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Craft industry related links

CreateForLess...
Online store with over 50,000 craft, scrapbooking, sewing supplies and more. Over 900 brands at everyday low discount prices....
http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-1625612-10285993

Downhome Girl
Go on and get your hands dirty! Dig into our unique collection of craft supplies for your project - cross stitch, gardening, home decorating, scrapbooking, quilting, kids' crafts, and much more!
http://www.downhomegirl.com



A Craft Lesson

Prints from the Garden

One of the first prints a child makes is that of his or her own hands. These prints grace thousands of refrigerator doors or den walls. Making other prints is fun and a project for children of any age, especially since most materials needed to create unique art are readily available.

Using a vegetable as the tool and a simple stamp pad as the ink can make some of the most special prints. One veggie that is tops for making prints is the beet. Carve a shape out of a beet half, removing the area around the shape (star, spiral, heart, etc.). Press the carved shape against a sheet of porous paper and voila! You have a print! If the beet dries out during carving, wrap it in a moist paper towel and let it re-hydrate for about five minutes.

For another neat experience, carve a potato half into a desired design. Wipe off excess moisture from the surface, and then use an ordinary stamp pad to ink the surface. Press the charged design against porous paper to reveal a one-of-a-kind printed design. For a 100% original design, crush a palm full of fresh blueberries in the bottom of a small dish. Allow this to set at room temperature for half an hour, and then stir and repress. Remove the solid material and use the remaining liquid as ink. If it is too thin, allow the liquid to evaporate slightly and the tone will darken. (NOTE: Some fruits/vegetables may stain, so wear a smock or old clothes and cover your work surface with newspaper or paper towels.)

Using the fruit or vegetable's shape for the design itself is also easy and gives great results. Firm items make the best stamps and cause less mess. One idea is to create neat recipe cards by pressing small veggie shapes in the corner of file cards. Some of the most successful shapes include mushrooms (cut them top to bottom), apple slices (cut horizontally through the middle of the apple to expose the core and maybe a seed or two) and small green tomatoes (also cut horizontally). Cut them through the center, top to bottom and press the cut side against a stamp pad. Press the inked fruit or veggie onto the surface of the file card. Make sets of the same veggie or use a collection of shapes and give them as gifts to teachers, friends or relatives.

If you select permanent ink or dye pads, you can decorate tote bags, tennis shoes, hats, or T-shirts--nearly anything porous can be printed with fruit/veggies. So if your budding artist is eager for an unusual project, consider raiding the fridge or garden for raw materials in neat shapes. Have fun!

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Other important craft links.
1-Stop Free Craft Patterns
Find free and downloadable patterns for birdhouses, cross stitch, crochet, knitting, beadwork, stamping, woodworking, candles, glass, tole, holiday and more!
http://www.1stopfreeshop.com/craftpatterns.htm

Aleene's arts and crafts supplies, hobby and craft projects
Aleene's Creative Living provides the complete crafting experience, with television crafts show, crafters inspirational magazine, talented designers and free projects.
http://www.aleenes.com

All About Crafts
International supplier of craft and hobby materials. Choose from polymer clay, decoupage, moulds and much more and have them shipped worldwide!
http://www.allaboutcrafts.co.uk

All Arts and Crafts Search Directory
As many of you know, we began in a small way several years ago by primarily offering service oriented information to the art and craft industry. With the addition of our secure web store we now sell a variety of items from unique hand-created jewelry, gifts and products to designer soapmaking molds and craft books and kits...
http://www.craftersnet.com

AllCrafts.net - Free Crafts Network...
Free Crafts projects! Your guide for all types of crafts. Holiday crafts, Kids crafts, crochet, knitting, dolls, rubber stamps and much more! 20+ craft categories. New free projects added weekly!...
http://www.allcrafts.net

All Free Crafts
Free patterns and projects for all kinds of easy homemade gifts, including sewing, knitting, cross stitch, glue gun projects, decorations, kid's crafts, and more.
http://www.allfreecrafts.com

Artful Gift...
Artful Gift is devoted to the creative person in all of us. I created this web site for my own need to do art, encourage art and share art. On these pages you will find a wide variety of art to look at, art to buy, art announcements, art resources and articles...
http://www.artfulgift.com/craftsupplies.htm

