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Hoover Blanket pattern by Lou Henry Hoover. Free Embroidery Pattern- Snow City - Elemental Stitches. Designs in Stitches - Free Animals. Cinderberry Stitches: Blue Wren's Nest. Calling all Angels (Stitcher's Angels that is) the wait is over...

Cinderberry Stitches: Blue Wren's Nest

This is my gift to you - Blue Wren's Nest You know how much I love close up photos so I couldn't resist showing of the color of little blue wren against the white homespun fabric - crisp, delicate & sweet. Easy Free Patterns - Page 2211. Happy And Harmonious Hoop Art To Decorate Your Home - Bored Art. We are sure that most of you may be aware of what embroidery is all about even if you have not tried to do some on your own.

Happy And Harmonious Hoop Art To Decorate Your Home - Bored Art

Embroidery, for those who are not sure about what it is, is the art of using thread and needle to create artistic designs on cloth. This was a genteel art that ladies of the past were encouraged to take up to create their own trousseau but the girls and women of today may not know much about this leave alone have embroidery skills. Even today, buying something with handmade embroidery is very costly and it is not like the mass produced machine embroidery though you should know more about it. And if you are one of those who does not know much about embroidery, then you must be wondering what the connection between hoop art (mentioned in the article title) and embroidery is.

Well, those who are familiar with the art of embroidery would know that along with the thread and needle, the hoop played a big role in ensuring that the embroidered cloth had a good finish. Crown of pineapples doily, crochet pattern. Step 1: Getting Started Old fashioned doilies are a lovely treasure to give as gifts or treasure Create this beautiful Crown of Pineapples Doily with our free crochet pattern.

Crown of pineapples doily, crochet pattern.

Note: This pattern is complicated and not recommended for beginner's. Made from number 30 mercerized crochet thread and a number 12 steel crochet hook. The size is approximately 19 1/4 inches in diameter. It has fourteen pineapples around edge. Crocheted Shoes - Free Crochet Pattern. This free crochet pattern for crocheted shoes was originally published in the 1920s in Universal Publishing's Smart Crochet.

Crocheted Shoes - Free Crochet Pattern

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage crochet pattern to make this stylish pair of shoes. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this easy crochet pattern for a pair of slippers. Free Crochet Shoe Pattern: Crocheting a Pair of Shoes Dritz Luxury Belastraw Art No. 110, 2 Tubes Steel Crochet Hook No. 2 Dritz Cork Wedge Soles Art. No. 7018, Women's Sizes NOTE(s) This pair of crocheted shoes can be crocheted in sizes small, medium, and large. Machine Embroidery Designs, Projects and Tutorials. Mother Hen's Quilt Embroideries. Cross Eyed Cricket Smocking Designs. Sentimental Stitches. Redwork Embroidery and Quilting at Grandma's Attic.

Redwork History Redwork Embroidery was very popular from about 1880-1920.

Redwork Embroidery and Quilting at Grandma's Attic

Patterns were stitched in red (sometimes blue) on a muslin background. This type of stitching, popularized by the Kensington School for Girls in England during the 1880s, was called the Kensington stitch but we know it today as backstitching or outline stitching. The reason Red was chosen is because it was a sturdy cotton thread that could be counted on not to fade or bleed. This time period was also before DMC floss was available in the United States and other color choices were available only in silks. Catalogues of the time period offered "penny squares"--small sheets of muslin with stamped patterns that sold for pennies apiece. Themes on penny squares included historical figures, animals, flowers, household items, fruit and vegetables, children and nursery rhymes.

How to Spin Pet Hair Into Yarn. Spinning & Dyeing Fiber. Plastic Crocheted Easter Basket. Turn an old plastic tablecloth into a fun new crocheted Easter basket!

Plastic Crocheted Easter Basket

Full instructions on how to make your own cute basket from brightly colored plarn. This post was originally shared at the Darice blog and may contain affiliate links, which help to support this blog. The Twist Headband. This fall and winter season I have loved designing and wearing headbands and earwarmers!

The Twist Headband

I think they are such versatile pieces that not only help keep you warm, but also make such a stylish fashion statement! At the beginning of the fall, I designed a 3 part headband series that included my “Black & White Knotted Headband” and my “Triple Luxe Headband”. Now, I am excited to show you the last headband that I made…”The Twist Headband”! A year ago I had so much fun designing “The Twist Cowl” as a part of Lion Brand Yarn’s #Scarfie campaign! The twist adds such a beautiful fold to the cowl and allows for two different patterns to be displayed. I decided to use Lion Brand Yarn’s beautiful Woolspun yarn as I love the “squish” of the yarn as well as the colours available. Crocheting the actual headband itself is extremely simple as it is one long strip. DIY: MARCH Embroidered Bird Journal Kit.

