Scrapbook Photographs -- How A Picture Can Be Worth A Thousand WordsWritten by Nigel Patterson
For many people, photos are at heart of their scrapbooks -- and for a very good reason. We all treasure photgraphs of friends and loved ones, and many of us carry some with us wherever we go in a wallet or locket or keep photos on our desk at work. And if disaster were to strike and you had to evacuate your house, many people say they would save their photo albums before any other possessions!
So most scrapbooks will contain photographs. Even most disinterested reader of your scrapbook will look at them. A picture really is worth a thousand words. Therefore, it is important to choose photographs that are of good quality and clearly illustrate your scrapbook theme.
Any photograph can be used in a scrapbook. Even instant photographs can be used in scrapbooking. Just be careful that chemicals within photograph do not spill out on rest of your scrapbook. Digital pictures can easily be printed right onto lignin-free and acid -free paper.
How to run a quilters row by row or a round robinWritten by Michelle Steel
How to Organise a Row by Row or a round robin. Firstly, what are Row x Rows and Round Robins? They are quilts, which have more than one person working on them, by design. Usually a group of friends will get together, and decide on rules. What usually happens is that ‘owner’ of quilt, or person who starts it, begins with a block and a colour scheme. This is then handed onto next person in group who adds to this block. A Round Robin means that quilter adds a border to quilt as it is passed around. A Row x Row has a row added as quilt is passed around. The number of participants depends on how big quilt gets. Rules to consider. Time frame. Each person needs time to work on quilt top. Usually a month is good for any one’s calendar. Consider length of time it will take for quilt top to move around a circle of 8 friends, moving once per month. You may want to limit number of participants per quilt, limit amount of time or size of quilt. If there are 8 quilts moving around this circle of friends, then time limit may need to be strictly enforced. Include things such as good quality, pre-washed fabrics only in guidelines. Colour schemes. Individuals will always prefer different colour schemes so these need to be set out plainly for all to take note off. Often it’s a good idea to include a note with quilt top as it travels around circle. Set out on note, colours that are preferred, colours that are abhorred, designs, which will or will not suit owner. These are all things that should be nutted out before you start.