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A tin of butter cookies! You lift the lid, but there are no cookies to be found: only pins, needles, and thread...

IC Form
https://forms.gle/V39KKPk1PD8R4pAb7

Website
https://kamsewingtin.com





Update (14th July): New renders on the Minivan and Portico

Also check out the vendors, collaborations, and deskmat designs if you missed them!






About

KAM Sewing Tin is a novelty-heavy keycap set inspired by cookie tins filled with sewing supplies.
Iím a big fan of butter cookies (the swirly ones are the best), and I also love to sew.

The original idea I had was a sewing-themed set with all sorts of sewing tools. When thinking about the
colour scheme, I remembered the classic blue Danish butter cookie tin, and decided to combine the themes.

This is my first keyset design, I'm really excited to share it with you all and to refine it with your feedback!

Profile: KAM
Material: Dye-sublimated PBT with matte finish
Manufacturer: Keyreative





Vendors
Group buy date TBD.

NA: Vala Supply
CA: Ashkeebs
CN: zFrontier
EU: mykeyboard.eu
UK: proto[Typist]
OCE: SwitchKeys
SEA: Zion Studios




Renders

J-02 by ProtoTypist
Mixed base kit, Cookie Parade deskmat





Portico by TKC
Mixed base kit, Alternate numrow kit, Sewing Tools - Deep Blue deskmat





Rama Works U80-A
Mixed base kit


More


ErgoDox
Alphas + Ergodox kit





Cypher by Cable Car Designs
Alphas + TKL novelty mods + Numpad + ISO





Maja by Vulcan
Novelty base kit + Spacebars





MiniVan by Trash Man (Case by The Royal)
Alphas, 40s kit





Austin by driftingbunnies
Alphas + TKL text mods + Numpad





More
Nemui by Bachoo
Alphas + TKL novelty mods + alternate numrow kit





U80-A, ErgoDox, Austin and Nemui renders by Ltafuri, Cypher, Maja, J-02, Portico, and Minivan renders by me using Keyboard Render Kit




Kits

I wanted to provide both flexible kitting options (mods + alphas) and simple base kit options, plus
add-ons that can be combined with either.

Please let me know any comments, feedback or requests about kitting either here or in the IC form!

You can view all kits as an imgur album here.


Base kits - mixed and novelty
All-in-one kits that provide support for common TKL, 75%, 65% and 60% layouts.


 
Click "more" to see the rest of the kits!

More
Alphas, Alternate numrow, and Colevrak


 
TKL mods - text, mixed, and novelty
With alphas, supports TKL, 75%, 65%, 60% and HHKB. Includes alpha-coloured spacebars, F13 and stepped capslock cookie.


 
Spacebars, Numpad, and ISO
Combine with either a base kit or alphas + mods. Spacebars contains a 2nd B for Alice boards.


 
Ergo, Ortho, and 40s
When combined with alphas or a base kit:
- the ergo kit supports Ergodox, Boardwalk, Sol
- the ortho kit supports Moonlander, Planck, Preonic, Lily58, Iris, Sofle, Corne, Ergodash
- the 40s kit supports Minivan, JD40, JD45, UT47.2, prime_e, dimple, whimsy

Note: These kits only have a novelty variant right now, as the gradient means text mods are a lot less flexible,
despite the uniform profile. Let me know if you'd like to see text mods variants for these kits!



Cookies and Buttons
For a macropad, macro column, or to just to have more of them! Also, cookie coloured versions 🍪


 





Tailor

To make it easier to visualise the different options and work out what kits you need, I made the Tailor:
an interactive website that lets you explore how Sewing Tin can look on different keyboards.

You can try it out here: https://kamsewingtin.com/#tailor






Colours

The set has a blue gradient to reflect the shininess of the tin. The numrow is cookie-coloured
as a fun way to incorporate and highlight the cookie colour against the vertical gradient.

The Pantones are 7510 U (cookie legends), 2004 U (cookie keycaps), 2371 U, 2126 U, 2728 U and
2718 U (gradient blues). The white will be the same as KAT Alpha.

Iíve talked to the designers of KAT Great Wave and GMK Depths (which also have blue gradients)
and they were OK with me moving forwards with Sewing Tin. Compared to Great Wave and Depths,
Sewing Tin's gradient is more muted and purple-ish.

