Thursday, December 22, 2011

Violette Fields Pattern Review and Giveaway


Have you heard of Violette Field Threads? They make beautiful pdf download patterns for little girls and women. 


These gorgeous photos make me wish I had a little girl to sew for!

     

      


They contacted me recently and let me try out their newest pattern release the Coco Mitten. The pdf download comes with not only the pattern pieces but also a full step-by-step picture tutorial of the construction. I was so impressed with how thorough the instructions were. Their patterns would be especially great for beginners. 

The Coco Mitten pdf download shows you how to make 6 variations in every size from small child to large adult in three different lengths. I love that these gloves keep my hands warm but still leave my fingers free to use my phone. 



I had so much fun making these gloves from old sweaters! Here's my take on the Coco:






So here's the best part. Violette Fields Threads is giving away one $75 gift certificate to their site. Think of how many patterns you could buy with that! 

To enter the giveaway:

Leave a comment on this post!

Please include your email address so that you can be contacted if you win.
You may use this form if you like: sweet(dot)verbena01(at)yahoo(dot) com

Please only one entry per person

Open to international readers too!

Giveaway ends 12/31/11 

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Good luck!

150 comments:

Renee said...

Love those purple gloves ;)
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Ally said...

So Cute! Looks like something I myself could ACTUALLY do!

Emi Sorensen said...

Darling! I need to be more gutsy and try making things like this!

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Lili said...

Those patterns look so cute! Good job on the mittens, they look fab! Thanks for the give away :-)
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forevermore said...

Yes. I definitely want some of those patterns!
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ash said...

I love all their patterns! Your mittens look great. Thanks for the giveaawy!

Kaitlin said...

The gloves are super cute!! So are all the accessories for little girls :)
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Katie said...

Love love love! This makes me want to bring my sewing machine back to college with me!

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Amanda @ The Little Giggler said...

Those are super cute!!

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india grace said...

The patterns are positively gorgeous!!!! And those gloves are so cute. Well done.

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SZD said...

Enjoy reading your blog. Those gloves are perfect for the 'cold' winters here in Arizona. stacie@urbburb.com

Elizabeth said...

Those are adorable!

Monsters33 said...

So cute! I love Violette Field Threads patterns - they are so fun and girlie! mommy.2kidsnc(at)yahoo(dot)com

Matt and Dana said...

Adorable!!!!

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Ana =) said...
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Ana =) said...

these are soo cute

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Chelsea said...

I absolutely adore Violette Field Threads' patterns. They are completely adorable :). I especially love their wide array of patterns they have for children. The dresses are adorable! In fact, I wouldn't mind having a few of them in my size ;p.

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Sharon (mama to Adam) said...

Those are so fun, and I was just looking for patterns for that the other day. Oh the fun possibilities on how you can embellish them. Thanks. sharonbosw(at)gmail(dot)com

Kerry Cogan said...

Fingerless gloves are my favorite!

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Alayna said...

How absolutely adorable!!
Thanks for the giveaway! :)
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Katie said...

So many great patterns to choose from :) ktrockss(at)gmail(dot)com

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

LOVE violette threads! Love that chloe dress and the olive! Hope to win :)
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lauren w. said...

oh my gosh i would love to win this!!!!
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Li-Sha said...

i have a couple of nieces that love dressing up and i HAVE to be their favorite aunt! :) my fingers are crossed! lishab.ak@gmail.com

Emma said...
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Emma said...

These are super cute! I love the pink ones with the blue flowers. Your gloves are cute too! I like the embroidery you added.

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Meghan said...

I'd love to win!

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Lily said...

Oh! Those are so pretty!!
Lily
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Jessica said...

<3 it!
*fingers crossed*

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Nicole said...

One word: adorable! My hubby just bought me a sewing machine for my birthday in October and I think this giveaway + my machine would = some sweet magic! Oh let it be me!
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686a72d6-2d06-11e1-a298-000f20980440 said...

These are unbelievably adorable! I wish i had my sewing machine once more to actually give it a try! Loving this blogspot :3
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andrea littlebighead said...

oh so sweet and darling!!! hellosparrow at gmail dot com! :)

MK said...

This is adorable! This will help with my New Years Revolution to be more creative!
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Debi said...

YAY! Count me in!! myhappysewingplace[at]googlemail[dot]com

Kerry Frances said...

How cute!
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Sharon said...

Very cute.

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Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Carrie said...
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Christie S. said...

My nieces would love these adorable mittens. Happy Holidays.

brit said...

I would love to make some of this stuff! So Cute!!!

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Dhilma said...

Love the little girls' clothes! Absolutely sweet! And the photography is from another era. I have a little niece I would love to sew some of these for!
Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
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Megan said...

Such cute patterns!!!

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Charis said...

oh, those patterns look ADORABLE! My nieces would looooove them!


