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Title: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated Sep 17th - Kitting updates + new renders!
Post by: minicap on Wed, 19 May 2021, 20:51:07
(https://i.imgur.com/TUnlqh6.png)

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 (https://forms.gle/V39KKPk1PD8R4pAb7)

Website
https://kamsewingtin.com (https://kamsewingtin.com)



(https://i.imgur.com/Z2aKseP.jpg)




Update (September 17th): Kitting updates and new renders!

Big round of kitting updates, including new NorDe and Yellow accents kits. New renders on the Fuji65, Planck,
Preonic and Bepovan have been added, and the Austin renders have been updated.

See the changelog (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=112929.msg3051147#msg3051147) for the full list of updates.





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!

GB will run from November 9th to December 9th!

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





Vendors
Group buy date TBD.

NA: Vala Supply (https://vala.supply/)
CA: Ashkeebs (https://ashkeebs.com/)
CN: zFrontier (https://www.zfrontier.com/)
EU: mykeyboard.eu (https://mykeyboard.eu/)
UK: proto[Typist] (https://prototypist.net/)
OCE: SwitchKeys (https://www.switchkeys.com.au/)
SEA: Zion Studios (https://zionstudios.ph/)




Renders

J-02 by ProtoTypist (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=104477.0)
Mixed base kit, Cookie Parade deskmat


(https://i.imgur.com/ogiIDaY.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/PS4j2pA.jpg)


Fuji65 by CMM.Studio (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=108690.0)
Novelty base kit, Alternate numrow kit, Yellow accents kit


(https://i.imgur.com/XZaz40F.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/MQU1ZBi.jpg)


Planck and Preonic by OLKB (https://github.com/olkb/olkb_parts)
Planck: Alphas + Ortho + Yellow accents
Preonic: Alphas + Ortho


(https://i.imgur.com/spZ4Pfl.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/z3MmRLT.jpg)


Rama Works U80-A (https://ramaworks.store/products/u80-a)
Mixed base kit

(https://i.imgur.com/DiLpBfP.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/bYSaiuW.jpg)
More
(https://i.imgur.com/9bf5SJZ.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/QkjBSUs.jpg)


ErgoDox (https://www.ergodox.io/)
Alphas + Ergodox kit


(https://i.imgur.com/G9SbXGG.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/LpTjWin.jpg)


Cypher by Cable Car Designs (https://cablecardesigns.co/designs/cypher)
Alphas + TKL novelty mods + Numpad + ISO


(https://i.imgur.com/cGFMKTz.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/U68nZjL.jpg)


Maja by Vulcan (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=107154.0)
Novelty base kit + Spacebars


(https://i.imgur.com/aF0Zu1H.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/gVPNRsC.jpg)


MiniVan by Trash Man (Case by The Royal) (https://github.com/The-Royal/The_Royal_Open-Source-Projects/tree/master/03%20-%20Cases/Minivan%203D%20Printed%20Case)
Alphas, 40s kit


(https://i.imgur.com/cBpe5Oz.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/JCjA7xs.jpg)


Bepovan by Taylor (KnoblesseOblige) from Aeternus Company (https://github.com/AeternusCo/Bepovan)
Alphas, 40s kit, Yellow accents kit


(https://i.imgur.com/s1TaigL.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/xqxqXDa.jpg)


Portico by TKC (https://thekey.company/collections/portico-keyboard)
Mixed base kit, Alternate numrow kit, Sewing Tools - Deep Blue deskmat


(https://i.imgur.com/Ow5rURP.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/B6iCPLQ.jpg)


Austin by driftingbunnies (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=100883.0)
Alphas + TKL text mods + Numpad


(https://i.imgur.com/0EZ22eJ.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/mpPsoZv.jpg)


More
Nemui by Bachoo (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=110000.0)
Alphas + TKL novelty mods + alternate numrow kit


(https://i.imgur.com/jj8akVv.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/x7AuZ3t.jpg)


U80-A, ErgoDox, Austin and Nemui renders by Ltafuri (https://lucastafuri.artstation.com/)
Other 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 (https://forms.gle/V39KKPk1PD8R4pAb7)!

You can view all kits as an imgur album here (https://imgur.com/a/bYt4oqo).


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

(https://i.imgur.com/GFQftBT.png)(https://i.imgur.com/KcnkIuJ.png)
 
Click "more" to see the rest of the kits!

More
Alphas, Alternate numrow, and Colevrak

(https://i.imgur.com/NdcJ1aW.png)(https://i.imgur.com/nyYgC2x.png)(https://i.imgur.com/6QSnjX5.png)
 
TKL mods - text, mixed, and novelty
With alphas, supports TKL, 75%, 65%, 60% and HHKB. Includes alpha-coloured spacebars, F13 and stepped capslock cookie.

