Monday, November 24, 2014

Do you RAW…..CRAW?

I'm giving away one DVD which will be randomly selected from comments to this blog post from now through Friday midnight.

Even if you're friends with right angle weave and cubic right angle weave this video may have some tips for you.  If either is a stitch you've been wanting to master I think you'll find this a pretty comprehensive guide with up close and personal demonstrations of many techniques.



I'm proud of the job that Interweave did in filming and editing this 90 minute video and I'd like to share it with you so if you'd like the opportunity to win this dvd please leave me a comment on your RAW CRAW desires!

While the focus is on RAW with all it's variations, flat, tubular, increases, decreases, embellished, armatures and layers, I did manage to work in 30 minutes of some CRAW fundamentals, including starting, turning corners, joining and doing multiple rows.

Should you not be the lucky winner, it appears that it is currently on sale in the Interweave store.  I'm never sure when it will be on sale or for how much, but I just noticed that at the moment it is a particularly good price!

Next year I will be filming the sequel, Cubic Right Angle Weave and Prismatic Weave (which shares a thread path with cubic right angle weave but has more or less sides than a cube.)

82 comments:

Faith said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Love RAW but have not tried the other yet. Have been looking at the video at Joanns.....

Linda Campbell said...

Love your books, your work and your stories about your travels. A DVD would be amazing to expand my technique. Of course free is also great. Nice offer Marcia!! Thanks.

Surrayah said...

I'd love to win this...I love CRAW but for some reason haven't mastered RAW yet! Thank you for the opportunity!

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Jennifer Engstfeld said...

I would love to have this. Please enter me to be the lucky winner.

Lissa Davis Block said...

I would love to win this! It would be an awesome holiday gift to me! I'm still a beginner and I consume the work I see on these Facebook pages like a mad woman. I am always looking to learn new stitches and techniques and adding CRAW would be a bonus! Presents for the holidays! I love telling people I make my own jewelry when they ask where I get my pieces. So...winning this would simply be one of the best presents for the holidays. Thank you!

Taller Sofia said...

Me gustaría muchísimo poder aprender tus técnicas! Eres la reina del Craw

Jean Hutter said...

Would love a video - I have been away from beading for awhile now and need to get motivated. Thanks!!!!!!

BeadsForever said...

Wow! What an opportunity. Anyone who wins this will be very happy - hope it's me! :) Sharing on fb.

Barb Wilcox said...

Thanks for doing this, Marcia. Would �� to win. I like RAW...have done some CRAW, but would like to learn more....

Judibeads said...

I was told once by a teacher that I didn't do RAW correctly, because I am left-handed. I took that to mean I really do "left angle weave" and I don't do it unless I absolutely have to, so I would love something that shows me the proper way to do the stitches!

Christina said...

I would love to have a personal RAW lesson from you Marcia. A DVD would make that possible for me!

Lori said...

I always like to learn new stitches and techniques.

cherig said...

I still have not been able to master CRAW, what is the matter with me? I have made several of your desins but CRAW just blows me away.

Barbara Grandon said...

I would love to win this gracious gift.

a2susan said...

To think that RAW used to be my nemesis stitch and now I'm making a CRAW bracelet!

Terry from Alaska said...

I want to really win this one for another personal moment with Marcia learning RAW

Inner Muse Jewelry Design said...

Count me in! I love your beadwork and would love to take a class from you. This DVD may be the closest thing I get.

i gotta spark said...

I struggle with craw. Would love to win this book to learn from the master of craw

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bje said...

Love Raw, would love to master the craw technique. Thank you for the opportunity to try and win a copy. Fingers are crossed!

Kassie Inman said...

Love your work and would be happy to win a copy! :)

Ellen said...

I'm decent at RAW, but terrible at CRAW, so I could definitely use this!!!

Gillian Tofts said...

I too love your work, and I know that I have so much to learn. I feel sure hour the one to help me. So I feel sure that the DVD would be happy to swim over the pond yo England, just to help me out!

Beady Zoo said...

Thanks for sharing, Marcia! I've dabbled in RAW, but would love to expand my beading horizons.
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Kathy

Wolfe1965 said...

Love the chance to win. I love doing RAW it works up so fast and is beautiful.

Patsy said...

I RAW but would LOVE to learn to CRAW!!!!!!!!!

Donna Melanson said...

Would love to improve my skills with your DVD

Elizabeth said...

I would love to receive a copy of your video and learn tips from you.

Alice craddick said...

I would love the chance to win this book

Susan said...

This awesome DVD would go straight to our San Antonio Bead Society's library if I won. I find it easier to teach CRAW than RAW so maybe this DVD would improve my teaching skills.

The BeadFX Buyer said...

I love your videos!

beadlady said...

Thanks for the chance to win your DVD! I have done RAW but not CRAW and would love to learn this technique.
It would be a great add to my jewelry library.

Chris White said...

Thanks Marcia, what a wonderful gift to oneself, especially during this holiday season. I love RAW and look forward to your sequel next year.

Happy Holidays to you!
Many thanks!

Judi Dean said...

OMG! i would love a copy of your video to go along with your books! the books are incredible sooo, the video must be outstanding!!! thank you !!!

Sherry Hernandez said...

Love learning something new all the time. RAW is fun and trying at times, depends on the project.

Bonnie Brooks said...

Would love this video! I know the basics, but it would be great to be tutored by the master! Thanks . . .

MPowell said...

