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Victoria and Albert Museum - Patchwork: Pattern Maker. A quick tutorial : : book beads « the smallest forest. I haven’t added any text instructions, because I think the photos are clear enough.

a quick tutorial : : book beads « the smallest forest

All that’s left to do know is make a whole heap of these, in different shapes (but always symmetrical shapes!) And sizes, and stringing them up. This uses the same binding method used to make childrens board-books…the only difference is that you glue the front and back cover together, as well, and create a book in the round, without and ending or beginning…and that’s some pretty heavy symbolism for a pretty paper bead! Have fun! Like this: Like Loading... Posted on February 18 by Melissa Goodwin · 4 Comments I thought that aprons were a bit passé, but lately I need to wear an apron all the time.

All my clothes have grease marks on them from cooking and my hand-eye coordination seems to have gone out the window, because I even need an apron on while I eat. I love the cafe style aprons, but an apron without a bib just won’t cut it. I always get a little carried away with these collections. I thought there would be only a couple of apron variations but 300 tutorials later, I’ve realised that that’s not the case.

The Apron Tutorials Advertisement Sewing 101. Dreamed of sewing like a pro but have no sewing experience what so ever? Magic Boxes: A Life As Lou Online Class. Due to popular demand, I am doing a tutorial on the Magic Boxes I showed off in some previous posts. To begin, choose your paper. You need six sheets of matching paper (preferably a heavier weight). Choose one for your outside, budgeting for a contrasting one for your lid, and 4 to create the inside boxes. Cut as follows (all measurement are in inches): Outside: 6 x 11 3/4ths Lid: 8.5 x 8.5 4 inner boxes: 8 x 8 The only challenging part of this project is creating the lid and inside compartments. 1. 2. fold the tips of your paper in so that they meet at the center.

Fold in all four sides, and then unfold. 3. This fold gives you the sides of your box. 4. I have also colored four triangles. Quilling 101. Quilling, the coiling and shaping of narrow paper strips to create a design, has been around for years — hundreds, in fact.

Quilling 101

During the Renaissance, nuns and monks would roll gold-gilded paper remnants trimmed during the bookmaking process, and use them to decorate religious objects as an alternative to costly gold filigree. Quilling later became a pastime of 18th and 19th century young ladies in England, who would decorate tea caddies and pieces of furniture with paper filigree. The practice crossed the Atlantic with colonists, who added quilling to candle sconces and trays as home decorations. In all of that time, the process has remained very much the same, but quilling designs and specialty supplies have definitely caught up to the 21st century. Today some aficionados focus on making incredibly detailed 3-D figures, while others favor wall-sized museum installations.

Many arts and crafts stores sell basic tools and packages of multicolor paper strips. Materials Directions Ann Martin.