(https://i.imgur.com/B35uPlP.png)(https://i.imgur.com/iOCCfYR.png)(https://i.imgur.com/D1UKqn9.png)
 
Spacebars, Numpad, and ISO
Combine with either a base kit or alphas + mods. Spacebars contains a 2nd B for Alice boards.

(https://i.imgur.com/yLwz5dD.png)(https://i.imgur.com/GLHRp2V.png)(https://i.imgur.com/dbtGxuI.png)

NorDe and Yellow Accents (Added September 17th)
NorDe kit created using this guide (http://www.farah.cl/Keyboardery/Possible-International-Kits-for-Custom-Sets/#NORDEUKPPP) by Miguel Farah, thank you for the resource!
Yellow accent kit contains spacebars in common sizes plus accent arrow keys. 2c/2.25c/2.75c can be used for Alice bars plus 40s, double 2c is for ergo/ortho, double 2.25c for Whimsy, and double 1.5c is for split ortho boards.

(https://i.imgur.com/Xr8kcfT.png)(https://i.imgur.com/CwRHb6A.png)
 
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!

(https://i.imgur.com/fu616kS.png)(https://i.imgur.com/onhXHDw.png)(https://i.imgur.com/nTIfF7U.png)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/el17tWy.png)(https://i.imgur.com/SdTrLmf.png)
 





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 (https://kamsewingtin.com/#tailor)

(https://i.imgur.com/HP2ROt0.gif)





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.

(https://i.imgur.com/lz00p5B.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/4Wgs1s4.jpg)

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


(https://i.imgur.com/0NXk4uP.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/cah38WX.jpg)





Deskmats

Let me know what you think about the deskmat designs via the IC form (https://forms.gle/V39KKPk1PD8R4pAb7), or the Deskmat IC form (https://forms.gle/8UheMYkaHo3uofTFA) 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 ;___; ).


(https://i.imgur.com/PnSyN8i.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/Z3mfiOv.jpg)


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!


(https://i.imgur.com/2Br8WwQ.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/KeIwRoh.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/wqt1g4C.jpg)





Artisan Box

I've designed a "Sewing Tin" artisan box to match the set, you can see pictures of the prototypes below!
It has a 3D printed body and engraved acrylic lid.

We are partnering with P3D Store (https://p3dstore.com/) to produce these boxes - they will be available for purchase as
part of a small group buy running at the same time as the keyset group buy.

Let me know your thoughts via the artisan box IC form (https://forms.gle/NgRZnm8BrT2vWF7z8) - this will help use choose which options will be
available during the group buy (colour, size, height, etc).

Thanks Jake from P3D Store for making these samples, and anEmptyJarOfNutella for the original suggestion!


(https://i.imgur.com/FeDDBOG.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/jsRmkkX.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/cPbu8IZ.jpg)

More photos here (https://imgur.com/a/GAoWnpW).

I also previously designed a fully 3D printed version of the box. This will not be available for purchase, but I plan to
make the files available for personal use for those who join the keyset group buy. Details TBD!

(https://i.imgur.com/phXEdfi.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/nr5PEDj.png)







Collaborations

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

Cable Collaboration: Cookie Cables (https://cookiecables.com/)

Artisan Collaborations:
- Bowbie Keycaps (https://www.instagram.com/bowbie.keycaps/)
- Crafted By Annie (https://craftedbyannie.com/)
- Cantoclicks (https://www.instagram.com/cantoclicks/)
- klaykaps (https://klaykaps.com/)
- meof caps (https://www.meof-studio.com/)
- Miroticaps (https://linktr.ee/Miroticaps)
- Myth Caps (https://www.instagram.com/myth_caps/)
- n.Na works (https://www.instagram.com/nnaworks/)
- okeydokey studio (https://okeydokey.studio/)
- shirouu.kaps (https://www.instagram.com/shirouu.kaps/)

You can see some little doodles introducing each collaboration here (https://www.kamsewingtin.com/#collaborations)!




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

- the lovely Keycraft Collective (https://discord.gg/9UraJskJSd) 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 (https://lucastafuri.artstation.com/) for the sweet sweet U80-A, ErgoDox, Nemui and Austin renders
- comfymini (https://twitter.com/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 (https://gumroad.com/l/KeyboardRenderKit/) 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 (https://instagram.com/minicap.cat)

I'll regularly post updates in this thread, my Instagram, and the #kam-sewing-tin channel in the Keycraft Collective (https://discord.gg/9UraJskJSd) Discord.




Signature

Support Sewing Tin with this signature banner by comfymini (https://twitter.com/comfymini)!

