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Welcome!

This is a community for any and all art and crafting enthusiasts, no matter whether you're knitting, sewing, painting, photographing, sculpting, woodworking, glassblowing, or anything else that ends up with a finished piece of art at the end.

You can show off your own creations, recommend resources, patterns and instructions, ask for help, discuss techniques and materials, or show us your inspirations - there's room for all of it! For ease of navigating, please flair your posts accordingly.

Our Rules:

Please be kind to each other. This is an open and beginner-friendly community, so if you give criticism, be constructive, and keep your comments about the art.

Slurs of any kind are not tolerated. You can include swears (but not slurs) in your art, but please keep the swearing out of the comments.

When posting your own works, please include the medium or material in the title and use it as an opportunity to describe your work. All posts of things you did not make yourself need to be credited to the best of your abilities.

**Don't repost material **others have posted here or elsewhere on Ovarit, and please try to avoid duplicate posts.

If you want to promote your own or someone else's items for sale, the stickied thread is the place to do it. We love celebrating and supporting women creators, so link your favourites!

The sitewide rules and guidelines are in effect here.

Our Flairs:

  • Inspo - inspiration and things you find cool!
  • Q - questions
  • Pro tip - FYI and advice
  • ISO - in search of
  • video - for videos
  • PHD - pattern, how-to, and DIY
  • WIP - work in progress!
  • OG - Original content, your works that you want to brag about!
  • Stash - The items you use for crafting!

If you have any ideas you think could make our community better, please message one of the mods your input.

Enjoy!

# Welcome! This is a community for any and all art and crafting enthusiasts, no matter whether you're knitting, sewing, painting, photographing, sculpting, woodworking, glassblowing, or anything else that ends up with a finished piece of art at the end. You can show off your own creations, recommend resources, patterns and instructions, ask for help, discuss techniques and materials, or show us your inspirations - there's room for all of it! For ease of navigating, please flair your posts accordingly. # Our Rules: **Please be kind to each other.** This is an open and beginner-friendly community, so if you give criticism, be constructive, and keep your comments about the art. **Slurs of any kind are not tolerated.** You can include swears (but not slurs) in your art, but please keep the swearing out of the comments. **When posting your own works,** please include the medium or material in the title and use it as an opportunity to describe your work. All posts of things you did not make yourself need to be credited to the best of your abilities. **Don't repost material **others have posted here or elsewhere on Ovarit, and please try to avoid duplicate posts. **If you want to promote** your own or someone else's items for sale, the stickied thread is the place to do it. We love celebrating and supporting women creators, so link your favourites! The sitewide rules and guidelines are in effect here. # Our Flairs: - **Inspo** - inspiration and things you find cool! - **Q** - questions - **Pro tip** - FYI and advice - **ISO** - in search of - **video** - for videos - **PHD** - pattern, how-to, and DIY - **WIP** - work in progress! - **OG** - Original content, your works that you want to brag about! - **Stash** - The items you use for crafting! *If you have any ideas you think could make our community better, please message one of the mods your input.* # Enjoy!

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Knitter here! I have made a few sweaters, tons and tons of socks (lol), toys, hats, scarfs. I am working on a sweater right now with Léttlopi (finished the whole body - decided to add a latvian braid on the top and bottom of the ribbing - it's top down - and

alas too small -the braid narrowed it. It was kind of form fitting anyway, so......I ripped it completely back and making the whole thing bigger and determined to STILL add those braids!).

I bought a spinning wheel a few months ago, but I haven't had time for much spinning yet. So, I'm a total novice at that. Hope to have my cardigan made before spring! (It should take another week or so, it's not very complicated).

Glad to meet others fiber arts folks :)

Yay was looking for an artsy circle. Ngl I thought it was ArtsandYAMS at first due to the kerning lol. I'm an illustrator professionally but I do other craft things. I'd love to learn how to crochet.

This is great! Hopefully it'll motivate me to actually finish my stuff... I can be very inconsistent..

I'm an illustrator I guess. I mainly use watercolors and ink, I also paint in oil, do embroidery, some papercraft and I'm a crochet beginner. :)

I am super excited to see what your projects are if you ever want to share!

So much yes to this circle! I've worked with all kinds of materials over the years (not a professional, just enjoy making things). Lately it's yarn and fabric. Very soothing, but we can lose motivation without community!

Thank you for creating this circle! I knit, and would love to post FOs. My only concern is being identified.

I take it “ball of yarn being savaged by cat” doesn’t count as a WIP? :P

Well technically no, but I would love to see that anyways. Fair enough! You can go your own pace with sharing FOs. Only you know your own privacy concerns!

