Author Allie Pleiter & A WWI Heroine — 14 Comments

  1. Hi Allie, paper piecing is the use of pieces of craft or scrapbook paper to create images. For example, an image of a snowman would be cut from white cardstock. A hat, scarf, carrot nose and eyes are cut from colored papers and glued to the snowman foundation. Small circles cut from black will be used for the ‘buttons’ on the chest and the mouth shape. Dimension is added by adding depth and shadows to the form with art chalk. A black ink pen with a fine point is used to outline each segment and the snowman itself. White ink adds highlights. This would be a simple paper piecing. Some can be quite elaborate with layer upon layer of paper pieces. It’s like a small demonstration of writing a book. You start with the foundation outline and continuosly add things to flesh it out and make it interesting. ;0)

  2. Allie, It started as an outreach to the community, they did use to offer crafts like teaching cross stitch, knitting and other crafts but now more bring there own thing to do. A lot are knitters.
    Mum was a knitter did alot of fair-isle. She also did lots of blankets (she did them in strips) with animals or flowers in each square.

  3. Ausjenny-
    That sounds like a perfect morning for me–I should start that at my church. We have knitting groups, but I think the cross-craft morning would be fun. Thanks for the idea!

  4. I enjoy cross stitch and scrapbooking. With scrapbooking I use to have workshops (I sold creative memories) and around 3 others and myself would work on our albums. It was fun and a chance to get away from home and chat.
    At church we have a friendship centre on a Thursday morning where crafts are taught and people mix, its more bring your own thing now but its a nice place to mix with other ladies and men we have a few come.

  5. I’ve been able to do many types of crafts. Crochet, oil painting, kid’s crafts and more have all allowed me to meets others, teach children and join in online groups. Crafting is great to share when babysitting children. Scrapbooking and paper piecing has led me to online friendships.

  6. Paula–it is neat, isn’t it? I love how research turns up pearls–or is it purls?–like this. I’m so glad you find the book interesting.

  7. Allie this is so neat about this book and women in world war 1 time period, I think it would be great to read, had not heard about the red cross sox thing, how interesting. I definately want to read this book, thanks for commenting today.
    Paula O

  8. I tried cross stitch, but I never really enjoyed it–it’s too precise for my impulsive nature. I do find it beautiful, however, and am friends with someone who loves to cross stitch. I’ve uncovered lots of stores that not only tailor to knitters and crocheters, but have folded in needlepoint and cross stitch into their customer base, too. It’s all flavors of the same creative impulse, don’t you think?

  9. “Yarnies,” as one friend calls them, are a good bunch of friends to have, aren’t they? My fiber friendships are as strong as my church ties, too. I think crafters understand community better than most people.

  10. I love to cross-stitch and whenever we move to another state, I have enjoyed meeting people to enjoy doing this craft also. I have cross-stitched baby samplers for every baby in our family over the years (nieces and nephews, etc.) and then started branching out to people in my church family and dear friends. I enjoy doing it so much and it has brought me new friendships through the years!

  11. When we moved from FL to SC, the first groups we found were for yarncrafters, aside from our new church. Actually the friendships in those yarncrafters are stronger then the church ones. 🙂

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