See below for photos of the Pantone chips & a KAT Alpha keycap in indoors, indirect sunlight.
Note: the colours are not an exact match to the tin. Because of the shininess, the tin looks
very different depending on the lighting and environment and has a vibrancy that canít be captured
in matte plastic.

I will be getting samples of the keycaps made for a better colour reference!



More
Note that 2728 U and 2718 U are a bit brighter in the Pantone fan compared to the chips.
I plan to ask for the brighter colour to be matched.



I don't have the 7510 U chip, but here it is in the Pantone fan:



Please ignore how the pins are pushed in to the pincushion.








Deskmats

Let me know what you think about the deskmat designs via the IC form, or the Deskmat IC form if you
already filled out the original IC form before.


Design 1 - Cookie Parade (rendered with J-02 by ProtoTypist)
I had the idea for this deskmat really early on while designing this set - cookies walking together,
the swirly cookie leading the way with a needle as a flag, with cute expressions and poses! I tried
to give each cookie their own personality and mood (hang in there pretzel ;___; ).





Design 2 - Sewing Tools
Since the Cookie Parade deskmat is mostly plain, for the second deskmat I wanted to design a tiling
pattern, and capture the other main theme of the set, sewing. This one has a few different potential
colourways (Yellow, Deep blue, blue-grey) - please let me know which you like in the IC!







Collaborations

I'm super excited to be partnering with these awesome makers on Sewing Tin themed cables and artisans!

Cable Collaboration: Cookie Cables

Artisan Collaborations:
- klaykaps
- meof caps
- Miroticaps
- Myth Caps
- n.Na works
- okeydokey studio
- shirouu.kaps




Credits
I had a lot of help getting Sewing Tin to this point! Huge thank yous to:

- my partner for listening to my many "TED talks" about this set (and all of the support and advice <3)
- the lovely Keycraft Collective community for the support, and for giving this set a space to grow:
  there's too many amazing people to name everyone, special thanks to Rosie, Andromache, pwade,
  pluma, and Therese for the help and advice
- Ltafuri for the sweet sweet U80-A, ErgoDox, Nemui and Austin renders
- comfymini for the super cute banner and favicon, advice, proofreading, and help acquiring sample keycaps :P
- DrHigsby for all the help with the 40s kit
- ImperfectLink and Keyboard Render Kit for the fantastic rendering kit
- acitrin, Mirubere, NoPunIn10Did, matt, hali, and honorless for the kitting advice





Contact

Email: hi@kamsewingtin.com
Discord: minicat#0836
Instagram: @minicap.cat

I'll regularly post updates in this thread, my Instagram, and the #kam-sewing-tin channel in the Keycraft Collective Discord.




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IC Form

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Thank you for reading this far! Please consider filling out the IC form and letting me know
your feedback, Iíll be reading each response carefully!
« Last Edit: Tue, 20 July 2021, 20:36:02 by minicap »

Offline minicap

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 20:51:37 »
Changelog



2021/07/20 - Removed The Ave renders
2021/07/14 - Added renders of the Portico by TKC, MiniVan by Trash Man and The Ave by The Royal
2021/07/08 - Announced vendors and collaborations
2021/07/05 - Ů added to ISO kit
2021/06/23
- Added deskmat designs - "Cookie Parade" and "Sewing Tools" (yellow, deep blue and blue-grey versions)
- Added renders of the J-02 by ProtoTypist with the Cookie Parade deskmat
2021/05/29
- Added new renders of the Cypher by Cable Car Designs and the Maja by Vulcan
- Minor kitting updates:
    - 2nd B removed from alphas, added to spacebars kit
    - Blue 6.25u spacebar added to alphas, removed from TKL mods and 40s kits
    - Ergo kit: added support for Boardwalk and Sol (previously Ergodox only kit)
    - Ortho kit: 2 x 1.5c blue spacebars added
    - 40s kit: Second 2.25c spacebar in blue and white added for Whimsy, yellow accent backspaces in 1.5u and 1.75u added
    - Alternate numrow kit: Added dark blue backspaces
    - Numpad kit: Added dark blue numrow keys
- Brown legend colour in kit images slightly tweaked for accuracy
- Added Alice to the Tailor
2021/05/20 - Fixed mistake in novelty base kit & novelty TKL mods (1.25u right shift -> 1.75u)
2021/05/19 - IC posted




TODO

- Update kitting based on feedback (first round done, more planned)
- Finish deskmat designs
- More novelty designs (more types of stitches, and novelty spacebars)
- Reach out to potential collaborators for artisans / cables
- Get colour-matched keycap samples made (in progress)
- Reach out to vendors


« Last Edit: Tue, 20 July 2021, 20:36:35 by minicap »

Offline kight

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 20:57:06 »
yooo this is in IC now? I love this set so much, great execution of a cute theme!

