AZURE KNITS+, I’m finding it simple but stiking.

The pattern itself has good reviews, the photos show off the scarf perfectly.

Me? I’m bundled in as many scarves as possible because it does not matter how warm or cold it is outside, in the library its hella cold once you sit on your backside reading books for hours… I complain, but I love it really. ūüėČ


I’m off to Study!

Whats your favorite film?
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Geeky Tuesday #9 THE BRAIN!

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This post is for all the Zombies out there. This hat, for those of you with a taste for brains, is delicious!

I saw this and went YESBLOGITNOW I was so excited. I think one of the things I love most about yarn crafts is the range of things that you can make. This isn’t just your average scarf or hat you might expect your granny to give you at Christmas, this is properly clever design that makes you laugh and wonder how hard it is to put together.

This hat by¬†Lani Rae’s Ravelry Patterns¬†is a fairly hard difficulty so perhaps isn’t for the faint hearted of you, but I bet everyone could imagine a ¬†situation this hat would be perfect for. ¬† (I’d want to wear it to an exam, and when people mentioned it after staring in silence for hours I’d say ‘I just thought I needed the extra brain power’) =D

Epic Giveaway Closing Soon!

We are so so close!

It’s been a busy week of orders, designing, crochet and misc. other at ThreadCetera HQ. To celebrate the blog love and craft support we are holding an EPIC GIVEAWAY!!!1!!

The blog has nearly 100 followers, and we are so excited about round numbers that when ThreadCetera hits 100 we are giving special prizes away!
-Custom Set of Superhero Gaming Gloves to keep your hands warm!
-Special Mug cosy to keep your tea warm!
-‘Zap’ Superhero necklace to keep you looking snazzy.

Entering is easy. WordPress users can simply click ‘Follow’ on the blog page and all followers will be entered into the competition. Facebook users can simply share this post answering this question ‘Who is your favorite hero?’

Easy!

We at ThreadCetera are so thankful to everyone who has shared, commented, followed and liked us thus far and want to give a little back.

The competition will close Tuesday 3rd September at 6pm with winners being announced on Wednesday 4th at 12pm.

Terms and Conditions:
1- Every follow and share will be counted once. If you do both (share on facebook and follow on WordPress) you will be given 2 entries. No more than 2 entries per person.
2- Winners will be drawn at random from the overall pool of people. This will be done with an independent adjudicator present.
3- If Winners do not wish part of the prize pool then they are required to let us know in advance. Postage will happen on completion of the custom gloves order; 5 working days after notification has been received by ThreadCetera of the hero desired.
4- Winners are given 1 week to decide on the type of gloves they would like. This can be relayed via facebook, wordpress, or direct email at threadcetera@gmail.com
5- If after 1 week we do not receive any confirmation, ThreadCetera will assume the prize has been forfeited and we will run another give away in mid September.
6- Winners are allowed to ask for prizes to be sent as a gift to someone else, postage will be made directly to the chosen person.
7- Winners are not expected to pay for postage, even international, because of the goodwill nature of the competition.
8- Any queries about the competition should be sent to threadcetera@gmail.com

Winners will be contacted privately first to inform them on the evening of Tuesday 03 September. If the winner chooses to remain private this will need to be specified in advance.

Geeky Tuesday #6 Merida from Brave + Epic Giveaway time

When Disney made Merida as a self sufficient fate holding ‘I don’t¬†need no man’ princess I was cheering. She is a great Disney princess! Not only can I not dream of firing an arrow like her but I will never be able to rock that hair.

Everyone needs her in their life. With this lovely pattern by Jana Whitley they can!

Now, what is this about a giveaway you say Emma?

Well, ThreadCetera has come on leaps and bounds from taking pictures of my paper-mache ¬†Saturday nights. We’ve learned about crochet, knitting, the world of Pinterest, geekdom and so much more. We’ve even hit the craft market circuit!

Here on WordPress we are only 8 followers away from magic ONE HUNDRED!

In celebration of this we are holding the ThreadCetera EPIC GIVEAWAY!