I try to Craw, but I think I am just Raw at the moment.

Monica Powell

Kellq said...

I love RAW & CRAW & would love to take it to another level! Great giveaway! Thanks!

Marsha Wiest-Hines said...

Looks amazing Marcia! Bravo!

Sandy Brock said...

I have a hard time watching videos, Marcia, but would love to try it with your RAW and CRAW video. I love both and think I'm pretty good with these stitches, but you can always learn something! And you're a great teacher!

beady gal said...

Would love to win this ... sometimes RAW and I do not get along. Could use an expert's advise!

Patsy Buccy said...

What a nice thing to do, thank you! I very comfortable with raw, but have not played with craw yet.... Would love to win...

Angela said...

Oh I'd love this SO MUCH.

Graciela Miramontes said...

Thanks for offering a giveaway. You're work is beautiful.

butterflylovesbeads said...

Thanks for the give away Marcia. I would love to win as raw is my favorite stitch. Also I would love to expand my knowledge.

lynnd said...

I love RAW so I think I would love CRAW. I love your patterns and would love to learn something new. Thank you for offering this.

lynnd said...

I love RAW but haven't tried CRAW. It is on my list of things to learn. Thank you for offering this to one of us lucky ones.

gmcdesigns said...

I do RAW - like it more and more every time I make another piece. have not done CRAW yet but it's on my list! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sandie CK said...

OMG! I LOVE Marcia's patterns! I have your beaded opulence, but don't think I'm good enough to try these yet.

DeniseU said...

This has been on my wish list for awhile. I love Marcia's artistic style and would love to be better at CRAW. Thanks for offering this opportunity!

Patricia Getchell said...

I'm not a fan of RAW, but love the look. Hopefully your book can convert me!

Jenny Minchow said...

Marsha, I would love to learn from you.

debraacts said...

What a nice offer. I love doing RAW but I must admit that I have not done much CRAW. would love that chance to learn more from a master beader.

pamelaric said...

I love doing CRAW but am relatively new at it. I would love to have a copy of your DVD.

Sandy said...

I do both RAW and CRAW, but I know there are many more things I could learn.

Glorious Beads said...

I'm getting in the running for the DVDs. I know the thread path but would love to see a pro do it and learn! Thanks, Marcia, for hosting the giveaway! Jeanne Evans

Sparkly Rock Girl said...

I would love to be entered in the draw Marcia. I am working on Rings of Saturn but really need to get to grips with RAW.

Alison
Godalming, UK

Marbos said...

I love your raw and craw beadworks, and I hope to win this beautiful DVD and try to make some beautiful works like yours (well, maybe not the same as yours, but at least I try ;)
Hugs and kisses from Italy

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Ileja's jewels said...

What a great contest! I know basic RAW and CRAW, but I would love to finetune these skills!

kittythe1 said...

Super DVD always very helpful to evolve because I like the RAW

Mary K. McGraw said...

What a great contest. Would
love to win your book. I find CRAW very challenging

Durango Living said...

I would love to win this.

Terri said...

I would love to win this also!!

Alicia Hartley said...

A one on one personal lesson with Marcia Decoster...yes, I will enter for a chance to win that DVD!! Thank you for opportunity!

Susan Spalter said...

Thank you for this opportunity. I would so love to win this DVD as CRAW and I are not friends at all. We broke up a long time ago when I incorrectly tried to make a bracelet using this stitch.

Susan Spalter said...

Thank you for this opportunity. I would so love to win this DVD as CRAW and I are not friends at all. We broke up a long time ago when I incorrectly tried to make a bracelet using this stitch.

Susan Spalter said...

Thank you for this opportunity. I would so love to win this DVD as CRAW and I are not friends at all. We broke up a long time ago when I incorrectly tried to make a bracelet using this stitch.

Robbie said...

I have always been intimated by RAW...I guess I don't even know what CRAW is?? See, I really need this video!!! Thanks for sharing this with us or one of us!!!

Jamie Lubin said...

Oh, what the hell! I do both because of you! And I do them well due to you and excellent instructions and illustrations!

Jamie Lubin said...

Just read the other posts! I think that Susan Spalter really wants to win this giveaway! It's the luck of the draw!

CreaJet said...

Thank you Marcia for this giveaway! I would love to win this dvd. Maybe some day in can make some beautiful things like you.:D

Unknown said...

Already have the video and just wanted to say the winner will be very happy.

Unknown said...

Already have the video and just wanted to say the winner will be very happy.

minxdkrolo said...

Oh! what a wonderful opportunity! I love RAW and CRAW!!! This would be a welcome DVD :) Thanks for hosting the giveaway!! Debra Schwartz

Beckyfar said...

Hi, I've completed a few projects using CRAW. Namely Duomos Romanticos from B&B this last year. Would love to learn more though!!

Beckyfar said...

Hi, I've completed a few projects using CRAW. Namely Duomos Romanticos from B&B this last year. Would love to learn more though!!

Beckyfar said...

Hi, I've completed a few projects using CRAW. Namely Duomos Romanticos from B&B this last year. Would love to learn more though!!

Sandy said...

I have been dying to take a class with you, what a great way to do that with this video until I am able to catch up with you in person!

Karan R. Quintero said...

I can't believe that you are retiring and I was going to take the next class offered in Florida......wherever it was being held!!! Would love the video and learning the correct way to do RAW!!

Here Bead Dragons said...

I've only done RAW once, you're video sounds like a great way to master it.
~cryssT