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 21:03:27 »
The theme brings me so much nostalgia, and the execution in the color arrangement and novelties is so good. Excited about KAM profile as well! <3

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 21:05:09 »
Absolutely love this. The novelties are wonderful and the website is really thoughtful

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 21:12:09 »
The website is great! Would love to see more sets have something like it. Colors look great as well!

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 22:15:35 »
so excited to see this in IC! the website is extremely helpful. love the theme and the novelties suit it perfectly <3

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 22:27:29 »
wait i love this colourway, this is very cute. but please optimize your pictures since this is kam kitting,  it's killing me

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 22:35:41 »
Enjoy the website, quite the interesting

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 22:40:15 »
aaaah thank you for the comments so far, everyone!! 💙

wait i love this colourway, this is very cute. but please optimize your pictures since this is kam kitting,  it's killing me

eek! could you explain a bit more about optimizing the pictures, please? are they taking a long time to load for you?

the individual image files are <200kb for kits and <1mb for renders, i can hide some of the images in "more" tag maybe

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 22:56:25 »
aaaah thank you for the comments so far, everyone!! 💙

wait i love this colourway, this is very cute. but please optimize your pictures since this is kam kitting,  it's killing me

eek! could you explain a bit more about optimizing the pictures, please? are they taking a long time to load for you?

the individual image files are <200kb for kits and <1mb for renders, i can hide some of the images in "more" tag maybe

I think they're asking you to hide the images and make them reveal with a button ( {hide} insert images here, use the correct brackets unlike me {/hide} ). It's a little hard to scroll from the amount of kitting, but not the end of the world

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 23:01:17 »
Oh while I'm here I should also throw in my piece. I love this project so much! The tailor is such a fun and novel concept, and I can't wait to see this set come to life. The ergodox renders in particular are especially wonderful.

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 23:22:22 »
aaaah thank you for the comments so far, everyone!! 💙

wait i love this colourway, this is very cute. but please optimize your pictures since this is kam kitting,  it's killing me

eek! could you explain a bit more about optimizing the pictures, please? are they taking a long time to load for you?

the individual image files are <200kb for kits and <1mb for renders, i can hide some of the images in "more" tag maybe

I think they're asking you to hide the images and make them reveal with a button ( {hide} insert images here, use the correct brackets unlike me {/hide} ). It's a little hard to scroll from the amount of kitting, but not the end of the world

Oh while I'm here I should also throw in my piece. I love this project so much! The tailor is such a fun and novel concept, and I can't wait to see this set come to life. The ergodox renders in particular are especially wonderful.

gotcha! i've updated the original post to hide all of the kits apart from the base kit. thank you for the help and the comment, Hakata! ✈️

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 23:54:56 »
Would it be a possibility to get 2 1.5u convex space bars?


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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 23:57:21 »
love this! I'm getting the alphas + novelty mods + 40s for sure :) glwic!! 💖

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 00:02:49 »
Oooh, I love the idea behind the set, and the blue gradients look sick! GLWIC!

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Offline gbenz

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 00:51:05 »
This set is adorable! I kinda want the alphas to be blue too but it's great as is too.

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 01:17:04 »
what on earth are these replies about the website lol.

really love this theme, it's so specific. glwic.
This and the swiss cheese keyboard is the next generation of keyboards

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 02:20:58 »
A wonderful theme, very well executed. I think I need these cookies now. Amazing that such a specific thing seems to be common in so many different cultures!

 The Tailor website is also really cool, fantastic work. This is very helpful for KAT/KAM sets. Good luck with the IC!
     

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« Reply #19 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 03:05:53 »
This is one of the most well thought out and executed themes I've seen in a long time. The novelties are cute and the mods elegant.

Honestly not sure if KAM is for me, but it's a beautiful set.

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 03:47:57 »
Nicely made IC and very interesting kits and color.
For Ergo kits, need support for 1.5u bottom row and 1u inner columns at the very least.
will be following this IC closely. GLWIC!