Aunti Annie's Crafts is another great crafting reference...
     Aunt Annie's Crafts takes the craft how-to book one step further by putting it on the computer and taking advantage of the flexibility that the computer offers...
http://www.auntannie.com/

Beverly's Crafts & Fabrics Home Page
Beverly's Online has crafts, dried florals, wreaths, baskets, silk flowers, sewing notions, memory making, quilting, gifts, how-to projects, kid's projects, free ideas, coloring pages, sales, and mor
http://www.beverlyscrafts.com

BFP Home Page
  Welcome to the Blue Feather Products, Inc. Home Page. You Are Visitor Number: Company Profile We are manufacturers of high quality sewing and quilting notions, craft tools, magnets, office products
http://www.blue-feather.com

Blue Ribbon Crafts
Counted-Embellished-Stamped Cross Stitch Kits and Charts, Longstitch Kits, Needlepoint Kits, Candlewicking Kits, Plastic Canvas Kits and Supplies, Paint-By-Number Kits and much more!
http://www.blueribboncrafts.com

Bluebonnet Village Craft Network, craft projects suppliers info
The purpose of Bluebonnet Village is to provide a craft network where you can find suppliers, kids projects, news, information on crafting, the business of crafting and the Gift Basket Trade.
http://www.bluebonnetvillage.com

Cake Decorating, Candy Making, & Party Wedding Supplies By Winbeckler
We carry supplies for many crafts including cake decorating, floral design, candy making--our hard candy molds are also often used for soap and candle making.
http://www.winbeckler.com

Candyland Crafts
Cake decorating, candy making & soap making supplier for the do-it-yourselfer. Decorations, bakeware, packing, ingredients & much much more. Over 10,000 products! Mold catalog available.
http://www.candylandcrafts.com

Checker Distributors - Servicing Independent Businesses in the Quilting and
Checker Distributors - wholesaler specializing in Quilting & Sewing Notions, Fabrics, Crafts, Needleart, Stitchery, Books, Patterns and Patchwork. One Stop Resource for Independent Businesses!
http://www.checkerdist.com

Crafts from home; Free patterns and tips...
sewing, crochet, scrapbooking, needlework and more...
http://crafts-at-home.com/

Crafts Fair OnLine...
WELCOME TO THE CRAFTS FAIR ONLINE The Hot Links Page For All Arts & Crafts On The Web CELEBRATING 5 YEARS ON THE WEB Site Index ----HOW TO PARTICIPATE---- If You Already Have A Web Site If You Would ...
http://www.craftsfaironline.com

Craft Site Directory
Your guide to arts and crafts on the internet.
http://www.craftsitedirectory.com

Craft Supplies Online
We stock papier mache, rusty and natural tin, several brands of paints and brushes, wood: shapes, forms, boxes; paintable slate, barrel staves, clock parts, hardware and ribbon
http://craft-supplies-online.com

Craftown - Free Craft Patterns, Projects, Supplies and Kid Crafts.
100's of free craft patterns, craft projects, crafting ideas, resources and supplies. Arts and crafts for kids, holiday crafts and free lessons.
http://www.craftown.com

Crafts, Etc! Home Page
 Artist Supplies  Crafts  Toys & Hobbies  Memory Books        Rubber Stamping  Jewelry Making  Frames  Gift Cards  Candles Scenteds  Needle Craft  Wearable Arts  Floral  Cards & Party  Sewing Notion
http://www.craftsetc.com

CreateForLess...
Online store with over 50,000 craft, scrapbooking, sewing supplies and more. Over 900 brands at everyday low discount prices....
http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-1625612-10285993

DJ Inkers Official Web Site
The offical web site for DJ Inkers. A complete catalog of all craft products (computer clip art, rubber art stamps, scrapbooking materials, cut and copy books, paper, stickers, and much more)
http://www.djinkers.com

Downhome Girl
Go on and get your hands dirty! Dig into our unique collection of craft supplies for your project - cross stitch, gardening, home decorating, scrapbooking, quilting, kids' crafts, and much more!
http://www.downhomegirl.com

