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Reader Crafty Question:

Hi there.
What a fantastic page you have.
I am trying to start a ripple (chevron) crocheted blanket and I’ve tried 3 different styles – hook into loop (like a granny square), hook into back top loop & hook into top full loop.
My edges seem to get wider & wider & where my hills & valleys are keeps changing.
I’m doing trbl x 10, 2 into one space, trbl x 10, miss 2, trbl 10.
This is driving me crazy. Can you help please?
I cannot read patterns. I taught myself 20 years ago by watching a woman on a bus :). I’ve made a gazillion blankets but never done ripple before.
Cheers
Sue

Crafty Answer:

Hi Sue,

I love ripple crochet blankets! I learnt to make them from the pictures and instructions over at Attic 24.
She does 4 trebles between the waves but you could easily increase that to 10. Hooking two into the same stitch is perfect at the top of the ripple but look at how she does the bottom of the ripple – she doesn’t just skip two but kind of joins two stitches. (That sounds tricky but don’t worry she explains it well and the photos are super clear!)
I found after a while I could see where the peaks and troughs were so I didn’t have to count the in between stitches.
The ends of the rows are super tricky! Again she has great photos of the ends of the rows and turning – plus I found with practise I got better.
Maybe try making a small sample of only 3 or four repeats of the pattern and 10 rows or so to practice.
Hope that helps,
Tonya

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Mini Weaving Key Fob

If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen a little tiny weaving project come together a little while ago. I’ve been wanting to try some weaving after seeing lots around the Net recently, and I also needed to replace the fob on my keys so I created a tiny woven piece that will hang off my keys and help me keep track of them.

weaving stuff

What I Used:

  • Piece of cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Stranded embroidery thread (DMC 3765)
  • Yarn from my stash: Flurry from Moda Vera and matching 8 ply yarn
  • Large yarn needle

weaving start

What I Did:

I started by cutting little slots in my cardboard about 1mm apart. I cut 15 slots on each side.

Then I wrapped my embroidery thread around the card into each slot to create the base threads for my weaving.

weaving progress

I started weaving with my plain yarn leaving a tail of an inch or so and using my yarn needle to help me go under every second thread in my base. At the end of each row I gently pushed the yarn towards the top so there were no gaps between rows.

weaving almost done

After a block of plain yarn I left the tail hanging and started weaving the flurry “fluffy” yarn, again leaving a short tail. This yarn was a little trickier to weave with because the fluffy ends made it harder to see what I was doing but it looks so cute done.

Finally I switched back to the plain yarn to finished the block.

With the weaving finished I just had to work out what to do with the ends and how to remove it from my cardboard “loom”.

Where I switched yarns I had tails hanging. these I simply tied together and trimmed. The knots are hidden by the fluffy yarn. The finishing and ending tails I carefully wove down the side of the block of weaving so they were hidden and wouldn’t unravel.

weaving back

Here’s what the back of my weaving looked like. I cut all the thread in about the middle. Then I took two threads at a time beside each other, slipped them out of the slots in the cardboard and tied them together in a simple knot. (See picture below)

After I had done this to all the threads on each end, it went back and tied alternating pairs of threads together. My goal was really to stop it all unravelling. This seemed to be enough.

I had originally imagined that the ends would be like fringing, but I realise that they weren’t quite long enough to give that effect. Next time I would make my cardboard loom larger so that the ends would create fringing when I got to this stage.

weaving tie off

With my mini weaving fairly secure and unlikely to unravel, I attached a tiny safety pin and a slip ring so that I could hang it on my keys. It is a pretty little thing but it is making me smile when I grab the keys each morning.

Now I’m itching to try a bigger piece of weaving! Any tips or tricks for me?

weaving done

 

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Life: We Are All Homemakers http://thecraftymummy.com/2015/04/homemaking-bundle/ http://thecraftymummy.com/2015/04/homemaking-bundle/#respond Mon, 20 Apr 2015 06:52:46 +0000 http://thecraftymummy.com/?p=20515 Let’s face it: we are all “homemakers” in some sense of the word. We all live in a home and try to make it a place that is comfortable and even beautiful for ourselves and our families. It is a place where we want to invite friends and family to visit. It could be a...