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IC Form

https://forms.gle/V39KKPk1PD8R4pAb7 (https://forms.gle/V39KKPk1PD8R4pAb7)

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!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: minicap on Wed, 19 May 2021, 20:51:37
Changelog



2021/09/17
- Added new renders on the Fuji65 by CMM.Studio, Planck and Preonic by OLKB, and Bepovan by KnoblesseOblige/Aeternus Company
- Updated Austin renders to use new legends
- Kitting updates:
    - Added yellow accents kit
    - Added NorDe kit
    - Added scooped homing keys
        - Changed non-homing fj in base kits and alphas kits to scooped (they now have both scooped and barred homing fj)
        - Changed non-homing 5 in numpad kit to scooped
        - Added scooped homing hunta and non-homing fj to Colevrak kit
    - Added second 2.25u shift and 2u shift to TKL mod kits
    - Updated some text legends in the TKL text mods kit to shorter versions (ins, del, up, down, pause → break) and tweaked kerning on home and scroll
    - Rotated pin on TKL novelty mods and novelty base kit
2021/09/09 - Added more artisan collaborations
2021/08/30 - GB dates announced (November 9th - December 9th)
2021/08/18 - Added details about artisan box
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
- Finish deskmat designs
- More novelty designs (more types of stitches, and novelty spacebars) - no longer planned
- Reach out to potential collaborators for artisans / cables
- Get colour-matched keycap samples made (in progress)
- Reach out to vendors


Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: kight 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!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: ambulated 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
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: purryoverlord on Wed, 19 May 2021, 21:05:09
Absolutely love this. The novelties are wonderful and the website is really thoughtful
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: adi 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!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: uwumi 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
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: yh 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
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: MIGHTY CHICKEN on Wed, 19 May 2021, 22:35:41
Enjoy the website, quite the interesting
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: minicap 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
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: Hakatype 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
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: Hakatype 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.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: minicap 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! ✈️
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: Mwbowman on Wed, 19 May 2021, 23:54:56
Would it be a possibility to get 2 1.5u convex space bars?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: adobau on Wed, 19 May 2021, 23:57:21
love this! I'm getting the alphas + novelty mods + 40s for sure :) glwic!! 💖
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: haplopoda on Thu, 20 May 2021, 00:02:49
Oooh, I love the idea behind the set, and the blue gradients look sick! GLWIC!

Sent from my GM1900 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: gbenz 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.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: Chippy 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.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: DerBonk 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!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: harlekein 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.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: YMwoo 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.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: atlanticise on Thu, 20 May 2021, 08:12:56
I love this idea, the novelties and all the effort you put into the website!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: minicap 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?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: Rumblethumps 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!)
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: gem 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:)
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: minicap 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!)
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: boneandbee 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
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: avaciil 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!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: Vala on Thu, 20 May 2021, 19:22:32
Love the banner.

That tailor site is also awesome! Really cool idea
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: Vegas_ 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:
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: minicap 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!! 🥺
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: eljudio42 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 :)
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: summerqm 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!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: minicap 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!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: summerqm 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:
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: minicap 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).
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: yh 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!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: dxxbox on Tue, 25 May 2021, 09:45:43
It will be a really good one.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: saam on Wed, 26 May 2021, 00:52:27
Haha!
Great!
I totally see the colors working here!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: Calm_Waters on Wed, 26 May 2021, 13:25:03
Love the theme and the colors!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin
Post by: Lazesummerstone 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:
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin New renders, minor kitting updates, Alice in Tailor
Post by: minicap on Sat, 29 May 2021, 20:26:06
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)
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 New renders, minor kitting updates, Alice in Tailor
Post by: jakk on Sun, 30 May 2021, 16:21:46
I really like this set! great job!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 New renders, minor kitting updates, Alice in Tailor
Post by: YMwoo on Sun, 30 May 2021, 20:04:19
very nice update!
good job  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 New renders, minor kitting updates, Alice in Tailor
Post by: minicap on Tue, 01 June 2021, 22:26:41
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
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 New renders, minor kitting updates, Alice in Tailor
Post by: mr_foggy on Thu, 17 June 2021, 17:45:33
much prefer this over lazurite. very nice work there. definitely considering.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 New renders, minor kitting updates, Alice in Tailor
Post by: Pyurii on Thu, 17 June 2021, 19:23:33
Wasnít a fan of this at first, but itís growing on me.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 New renders, minor kitting updates, Alice in Tailor
Post by: Mr Chrome on Fri, 18 June 2021, 14:30:47
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
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 New renders, minor kitting updates, Alice in Tailor
Post by: minicap on Sat, 19 June 2021, 14:36:45
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
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 New renders, minor kitting updates, Alice in Tailor
Post by: Mr Chrome on Sat, 19 June 2021, 17:07:55
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...
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 New renders, minor kitting updates, Alice in Tailor
Post by: minicap on Mon, 21 June 2021, 20:25:15
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...