Enchanted Learning crafts center...
Wonderful site with instructions for kids to make crafts. These crafts projects use materials found around the house, like egg cartons, cardboard, paper, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc. See a page about color mixing to see how to combine paint to make all the colors of the rainbow. ....
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/

Proudly serving the crafting industry since 1985... 1-800-252-5223....
http://www.factorydirectcraft.com

Fairfield Polyester Fiber Products
The source for superior quality polyester fiber products for the home and industry
http://www.poly-fil.com/index.html

Get Creative! Craft, Sewing, Needlework and Quilting Online Show
Get Creative! is the online craft, sewing, quilting, and needlework resource for creative people!
http://www.getcreativeshow.com

http://www.herrschners.com/depts/id-8.html

Herrschners Online
Herrschners - The Needlecraft Shop That Never Closes
http://www.herrschners.com

Home of Golden Glen Cottage Creations
This is the Golden Glen Cottage Creations site
http://www.ggcreations.com.au

Jack & Susie's - Needlepoint kits, Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day, Thomas Kin
Quilt in a day books, Eleanor Burns, Needlepoint kits, Thomas Kincade, Free Patterns, Scrapbooking Ideas. Arts & Crafts Community and Shopping mall with a huge craft inventory!
http://jackandsusie.com

Janlynn
Janlynn is a family-owned American business since 1979. Here you will find thousands of craft, hobby & memory products specifically chosen to bring enjoyment into your life. A free gift will be sent with every web order.
http://www.janlynn.com

JHB International - Buttons, home-sewing, and craft projects
JHB International has long been recognized as the creative leader in the button business for home-sewing and craft enthusiasts!
http://www.buttons.com

Kaffe Fassett Studio
Kaffe Fassett Studio Kaffe Fassett's creations fuel the creative fires for millions of designers and craftspeople, worldwide, Take a look at the world through Kaffe's eyes, Knitwear,
http://www.kaffefassett.com

Kulps Custom Crafts
Supplier of UNFINISHED CRAFT SLATE in many shapes and sizes for decorative painters. No minimum order required. Wholesale discounts available on quantity purchases. Low shipping rates
http://www.kulpscrafts.com

Lewiscraft; Canadian craft experts...
Lewiscraft - Your Craft Expert
http://www.lewiscraft.ca

Make It Easy--Gifts to quilt, sew &craft
baby and bridal cake patterns; foundation pieced quilts pattern; how to sew bags book. KinderKakes, BridalBakes, Jambalaya, and Hold It! From Make It Easy Sewing & Crafts
http://www.make-it-easy.com

Mary Maxim
  International Guests may choose either site. Welcome to Mary Maxim… …the largest mail order merchandiser of exclusive needlework and craft kits in North America now offering secure internet orderin
http://www.MaryMaxim.com

Merribee Needlearts & Crafts: Knitting Crochet Cross Stitch & More!
Welcome to Merribee Needlearts and Crafts, your one stop needleart shop.
http://www.merribee.com

Micro-Mark - The Small Tool Specialists: Hobby Tools for Building Scale Mod
THE mail-order source for hard-to-find tools and supplies for hobby, professional and educational model building.
http://www.micromark.com

Neemis International
Wholesaler and manufacturer of craft organisers
http://www.yazzii.com

NEW LIFE CREATIONS
New Life Creations A whole new Look just for you! New Life started as a Bulletin Board Service in 1991 to provide a solid Christian and Family oriented bbs service for Southeastern Michigan. Over the
http://globnet.com/~flair

Original Sewing & Craft Expo  homepage
Original Sewing & Craft Expo--Large Sewing, Quilting, Needlework, Craft Show
http://www.sewncraftexpo.com

PatternPage Craft Pattern Catalog
The Internets largest craft pattern web site featuring hundreds of one-of-a kind craft patterns. New patterns arriving weekly!
http://www.patternpage.com

Patterns from the Past
Vintage Sewing, Knitting, doll, tatting and crochet patterns
http://www.oldpatterns.com

Pecan Resin Crafts
Pecan resin crafts - have your crafts designs molded and cast or learn to cast and mold your own we can teach you...
http://pecanresin.wefixitnow.com/

