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Knitting and Crochet community

would anyone be interested in starting a separate stack exchange for knitters/crocheters? I don't mind being in A&C but I think there are enough knitters/crocheters and questions to form our own ...
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Where is the line between “material selection” and “product recommendations”?

I stumbled across the question Transparent resin to fill small acrylic plastic container? At first glance the question seemed to be off-topic as asking for a product recommendation, so I started ...
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Are questions about leather-working on topic?

So, I got a bit hooked up with re-enactment/LARP recently. Part of the fun for me is the crafting, leatherworking and sewing. I found an image of a piece of leather armour with I would love to create ...
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Is this question off-topic?

My sister's boyfriend painted this picture. I am not familiarized with art and the only explanation I got is it paints the ligth. I wanted to know more about the picture, but I don't know if it would ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Is this “how do I learn this” question off topic?

Best resources to learn origami art immediately? The question is subjective, vague and at the end of the day asking after how to learn an entire art form. What kind of origami style are they going ...
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Do we want a custom close reason for questions about art history/appreciation?

It's been established that art history and art appreciation, including "history" of current/living artists, is out of scope for this stack. Instead, we're focused primarily on the making of art, the ...
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Why did I get -10 rep for a user that was removed?

Just wondering, can someone explain this to me?
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Missing amigurumi tag

I think an amigurumi tag would be very beneficial for sorting through questions when you're looking for specifically amigurumi related questions. Examples of such questions: 1. What to use as ...
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Missing tunisian crochet tag

I just noticed there is no tunisian crochet tag, which would be applicable to these two questions: How to prevent Tunisian crochet from curling? What's the difference between crochet, knitting, ...
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Should we have canonical questions?

I was just asked to review this question, in which user 'Johannes' is attempting to make a canonical question on beginner's knitting mistakes. In its current state I think it's too broad, and have ...
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Accessibility tag missing from Arts & Crafts site

I would like to talk about the sort of art that would help kids and people with autism or autism spectrum type problems (by allowing them to select a picture from a set of pictures, to describe their ...
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Are questions about the history and interpretation of other people's paintings off-topic here?

I wanted to ask something about a theme that appears in a painting by the French artist James Tissot, so I thought it would be on-topic here. But it wouldn't, right, because this is only for questions ...
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Help with a hostile moderator

I will appreciate a mod looking at the back and forth in the comments under "Layout Foot length Jacket Cape" and letting me know if creationedge is using his/her position appropriately. Matt and ...
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Experiment: More aggressive review queue indicator

Over on Meta Stack Exchange, I announced an experiment that would: Turn on the review queue indicator whenever there's a task available in any queue. All queues with at least one task will be marked ...
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Create tag for crafts with metal rings

I want to create a tag for crafts with metal rings (ie chain mail), but there are multiple spellings according to Wikipedia including: mail maille chain mail --> (chain-mail since tags can't have ...
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Create a tag for figure-drawing?

I spend most of my time drawing portraits or figures. How about a figure-drawing tag to encompass artistic anatomy, life drawing and figure drawing?
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Are questions about latex/plaster casting/mo(u)lding/modelling on topic?

I didn't see any tags I thought would be relevant when I searched, you see.. Thanks!
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Where can I get advice on identifying an artist or style?

I'm trying to identify a particular painted art style (like precisionism but with a tendency to use thicker paint daubs (oils?)). I can provide examples and images, but I'm aware this site is not ...
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Practical Special Effects?

Are movie-style practical special effects questions appropriate for Arts & Crafts SE? I mean like questions about how to make realistic-looking blood, how to make a face-melting special effect, ...
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Are questions about tool making on topic here?

I'm interested in making some tools such as knives including a draw knife, axe handles, as well as some shop machinery. Are questions about particular aspects of the making process of the above on ...
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If we had a art/craft exchange, who would participate?

I don't have details but I wanted to see how interested people are in this. We got several upvotes on the "Secret Santa" idea on the one-year celebration idea generation question, so I thought I'd ...
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Unanswered questions with answer in comments

So, I tend to like looking at the unanswered questions queue to see what is stumping the group. I opened a random question (this one: What is the easiest/cheapest way to seal/stamp a brand in craft ...
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Next week (April 26th) marks our 1-year anniversary! How should we celebrate it?

April 26th, 2016 was the first day of our private beta (and May 17 was the start of our public beta) which means that in a few days we will celebrate one year as a site! Should we celebrate? If so, ...
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Are culinary arts on topic

So I have been confused on whether I should post culinary arts on here, or on seasoned advice. I don't want to post any culinary arts related questions and get shutdown cause of them. By culinary arts ...
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Please use custom (fill-in-the-blank) off-topic close reasons!

If you have sufficient reputation to see the tools (2000 rep), I invite you to check out this page. This is the close statistics page and it's really helpful to moderators and high-reputation users to ...
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What makes this color theory question about walls and LED bulbs off-topic?

