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  • Dress - DIY. The blue polycotton gingham fabric for the dress is from Etsy and self-drafted
  • Shoes - Memery
  • 18th Century Inspired Corset - DIY. Cotton canvas fabric from Stoff & Stil

Gingham Meets 18th Century

Create a Gingham Meets 18th Century dress with #DIYFashionista Moa from Scandinavian Abroad.

Check out Gingham Meets 18th Century on Cut Out + Keep

Host an Anime Party in #DIYTheParty with Joelle from js-m crafts.

I was introduced to all things Anime by my daughter. Our house is full of books, DVD’s , stuffed toys and all things anime from childhood to present day. We have had birthday parties with this theme, dress up and makeup sessions throughout the years. Two of my projects within the site are Anime themed.

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Hello Hexie!

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Our #BookOfTheWeek is Hello Hexie! by Sarah Shrimpton. Read our interview with Sarah, crochet a Star Blanket and #win the book from David & Charles.

Hi there! I’m Sarah, a Deputy Headteacher by day and a yarnaholic by night. I taught myself to crochet some years ago and started my blog as a way of recording my progress. From a simple beginning, it grew into a place where I published the patterns I designed and wrote about the yarn I was using. Today, I’m thrilled to have several books under my belt as well as designing regularly for the UK’s top crochet and craft magazines.

Put together the perfect Birthday Party Outfit for #DIYTheLook with Carla.

I have to attend my father-in-law's 90th birthday party, being held at his country club, in July. What to wear has been on my mind! So, this is the outfit I've pulled together, with that in mind. It must be something classy, beautiful, and easy to do, in a hotel room - and budget friendly, without me feeling under dressed. The single cocktail is so I go in with a relaxed, devil-may-care attitude - and it's the Bee's Knees!

Outfit Details

  • Organic Cotton Dress - DIY
  • Sandals - Mi im
  • Ironing board cover - DIY (not technically a fashion garment, but ironing boards deserve pretty outfits too!)

DIY Reversible Ironing Board Cover

Make a Reversible Ironing Board Cover with #DIYFashionista Sanae Ishida.

Check out Reversible Ironing Board Cover on Cut Out + Keep

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Creative Polymer Clay

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Our #BookOfTheWeek is Creative Polymer Clay by Heidi Helyard. Read our interview with Heidi, make a pair of Drilling Shavings Earrings and win a copy of the book from David & Charles.

I am a self-employed graphic designer living on the beautiful Central Coast, in NSW, North of Sydney. As a creative artist, I have worked with embroidery, weaving, and other fibre art for years. In 2017, as part of my quest for texture, I started incorporating polymer clay into my fibre art pieces. This evolved into incorporating fibre into my polymer clay pieces! Small wall hangings morphed into wearable pendants, then came earrings and other jewellery-related objects. The progression was very organic. I consider my jewellery collections to be small-scaled, one-off pieces of wearable art. The fact that each piece is unduplicated and unique is really important to me. Each pendant, earring or bowl is a limited edition - collectable and precious, completely individual piece, and the polar opposite of the mass produced fashion jewellery flooding the market. It is important to me that my pieces be instantly recognisable as a "Heidi Helyard" piece. For me, it’s all about colour and texture! The beauty of polymer clay is that it presents me so much opportunity to explore endless colour combinations, patterns and textures.

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Meet #FeaturedMember and crochet lover VaNNaBaBy in Montana.

How did you find CO+K and why did you join?

Google search. I was a stay at home mom when I found the site and had lots of time to be creative.

What projects are you currently working on?

I hope to start on a baby blanket for a niece or nephew that will be born in the fall.

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Make a Fat Quarter Waxed Food Wrap and Fat Quarter Gift Wrap in #ShopShowcase with Samuel Taylor in Leeds.

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Empowered Embroidery

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Our #BookofTheWeek is Empowered Embroidery by Amy L. Frazer. Read our interview with Amy, stitch a flower crown and win the book from Walter Foster.

Hello everyone at Cut Out and Keep! My name is Amy L. Frazer and I’m an illustrator and embroiderer living and working in beautiful Portland, Oregon. I’m originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to Portland in 2004 from NYC. I was trained as an illustrator at the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) but didn’t really start embroidering until much later when I moved to Portland. For many years I worked for different companies like Nike, Old Navy and Galerie Au Chocolat designing products and graphics, candy and gift packaging and accessories. I always worked on my own artwork and ideas in the evenings and on weekends, continuing to take workshops and classes to learn Photoshop, embroidery, screen-printing and more skills. At the end of 2015 I started my own company freelancing and licensing my artwork. As I got more into embroidery, I started teaching workshops in Portland and selling embroidery kits based on my illustrations. I absolutely love hiking and being in nature (forest bathing!) and am happiest when I’m at the beach, or the coast in Oregon! It feels calming to me and somehow comforting to know something bigger than myself is out there and Mother Nature is a definite source of endless inspiration.

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Meet #FeaturedMember Maaike in Antwerp who enjoys working with fabrics and paper.

How did you find CO+K and why did you join?

Google, at the time. I joined because I found it great to meet kindred spirits and see and explore ideas.

What projects are you currently working on?

I have a stash of clothing, already cut, waiting to be finished. I have a cameo screaming for paper and cards. So everything!

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