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We areAll Homemakers (3)

Let’s face it: we are all “homemakers” in some sense of the word.

We all live in a home and try to make it a place that is comfortable and even beautiful for ourselves and our families. It is a place where we want to invite friends and family to visit. It could be a place where we spend a lot of time if we’re in a season of life that find us at home – perhaps raising small children or in retirement. Or it could be the haven that we come back to after a long day at work.

In any case, there are things we have to do to maintain our homes, and some of those things can be not so fun!

I’m the first to raise my hand and tell you I don’t love cleaning or cooking. I don’t love the repetitive nature of being a stay at home mum – washing clothes that get dirty again, creating meals that get eaten and need to be cleaned up – and later created again, picking up seemingly endless stuff that has been used and left around the house, even the need to go grocery shopping again and again and again! These have all been things that have frustrated me at times and made me feel like my job was kind of pointless.

Thankfully there have been other times when I have been able to feel like my work in our home was creating a haven for my hard-working husband to retreat to where he would find relaxation and order. I have been able to be thankful that those repetitive chores would not even be there if I didn’t have our home and our children, and I’ve been able to see my kids develop skills and responsibility as they’ve watched and started to learn how to run a household one day.

Much of the way I run my home is the way my mother ran her home. I watched and learnt from her over my years at home, and I do many things exactly the way she taught me without even thinking about it.

But there are things that I learnt from other sources. There are tricks that I picked up from friends or reading books. I’ve read tips via Pinterest, and sometimes gone searching for information on particular aspects of my homemaking to find out how others do it.

So when I saw the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle coming up I had a mixed response. Part of me feels like our home runs just fine and I don’t want to change things – that takes effort! Another part of me wondered whether there would be some wisdom in there to help me tweak things now that I’m back at work part-time and still juggling my online job as well?

So as an affiliate I grabbed an early copy and checked it out. There are 100 eBooks, eCourses and Bonuses in this bundle so I have not had a chance to review them all. But those I have reviewed have made me feel like it was well worth my money.

4 simple steps stress-free homemaking

I’m only going to talk about two items today but I assure you there are plenty more that are worth looking at.

The 4 Simple Steps to Stress-free Homemaking mini video eCourse was a quick way to check out the calibre of this bundle and I liked it. The 4 videos are fairly short. I watched them as I was cooking dinner one evening. They are easy listening and not all earth-shattering content but they made sense to me.

What I Took Away: I have changed the way I am doing the washing (you might call it “laundry” where you live {wink}). I’ve always been pretty good at keeping up with washing and drying clothes but ironing is the part I put off. I even have a designated “ironing basket” to store the stuff waiting for me to iron it! That basket is the one I want to hide and ignore, but which also makes me feel guilty. It kind of hangs over me… waiting… sigh. But after watching these videos I am trying out the idea of completing an entire load before I move on – yes, all the way to ironing and putting away in drawers. So far? Awesome. Nowhere near as hard as I expected. Phew! My ironing basket is now empty except for he couple of hours between when I fold the load of the day and toss the couple of ironing items into it and when I iron in front of the TV in the evening for 10 minutes.

Must Watch: The last video talks about some simple 5 minute things to do each and every night to set yourself up for coping with the next day. So simple but for me a “lightbulb moment”! I’m not going to share the details here, but if you decide to grab these, don’t miss that last video.

But what else will you find in the bundle?

Here’s some collections to give you an idea:


While many of the items in the bundle are eBooks, there is also a collection of audio files and eCourses. I’ve been finding these are great to listen to when I’m doing chores, especially folding, washing up and cooking. I like feeling like that time doing something a bit boring is also time when I’m learning something by listening.