Phew, thanks for clarifying! And thanks for your kind words :D

The Keyreative queue is looking pretty long unfortunately :( but I do believe Keyreative's flexibility with kitting will be worth it. 
Sewing Tin's alphas are also straightforward dyesub (not reverse dyesub), so we'll avoid the issue seen regarding haloed homing bars in reverse dyesub. Though I do hope they fix that way sooner than that >__<
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated June 23rd - Deskmat designs, new renders!
Post by: minicap on Wed, 23 June 2021, 23:29:45
Update bump - just added deskmat designs and new renders of the J-02 by ProtoTypist with the "Cookie Parade" deskmat!

I'm proud of how the deskmat designs turned out and excited to share them with you all, let me know what you think!

Since you can only submit the IC form once, I made a separate IC form to get feedback on the deskmats https://forms.gle/8UheMYkaHo3uofTFA (and also updated the original IC form with deskmat questions as well).
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated June 23rd - Deskmat designs, new renders!
Post by: YMwoo on Thu, 24 June 2021, 00:02:03
That deskmat is so cute! I really love it.
Thanks a lot for accommodating the change for ergo kit. Unfortunately, my gf doesn't like the novelty mods which puts me in dilemma.
Love the colors but the novelty and the forced yellow top row makes me undecided about it.

Btw, you mentioned it won't be reversed dyesub which quite reassuring.
I received KAT Arctic and due to the reversed dyesub process, most of the darker keycaps are shrank very awfully.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated June 23rd - Deskmat designs, new renders!
Post by: minicap on Thu, 24 June 2021, 00:31:15
That deskmat is so cute! I really love it.
Thanks a lot for accommodating the change for ergo kit. Unfortunately, my gf doesn't like the novelty mods which puts me in dilemma.
Love the colors but the novelty and the forced yellow top row makes me undecided about it.

Btw, you mentioned it won't be reversed dyesub which quite reassuring.
I received KAT Arctic and due to the reversed dyesub process, most of the darker keycaps are shrank very awfully.

Glad you like the deskmat, and it's nice to see you in the thread again :D

Unfortunately there hasn't been enough demand to add a text mods ergo kit (1 request out of 17 IC responses with ergo kit), and like you mentioned before it's tough with the gradient :( But I appreciate your feedback on the ergo kit regardless!

Re: reverse dyesub, I specifically meant that the alphas are dyesub, not reverse dyesub (avoiding the Keyreative issue with haloes on homing bars with reverse dyesub). The mods will still be reverse dyesub sorry :( Doubleshot isn't an option with the text mods and some of the novelties.

I am planning to get full prototypes made of the set before GB though and will be posting photos of that!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated June 23rd - Deskmat designs, new renders!
Post by: Mr Chrome on Thu, 24 June 2021, 09:44:55
I received KAT Arctic and due to the reversed dyesub process, most of the darker keycaps are shrank very awfully.

For what itís worth, reading about the KAT Arctic situation, the word from Keyreative is that they used different molds for only the dark mods, and thatís partly why the sizes are so different. Lucky Jade, for example, uses reverse dyesub too, but keycap sizes looks much more regular by comparison from what Iíve seen (likely used one mold throughout). I think Arctic was caught in the crosshairs of their new manufacturing processes :/

On topic, the deskmat is really cute! Iím impressed that you managed to combine the two themes in a pretty minimalist way :)

As someone interested in the Ergo kit, personally Iím very fond of the novelty mods!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated June 23rd - Deskmat designs, new renders!
Post by: Minahctrl on Thu, 24 June 2021, 13:25:07
this set brings back memories 😭
love it
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated June 23rd - Deskmat designs, new renders!
Post by: YMwoo on Thu, 24 June 2021, 19:41:49
For what itís worth, reading about the KAT Arctic situation, the word from Keyreative is that they used different molds for only the dark mods, and thatís partly why the sizes are so different. Lucky Jade, for example, uses reverse dyesub too, but keycap sizes looks much more regular by comparison from what Iíve seen (likely used one mold throughout). I think Arctic was caught in the crosshairs of their new manufacturing processes :/

On topic, the deskmat is really cute! Iím impressed that you managed to combine the two themes in a pretty minimalist way :)

As someone interested in the Ergo kit, personally Iím very fond of the novelty mods!

From what I have, I can say for sure that the size differs for each color with White > Blue > Black, from the biggest to smallest in size.
I haven't put it on a board so I can't say how noticeable it is and fortunately I'm going with blue alpha and white mods.
Saw a pic of black mods and the gap between keycaps were jarring to see.

