发布时间: 2021-11-07 21:25:31
更新时间: 2023-11-18 15:42:26
A tin of butter cookies! You lift the lid, but there are no cookies to be found: only pins, needles, and thread…
vendors / about / samples / renders / kits & pricing / tailor
deskmats / artisan box / collaborations / credits / contact me
Group buy live November 9th - December 9th
Estimated shipping date Q3 2022
Edit April 2022: Latest estimate is Q1 2023
US: Vala Supply
SEA: Zion Studios
Cables: Cookie Cables
Artisan box: P3D Store
KAM Sewing Tin is a novelty-heavy keycap set inspired by cookie tins filled with sewing supplies.
Im 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.
Material: Dye-sublimated PBT with matte finish
Colours and Samples
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.
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 cant be captured
in matte plastic.
Update August 12th 2022: Have received R2 samples, the issues from R1 have been fixed. See here for full info/thoughts on the R2 samples.
Update November 21st: I’ve sent zFrontier/Keyreative the request for R2 samples, including tweaking the two lightest
blues to be a bit brighter/lighter (other colours approved) as well as the following legend fixes:
- Alphas (incorrect alignment on 6,q,t,y,i,p,d,f,g,h,j,k,l,b - the alphas were vertically centered instead of consistently aligned,
the 6 was an error on my part that i fixed in kits/renders before the gb but after submitting sample files)
- scissors and cookie tin novelty (have printing issues in the current samples - scissors hole is filled in, cookie tin text is too thick)
- TKL text mods (for text legends)
- if possible, ergo kit to check printing of other novelties (tomato, brown-on-yellow cookie tin, zigzag stitches, cross stitches)
I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get them all as there were some limits the last time I requested samples, will keep
this thread updated. The last round of samples took 6 months (May-November 2021), hoping this second round
will be faster given the reduced number of colours to match.
Previous updates/commentary on the samples:
**Update November 18th (copied from post reply):**For the colour matching, I’ve spent a lot more time considering the matches and I’m very satisfied with the overall look and the colour matching on the yellow and two darkest blues. For the lighter two blues, they are a tiny bit on the dull/dark side - only very slightly in sunlight, but more noticeably in the lightbox and with dimmer lightings. Ideally, these two colours would be tweaked to be slightly more vibrant, though they are quite close already. As it stands today, I do think the colours are quite lovely and form a gentle gradient that matches my vision for the set as well as the Pantones and renders well, but yeah, ideally would be a bit more vibrant.
I am currently leaning towards requesting a R2 match on those two colours. I am considering the risk that the colour match could get worse, as the change required is quite small and I want to make sure the gradient remains nice and “even”. I’d hate to end up delaying production unnecessarily if a better match than these samples isn’t actually possible, especially given Keyreative’s queue times. However, I’m requesting a second round of samples anyway + we received these samples at GB time, so we do have a “head start” of sorts.
Update November 14th: I have received the samples from Keyreative!
Overall I am very pleased with the samples. The legends are sharp and clean. The colours are a good
match to the Pantones and the renders, and generally match the vision I had for the set. The gradient
is subtle, and does look better in brighter lighting (in dim lighting the blues look more similar).
I’m most likely going to approve these colours, but going to give some more time before making
that decision final.
There are some minor alignment/printing issues on some legends (e.g. alphas are vertically centered
instead of aligned consistently with each other) - I am working on collating these into a list to send
to Keyreative for round 2 samples.
Previous photos of R1 samples:
I have taken photos of the samples in different lightings on my Cute Keyboard Club Discipline65 and
with the Pantone fan. Some are below, you can view all of them in this imgur album.
