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New Colours Match. IDEAS. NEW COLOURS. While doing a multi-colours friendship bracelet (sorry for the untidy background with all the colour codes for different bracelets. Only I can understand. lol), I found out a few colours...

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Friendship Bracelet Patterns - Blue Gradient Arrow PatternFriendship Bracelet Patterns - Blue Gradient Arrow...      This friendship bracelet patterns is one of my favourite. It is hand-woven using cotton embroidery floss in gradient shades of blue, black and white color. The length of the woven area is approx....

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Colours in your BraceletsColours in your Bracelets What a day! Making a new friendship bracelet today, the colours of the bracelet that I matched looks ..... not the look that I want. Matching colours is important in making a friendship bracelet. People...

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Friendship Bracelets - Rainbow Arrow PatternFriendship Bracelets - Rainbow Arrow Pattern      These friendship bracelets are hand-woven using cotton embroidery floss in rainbow color. The length of the woven area is approx. 6" (15cm), 0.8" (2cm) width and the total length is approx....

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Threads for Friendship Bracelets Making friendship bracelets, threads are the main item. There are many types of thread and many points to look out for. For example, the texture, the thickness, the colours etc. I prefer to use embroidery...

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What is handicraft?

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Working on so many craft works for so many years, suddenly this word “handicraft” came across my mind. What is the meaning of handicraft. In general knowledge, handicraft is a type of skill where useful devices are made by hands or simple tools. Handicrafts involve the creation of a wide range of objects, including clothing, religious symbols and jewelry etc.
Doing handicraft is not a matter of hobbies, but creating useful and creative work for people using different media and traditional skills. Making handicraft is not only to have the finished product, it can train a person to be more patient.
To pick up handicraft to be a hobby, first thing you have to be a patient person. Handicraft takes time to get your final product, therefore if the the person is not patient enough, you will not get the good and finished product.
There is not age limit, there is no sex difference, anyone can make handicraft.

Many crafters use natural materials while others prefer modern, non-traditional materials, and even upcycle industrial materials. Seen as developing the skills and creative interests of students, handicrafts are often integrated into educational systems, both formally and informally.

“Ideally, advertising aims at the goal of a programmed
harmony among all human impulses and aspirations and endeavors.
Using handicraft methods, it stretches out toward the
ultimate electronic goal of a collective consciousness.”

– Marshall McLuhan

Pack, unpack, pack…..

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After packing so many things, and now I have to unpack everything again. Why I have so many things?!! After looking through my stuff, most of them are my craft books.

Crafts are really part of my life. Crochet, knitting, papercraft, embroidery, etc… Just love handmade work.

Packing the things back to their original place is easy like the clothings back into the wardrobe, all the pots and pans into the kitchen cabinet, but where should all my craft stuffs go?! I

would like to put at a place where easy for me to reach. Storeroom is the only place left now. I left all the books in the store room and the materials under my desk in my bedroom.

I have to get familiar with my new place before I start my crafting again.

 

Lunar New Year!!

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Busy! Busy! Busy! Busy with all the cleaning and washing. On 23 January 2012 it is the first day of the lunar new year. This year is the year of Dragon. Dragon which is a legendary animal and it rank 5th in the Chinese Zodiac.
After cleaning the house and cleaning the mess I have made while doing my craft work, I had a few days to rest. During the holidays, we will visit our relatives and friends. This is the time where children enjoyed the most. They will receive many red packets from the adults.
Taking a few days rest, gaining back my energy, It’s time to start my craft work again. Hope that more new ideas and more creativity. GONG XI FA CAI!