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Home - Woodself - Free plans for woodworking. START HERE! 5-loop braids. Fingerloop braiding with 5 loops is easy to learn and can make a wide variety of braids.

START HERE! 5-loop braids

Above are just a few of the possible color variations of five-loop braids. They show the three basic shape variations: square cord, flat band, and 3/4-flat cord or band (oval/lozenge-shaped in cross-section). The loop braiding method I teach can easily be extended up to 7 and 9-loop square and flat braids, which are bigger and have even more color-pattern possibilities (see my other tutorials) NEW: For an even easier intro to loop braiding, see my more recent tutorial on 3-loop braids, —Strong, pretty cords and flat braids, that are super-fast to make…Eight- and nine-year-olds can learn these with adult help.

The diagram below outlines the basic 5-loop method, click on it once, and then once again to enlarge it to full size. For tips on how to prepare your bundle of loops for braiding, see my photos just below the videos—I don’t spell this out in the videos themselves. …easy to undo later. *1. **2. Easy Origami Heart Folding Instructions - How to Make an easy Origami Heart for Valentine's Day. This easy origami heart is perfect for Valentine's Day.

Easy Origami Heart Folding Instructions - How to Make an easy Origami Heart for Valentine's Day

It's very simple to make and perfect for everyone. Make one or make 10 and give them to your Valentines! Made this origami? Comment and Submit your photo using the comment box at the end of this page! If you prefer, below is the video instructions for easy origami heart: Easy Origami Heart Step 1: Start with a square 6" x 6" (15cm x 15cm) origami paper color side down. Ornamento Glass Magnet. Transfer Images Using Freezer Paper.

It was purely by accident that I figured out this method of transferring a printed image.

Transfer Images Using Freezer Paper

It is simple to do and you don't need any special paper or products! If you can print it from your computer then you can transfer it to a fabric or wood surface. Now, this project I am about to show you is not very exciting, but it will give you the idea of how the transfer is done...so here it goes. My Journal – old time book binding. In an age of kindles and ebooks, I still appreciate a hard copy.

My Journal – old time book binding

I love the feel and smell of old paper. Some how my old copy of Pride and Prejudice just reads better! I am a bookaholic, and this era of instant gratification only feeds my addiction. Even when I want to hold a particular title in my hands, I’m am able to order it on-line, and within a couple days, it arrives at my door. I imagine living in the days prior to computers and printers, back before the printing press, to the time of hand written, hand bound books, when literacy, much less having a personal library, was a rare privileged. How to Antique Paper. I saw Martha "antique" paper a few years ago, and although I don’t remember her technique, I do remember that it was complicated.

How to Antique Paper

I played around with the general idea, though, and came up with an easy way to get the same aged look. What You'll Need A piece of paper you want to age. (I used regular 24lb laser paper. Of course, print your poem, passage of writing, and etc. to the page before you attempt to antique it.)1/4 cup of hot, black coffee. Paper “leatherbound” books.

Due to my husband’s profession, we have a constant influx of absurdly enormous books.

paper “leatherbound” books

While some are aesthetically acceptable enough not to disturb the visual flow I have going on our bookshelves, others are obtrusive in color or design. Judy Wise: More Stuff. Yummy!

Judy Wise: More Stuff

Look what came in the mail today; Sinopia dry pigments for encaustic. They are so beautiful lined up on the shelf next to my wax area. I just had to share. And another journal page. That too. I was inspired yesterday to shoot several pictures along the Willamette River. A few days ago I promised you a tutorial on making a journal out of used grocery bags which I think are a great material to recycle. Tear them to size. Next I soaked each sheet in water and squeezed it out. Next I ironed out each sheet with a little spray and my iron. Here are all the sheets folded and stacked into 3 signatures of 6 each. After sewing the signatures in a coptic stitch (there are many tutorials on that online. I cut a sheet of tarleton (use whatever you have. Here is the spine cut out. Slather gel this way and that until the spine is roughly in the spinal area and the fabric is glued to the cover.

Let it dry. 5 minute bookbinding - The House That Lars Built. I’m attending 2 conferences this week and I needed some last minute notebooks for my note taking so my stellar intern, Trisha Zemp, came up with this genius notebook idea from a brown paper bag that will take you 5 minutes.

5 minute bookbinding - The House That Lars Built

You probably already have everything you need to do it. Materials: brown bag, scissors, white office paper, thread (embroidery or book binding), awl (or safety pin), watercolors to decorate, ruler. Guessing Game: Time to Reveal Steampunk'd Items and Winners. If you missed my last post, we were having a little guessing game to figure out what everyday items I made some costume bullets out of.

Guessing Game: Time to Reveal Steampunk'd Items and Winners

Big THANK YOU to everyone who participated. So many answers were so very close. It was difficult choosing the deserving winner. But, we have! Now to find out what they really are!..... If you said pen parts, you were correct, but only partially. It was the caps that made up the cylinder portion. Bic pens are truly fabulously well designed and crafty pens. Light Up Goggle Mod. Scrap Happens Here: Tutorial - How to Make Paper Look Olde Worlde. Color-Tinted Skeleton Leaves - The Kreative Life. Mini bag tutorial. DIY: Decoupage. Also known as DIY Mod Podge.

DIY: Decoupage

How to Print on Burlap - PinkWhen. DIY: Decoupage. Steampunk Hand in Walkthrough by aternox on DeviantArt. Tutorial: Cosplay Jewel-Making by cafe-lalonde on DeviantArt.

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Armour. Sewing. Kumihimo Companion.