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Sarah's Hand Embroidery Tutorials

Sarah's Hand Embroidery Tutorials
We have been working on our hand embroidery ebook and we would like it to feature some of your works as samples. Please contribute your embroidery work as attachments in the reply/comment box below. Try to upload the images in the highest possible quality, and remember to mention the stitches used, along with your name and location. Selected images will be featured in the book with due credits, and the featured contributors will be gifted a copy of the ebook. Check out some of the user samples at the pictured comments page. Sample from Maria Tenorio

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How To Do Blanket Stitch How To Do Blanket Stitch We Will Show You: How To Do Blanket Stitch for... Basic Crewel Embroidery Stitches The basic embroidery stitches used in crewelwork form the foundation of many other embroidery methods. Crewel is a freeform embroidery worked on non-evenweave fabrics and therefore it requires a sharp embroidery needle. You can use any thread for stitching, even thicker ones such as all 6 strands of embroidery floss.

Preventive Sewing-Machine Maintenance by Sally Hickersonfrom Threads #91, pgs. 28, 30 Most sewing machine problems that I encounter can be traced to poor general maintenance or neglect. But with some simple tools (shown in the photo right) and just a few minutes daily, weekly, or monthly- depending on how much you're sewing- you can help keep your machine running smoothly. French Knot Monograms (Plus one more embroidery) - NEEDLEWORK I made these monograms for my husband and myself (Joseph and Alyssa)! I would love to frame them in something like this ( but can't seem to find a similar frame for a reasonable price. If anyone has any ides, please let me know! I'd love to put them on/above our bedside tables I put them in wooden hoops (I haven't cut the excess fabric, just tucked it behind), but since we're moving in a few weeks I didn't want to put new holes in the wall to hang them.

My So Called Green Life...: Summer of Fun - Part 2 Because we are obviously completely insane, we thought it would be fun to take a road trip with the kids through New Mexico to visit Marc's daughter, then Arizona, Nevada and, finally, to California for a trip to Disney and the beach. We planned lots of stops so we wouldn't be cooped up in the car and I made Marc stop at every worlds-largest-ball-of-twine type stop along the way. Here's the world's largest petrified tree at the Geronimo Trading Post, lest you think I'm kidding... We told the kids that we were driving through Cars Land and they really got into it. Felix brought his cars out at Geronimo and staged this photo himself. The Grand Canyon was our next stop.

Ocean rubbish turned into marine animals Everyday I go to my local beach and while I'm there I pick up bottle lids, bits of rope, rubber thongs and a variety of different plastics. Most of the time all this rubbish I’m collecting would ultimately end up in landfill. What I’m trying to do is reduce landfill plus create awareness about all this rubbish that’s ending up in our oceans because it’s effecting our marine creatures that live there. The rubbish I mainly find is bottle lids, cigarette lighters, toothbrushes and lots of plastic. Weather this debris is coming from our shores or from somewhere else I’m not sure but I know one thing, it’s ending up on our beaches and people like me are the ones picking it up.

Upright diamond fold card I found the directions for making this card HERE. The problem was the directions are metric so I had to work things out for inches as I don't do metric! Now I have another problem I saved my directions that I planned to share with you to my computer but that computer is having problems so I don't have access to my files .( I am doing this post on my laptop) I will add my directions as soon as I can get to my files.Edited to add:- You can find the PDF with the directions in inches HERE

Recycle Tutorial – Making Of T-Shirt Yarn Another tutorial to help save our Mother Earth by turning unwanted items into something useful. This is the yarn ball I made out of an old T-shirt which I have been wearing for 10 years day-in day-out, wash-in wash-out. It finally broke down and tore at the collar and sleeves. Waste not, want not, I decided to recycle it. Making headway Now that summer is half over (how???) I started making headway on my summer sewing goal…making bed quilts for my boys. I decided to make different patterns but keep the colors/fabrics the same since they share bunk beds…and their Mom is a matchy-matchy freak. Paper alligator Why did we do these funny and durable alligators? – because the whole KROKOTAK family is on a long summer trip (we are even on another continent) … with all the things that we had to take with us in the suitcases, the room for the toys was so scarce …. This time, instead of a crocodile, we made an alligator, as it is more typical for America You will need: an A4 sheet of paperglue, scissors, felt-tip pena strip of white paper (for the teeth). Fold the paper making 8 equal bands.

Shag Pillow *no animals or plants were hurt in the making of this project. *one really stupid person did get hurt in the making of this project, but she would like to mention that even though the needle swear words passed her lips. it's was a modern day miracle. i love how this pillow turned out. i made it in green for two reasons: 1. it's still kind of cold here, and still kind of brown...will be for a little bit longer so i wanted some GREEN and springy looking happiness in my home. 2. it's the only color of jersey i had on hand, and living in the middle of nowhere doesn't let me just jump in the car and go to a store that i can find jersey fabric at (which btw this fabric was found at jo-anns but i would suggest amazon if you can't find what you are looking for, that's where i get a lot of mine when i can't find stuff) now lets get started: cutting:

Less Is More: Brown and Pink This is my second post today. It's brown and pink week at Less Is More!! Love these colors because you could go bright and funky or sweet and gentle. I am still working hard on swaps as I have an exciting weekend coming up as a friend's guest at the Stampin' Up Regional convention!! I did want to use the new butterfly punch - so I went for a very gentle thinking of you card... I think that I can make quite a few of these for swaps.

Carina's Craftblog: Tutorial: crochet granny triangle So! Here we go with the granny triangle tutorial. Did you master the magic circle yet? Ready to go?

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