When I figure out how to post a photo in a comment (can we do that?) 😄

You can link it using Imgur or you can do a post with a photo (you need to be level 3 to do a direct upload FYI)

Beginner knitter here (one baby blanket down). It's so nice to learn something new in adulthood, even though it's sometimes hard to tear myself away from the easy passive entertainment of Netflix during these troubled times. Will definitely be following fellow knitters for tips!

Yay for starting knitting! I’ve only been doing it a few years and am far from adventurous (cables yes, lace or colourwork no) but it’s so satisfying. And there are so many good videos and websites around.

Wow, that's so cool! I still haven't finished a baby blanket (but have finished a lot of other things lol) so koodos to you!

Best thing is to get good enough to knit which watching Netflix so that you don't feel like Netflix is a waste of time.

I kind of feel bad because, I always feel like I want to/should get started with some kind of craft. But I never have. I'm not that good with my hands as I have a slight disorder of motor function so I don't have good fine control in my hands. But many of these things sound so cool to me.

Does anyone do sculpting/woodworking and has some pointers for me to get started perhaps?

Absolutely dive in and get some raw materials to play with. One thing I have to remember, for myself, is that not everything is going to be fine art. No matter how bad a drawing or painting or sculpture I've made, when I finish I'm always blown away because "I made that!" Even if it's a paint by number or an embroidery kit for tiny little ornaments... "I made that!" does something magical to my entire being.

I love watching Netflix, or listening to podcasts while knitting instead of playing games on my phones as my go-to. But this is after years of knitting, and with a knit-only project. Still, it feels so much better to finish a TV show and marvel at how many rows of the blanket I finished, vs looking at how many games of Sudoku or levels of Candy Crush I just finished.

Definitely just do it.

I just want to encourage you to use your hands! There are so many materials you can work with, and practice may even help your motor control or ease your symptoms a little. Nice thick yarns, reasonably sized needles, forgiving weaves of fabric, wood, clay, stone, there is plenty of material out there to play with. (Confession: I can't do super-precise work, but I barrel on through and have fun with it.)

You don't have to feel bad! Art is about exploring. Maybe pick something and do it everyday for 15 minutes (or however much you want) and see what you can do with that. Also, leave your judgement aside and let your artwork just be. It may be messy, it may not be what you want - but it's a skill that you have to build over time plus you are also having to sort out how to work around your disability.

You can do it!

Thanks so much for creating this circle, I'm super happy to see it here! :) While I may not be able to post my own creations here (due to identifying reasons), I am nonetheless keen to see what others post and to share more general links, etc.

That’s my worry, I don’t want to be identified on here either. Which is annoying because Showing Off Finished Objects!!!

Ha, right? I'd love to be able to share my stuff here, but my currently hobby is quite specific and would be instantly identifiable.

Mine’s not specific that way, but would be pretty identifiable to anyone who knows it from the craft site I use. I value that place for other things, so wouldn’t want to be kicked off.

For sure! Everyone has a piece to share even if they can't share their own artwork <3

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Super excited for this circle! I love to paint, but pandemic has me in such a funk that I am having a block... I have several paintings I have been working on for years (lol yes years) and they are just sitting there dormant and sad! Hoping this circle will spark my creative fires again! Is posting video inspiration of contemporary female artists cool? For example, maybe I'm super basic, but I love Jessica Zoob and she has several vids on her process/technique.

Oh I am in a funk too! I hope we can inspire each other to keep creating :) YES definitely share your inspo (we have a whole flair dedicated to that!)

Excited to see this circle grow! I'm primarily a knitter but I also dabble in collage and natural dyes.

Might I recommend an [FO] flair for finished objects? Sometimes you just want to brag!

I am a knitter mainly too! I added an OG tag for creations. Can't believe I forgot that :sweatblob:

I really want to see more about natural dyes! I've seen a few people dyeing with avocado, and it got me excited about it.

I just looked it up because I didn’t even know it was a thing, and wow, those pinks are gorgeous!

I'm still collecting pits for avocado dye! My favorite so far is onion skin dye, though walnut is lovely as well. Walnut season this year wad woefully wet, so I didn't collect any and kind of regret it.

So, is it just for posting your own art or we could also share some articles/posts about other talanted women?

Definitely share art too! any shops go in the promotional thread, and make sure to credit the original artist to the best of your abilities!

Are we allowed to ask other woman their opinions on matters to involve into our future works as well?

I'm a content creator who has been planning some things for a while but I'd really like to hear what other people would like to see regarding certain topics and this seems like it might be just the place to ask this :)

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