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Lindsey Bagwell said...

I love these patterns!

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hello. said...

Cute. Can I just have the little doll in the green jacket? She's adorable.
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Kathy said...

I love there patterns! I was just looking at some cute stuff to make my daughter. I would so love to win this!
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Sydney said...

Oh em gee, too cute! Love this giveaway!

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Bradysmom17 said...

These are some of the most beautiful patterns!
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Lady Mockingbird said...

Oh wow.. the possibilities are endless cuteness!!

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Whitney said...

So fantastic! there are so many lovely patterns...oh the possibilities...

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isetta said...

Absolutely adorable! Looks like something I could actually figure out how to make! Super cute!
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Alicia @ The Creative Vault said...

Well isn't this fun! Merry Christmas!!
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lauraisneat said...

Love all the gloves!!

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nic + alli said...

Oh my heck. Lovin' those gloves! As a beginner sewer, I think I could even make those. :)

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ikaxela said...

Oh, I am so in love with all those hand warmers. I make a Christmas wish, to win. Thank you!

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Ashley said...

those patterns make awesome accessories.

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Mazska said...

I love their patterns and I have a perfect little girl for them!!!

Molly I said...

Love the embellishments on the gloves! mnh82(at)hotmail(dot)com

toddi said...

absolutely adorable!!!!

Tiziana

Abby Mathews said...

Beautiful!! My little girl would love these... and so would I! Lamb(dot)abby(at)gmail(dot)com

Mandy said...

I love these designs, I have a great great niece that would look absolutely adorable in these outfits. mandymend@rocketmail.com

Kelly said...

Love your blog! The gloves are so cute! I have 2 little girls to sew for... The patterns would make a great addition to my collection!

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MayMade said...

I'd love to enter! Thanks!

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M said...

I would love this for my niece!
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Meagan said...

I love Violette Fields Threads! And your blog, too :-) meaganday(at)hotmail(dot)com

Janna Fuchs said...

oh these would give me something to sew over the break! jannafuchs@gmail.com
Merry Christmas!

pianogirl16 said...

I love patterns! I'm hoping to get better at altering them to my taste. :)
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The Very Exclusive Sisters' Book Club said...

These are awesome!!
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Jennifer said...

The gloves are Darling! Wish I'd found these Before Christmas Eve-Eve, I would have made some to send back home for presents!

Ashley @ Places To Go, Things To Buy said...

Sooo cute! Pick me! :)
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Randee said...

OMG!! I am not a glove/mitten wearer only because I HAVE to have my fingers free. I even thot of taking my work out gloves apart for a pattern but have been far too lazy for that!! These woud be perfect!!!! Thank you so much for the opportunity!!! Also a HUGE thanks to Violette Fields for the coupon!!! Merry Christmas & Good Luck to All!!!!! Chelle
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Ann Marie Haraway said...

Perfect for holding my fav Starbucks holiday coffees with :)
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Franci said...

Oh my, I have two little heart-shaped-eyes now! *-*

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Mary said...

Love these!!

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Lyndi said...

I love those gloves!
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james* said...

I love the colors on your glove, but I especially love the green blanket stitch!

Taylor Basilio said...

Love the gloves, and I love the little bows on hers! Gotta start saving to buy every pattern, LOL.
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tarabelle said...

very cute! <3
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Faux Martha said...

Oh dear...they are lovely. I might have to make a day of of tea and shopping and photo taking if I win these striking mittens.

Marlene E. said...

Oh, how fun! These are absolutely wonderful! :D

Rémi (: said...

Cuuuuuute! (:
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M@dDy said...

Learned to sew because of your blog! :) thanks so much Katy. Still learning but your tutorials save my life.... :))

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Mariska said...

Congrats at winning the Silhouette Cameo at Ucreate.I have one, and I LOVE it!

Diana said...

With these patterns, how could you resist sewing clothes for little cuties?!

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Team D said...

Love these--thanks for the giveaway.

Holly
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Sherry said...

I have checked out this site many times and could never decide which pattern to buy. This voucher would free me of making this decision. I could have all the patterns I want !!!
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Karen said...

LOVE those gloves...I tried to make some myself a while back and they were a complete failure - will have to check out their pattern! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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AmandaFendrick said...

Those gloves look wonderful, I'm sure I could make them!

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Delores said...

I've come to your site, via UCreate. Congrats on being their #1 for this year! Love your upcycled gloves.
Would love to win!!

Cindy said...

those gloves are so cute! I'd want to try to make the ones with the purple bow. Thanks for the contest :)

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Lindsey said...

Those gloves would be so fun to make!

Lindsey

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noworriemate said...

Those purple button ones are so cute!
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Alison F. said...

Not very cold in Charleston SC but I think Id have to make me a pair of those!! Super cute!