Whenever we come up with a monthly theme, we always seem to have a couple of images floating around in our minds- a couple of things we’d like to tackle.

DIY: MARCH Embroidered Bird Journal Kit

Ever since last month, I wanted a chance to play around with stitching on paper, and I decided this little bird was just asking for it. I had so much fun making this journal, I thought I would share the experience with you! This kit includes a bound journal of found papers, a black band, embroidery floss, a needle, and basic instructions. You can pick up a kit for yourself at our Adventures in Making Etsy Shop. One staple bound journal (~3.5 inches)Embroidery flossEmbroidery NeedleSewing template (if you’re reproducing this design exactly.) Additional tools needed. Crochet Hair Clip Pattern Step by Step – Yarn Twist. I updated a very old and very simple pattern of mine.

Crochet Hair Clip Pattern Step by Step – Yarn Twist

It’s a step by step tutorial for making hair clips decorated with crochet flowers. Using the step-by-step instructions, you will be able to make neat little hair clips that would look neat all around. Outstanding Crochet: Free Crochet Tutorial - Romanian Cord Drawstring with Tassels. You will need: 2 strands of cotton crochet thread size 10 (shown here DMC Cebelia, size 10)crochet hook size 2 mm Abbreviations: ch - chain stitchRC - Romanian Cordrem -remainingrep - repeatsc - single crochetsk - skipyo - yarn over hook[ ] - repeat instructions within specified number of times Romanian Cord: Tassels (make 2):

Outstanding Crochet: Free Crochet Tutorial - Romanian Cord Drawstring with Tassels.

Prairie Winds Crochet Fingerless Mitts Pattern. So I’ve finally finished up this super easy pattern for crocheted fingerless mitts with my Mountain Meadow Wool yarn! I figured now would be a good time to make them so they are ready to sport on St. Patrick’s Day. They are easy, but really feminine with the little “lace” edging, and so very wearable. Over 300 Free Tatting Patterns and Projects, How To Tatting Guides, Charts and More at AllCrafts!

Online Since 2000 FreeCrafts Free Holiday Crafts Sewing & Quilting. Crochet At Play: 30,000 Free crochet patterns and counting. Make Your Own Simple Double Crochet Cowl. My adventures with crochet continue, if you've been following along you'll know so far I've mastered the single crochet and made a pair of woolly crocheted hats and this simple crocheted cardigan. For my next project I wanted to try something that was a bit more difficult, crocheting in the round.

I've tried crocheting in the round before but it wasn't entirely successful. Lollipop Circus Baby Booties - Free Crochet Pattern. Who else here remembers exciting trips to the local circus as a child? *raises hand* What could ever be more fun that seeing clowns trip over their own feet, the smell of butter-y popcorn filling a massive tent, and of course (my personal favourite) the trapeze acts! Having children is just as much of a thrilling experience, so why not add some colour to the adventure?.. Saying that, is just one pair of colourful booties ever enough? Hardanger embroidery. Site Map Pulled Thread Work Drawn Thread Work bobbin lace Needlelace Filet Lacis & Teneriffe Hardanger embroidery is a form of drawn thread work in which small rectangular sections of cloth are stabilized by satin stitching, cut out and then embellished.

It is a combination of drawn thread and cutwork (punto tagliato). Designs are always geometric, and traditional designs are nearly always symmetrical. Traditional examples were always done in white on white or ecru on ecru, but a lot of modern work uses bright colors. See Hardanger pages in this website. Basic Crewel Embroidery Stitches. The basic embroidery stitches used in crewelwork form the foundation of many other embroidery methods. Candlewick Embroidery « Save the Stitches! In researching this technique, it is generally agreed that it was created in America by the women who traveled out to the wild and untamed west.

The first traders along the way carried a few basic sewing necessities, just enough to mend a pair of britches so they might last another season. The adventurous women were who went west had to bring what they could in a covered wagon or on a pack animal. That didn’t allow for extras or for fancy things. However, like their ancestors they wanted to create things to add a bit of comfort to their lives. I think they also stitched for therapy, to keep their minds on other things than their predicament. As the wind blew around us, I couldn’t imagine being out in the absolute middle of nowhere with my family, living in this tiny structure. That brings us back to the fact that nice fabrics, threads, and notions were not available on the prairie for quite a while. One item that every household tried to have had on hand was candle supplies. Free Plastic Canvas Patterns at

Online Since 2000. Crochet Mini Mandala Stash Buster Pattern. Crocheted mini mandalas are the perfect stash buster and especially if you happen to have some cheerful spring colors that need a purpose! Of course, then you may just find yourself in my predicament, which is now what? Namely, not quite sure how to use these little guys, since at 16.5 cm in diameter they are too big to be coasters. [FREE] Great Afghan Patterns for Crochet PDF. The Craft Patch: Beaded Crochet Wrap Neckace Pattern and Tutorial.