Photos are not edited apart from the labels and collating/cropping them for the Pantone fan comparisons.[/size]
J-02 by ProtoTypist
Mixed base kit, Cookie Parade deskmat
Absinthe by /u/velvetjaguar and /u/reggatronics
Alphas + TKL text mods (note: fj should be homing)
Fuji65 by CMM.Studio
Novelty base kit + Alternate numrow kit + Yellow accents kit
Planck and Preonic by OLKB
Planck: Alphas + Ortho + Yellow accents
Preonic: Alphas + Ortho
Rama Works U80-A
Mixed base kit (note: fj should be homing)
Alphas + Ergo (note: fj should be homing)
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
Bepovan by Taylor (KnoblesseOblige) from Aeternus Company
Alphas + 40s + Yellow accents
Portico by TKC
Alphas + TKL mixed mods + Alternate numrow, Sewing Tools - Blue deskmat
Austin by driftingbunnies
Alphas + TKL text mods + Numpad (note: fj should be homing)
Nemui by Bachoo
Alphas + TKL novelty mods + alternate numrow kit (note: fj should be homing)
Absinthe, U80-A, ErgoDox, Austin and Nemui renders by Ltafuri
Other renders by me using Keyboard Render Kit
Kits and Pricing
Sewing Tin provides both flexible kitting options (mods + alphas) and simple, minimal base kit options,
plus add-ons that can be combined with either.
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!
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.
NorDe and Yellow Accents (Added September 17th)
NorDe kit created using this guide 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.
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 🍪
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
Design 1 - Cookie Parade (rendered with J-02 by ProtoTypist and Whimsy by Fourteen)
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 ;___; ).
Available in both 900x400mm as well as a smaller 600x350mm size.
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. Available in both yellow and blue
I’ve designed a “Sewing Tin” artisan box to match the set. It has a 3D printed body and engraved acrylic lid.
P3D Store is hosting a group buy for the boxes, running until December 9th up to maximum of 200 boxes.
You can select from all of P3D Store’s in-stock filament and acrylic colours.
Note: due to technical limitations, the default configuration is no lid engraving. To get the engraving like
in these photos, make sure to check the “Add Sewing Tin Engraving” box.
Update 11/13/21: P3D Store is likely to be winding down 3DP operations after this GB, so the boxes will
not be available for custom order in the future. However, you can reach out to Jake about ordering just a lid
if you are interested (see here for info about 3DP file availability)
Thanks Jake from P3D Store for making these samples, and anEmptyJarOfNutella for the original suggestion!
Below photos by Mr. CBA and @craftedbyannie (featuring Annie’s lovely critter artisans 🥺)
More photos here.
The fully 3D printed version of the box will not be available for purchase, but the files were available on request
for personal use, if you joined the keyset group buy. (Request form is now closed and files have been sent out)
I’m super excited to be partnering with these awesome makers on Sewing Tin themed cables and artisans!
Cable Collaboration: Cookie Cables are making matching USB and TRRS cables in tin blue and cookie yellow!
Cable group buy runs until December 9th.
- Bowbie Keycaps
- Crafted By Annie
- meof caps
- Myth Caps
- n.Na works
- okeydokey studio
You can see some little doodles introducing each collaboration here!
THOK Encoder Knobs
THOK has created these “button” encoder knobs to match Sewing Tin! Available from most vendors listed above.
Available in Mellow Yellow (powder coated yellow brass matched to the set) and Brass Gold (clear coated natural brass), combined MOQ 100.
Yellow knob shown in a render of the Whimsy by Fourteen; lower picture of brass knob is a photo.
Asero Foundry Metal Artisan
We’ve partnered with Asero Foundry to create a metal “Sewing Tin” artisan.
This aluminium artisan is in modified KAM profile with white laser engraved design and blue cerakote finish.
The ceratoke finish will be closely matched to the second darkest blue in the set (tab/pipe row).
I had a lot of help getting Sewing Tin to this point! Huge thank yous to:
- 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,
and pluma for the help and advice
- KAMrades Therese and Hakata for the advice and summoning circles, and Purry for bringing us together
- Ltafuri for the sweet Absinthe, U80-A, ErgoDox, Nemui, and Austin renders
- minimoonbun for the super cute banner and favicon, advice, proofreading, help acquiring sample keycaps,
and all the other help and support along the way 🥺💙
- Mr. CBA and @craftedbyannie for the lovely artisan box photos
- 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
- dvorcol for the graphs!
- my amazing and lovely collaborators: thank you so much for your Sewing Tin themed creations!
- everyone who filled out the IC, i read every response and your comments warmed my heart 💙
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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