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How to tie a Carrick Bend Mat. Origin: This simple mat was given a number by Ashley (ABOK # 2287, p 371) but no name.

How to tie a Carrick Bend Mat

It bears a strong resemblance to a Carrick Bend (ABOK # 1439, p 264), which is the name we have chosen for it. Over and Under Sequence: This small design is a member of a family of knots in which the crossings are taken alternately over and under. This is one of the smallest versions and makes a pleasing small mat. Turk's Head Family: The design is also a member of the Turk's Head family.

It is presented here as a flat knot. Finishing the Mat: The two ends can be secured in one of several ways. Additional Turns: Although only two complete turn are shown in the animation, one or more additional turns can be added using the same technique to enhance the final appearance. HUNTING. GATHERING. MAKING. THE GOOD STUFF. Add a pop of neon to your desk or shelf with these woven coil bowls.


They’d also make a lovely handmade gift, perhaps a small bowl with a few rolls of washi tape inside? … it’s not long until Christmas! You’ll need: Long strips of fabric – anything will work: I used knits, both cotton and acrylic. The pink neon was dirt cheap yardage in a bargain bin and the grey strips are Zpagetti yarn. Cord – the neon orange is ‘Brickie’s Line’ from the hardware store ($5 for 100 metres) – or you can use more fabric or yarn like I did on the pink bowls. Make a braided t-shirt rug. Select a few old t-shirts from your closet, a thrift store, or your Aunt Marcy's NASCAR t-shirt collection. I used 5.5 t-shirts to make a rug that is approximately 18" in diameter, but if you have more time and patience than I do or if you want a bigger rug, you could use more shirts.

Next step is to prepare the t-shirts by cutting them and turn them into yarn. I used a method that I found on YouTube but I took some photos of this step for here. You will want to flatten the shirt out in front of you, but face it sideways so that one sleeve points toward you and the other points away from you. Next, measure out every 2 inches from the bottom seam of the shirt (which is on the left or right side now), all the way to under the sleeves of the shirt.

Wrap Skirt made from a Circle Skirt. MADE: TUTORIAL: the Circle Skirt. Stencil with freezer paper (harry potter tee) Yes, I am a nerd.

stencil with freezer paper (harry potter tee)

I came up with a brilliant idea for a Harry Potter t-shirt and I couldn't resist. "Expecto Patronum! " However, you can make whatever kind of design you want with a freezer paper stencil. It doesn't have to be Harry Potter related. (Although it would be awesome if it was.) I learned about the joys of freezer paper back in my early college days. Basically, freezer paper is backed with a plastic coating that will stick to soft surfaces when ironed, but it peels off cleanly and easily. Diy scratch off cards. {scratch off save the date cards by martha stewart via how about orange?} This diy project instantly took me back to my childhood. i used to love (ok, still do) scratch off cards. there’s just something about the unknown, and the excitement of scratching off that silver paint to see what’s revealed underneath.

“DAD! Do you have a quarter?” Now thanks to martha stewart, we can make our own diy scratch off cards- right at home! How fun would this be for save the dates, baby announcements and all sorts of surprises? Click here for the full how to. do you have any ideas on how to use this technique? Wrap up: {announcement} {cards} {craft} {diy} {paint} {project} {scratch off} {silver} Most favorited all-time. V and Co how to: jersey knit bracelet. I don't know what it is about this time of year that makes me just want to have my bare feet in the sand, be watching the sun setting into the ocean, and breathing in the warm salty air of the i get older, more and more i find myself missing that place i used to go to almost as a teen.

V and Co how to: jersey knit bracelet

(my skin doesn't miss it. as a matter of fact, i now wish i listened more and DID put SPF on my face...hindsight is 20/20). my mom calls me from her walk on the beach almost every morning... *sigh*yeah, i get a little homesick around this time of the year. heck on my pinterest my "dreaming of summer" has the most pictures in it. ah yes. i miss my ocean. case in point. this bracelet, brought a flood of memories, not because i used to have one like it but because i can totally see me wearing it by the beach, not caring that it's gotten salty and wet, because i can totally make another one in like less than 5 minutes flat when i get home. *sigh* Mason Jar Key Hook. Hey guys!