As soon as we hit ONE HUNDRED we will be giving away:

a custom set of gloves, 
a charm necklace 
and a mug cosy 

to one lucky follower! Everyone who has already followed will automatically be put into the pool and will be selected at random when we hit the magic number.

Keep your eyes open for pictures of the goodies coming up!

The most excited! See you soon!
~Emma @ ThreadCetera 

Sweet-Heart Crochet Bunting

On Saturday afternoon I found myself alone in the house and at a loss of what to do. All my normal tasks were done, I didn’t really want to go out… so I made bunting! (while watching Dave, top gear is oddly therapeutic)

Using a fairly standard pattern (many patterns start from the bottom and work up into the point like this one, others work into the ring) I have made 6 hearts in varying colours to match a pink sweetheart theme and teamed them with a white crochet rope. They would look beautiful in a little girls bedroom!

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As per ThreadCetera ways, I found this project a really good way of using wool ends of various colours I appear to have been hogging. I’ve used various baby knitting wools, chunky and double knits in order to add to the shabby chic effect.

This item is now available on the etsy store to ship immediately!

#SupportCrafting Campaign!

Hello Fellow Crafters!

I love sticking things together and making things to show mum. You too?

I’ve having a look round the crafting community on my front door and realized just how many fantastic crafters there are. It’s amazing to see so many lovingly made products, originally designed and handmade.

From my home town in Glasgow, I love to wander round craft fairs, vintage fairs, boot fairs that I find. From the people who hang pictures on the botanic gardens on weekends to the people who sell vintage wares in Vespa Bar, I love it all. it puts seriously holes in my purse!

This week in celebration of my love of craft (and the fact I’m super busy with custom gloves at the moment, want a pair? Let me know!) I am featuring some of Glasgow’s local talent! ThreadCetera has been growing more popular recently (I’m looking at you Cult of Yarn) and I want to be able to share this love.

Everyday I will be posting local talent who knit, jeweler, play with wool, love sticking things etc. If you know someone you’d love to see blogged let me know by emailing threadcetera@gmail.com

We will be tweeting it all week @ThreadCetera (follow us!) using the hashtag #SupportingCrafting!

Let’s get this train going! See you this week!

~ThreadCetera Xx

Brand New! Commission Gloves!

This week has been super busy, super because that has been the theme of this weeks crafting! Last weeks fair generated a whole lot of super hero glove orders, custom orders for the super hero of choice. Every geek is different and everyone has their own tastes. Here are a few of the ones I’ve been doing for customers this week.

Here we have Robin from Batman and Fluttershy from My Little Pony (special brony gloves). They are all measured to fit and all colours and designs were agreed with the customer. These really are fully customization friendly.

We have a few more in the works, an order for Joker, Black Canary and Nightwing!

Do you have a favorite hero? Do you fancy having warm hands while you type but still want to be able to comment on your favorite blogs? Get in touch today to go through the design process with us, the result is gloves designed JUST FOR YOU!

At only £9 with P+P (£10 outside the UK) They are a geeky snap!

All gloves are designed totally by me using a full trial and error developed pattern (poor manpal has been the guinea pig for months!) and will be to your own color and logo choices all in line with our #SupportCraft ethos.

Fill out the form to get in touch!

Mid Week Etsy Finds #5 Bow Ties

This week I’m loving bowties. Cute ones, kitch ones, daft ones, cartoon ones… I hadn’t realised the scale of the operation until I started looking! There are loads!

These are some of my favorites:

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Mickey Mouse
‘Bow ties are Cool’
Newspaper Print
Batman Bow tie
Navy Red Tartan
Baseball Print with Suspenders

Remember to check out our etsy store HERE! Recently updated!

Makers Markets Byres Road Confirmed

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ThreadCetera has a stall confirmed at the Makers Market in the Hillhead Library on the 28th September 2013 11am- 2pm!

The market is a great gathering of crafters selling all sorts of beautiful hand made craft. Everything you see is handmade.

ThreadCetera will be bringing our wares; our plastic necklaces, our charm necklaces, crochet bunting, crochet mug cosies, our ever popular crochet gloves and BRAND NEW fabric make up bags!

We are very excited. More details soon! Watch this space!

See more information on Makers Markets here!