With the back to work thing happening to me this year,  I’ve had to really think more about dinners. I’ve never been one to plan a week or more of dinners ahead of time, preferring to see what I feel like on the day. But I can’t continue to do that. It is causing me stress each day when I realise that I have nothing planned and have to make a quick decision late in the afternoon! So I’m looking forward to spending some time reading about meal planning and hoping to get inspired.


Having a family at any stage of life requires organising in your home, so these titles have got to be “must reads”. I’m thinking that “one bite at a time” sounds like the way for me to start.

There also these categories:

  • Self-care
  • Pregnancy & Baby
  • Planners & Printables
  • Motherhood
  • Marriage
  • Homeschooling
  • Holidays
  • Cookbooks
  • Finances
  • Faith
  • Faith for Kids
  • DIY & Homemade
  • Cleaning

 

In this last group is the one book that I have actually read most of already – in only a couple of days. Ruth Soukup’s How to Blog for Profit without Selling your Soul has been on my “must read” list for a while now but I hadn’t gotten to it. When I saw it in this set it was the first thing I downloaded and read. In fact I was so inspired by it that I went and signed up to her online blog academy! But that’s probably a tale for another day.

For now, if you’re looking for a bundle of books (and more) that is great value for money and comes recommended, then take a look at these. Yes, I am an affiliate so I will get a small commission if you buy through my links – at no extra expense to you, of course – but I only become affiliates for things that I feel are worthwhile and valuable to my readers. There have been other Ultimate Bundles that I have not written about because I didn’t feel they were going to be of interest to you, but I think this one will be. It is only available for a limited time – that’s just how these bundles work – so take a look and enjoy!


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Boxed Base Bag Tutorial http://thecraftymummy.com/2015/04/boxed-base-bag-tutorial/ http://thecraftymummy.com/2015/04/boxed-base-bag-tutorial/#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:59:36 +0000 http://thecraftymummy.com/?p=20079 Your Crafty Question A couple of weeks ago I asked if readers had any questions that I might be able to help with. This was the very first one from Pat. “I am sewing a bag to put a sewing box into and need to know how many inches to add to the height to...

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Boxed Base Bag Tutorial

Your Crafty Question

A couple of weeks ago I asked if readers had any questions that I might be able to help with. This was the very first one from Pat.

“I am sewing a bag to put a sewing box into and need to know how many inches to add to the height to accommodate the gusset. I was only wanting to have 2 side seams and the gusset would form the square base. The box’s dimensions are 9″ x 10″ square and 9″ in height.”

A Crafty Answer

I used to be a little scared of creating a bag with a flat base or gusset but they are really not that tricky once you’ve done a couple. You can work with a large rectangle then box the bottom corners but I find if I want to be sure that the finished bag is a particular size, I use this template:

Boxed Bag Template

Working out your Measurements

Let’s look at the calculations you would make using Pat’s box as an example.

Sides: The box is 9″ tall so the side need to be at least 9″ too. If you want enough extra fabric to cover the top – perhaps so that the top of your bag pulls together above the box, then you need to add some extra here too. An extra 5″ will cover your box in this case, so that’s 14″ for each side.

Base: The base of the bag can be the trickiest to work out but this pattern helps. The dotted line up the centre is the middle of the base. Let’s think of that as the 10″ length of the box. So add an inch to each end of that line for wriggle room and make that 12″. The two smaller rectangles marked “Boxed Base” are going to be cut out to create the boxed base. The longer side of the small rectangle will be twice the length of the short sides. So the longer side would be to accommodate the 9″ side of the box. Add two inches for wriggle room and that measurement becomes 11″. If the longer side is 11″ then to two shorter sides will be half that – 5.5″ each.

Top: The top of the box is 9″ x 10″ so the top of the bag needs to be 9 + 10 + 9 + 10 = 38″ at least. If we made it exactly that much then it would be a tight fit so we need to add some “wriggle” room. We’re going to work out our top measurement from the measurements of the base.

Lost yet?

