Sunday, October 30, 2005

winding up....

Today's the final day for BT2. By now you would have started and hopefully completed and posted your finished BT2 project. If you have not heard from your partner and don't know if something's coming please email us at backtackATgmailDOTcom with your name and blog name. Please don't wait for another couple of weeks.

If you have posted your BT but know it'll arrive after 31 October please do send your partner an email letting them know it's on the way and when you anticipate it might arrive.

AND - not to harp on it, please email us your pics to backtackATgmailDOTcom asap so we can put the final flickr gallery together (please don't email them to Nicole or Alison, us the back-tack email address, if you've already emailed them, please don't resend them :) ). This will be live in the next 5-7 days. We'll post here when it is live.

As we've mentioned previously (I think we have!) the next back-tack will be in April 2006! Keep your eyes peeled.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

cut, stitch, unpick, sew, knit, bind, felt...

Hey everyone.

It's great to see finished back-tack's on your blogs. Great creativity and attention to detail. From the feedback we've received sounds like you've all really enjoyed this version of back-tack.

A reminder to please supply the images of your finished BT before you post it (the one you created, not the one you receive) in the following way (this keeps Nicole sane and minimises the swearing she does at the monitor). If you've already supplied your images, then ignore this:
  • We only want 2 photos per participant please. Obviously feel free to post as many pics as you like on your own blogs, it's easier for us if we receive only 2 per person.
  • Email them to us by 1st week of November or earlier, if possible with these specs, 400 x 400 pixels at 72dpi (if you have Photoshop or something similar, please save it optimised for web at 100ppi), please name the file your blog name (not the URL but the name your blog is known by and tell us whether it's a bag or kit picture ie sixandahalfstitches_bag.jpg and sixandahalfstitches_kit.jpg, together with your first name, your blog name and the blog name you are sending to.
  • We'll unveil the photo's via flickr at the end, the week after 31 October.

Finally keep your eyes peeled for BT3 to be held in April 2006. We need a breather and some time to think about the next reincarnation.

Monday, October 10, 2005


We've been checking out participants blogs and have seen quite a few of you have finished! Very impressive.

For those of you who'd like some inspiration following are some links and also a link to some images we've uploaded at flickr.

Feel free to leave comments with any other links or suggestions you feel might be useful to other participants.

Check out humbag and because I can't work out the name of some of these sites :) here's some more links, here, here and here. Kath also has a bunch of links, handmade zakka, some more Japanese goodness.

bt2 inspiration