Here's the question: What range of wall color options would be generally considered aesthetically viable for a room with colored light bulbs? What are some of the reasons it's not on topic? Is it ...
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Identify-this-painting questions

There was a recent question (Art identification) that was closed. A user disagreed with the closing, and I thought the reason was interesting and worth a meta question -- they declined to start one, ...
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Is this an appropriate way to edit an off-topic question?

I'm asking about this specific question. If you check the revisions, you'll see that OP's question was a "shopping" question, and did not give any specifics about what they needed other than "cheap". ...
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Challenging migration of “System for Documenting Ideas” question

The question https://crafts.stackexchange.com/questions/2672/system-for-documenting-ideas was just migrated to the Software Recommendations community, but I think this misinterprets the focus of the ...
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Have we become a help me find this thing site?

I just saw this question: How to make retail-friendly adhesive hang tab packaging and I have to admit, I'm seriously mystified as to how this is arts and crafts. We now support retail packaging ...
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Is this question about paint composition on topic?

I'm wondering if this question is on topic for Arts & Crafts or not: https://crafts.stackexchange.com/q/2559/30 We all know most commonly known paints are CMY(k) because they are "subtractive"...
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I don't think we need [practice]

I have seen practice show up on a couple of questions now. I should think that it is a given that people are here to learn and practice. Comes part and parcel with the territory of SE and especially ...
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Should we have tags for individual articles of clothing?

Should we have tags for individual articles of clothing? Articles of clothing, such as pants, dresses, hats, etc. can be part of many types of crafts. For instance: sewing, crocheting, costume design ...
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How topical are crafting tool questions when they get into history?

This meta question is inspired by a recent A&C question: What happened to slant-needle sewing machines? Slant-needle sewing machines used to be all the rage, and it's easy to see why: being ...
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So, how do we all feel about Hats?

Stack Exchange celebrates the winter holidays by having a "hat" event known as "Winter Bash" which starts this year on December 19th and lasts about two weeks. Doing actions on the sites can earn you ...
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Can we please change the order of the pinned topics in our Help Center?

I noticed that our Help Center has the pinned posts in a different order than I'm used to seeing on many of the other sites. It seems that it may be a matter of site age what the default order for ...
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When will the on-topic FAQ go live?

We've discussed what it should contain, and come up with a draft... Those posts were last active 5 months ago. I recently consulted the page to check if a question would be on topic, but it's still ...
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Would a question about infusing scent into myrrh be on topic?

How can I make rose scented myrrh incense? How can I make rose scented incense with unscented myrrh resin drops? I have some of natural scented and would like to be able to be able to give it a rose ...
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Proposal for background illustration for art and crafts se Web page [duplicate]

If it is not a hard and fast rule that "a beta-branch can't use illustrations on top bars and backgrounds", there should be use of page-illustrations. Isn't? In my preference a soft landscape or ...
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Are service inquires off-topic?

I figured I would ask here to see if anyone had experience with any services, but not sure if service recommendations are off-topic. From what I see off-topic has a lot to do with opinions, and even ...
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Does this site include the literary arts or music?

This site is an arts and crafts beta. Does this include language arts? Poetry, short stories, novels and such? If not, where should I go for that? Does music count as an art here?
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Should we have some form of tailoring tag?

Even with the exclusion of embroidery and cross stitch in the sewing tag, could it be argued that the tag is still too broad? For example, questions about adjusting patterns to fit properly might be ...
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Should we have weekly/fortnightly topic challenges?

A long time ago, on a site far, far away (roughly two clicks), a great suggestion was made. Jon Ericson came up with the idea of weekly/fortnightly topic challenges. For those not willing to make the ...
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Let's advertise the community on some related sites!

It's getting a bit quiet here and we'd like to up our visibility a bit. We think a good start for that is to create some directed Community Ads on other sites (as was discussed previously here). ...
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I would like to introduce a new HNQ based feed in chat

We have been in public beta for a while. One of the many ways our site gets attention is via the Hot Network Questions(NHQ) feed and site bar on StackExchange. There is a formula that will elect ...
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There appears to be crossover with 'technique-identification' and 'terminology' tags

The current wiki excerpt for terminology states: Defining, explaining or finding terms used for the tools, materials or techniques used in crafting. technique-identification does not currently ...
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Can we take questions asking for a description of an art genre?

A question was recently asked about anime/manga: When discussing my art, particularly some of my graphic novel pieces, with several of my younger colleagues they have mentioned Manga. All they ...
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What's good verbiage to explain this off-topic subject area?

This wording was suggested in a draft of the Arts & Crafts FAQ page: Discussion or critique of works, whether your own another artist's This is a condensed version of a proposed off-topic ...
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What is the way to reform the question about understanding abstract drawings?

Well, until I understand what rules are there for drawing abstract drawings, I won't be able to draw them. Like photography has some rules like rule of thirds, golden ratio rule etc. , I was hoping ...

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