Here’s a list of the measurements so far:

  • Sides: 14″
  • Base: 12″ across the middle base and 11″ x 5.5″ for the “Boxed Base” rectangles.
  • Top: we’ll get that from our base in a minute

Seams: There’s one more thing we need to add to each of our measurements – the seam allowance. This is the strip of fabric that ends up in the seams when we stitch our pieces of fabric together. I use either half-inch seams or quarter-inch seams on most of my projects. Let’s imagine we’re going to use half-inch seams this time. Each of your edges will have a seam at both ends so you need to add half an inch onto each end of the measurement which means adding 1″ to the base measurement and the side measurements. We’re also going to add 0.5″ to each of the short sides of the boxed base small rectangle.

Top: Now that we have the base measurements all worked out we can add them to find the top measurement on our pattern:

5.5″ + 0.5″ + 12″ + 1″ + 5.5″ + 0.5″ = 25″

Remember this is 25″ on each end of our pattern so together that makes the top of the bag 50″ minus the seams. That’s well beyond the minimum 38″ that we calculated earlier so it’ll be fine.

So here’s what your pattern will look like with the measurements added:

Boxed Bag Pattern

Now you’re ready to cut and sew your bag:

  1. Measure and cut your fabric using the pattern measurements as your guide.
  2. Cut out the small rectangle marked “boxed base” on the template so your fabric is a kind of “H” shape.
  3. Fold in half along the base line with right sides together – and iron a crease to help see the middle base line.
  4. Pin and sew the side seams.
  5. Still with right sides together, pull one of the boxed base rectangle “holes” flat so that the middle base line crease you created with your iron lines up with the side seam you just sewed.
  6. Pin and sew along this seam.
  7. Repeat on the other end of the base. Now your bag is nearly done!
  8. Fold down the top of the bag twice to hide the raw edge and top stitch into place.
  9. Add handles and overlock or pink the raw edges on your seams, turn it through and you’re finished!

This is a great video for another way to create a gusset when you don’t need it to be an exact size:

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Having a day or two at home has given me time to play with something new – video!

I love the idea of video and I know they are a super popular way of sharing tutorials and tips, but I’m really reluctant to put my own face and voice on tape.

So I decided to try using some of the step-by-step photos that I had already for one of my tutorials.

I used iMovie because it was sitting there on my computer, and I found the background music on BenSound.com. It was surprisingly easy to work out the steps to edit my pictures and add captions.

If anyone knows of any online lessons on using iMovie, please let me know as I’d love to learn more and try making some more videos.

I’d love your “thumbs up” over on YouTube if you have a minute, and you will find links to the full tutorial for this mini quilt plus my other mini quilts here: Rainbow Mini Quilt.

 

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Beading: Bobbin Necklace http://thecraftymummy.com/2015/04/beading-bobbin-necklace/ http://thecraftymummy.com/2015/04/beading-bobbin-necklace/#respond Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:00:00 +0000 http://thecraftymummy.com/?p=20032 Sometimes the simplest thing can trigger my creativity… I had bought a handful of black and red beads recently and dumped them on my sewing table beside my pile of threads and bobbins. A couple of days later when I returned, the shiny silver bobbins caught my eye and my brain started ticking… What if...

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Sometimes the simplest thing can trigger my creativity…

I had bought a handful of black and red beads recently and dumped them on my sewing table beside my pile of threads and bobbins. A couple of days later when I returned, the shiny silver bobbins caught my eye and my brain started ticking…

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What if I decorated a silver metal bobbin – which I’ve been told by the sewing machine repair guy I really shouldn’t be using in my sewing machine anyway! – with beads and turned it into a necklace?

Why not?

bobbin necklace

I simply grabbed some wire and threaded a mixture of square and small round beads until I had enough to wrap around the bobbin and sit snuggly into the area where there is normally thread. After wrapping it into place I simply wrapped the ends of the wire around a couple of extra times to secure it then tucked the ends in under the beads.

beads

The chain is actually one that is for making name badges and when I slip the bobbin over the two strands it creates a loop at the bottom that stops the bobbin slipping off. Easy!