Glad you like the deskmat, and it's nice to see you in the thread again :D

Unfortunately there hasn't been enough demand to add a text mods ergo kit (1 request out of 17 IC responses with ergo kit), and like you mentioned before it's tough with the gradient :( But I appreciate your feedback on the ergo kit regardless!

Re: reverse dyesub, I specifically meant that the alphas are dyesub, not reverse dyesub (avoiding the Keyreative issue with haloes on homing bars with reverse dyesub). The mods will still be reverse dyesub sorry :( Doubleshot isn't an option with the text mods and some of the novelties.

I am planning to get full prototypes made of the set before GB though and will be posting photos of that!
I've been mostly of a silent lurker haha
I understand about the text mods (that might be me actually, though I don't really remember now).
Anyway, hopefully the prototypes will come out well!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated June 23rd - Deskmat designs, new renders!
Post by: minicap on Fri, 25 June 2021, 21:24:25
I received KAT Arctic and due to the reversed dyesub process, most of the darker keycaps are shrank very awfully.

For what itís worth, reading about the KAT Arctic situation, the word from Keyreative is that they used different molds for only the dark mods, and thatís partly why the sizes are so different. Lucky Jade, for example, uses reverse dyesub too, but keycap sizes looks much more regular by comparison from what Iíve seen (likely used one mold throughout). I think Arctic was caught in the crosshairs of their new manufacturing processes :/

On topic, the deskmat is really cute! Iím impressed that you managed to combine the two themes in a pretty minimalist way :)

As someone interested in the Ergo kit, personally Iím very fond of the novelty mods!

Thank you :D And thanks for sharing that info about the KAT Arctic molds as well.

My Ergodox is my daily driver, so I always planned on having an ergo kit and seeing IC responses with it makes me happy :)

this set brings back memories 😭
love it

Thank you!! I'm glad it brings back memories for you 🥺

Glad you like the deskmat, and it's nice to see you in the thread again :D

Unfortunately there hasn't been enough demand to add a text mods ergo kit (1 request out of 17 IC responses with ergo kit), and like you mentioned before it's tough with the gradient :( But I appreciate your feedback on the ergo kit regardless!

Re: reverse dyesub, I specifically meant that the alphas are dyesub, not reverse dyesub (avoiding the Keyreative issue with haloes on homing bars with reverse dyesub). The mods will still be reverse dyesub sorry :( Doubleshot isn't an option with the text mods and some of the novelties.

I am planning to get full prototypes made of the set before GB though and will be posting photos of that!
I've been mostly of a silent lurker haha
I understand about the text mods (that might be me actually, though I don't really remember now).
Anyway, hopefully the prototypes will come out well!

Haha I think it was you, the comment also mentions the missing keys needed for the ergo kit. And yeah, thanks for understanding!
I'm excited to see how the prototypes turn out 🤞
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated June 23rd - Deskmat designs, new renders!
Post by: novelflyer on Fri, 25 June 2021, 21:38:35
This is a really nice IC, I like the webpage  :thumb:
I'd love to see — in ISO kit if you could do it for spanish speakers.

GLWIC
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated June 23rd - Deskmat designs, new renders!
Post by: factoryofidols on Sat, 26 June 2021, 14:39:22
This is a great IC, really wish it was glossy KAM though. Also would be fun to see a cookie colored qwerty row for 40s.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated June 23rd - Deskmat designs, new renders!
Post by: dibkib on Tue, 29 June 2021, 06:30:21
I love that deskmat so much!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated June 23rd - Deskmat designs, new renders!
Post by: minicap on Tue, 29 June 2021, 21:06:08
I love that deskmat so much!
Thank you! Glad you like the cookies :D

This is a really nice IC, I like the webpage  :thumb:
I'd love to see — in ISO kit if you could do it for spanish speakers.

GLWIC

Thank you! Sure, adding — to ISO seems reasonable. I will try to do that update soon.

This is a great IC, really wish it was glossy KAM though. Also would be fun to see a cookie colored qwerty row for 40s.

Thank you! I did consider glossy KAM but ultimately decided on matte after spending a few weeks typing on keys from both (KAM Wraith and KAM Starry Night) - while the glossy KAM keys was really nice looking and on-theme, I much preferred the feel of the matte KAM keys.

I'll consider cookie coloured QWERTY row if I get more requests for it, but so far the yellow colour has been pretty polarising (some people want more of it, some people don't want it at all) so it's pretty unlikely sorry :( It would also have to be a separate add-on kit to avoid increasing the price of the 40s kit - it's already quite substantial, so I need a really good reason for any additional keys.

