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The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 3: Episode 2 – Designing Digitally and Serious Sparkles
In season 3, episode 2 of The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Haley sheds light on the dark side of craft materials, Mollie uses a naughty word (at least in the UK), and the gals get very excited about sewing for a grown-up American Girl!!
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S03E02 Show Notes:
Here’s a roundup of the resources, patterns, and projects mentioned in this episode:
Serious Historic Costume-Making
♥ The Kirsten Project: https://www.starsandfield.com/thekirstenproject
♥ The Kirsten Project on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thekirstenproject/
♥ Historical costume inspired by American Girl Kirsten Larson
Haley Hates Glitter
♥ Daily Mail: Scientists call for a complete ban on GLITTER because the particles are polluting oceans and hurting marine life: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7777837/Scientists-call-complete-ban-GLITTER-particles-polluting-oceans.html
♥ BBC: Plastic pollution: Could selling glitter soon be banned? https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/47685424
♥ Slate: Guys, Glitter Is Not the Real Enemy Here: A global ban on glitter would be nice and all, but its impact would be negligible: https://slate.com/technology/2017/12/the-proposed-global-ban-on-glitter-is-pointless.html
Cross Stitch Design Software
♥ The App Mollie Uses for Cross Stitch Design, Stitch Sketch: https://www.stitchsketch.com/
♥ Cross Stitch Professional: https://www.dpsoftware.com/
♥ StitchCraft: https://stitchcraft.info/
♥ Patternmaker: http://www.hobbyware.com/pm.htm
Mind-blowing resin rings by Isabell Kiefhaber of GeschmeideUnterTeck
♥ Knitty FB post: https://www.facebook.com/knitty/posts/10156133345111603
♥ Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/GeschmeideUnterTeck
♥ Etsy Seller Profile: https://www.etsy.com/people/GeschmeideUnterTeck
♥ Knitting ring: https://www.etsy.com/listing/151054064/knitting-extraordinary-knitting-ring
♥ Sewing basket ring: https://www.etsy.com/listing/151053614/sewing-basket-extraordinary-sewing
♥ Keep Going handwriting ring: https://www.etsy.com/listing/613857076/keep-going-calligraphic-resin-ring-with
♥ Aquarium ring: https://www.etsy.com/listing/539486525/aquarium-magnificent-fish-ring-with
♥ Her instagram: https://www.instagram.com/geschmeide_unter_teck/
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One reply on “The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 3: Episode 02 – Designing Digitally and Serious Sparkles”
Mollie, I’ve been using the professional version of “Pattern Maker for Cross-Stitch” (from Hobbyware.com) for years and really like it. The program includes a bunch of floss companies, in addition to DMC, and you can export the charts as jpegs. I’m not sure if they offer a version for Mac. Hope this helps!