A couple of wires with loops and a few more beads attached under the bobbin adds some length and that’s it!

I may have to go and find some more metal bobbins just so I can play a little more…

wrapped bobbin beads

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Paper Roses Red

These paper roses may be one of the easiest crafts I have ever made! They take less than five minutes and all you need is red paper and a pair of scissors.

Grab your paper and make sure it is a square.

If it is a rectangle, just fold one top corner down to the opposite edge and line up the edges to create a triangle. Then trim off whatever paper is outside the triangle – usually another rectangle shape. When you unfold your triangle you will have a square!

how to make a square from a rectangle

Now start cutting from the edge of your square and cut in a spiral, round and round until you get to the centre. Trim of the odd shaped edge strip when you finish.

paper roses spiral

Next, starting from the centre of the spiral gradually wrap the paper around itself to create a rose shape. Wrap it super tight, like a roll of paper tube. The tighter you wrap it, the better the rose will sit once you release it.

paper roses spiral curling

Once you have the whole spiral wrapped into a tight tube, sit it on a table and let it loosen. It should loosen enough to look like a rose. You can add a little tape or glue to stop it loosening any further, or just let it go.

paper rose

What To Do with Your Paper Roses

  • Fill a little bowl and display
  • Add a wire or pipe cleaner stem
  • Fill a jar
  • Attach to a gift
  • Add a ribbon and tie
  • Attach a handful to a string for a garland
  • Start with a large piece of card and make them jumbo size
  • For a more sturdy version, use felt

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sashiko kit

One of the projects I picked up at the Stitches and Craft Show last weekend was a sashiko kit from Indigo Niche. I have seen sashiko before but I’ve never tried it. It is a traditional form of Japanese stitching which is often done on indigo cloth with white thread. The stitch is a simple running stitch but the designs can be quite intricate and the finished pieces are beautiful in their simplicity.

I’m always on the lookout for projects that are small enough to take with me to after school activities and this is perfect. All you need is the printed fabric, thread, needle and scissors. It will be great for those afternoons at Physie!

I know I said that traditionally sashiko was stitched in white thread, but something that caught my eye at the Indigo Niche stand was the variegated threads that they had worked some of their designs in. It really popped off the dark background and added interest to the already lovely designs.

Indigo Niche are an Australian company with a studio in Yeronga, Brisbane. Find out more about them and their exclusive kits and designs at their website. I also found them on Facebook. I’m looking forward to catching up with them again later in the year when they come to the Toowoomba Quilt Show. Perhaps I’ll have a project to show them by then!

sashiko start

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Review: Brisbane Stitches & Craft Show http://thecraftymummy.com/2015/03/review-brisbane-stitches-craft-show/ http://thecraftymummy.com/2015/03/review-brisbane-stitches-craft-show/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://thecraftymummy.com/?p=20050 The Brisbane Stitches and Craft Show was on last week for four days and I was lucky enough to have some tickets. On Sunday, Mum and I left the kids to play with CraftyDaddy and Grandad for the day and headed off to enjoy the show. It was so worth it! Remember how I wrote...

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The Brisbane Stitches and Craft Show was on last week for four days and I was lucky enough to have some tickets. On Sunday, Mum and I left the kids to play with CraftyDaddy and Grandad for the day and headed off to enjoy the show. It was so worth it!

Remember how I wrote about 5 top reasons to go to the show? And gave away some tickets? Well, I was right about all of those reasons, but I discovered some more as well.

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1. I met a magical lady for the first time.

Way back in September last year I reviewed a fabulous children’s book about a magical quilt. It was written by Katie Sokolic and I was excited to find she was at the Show! She was just as lovely in person as I had imagined from her emails, and her Dad, who drew all the lovely illustrations for the book, was there too. How fun it was to meet them both! Go check out her book here.