Edit: forgot to say, I'd like to have text mods but understandable that it will be hard with the gradient.
« Last Edit: Thu, 20 May 2021, 03:49:53 by YMwoo »

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« Reply #21 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 08:12:56 »
I love this idea, the novelties and all the effort you put into the website!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 10:22:38 »
Nicely made IC and very interesting kits and color.
For Ergo kits, need support for 1.5u bottom row and 1u inner columns at the very least.
will be following this IC closely. GLWIC!

Edit: forgot to say, I'd like to have text mods but understandable that it will be hard with the gradient.

Thanks for pointing this out! I'll work on updating the ergo kit 👍

Would it be a possibility to get 2 1.5u convex space bars?


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This should be possible! To make sure I add it to the right kit(s), what keyboard(s) do you need it for?

edit: I've been told they are for the Corne (thanks Matt!) so will put them in the ortho kit.
« Last Edit: Thu, 20 May 2021, 11:07:50 by minicap »

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« Reply #23 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 13:23:10 »
Yessss. I like the option of the alternate numrow since the cookie layer was throwing me off at first, but the more I Look at it, the more it's growing on me. (And it ties into the theme so well!)

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« Reply #24 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 16:24:53 »
this is such a lovely set!! the website is super cute as well :D

the subtitles(?) on the kit images that list what keyboards the kits support are very helpful also! glwic:)

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 17:12:05 »
Thank you to whoever pointed out the mistake in the novelty base kit right shift in the IC form (bottom one it should be 1.75u not 1.25u) - sorry about that!
I will fix that ASAP and follow up with more kitting updates (from IC feedback/this thread) later on. 💙
edit: Novelty base and TKL novelty mods kit images have been updated

(And thank you for all the sweet comments in this thread! I'm reading each one and appreciate them all - I'm not quoting them to keep the thread easier to read, but I am reading them all!)
« Last Edit: Thu, 20 May 2021, 17:25:15 by minicap »

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 17:50:49 »
this is childhood nostalgia at its finest and i absolutely love it for that! the novelties are so dang cute

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« Reply #27 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 18:30:46 »
what a nice sense of nostalgia! i absolutely adore the colorway and the lowercase alphas, definitely would like to pick up this keycap set 🥰 my grandma always kept her sewing supplies in cookie tins, so i was always elevated then disappointed when i was younger 😂 i really love Tailor as well! it's so convenient (and honestly makes me consider copping the Ergodox). GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 19:22:32 »
Love the banner.

That tailor site is also awesome! Really cool idea

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 19:22:55 »
this set is absolutely phenomenal!! wonderful inspiration (always loved danish butter cookies) and fantastic execution. good stuff!
GLWIC!! :thumb:

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« Reply #30 on: Sat, 22 May 2021, 15:50:12 »
this is childhood nostalgia at its finest and i absolutely love it for that! the novelties are so dang cute

what a nice sense of nostalgia! i absolutely adore the colorway and the lowercase alphas, definitely would like to pick up this keycap set 🥰 my grandma always kept her sewing supplies in cookie tins, so i was always elevated then disappointed when i was younger 😂 i really love Tailor as well! it's so convenient (and honestly makes me consider copping the Ergodox). GLWIC!

thank you!! im happy the set can bring back some happy nostalgic feelings for people 💖
im an ergodox user myself so definitely had to have ergodox support, hehe :D (and i highly recommend it, very comfy to type on!)

Love the banner.

That tailor site is also awesome! Really cool idea

this set is absolutely phenomenal!! wonderful inspiration (always loved danish butter cookies) and fantastic execution. good stuff!
GLWIC!! :thumb:

thank you, Vala & Vegas!! 🥺

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« Reply #31 on: Sat, 22 May 2021, 16:01:54 »
I would have really liked a reverse set. Blue mods with white alphas. I know it probably makes the kit more expensive and at that point it might start looking like KAT Great Wave. It's still a beautiful set regardless. GLWIC :)





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« Reply #32 on: Sat, 22 May 2021, 16:19:00 »
This is so cute and nostalgia!! My mom uses tins to store medical supplies instead of sewing supplies (we had the red square tins that are used for egg rolls) :)

This may be a stretch but can we also include some alice/arisu style boards in the tailor? 🙏

GLWIC!

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« Reply #33 on: Sun, 23 May 2021, 16:46:34 »
This is so cute and nostalgia!! My mom uses tins to store medical supplies instead of sewing supplies (we had the red square tins that are used for egg rolls) :)

This may be a stretch but can we also include some alice/arisu style boards in the tailor? 🙏

GLWIC!

