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PAGE 2: A SPECIAL CRAFTS SECTION

Getting Started

If you're thinking about trying a craft, you don't have to invest a lot of money. Here are four examples.

July 15, 1999

SCRAPBOOKING

The basics:

* Various stickers: $5

* Die cut kit (includes more shapes than shown): $4.50

* Paper (not shown): $1.15

* Markers (not shown): $3.75 each

Beyond the basics: decorative scissors, paper punches, circle cutter, border stencils, rubber stamps.

Source: All materials from Sticker Planet, Santa Monica Place mall, Santa Monica, (310) 393-6569, http://www.stickerplanet.com. For a catalog: (800) 557-8678.

RUBBER STAMPING

The basics:

* Deco Jungle stamp: $10.50

* Square card pack: $4.75

* Corrugated paper pack: $4.75

* Black ink pad: $3.50

* Markers: prices vary

Beyond the basics: heat embossing tool, embossing powders, exotic papers, decorative scissors, watercolors.

Source: All materials from Judi-Kins, available at Stamp Stamp Stamp stores (see resources guide).

CROCHETING

The basics:

* Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride yarn: $5.69

* Crystal Palace cotton chenille yarn: $5.99

* Metal crochet hook: $2.29

* Book: "Crocheting in Plain English" (St. Martin's Press, 1988), $14.95

Please note that the yarns pictured did not make up the crochet piece shown.

Beyond the basics: hand-dyed, hand-spun imported yarns; carved wooden crochet hooks.

Source: All materials from Wildfiber, 1453-E 14th St., Santa Monica, (310) 458-2748, http://www.wildfiber.com.

STENCILING

The basics:

* Switch plate or frame stencil: $7.50

* Three stencil brushes: $10.50

* Oil stick set: $4.95

Beyond the basics: larger stencils, overlay stencils, stencil paints, brushes in various sizes.

Source: All materials from American Traditional, available at Michaels, Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts, Pearl Art & Craft Supply, or from the Stencil Outlet, (800) 278-3624, or on the Web, http://www.amtrad-stencil.com.

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