I am working on a separate "yellow accents" kit though!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated June 23rd - Deskmat designs, new renders!
Post by: minicap on Mon, 05 July 2021, 21:40:27
This is a really nice IC, I like the webpage  :thumb:
I'd love to see — in ISO kit if you could do it for spanish speakers.

GLWIC

Ů has been added to the ISO kit!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated July 8th - Vendors & Collaborations!
Post by: minicap on Thu, 08 July 2021, 20:07:43
Update bump - vendors and collaborations have been announced!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated July 8th - Vendors & Collaborations!
Post by: Frayne on Thu, 08 July 2021, 22:16:34
Amazing idea with the deskmat! Love the 4 little cookies haha.

I do have a suggestion to make though - the upper right corner of the stitches should go around the corner as well, like the upper and lower left corners.
Or better yet, if you are going for the stitches look, i dont think they would be turning 90 degree corners at all.

Just my 2 cents  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated June 23rd - Deskmat designs, new renders!
Post by: Mr Chrome on Fri, 09 July 2021, 08:28:54
I am working on a separate "yellow accents" kit though!

Oo, I like the sound of that! I am very big on the yellow colour, the butter cookies of this set really appeal to me :-X

Very minor and unessential, but I would love to see some ortho/40s renders if youíve got any? The tailor makes them look *chefís kiss*
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated July 8th - Vendors & Collaborations!
Post by: andromache on Fri, 09 July 2021, 12:38:41
I am already imagining how amazing the collaborations are going to be for this unique and adorable set. Group buy WHEN??  ;)
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated July 8th - Vendors & Collaborations!
Post by: minicap on Sat, 10 July 2021, 00:07:58
Amazing idea with the deskmat! Love the 4 little cookies haha.

I do have a suggestion to make though - the upper right corner of the stitches should go around the corner as well, like the upper and lower left corners.
Or better yet, if you are going for the stitches look, i dont think they would be turning 90 degree corners at all.

Just my 2 cents  :thumb:

I'm happy you like the cookies, and thanks for the suggestion!

Yup, I was trying to go for the stitches look ^^ Unfortunately it's a bit hard to get them to be perfectly aligned on all the corners while keeping the stitches the same length, the gaps between the stitches the same size, and having them end a nice distance away from the cookies 😭

I edited the stitches to not turn around the corner but it looked weird with the larger gaps in between the stitches. I'll try playing around with it some more, but I might not be able to get something that's better than the current design sorry!

I am working on a separate "yellow accents" kit though!

Oo, I like the sound of that! I am very big on the yellow colour, the butter cookies of this set really appeal to me :-X

Very minor and unessential, but I would love to see some ortho/40s renders if youíve got any? The tailor makes them look *chefís kiss*

Ah! Funny you mention this - I've actually been working on renders for both, on a Minivan and The Ave by The Royal. There are some sneak peeks in the #kam-sewing-tin channel in the Keycraft Collective Discord server, hoping they'll be ready to post to GH next week.

I am already imagining how amazing the collaborations are going to be for this unique and adorable set. Group buy WHEN??  ;)

Thank you, Andro!! 🥺 haha, group buy date has not yet been decided, but will for sure keep you all updated on that :D
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated July 14th - Vendors, Collaborations, New Renders!
Post by: minicap on Wed, 14 July 2021, 22:41:30
Update bump! Just added new renders:
- Portico by TKC (65%) - mixed base kit, alternate numrow, with the sewing tools deskmat in deep blue
- MiniVan by Trash Man (40%) - alphas + 40s, all-blue version (though the 40s kit also has the option for yellow ESC/BACKSPACE accents!)
- The Ave by The Royal (Ortho) - alphas + ortho + buttons kit

Next up, I'll be working on kitting updates (NorDe, yellow accents).
I saw that KAM molds for 1u scooped homing are being produced for KAM Command, so I'm asking zFrontier if it's possible to add those to Sewing Tin.
I would likely add them as extra on top of the homing bars since I know not everyone likes homing scoops. But need to decide whether to leave the non-homing F/J too, or move them to colevrak kit...

I'm also working on a sewing tin themed artisan box to match the set! (Blue and circular with a tin-like pattern on top.) Shout out to anEmptyJarofNutella for the idea. I'm designing it to be 3D printable, with the option of a clear acrylic top. Once the design is more fleshed out I'll do an IC for it and find a partner to help get them made, pretty excited about this - I'm a CAD noob but its been fun to learn so far!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated July 14th - Vendors, Collaborations, New Renders!
Post by: summerqm on Thu, 15 July 2021, 01:08:07
I'm also working on a sewing tin themed artisan box to match the set! (Blue and circular with a tin-like pattern on top.)

