Do It Yourself Two
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My hometown has an agricultural fair every August that I rarely miss.
Here's a fun tutorial on how to make a message bangle that's one-of-a-kind, done in the sun, waterproof and weatherproof. Even after several trips to the beach, it won't fade or wash off! Essentially, it's the Perfect Summer Bangle. Used in this tutorial: Inkodye Red
This project is a perfect way for kids to help make gifts for their parents.
This project is shockingly simple, yet produces really beautiful and unique results.
Batik is a traditional technique that uses Resist to prevent dye from reaching the fabric.
The Silken Straw yarns used to make this scarf are like blasts of sunshine. They shimmer and glisten and make me feel like I'm on a winged journey straight to the sun! Combining Alchemy 's usual color wizardry with a beautifully nuanced texture, the effect is rustic and elegant at the same time.
Winter in New York City can be hard to love with its frozen sidewalks, dirty snowbanks, and bare trees.
I love straightforward, well-constructed projects that yield something practical.
Macraméd friendship bracelets were all the rage when I was growing up in the eighties. All the girls at my school would obsessively make them for one another in a dizzying variety of colors, widths, and patterns. It's amazing, thinking back, that such young girls could make such beautifully intricate accessories. I, of course, tried my hand at making them as well. I would ride my bike down to the five-and-dime store and pick out the most sophisticated color combinations of embroidery floss I could find, but when it came to the actual macramé I never got beyond plain stripes.
It seems that many of us have two reasons to knit and that these reasons are the opposite of each other!