2. I ran into a teacher I had not seen for years.

It turns out that the fabulous Prudence Mapstone, well-known for her amazing yarn projects, is married to the guy who taught me Year 8 Manual Arts a long time ago. It was very cool to get to chat to him and fill him in on where my brothers and I are now. He told me all about his wife’s teaching and how much he enjoys travelling with her to shows and on cruises. Read more about Prudence and see her gorgeous freeform yarn projects here.

magic quilt

3. I enjoyed seeing the beautiful quilts from the Brisbane Modern Quilt Guild and watching that close-knit group of ladies enjoy sharing their work with others.

You can see two of these quilts that I snapped photos for Instagram on the day. I wish I had snapped a couple more! There was a very cool fox quilt but it had so many admirers that I couldn’t get a clear shot! This group meets regularly in Brisbane and you could tell what a nice bunch they were just by seeing them interact with each other for a few minutes If I lived in Brisbane I would definitely have taken up their invitation to visit! Find out more about them here.

aqua brown quilt

4. I saw some new products that I want to buy one day so I have filed away the information to follow up.

I knew that Horn made cabinets to store sewing machines, but they also had a cutting table that was pretty special. The height was adjustable so you could stand at it instead of sitting. There was a cut out section to sit a sewing machine into with a shelf to lower it and a clear cover . You could also use the clear cover to create a light box by slipping a lamp underneath it! It was super clever. Now to find some room in my house… You can check it out here.

I also saw some clever storage solutions called Best Craft Organiser Cabinets which are stocked by Arnold’s Scrapbook and Craft Supplies. These cabinets are designed to store scrapbook paper in flat drawers, and all kinds of another crafty bits and pieces in a variety of sizes of drawers and boxes. They looked very clever! Check them out here.

I wonder if we’re about to see a revival in spinning and weaving so I was interested to see some lovely wooden looms being demonstrated.  You can see the a picture of one of them above. Unfortunately I didn’t grab any information from these ladies as they were pretty busy but I’ll follow-up in the next couple of weeks with some research I think.

Finally below you can see a sample of another new product I saw called Powertex. This is a paste product that can be used to stiffen fabric and create textured art pieces. It comes in lots of colours and I thought it looked like it would be fun! Check it out here.

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5. Most importantly, I was inspired to try some new projects! 

I picked up a couple of sashiko stitching kits, a beautiful stitching genre that I have seen before and always wanted to try. Look out for more information on that tomorrow. Edit: Read more here.

I also bought two items to get me back into quilting. I have perhaps 4 quilt tops waiting to be quilted but I’ve been reluctant to take them out knowing that it can be physically hard work to manoeuvre a quilt under the sewing machine and that last year’s shoulder injury would not make it any easier. But I came across a quilter I already trust named Pauline showing a product I had not seen that should help. Again I’ll tell you all about that in another post so look out for more info! (If you want a sneak peek at the lovely Pauline’s website, check it out here.)

Oh, and possibly the most fun moment of the whole day? Giving away my two spare tickets to a couple of random ladies who were about to buy their tickets at the ticket office! They were so excited to get a freebie and it was so nice to see one pair of ladies immediately share the second ticket with another pair of ladies nearby so that all four of them paid half price. I hope you enjoyed the day, ladies!

Disclosure: I was gifted tickets to the Show when I gave away tickets a couple of weeks ago. This post was not required or sponsored in any way. I just wanted to share my day with you!

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Ask a Crafty Question

Let’s face it: One of the reasons you came to visit The Crafty Mummy is because you had a question and you were looking for an answer.

Perhaps you wanted to know how to make something.

Perhaps you wanted to know a clever tip or trick that would make your crafting life easier.

Perhaps you wanted information about a particular craft so you could decide whether you wanted to give it a try.

Perhaps you just wanted some inspiration and enjoyment in your day!

I get it.

I read websites and blogs for all of those reasons and more.

But what if you didn’t find the answer to your crafty question?

I’d really like to help!

Ask me a crafty question and I’ll try to answer it. I’d love to create an article that answers your question – whether it is a little one or a big one!

Just leave a comment below and I start thinking about your answer…

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