This, THIS, THISSSSSS!!!!!!! I would love a lil tin that holds delicious artisans  :))
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated July 14th - Vendors, Collaborations, New Renders!
Post by: rsrogers4 on Thu, 15 July 2021, 06:55:28
What a great concept. My wife, who can't yet understand my new fascination with keyboards, but who has several cookie tins filled with sewing supplies, thought the design was extremely cute. She loved the deskmat too!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated July 14th - Vendors, Collaborations, New Renders!
Post by: minicap on Tue, 20 July 2021, 20:42:14
It was brought to my attention that the group buy for The Ave was not successfully completed / that the GB runner cannot be contacted. I was not aware of this when creating the renders and have removed them. I hope that the GB runner can provide a resolution for the participants soon.

I will be working on new renders of Sewing Tin on a different ortho board instead. (Also still working on the kitting updates that were previously mentioned!)

I'm also working on a sewing tin themed artisan box to match the set! (Blue and circular with a tin-like pattern on top.)

This, THIS, THISSSSSS!!!!!!! I would love a lil tin that holds delicious artisans  :))

Hehe, as long as you don't eat them! ;)

What a great concept. My wife, who can't yet understand my new fascination with keyboards, but who has several cookie tins filled with sewing supplies, thought the design was extremely cute. She loved the deskmat too!

Aww, thank you! I'm happy that your wife liked the designs :)
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated July 14th - Vendors, Collaborations, New Renders!
Post by: zRoze on Sun, 25 July 2021, 18:46:31
I think this would be great as an alphas kit. Would you consider?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated July 14th - Vendors, Collaborations, New Renders!
Post by: zRoze on Sun, 25 July 2021, 18:49:33
Sorry, wrong thread
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated July 14th - Vendors, Collaborations, New Renders!
Post by: minicap on Sun, 08 August 2021, 22:45:29
hello! i don't have any big updates to share today, but wanted to give some progress updates! Lots of stuff going on behind the scenes:

- Colour matched samples are still in production
- I am preparing files to request full samples (to check that all the legends print OK)
- While working on those I realised that the tolerances on some of the 1u text mods are too tight (mostly the TKL specific keys). I will be reworking these and updating the kits and renders. Some keys will be abbreviated (e.g. delete -> del): I felt this was a better option than making the text smaller
- I am working on several other updates to kitting, including new yellow accents kit, NorDe, and adding scooped homing keys (there will be both barred and scooped homing)
- I have requested deskmat samples to be made. Based on IC results, the current lineup is 900x400mm (standard size) deskmat in Cookie Parade, Sewing Tools - Deep Blue, Sewing Tools - Yellow, 600x350mm Cookie Parade
- I am working on "Sewing Tin" themed artisan box design! Getting some prototypes made, will have more details to announce soon.
- GB date has not yet been set, but it currently looks like it will be mid/late Q4 2021.
- Have some unannounced collaborations lined up as well, including metal artisans / encoder knob!

That being said I'm going to be pretty busy with IRL stuff for the next month or so - will post updates as samples/prototypes come in but the kitting updates will not be done for a while.

Here's a sneak peek of the yellow accents kit - Sewing Tin on the OLKB Planck and Preonic:
(https://i.imgur.com/XX0jFQg.jpg)

Also, here's a sneak peek of the artisan box design:
(https://i.imgur.com/nr5PEDj.png)
This has a 3DP lid, but I'm getting samples of an acrylic lid made (with the design engraved)
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated July 14th - Vendors, Collaborations, New Renders!
Post by: 0hh.Hello on Tue, 10 August 2021, 23:46:49
I am so unbelievably excited about that Sewing Tin Artisan box! Here I thought I couldn't be anymore excited for this set and then bamÖ (Also, ngl, Q4 2021 is a good gb time for meó gives me time to recovery from some other keep purchases lol)
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated July 14th - Vendors, Collaborations, New Renders!
Post by: minicap on Wed, 18 August 2021, 23:34:11
I am so unbelievably excited about that Sewing Tin Artisan box! Here I thought I couldn't be anymore excited for this set and then bamÖ (Also, ngl, Q4 2021 is a good gb time for meó gives me time to recovery from some other keep purchases lol)

💙 Yay, I'm happy you're excited! On that note...I've just updated the first post with more details about the artisan box, as well as an interest check link survey for it! The prototypes arrived and I'm very happy with how they turned out!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated Aug 18th - Artisan box!
Post by: surplusofchairs on Thu, 19 August 2021, 00:42:20
artisan box is super cute!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated Aug 18th - Artisan box!
Post by: Serval on Thu, 19 August 2021, 10:09:14
Looking forward to the set. GLWIC!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated Aug 18th - Artisan box!
Post by: salgiza on Fri, 20 August 2021, 03:07:58
I didn't want to ask, because the kittings in this IC show a lot of work and you already had added an "Ů" to the ISO kit. But seeing as you mention that you are going to add a NorDe kit, would it be possible to make it "International" and add the ES layout (such as this (https://candykeys.com/product/kat-milkshake-INTL)) or add a proper South kit (such as this (https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/kat-monochrome-south-monochrome_2623/))?

