#SupportCrafting Cia Jackson!

I know Cia Jackson from the Glasgow University Gaming Society, of which she is our glorious Lady President. She is one of the best geeks I know, rocking geek chic with lady attitude.

She works at the Yarn Cake in Glasgow where she spends her time smushing yarn, baking lovely cake and knitting lovely things. It’s a great hang out.

She has started to channel this knitting creativity into pattern design via Ravelry and blogging.

Her latest designs are the Graduand Scarf and the Wandering Fae Cowl, both of which I’ve downloaded and can’t wait to get started!

She is inspired by her own university life, times and tends to knit things when she should be studying. Fair enough I suppose.

The Graduand Scarf has been made available for free right now just to get you hooked on her work and the lovely Wandering Faw Cowl is only £1! Stock up! Even better, if you go an visit her face to face in the Yarn Cake and make the relevant yarn purchase for the pattern, the pattern comes free! What better excuse to buy more yarn!

She can be found blogging here!

And click here for her Rav store, Pyros Patterns!

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#SupportCrafting, Featuring Flora Robins

The crafting community is great, everyone has thier own style and intrepretation- not to mention that if we share the projects out we can make all the pretty things!

This week we have the work of Flora Robins, knitter and crocheter, frequent poster to the Glasgow Knitting Gathering as well as being an all round excellent gal.

I loved her ‘Zero’ from nightmare before Christmas. It’s a knitted piece with embroidery made from acrylic wool.

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She says ‘the pattern is really easy to follow, just fiddly on small needles’. The pattern can be found here for free (click for link)

I think it’s turned out great! Can’t wait to see more Flo!

Do you #SupportCrafting Are you interested in having your work showcased? Get in touch with us at threadcetera@gmail.com for more information! Remember to use the hashtag and tweet us @ThreadCetera!

#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!

Geeky Tuesday #4 Avatar Blanket

Now I haven’t watched a lot of Avatar. However my manpal is a fan, he watched quite a bit of the season with Korra in it with me. He likes to think about what sort of bender he is, he settled on earth- big, strong, calm, forceful. He decided I was fire- passionate, quick to emotion, angry.

Thanks? =S

I love this crochet blanket pattern on Rav by designer Kimby77. It’s geeky yet beautiful and could work in any home. And it’s free!

Glasgow by Gaslight Pics

ThreadCetera had it’s own stall (my first!) at the Glasgow by Gaslight fair on Saturday just past. Here are a few photos from the event!

The best seller of the day was our superhero themed gloves, pictures. I am currently doing custom orders for these and have orders for all sorts thus far. Custom orders are only £9 including all postage. Drop me an email at threadcetera@gmail.com  or use the contact form below if you would like a design consultation or a quote! 

We had a blast at the fair and can’t wait for next years. Hope to see you at a craft fair soon!

ThreadCetera at Glasgow by Gaslight

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So ThreadCetera will be selling at the Glasgow by Gaslight Steampunk convention!

Goods on sale include:

– Steampunk charms
– handmade charm necklaces
– Geeky Gaming gloves
– Crochet Victorian lace
-Abusive mug cosys
– Top hats and Cats

All with a distinctly Steampunk theme!

Pop down and say hello! Next Saturday 12-5pm!

Iron Man Pin-Cushion Pattern

DSCF2331After the great dress-making dummy purchase of May, I decided I needed to really up my game with the rest of my dress making tool. I’ve started with my pincushion.

I loved the Avengers film. I’m more a DC girl than a Marvel but I do love a good lot of hunky men and kick ass ladies saving the world. So I’ve decided to make a range of pincushions themed around it.

I’ve started with Iron Man. =D

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It was really easy to make. 2 basic parts, a bit of embroidery and Robert is your father’s brother… (Bob’s your uncle. It took me a while to figure out. D= #slow)

The pattern for this easy chappy is available as a Ravelry Download on PDF for only 50p!!

Click Here