Thank you! 💙

Unfortunately the Tailor doesn't support angled keys right now, hence no Alice-style boards (it just looks weird having all the keys be straight...)
Not sure when I'll be able to add support for angled keys, but I am hoping to get some renders on an Alice style board soon, at least!

I would have really liked a reverse set. Blue mods with white alphas. I know it probably makes the kit more expensive and at that point it might start looking like KAT Great Wave. It's still a beautiful set regardless. GLWIC :)

Hmm, did you mean white mods with blue alphas? 😅
I do really like the look of white-on-blue mods for the sewing themed mods - I feel that it captures the sewing tin vibe better than blue-on-white mods would, if that makes sense. But yeah, thanks for the comment!

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« Reply #34 on: Sun, 23 May 2021, 17:15:55 »
Thank you! 💙

Unfortunately the Tailor doesn't support angled keys right now, hence no Alice-style boards (it just looks weird having all the keys be straight...)
Not sure when I'll be able to add support for angled keys, but I am hoping to get some renders on an Alice style board soon, at least!


While it is not prefect I think I am totally happy if we use similar layout as QMK Configurator:
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It will help visualizing (to an extent) of what it could look like and most importantly it would be nice to use Tailor to figure out which kit(s) are needed -- that's my favorite feature of Tailor  :thumb:

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« Reply #35 on: Mon, 24 May 2021, 21:55:07 »
Thank you! 💙

Unfortunately the Tailor doesn't support angled keys right now, hence no Alice-style boards (it just looks weird having all the keys be straight...)
Not sure when I'll be able to add support for angled keys, but I am hoping to get some renders on an Alice style board soon, at least!


While it is not prefect I think I am totally happy if we use similar layout as QMK Configurator:
(Attachment Link)

It will help visualizing (to an extent) of what it could look like and most importantly it would be nice to use Tailor to figure out which kit(s) are needed -- that's my favorite feature of Tailor  :thumb:


Ooh, thanks for that suggestion/image! I'll have another go at adding Alice support with a layout more similar to that one :thumb: It'll take some time to add it, will post here once it's done.

It'll probably go live at the same time as I make the first round of kitting updates. I got a request to move the 2nd Alice B to spacebars from alphas so that you can cover an Alice board with a base kit + spacebars (rather than having to do TKL mods + alphas + spacebars).

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 25 May 2021, 05:51:49 »
aaaah thank you for the comments so far, everyone!! 💙

wait i love this colourway, this is very cute. but please optimize your pictures since this is kam kitting,  it's killing me

eek! could you explain a bit more about optimizing the pictures, please? are they taking a long time to load for you?

the individual image files are <200kb for kits and <1mb for renders, i can hide some of the images in "more" tag maybe

not what hakatype said. they load fine now, thank you for bothering!

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 25 May 2021, 09:45:43 »
It will be a really good one.

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 26 May 2021, 00:52:27 »
Haha!
Great!
I totally see the colors working here!


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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 26 May 2021, 13:25:03 »
Love the theme and the colors!

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« Reply #40 on: Wed, 26 May 2021, 23:34:36 »
Yeah love the calming feeling I get when I see this set, especially on the Nemui. WOwZERS!  :thumb:

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OK! I've been reading all of the IC feedback, and I'm here with a first round of minor kitting updates to address some of the feedback/requests. Thanks to everyone who gave suggestions in the IC form and in this thread!
- 2nd B removed from alphas and added to spacebars kit. This allows Alice users to cover their board with a base kit + spacebars.
- Blue 6.25u spacebar removed from TKL mods kits and 40s kit, added to alphas. I noticed there were many people interested in combining a base kit with TKL mods or 40s, or mixing and matching multiple TKL mods kits - this removes a duplicate spacebar for them while keeping the same compatibility for those who just want alphas + TKL mods/40s. This is also more consistent with other KAT/KAM kitting.
- Ergo kit: Extra keys added to support Boardwalk and Sol
- Ortho kit: 2 x 1.5c spacebars in blue added for Corne and similar keyboards
- 40s kit: 2nd 2.25c spacebar in blue and white added for Whimsy. yellow accent backspaces in 1.5u and 1.75u added
- Alternate numrow kit: added dark blue backspaces
- Numpad kit: added dark blue keys as an alternative to the yellow keys

There were some requests for larger changes or new kits (e.g. international support, yellow accents/spacebars) - I’m thinking about these and waiting for more feedback before adding completely new kits. I’ve also tweaked the brown legend colour on the butter yellow keys in the kit images to be more accurate (slightly more reddish/saturated).