Anyway, regardless: this is an amazing set. There are few keysets that show such amount of love and work as this one!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated Aug 18th - Artisan box!
Post by: minicap on Sun, 22 August 2021, 21:07:12
artisan box is super cute!

Looking forward to the set. GLWIC!

Thank you! 🍪

I didn't want to ask, because the kittings in this IC show a lot of work and you already had added an "Ů" to the ISO kit. But seeing as you mention that you are going to add a NorDe kit, would it be possible to make it "International" and add the ES layout (such as this (https://candykeys.com/product/kat-milkshake-INTL)) or add a proper South kit (such as this (https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/kat-monochrome-south-monochrome_2623/))?

Anyway, regardless: this is an amazing set. There are few keysets that show such amount of love and work as this one!

Thank you for the kind comments, as well as those helpful links! I haven't been able to sit down and work on the NorDe kit yet, but I'll see what I can do regarding making it an International kit instead (will need to research the additional keys required).

Regarding adding a proper South kit, unfortunately based on IC feedback there isn't sufficient demand to split it out (only 4 IC responses mention international support, out of 340 total). Despite the Keyreative MOQ/pricing structure there's still other overheads/costs with having many kits, so I won't be adding any more new kits past the planned NorDe/International and yellow accents kits.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 GB November 9th - December 9th!
Post by: minicap on Mon, 30 August 2021, 19:53:41
Excited to announce that the GB will be from November 9th to December 9th!

Here's a little embroidery hoop I made for the announcement :)

(https://i.imgur.com/MX8bqZt.jpg)

I don't have other large updates to share, things are still progressing behind the scenes:
- Still waiting on colour-matched samples from Keyreative and deskmat samples
- Have been working on files for larger size/different heights for the artisan box, will be ordering round 2 of prototypes soon
- Kitting updates still in progress
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated Sep 17th - Kitting updates + new renders!
Post by: minicap on Sat, 18 September 2021, 00:41:02
Update bump! I've finished the large round of planned kitting update, including two new kits: yellow accents and NorDe.

Thereís also some new renders showing off the yellow accents kit on the Preonic, Planck, Fuji65 and Bepovan. The Austin renders have also been updated to use the newest TKL text mod legends courtesy of ltafuri.

Please let me know any feedback you have on the new kits / changes. I plan to submit the finalized kits for quotes in a few week's time. I don't intend to make any large changes to the kitting structure at this point in time but will fix any mistakes or critical omissions!

Full list of kitting updates:
- Added yellow accents kit (contains yellow spacebars in common sizes + yellow arrow keys)
- Added NorDe kit (huge thanks to this guide by Miguel Farah http://www.farah.cl/Keyboardery/Possible-International-Kits-for-Custom-Sets/#NORDEUKPPP) Unfortunately there was not enough demand to justify the additional extra keys required for a full international kit :(
- Added scooped homing keys
    - Changed non-homing fj in base kits and alphas kits to scooped (they now have both scooped and barred homing fj)
    - Changed non-homing 5 in numpad kit to scooped
    - Added scooped homing hunta and non-homing fj to Colevrak kit
- Added second 2.25u shift and 2u shift to TKL mod kits (shifts are for GK64, 660 style boards, can also be used as Alice spacebars)
- Updated some text legends in the TKL text mods kit to shorter versions (ins, del, up, down, pause → break) and tweaked kerning on home and scroll
- Rotated pin on TKL novelty mods and novelty base kit

Other updates:
- I'm still waiting on colour-matched samples from Keyreative and deskmat samples. I haven't been given many details but unfortunately Keyreative have indicated that they will not be able to provide the full kit samples I requested prior to the GB due to shortages on their end. I am still waiting on their response as to exactly what will be possible to make before the GB - am hoping for at least one base kit.
- Round 2 of artisan box samples are in production
- in case you missed it, excited to have a few new artisan collaborators - Bowbie Keycaps, Crafted By Annie and Cantoclicks!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated Sep 17th - Kitting updates + new renders!
Post by: salgiza on Mon, 20 September 2021, 06:30:20
Unfortunately there was not enough demand to justify the additional extra keys required for a full international kit :(

Ooh, what a shame :( Thanks a lot for taking it into consideration, though!

The interest for mechanical keyboards seems to be slowly growing in south EU, so hopefully we will gather enough people interested for future GBs!!! :)
GLWIC!