Personal Threads Boutique - everyting you need for knitting and needlecraft
Personal Threads Boutique offers the finest knitting, weaving, and needlecraft supplies, hand-dyed wools, hand-painted needlepoint canvasses, and more. Visit our searchable online catalog.
http://www.personalthreads.com/newsite/

PlaidOnline.com - Plaid Arts and Crafts Painting Online
Arts and Crafts, from paints and rubber stamps to stitchery and glass crafting supplies, Plaid's Web site provides a variety of craft products and project ideas.
http://www.plaidonline.com

Ribbontex Online
Beautiful wholesale ribbons of all types from ribbon manufacturer Ribbontex. Venezuela's finest satin ribbons, grosgrain, tulle, sheer, and much more.
http://www.ribbontex.com

Ruby Glen Hobby, Home and Family Directory
A directory of hobby, family and home sites. Find links to genealogy, photography, scrapbooking, antiques and collectibles, clip art, computer and internet, crafts, home, pets, publications, hobby,
http://www.rubyglen.com

Sharon's Craft Corner
Find Step by Step Photo Instructions of Craft Projects created by Sharon Graves-MacRae featured by Crafts On-Line
http://craftsonline.net/sharonscraftcorner

Spin a Yarn a most unusual yarn shop
a complete yarn shop, featuring knitting, needlepoint, crochet,100% wool latch hook, tips, FAQ and Sale pages for yarn, needlepoint and sweaters
http://www.spinayarn.com

Supplies for Sewists and Quilters
Quality sewing patterns, appliques, fun buttons, lace, gorgeous silk and wired ribbon, charms and unique embellishments for quilting, sewing, crafting.
http://quiltware.com

Tall Mouse Arts & Crafts Tall Mouse Arts & Crafts
Your Family Place for Creativity
http://www.tallmouse.com

USArtquest
We specialize in acid-free, archival products, most of which were developed to integrate and work compatibly with all of the other products. However, even those few that are not non-toxic or acid-free are unique in themselves. They have proven to be exciting and hold the complimentary attributes that artisans look for in fine art materials...
http://www.usartquest.com

Web of Thread
Specialty threads, ribbons, cords and yarn for the needle artist...
http://www.webofthread.com

Annie's Attic Online Catalog
Serving consumers around the world with products in the areas of crochet and knitting, quilting, crafts, plastic canvas, and more.
http://www.anniesattic.com

Welcome to Clever Creations Crafts
Clever Creations is the home crochet and plastic canvas patterns, Beanie Baby accessories and crafts. We have all the information that you want for Beanies Babies, Beanie Baby Accessories, Crafts, c
http://www.clevercreations.com

Welcome to FreePatterns.com - The Webs Treasure Box of Free Patterns
FreePatterns.com, the world's largest (and still growing!) source of free craft patterns! Sign up for a free password and you'll get unlimited free patterns in crochet, cross-stitch, quilting, crafts,
http://www.freepatterns.com

Welcome to I-Craft
Crafts. Discover life's little pleasures.
http://www.i-craft.com

Welcome to Michaels --THE Arts and Crafts Store Site!
Welcome to the Michaels Arts and Crafts website! Discover ideas, tips, projects, and fun! Find your closest Michaels store and see the Crafts Calendar page for upcoming in-store activities. The Kids
http://www.michaels.com

Welcome to Wrights!
Visit our mill for information on our Ribbon, Trim, Lace, Home Decorating, Crafting, Knitting,Crocheting, Quilting, and Sewing products.
http://www.wrights.com

Woman's Day Magazine Crafts
Women's Day Magazine Crafts
http://www.womansday.com/xp6/WomansDay/crafts.xml

Xyron
The little machines with the big ideas. The fastest and easiest way to apply adhesive, make stickers, or laminate just about anything without all of the mess or fuss. Visit Xyron.com for news, product
http://www.xyron.com

The official disclaimer:...
These web site links and art lessons are listed as a convenience to my visitors. If you use these links (or lessons), I can take no responsibility and give no guarantees, warranties or representations, implied or otherwise, for the content or accuracy of these third-party sites.


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