In terms of other updates:
- New renders have been added, featuring Sewing Tin on a polycarb Maja (by Vulcan) and a dark blue Cypher (by Cable Car Designs).
- The Tailor has been updated for the above kitting changes. Additionally, the Alice layout has been added (thanks summerqm for the suggestion)

Offline jakk

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I really like this set! great job!

Offline YMwoo

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very nice update!
good job  :thumb:

Offline minicap

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very nice update!
good job  :thumb:

Thanks! And thanks again for the ergo kit suggestion  :thumb:

I really like this set! great job!

Thank you, glad you like it! :D

Offline mr_foggy

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much prefer this over lazurite. very nice work there. definitely considering.

Offline Pyurii

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Wasnít a fan of this at first, but itís growing on me.

Offline Mr Chrome

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Wasnít a fan of this at first, but itís growing on me.

I saw this set a while ago and thought the double theme (sewing and sweets) and the numrow accents were too much for me... but now Iím definitely converted and glad to see something different.

I hope the yellow wonít be too saturated. I think it looks great where itís toned down with a bit of a cream/beige base tone. Most of the render colours donít seem like a 1-1 match with the pantones, but likely just natural vs. artificial lighting?

Please donít change the cookies kit for anything! I want so many macropads with it, and Coraline spooked me too much to use the buttons :-X
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Offline minicap

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Hello! I don't have any updates today, but I'm working on a few different things (deskmat designs, finding vendors and collaborators) and hope to post some updates in the next few weeks :D Colour-matched samples are also being manufactured, really excited to see how those turn out!

Wasnít a fan of this at first, but itís growing on me.

I saw this set a while ago and thought the double theme (sewing and sweets) and the numrow accents were too much for me... but now Iím definitely converted and glad to see something different.

I hope the yellow wonít be too saturated. I think it looks great where itís toned down with a bit of a cream/beige base tone. Most of the render colours donít seem like a 1-1 match with the pantones, but likely just natural vs. artificial lighting?

Please donít change the cookies kit for anything! I want so many macropads with it, and Coraline spooked me too much to use the buttons :-X

I'm glad to hear the set's growing on people! Definitely a niche theme, but I've been happy seeing that many people also feel nostalgically about these cookie tins.

I'd say the yellow is definitely on the pastel side, but more of an orange/yellow then a cream/beige.

I definitely want to make sure that people can be confident about the colours in the set when thinking about joining the GB. I'm buying a lightbox to take better quality photos of the colour-matched samples, and also hope to get full prototype sets made before GB so you can see the entire set on a keyboard.

I'm concerned to hear the render colours don't seem like a match - could I ask what you're comparing them to, and if there's specific things that seem off? The renders were colour-matched to a physical Pantone fan. Like you mentioned, there are a bunch of different factors that affect the colours (the renders themselves use different lightings, as well as the monitor and lighting you're using to look at the render) but they should be pretty close.

If you're comparing them to the photos of the Pantone fans/swatches, this is less accurate than a physical pantone book - when I took the photos, the colours already looked a bit different after being photographed, and there's differences between the different photos too...I included them since I still thought they'd be helpful, but I'm hoping that the lightbox helps with this problem.

And noted for the cookies kit! It's been much more popular in the IC than I expected as well, it's definitely here to stay :D

Offline Mr Chrome

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I'm concerned to hear the render colours don't seem like a match - could I ask what you're comparing them to, and if there's specific things that seem off? The renders were colour-matched to a physical Pantone fan. Like you mentioned, there are a bunch of different factors that affect the colours (the renders themselves use different lightings, as well as the monitor and lighting you're using to look at the render) but they should be pretty close.

Ah, I wouldn't worry about it! The render lighting just has a warmer tone than the photos you took, and the shadows in the renders just make the gradient look a little more subtle compared to the what we see in raw Pantones. If you're already waiting on colour-matched samples though, that's really what matters as far as giving an accurate representation is concerned! Really nice to see that you're doing that well ahead of time, too :)

And noted for the cookies kit! It's been much more popular in the IC than I expected as well, it's definitely here to stay :D

Hell yes.

The work you've put into this set is more than enough reason for me to keep an eye on it. Now I'll just cross my fingers that Keyreative doesn't drop the ball on this one...
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