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!

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#SupportCrafting Dragon Flower Jewllery

Dragon Flower Jewellery is the beautiful handmade jewelery store of Phillipa Ramsey-Baggs AKA my pal Pip.  She draws inspiration from her love of the chivalric and the world of geekdom (the avengers appears many times in her work) in creating a range of jewellery, stitch markers, bookmarks and, of course, dragons.

Pip runs the lovely blog over at Dreaming of Dragons which updates daily with various crafty goodness that inspires her; etsy, pintrest, yarn etc. Every day is something new! She is one of these rare types I call a ‘dualcrafter’- knitting and crocheting. O_O

Each piece she makes is handcrafted in Scotland. They are highly customisable in design and colour and made to order via her etsy store.

Even better! She will be selling at the Byres Road Makers Market this September!
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Show her love by either:
Following her blog
Repinning her lovely things
Liking her on Facebook
Buying her lovely things on etsy

#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!

Geeky Tuesday #5 Star Wars Beanie

Yes it’s Summer, but let’s face it. I’m from Glasgow where I can expect a rainfall to last months and cold snaps to set in momentarily. I like to prepare for such eventualities by stocking up my warm clothing.

These star war beanies are precious. I love them. Size them up for a big head (a la my manpal) or down for kids. The pattern is really easy to follow.

Love it. Pattern by designer Jen Spears via Ravelry.

#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!

New etsy Stock! Shrinkies necklaces!

After the success of the craft fair, we have updated our online stock via etsy!

A selection of our shrink plastic necklaces are for sale at only £1.50! A snap! Here’s a few of my favorites:

I had the most fun making them all, designing things I love is really satisfying.
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Check them out