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Carmen said...

ahh i love your blog and would love this giveaway!

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These ARE The Days of My life... said...

Hello, Im your newest follower.. I just found your blog and I think Im in heaven... I love EVERYTHANG about it... I love the gloves made from old sweaters. Those are just too cute... thanks.. Chrissy


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dana said...

Totally cool! Been looking for something other than crochet/knit looks. Can't wait to make some!!
~dana~

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Amanda said...

Love love! Did a homemade Christmas this year for the family- this would make next year's Christmas even more fun to do homemade!

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A Dilly Dally Crafter said...

Ohhhh I hope I win!!!

gypsybiscuit said...

Cute! Cute! I've taken to wearing fingerless gloves for the style & warmth. I've been looking for just such a pattern. Even if I don't win the give-away, thanks for sharing the pattern info!

gypsybiscuit said...

Cute! Cute! I've taken to wearing fingerless gloves for the style & warmth. I've been looking for just such a pattern. Even if I don't win the give-away, thanks for sharing the pattern info!

Kristen said...

i just got a new sewing machine for christmas and would LOVE to have my first project be these gloves!

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Donna said...

I totally want to go to a Goodwill to get old sweaters now! thanks for sharing!

Anna said...

These gloves are fabulous!

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Abby said...

Love the ruffle on the blue gloves. Such a sweet touch.

Unknown said...

I just made the Audrey dress and it was fantastic! I'd love to try more of these patterns!
Sonicka
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H. said...

love bows on gloves!

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midwestdomesticbliss said...

Pretty gloves!
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aleciasalibi said...

I love the gloves with the bows on them! So cute!

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slc. said...

Those gloves are adorable!!
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Jessica said...

I love the chloe pattern the best!

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Pink Lady said...

Love these tuts! :-)

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Christine said...

I love this. My sister is extremely interested after your tye dye/glue design article. You're amazing. So young and going places, no doubt.
Thanks for this blog. I have a tumblr but it's nothing in comparison.

I'm glad I found this

Christine said...

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Angela said...

I would love this! 12/31 is my BD too, so winning would be extra sweet then. :) Thanks! Angela

That Girl said...

Super cute and great for winter!

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Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

Loved reading this post! This actually does look like something I could do!

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bethanyconstance said...

I am so inspired by EVERYTHING you post, gorgeous!

-Beth

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bethanyconstance said...

I am so inspired by EVERYTHING you post, gorgeous!

-Beth

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Leah said...

Very fun!

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Laura Johnson said...

Those gloves are exactly what I need!
I always take off my gloves to text but then my fingers freeze!

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Ellie said...

Love love love the glove pattern. Not to mention every other pattern by Violette Field Threads.

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Jazmine said...

So adorable :)
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Steph said...

Love them all!

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Rachael said...

I love your take on the Coco Mittens! The colors and details really compliment each other beautifully. I can't wait to look through the Violette Field Threads website!

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BasilBerry said...

I could possibly sew something with a pattern!! LOL


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Heidi said...

Super adorable! And, I checked out their website...gives me hope for the sewing machine my mom bought me! hanson(dot)hj@gmail(dot)com

mrslamb said...

So glad I found your blog from a friend! I'm so excited to start getting into sewing more and trying new patterns!

Unknown said...

I would love to enter! this blog is so sweet and nice to have a young fresh face!
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MaDiSoN said...

Love it and would love to win the giveaway!
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Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

would LOVE to win this! Her patterns are sooo pretty!
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KB said...

What cute little patterns!
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melissa said...

Sewing is my New Year's Resolution....determined to learn :) This would be great!
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Riley D said...

Adorable!

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Julie P. said...

I am a beginner seamstress and this would be great to continue my education.

Christina Montes said...

I love these gloves!
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thehappycrochetchic said...

I love these cute projects!!!

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Liz Ollero said...

So cute!

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Kate Price said...

that is such a cute use of old sweaters!

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Myself said...

Thats so adorable! And what a great gift idea too :)

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Justine said...

Thanks for the Giveaway!!! I would love to win!! The patterns are so cute!
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iPrincess843 said...

I love this!!

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Stephanie said...

love this!
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liviet24 said...

So cute!
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ablondy21 said...

Super cute gloves! Thanks for the giveaway!

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mstammyy said...

ooohhh!!I will be happy if I win the giveaway!hahaha
kisses from spain!!
merry christmas!
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Kristen. Jason. Sofie said...

what a great giveaway! thanks!! i hope i win!!
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michelle.bollman said...

cute! michelle(dot)bollman(at)gmail(dot)com :)

jaellison said...

Love! I am working on 1 crafty project a month for 2012....one of my resolutions. Would love this! Jaellison@hotmail.com/jaellison18@gmail.com

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

Lovely!! The mittens are simply adorable, I wish I had seen this earlier so I could participate to the giveaway!

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