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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... 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.

Embroider a Snutki Doily Materials • DMC Pearl Cotton Number 8 (Article 116), 100% cotton, 88 yards (80 m)/ball, 1 ball of #353 Peach • DMC Embroidery Floss (Article 117), 100% cotton 6-strand thread, 8.7 yards (8 m)/skein, 1 skein of #353 Peach • Fabric, 100% cotton, peach, 12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm), 1 piece • John James Needle, crewel size 8 • Embroidery hoop, 10 inches (25.4 cm) in diameter • Sewing thread, peach • Stiletto • Spray starch Materials are available at needlework and fabric stores or from mail-order or online resources. Finished Size: 7 1/2 inches (19.1 cm) in diameter

No-Carve Stamps By Jeromina Juan Ever wonder about the possibilities of designing your own stamps without having to carve anything? There is a simple way! You’ll need one ordinary household object – silicone caulking. Yes, the one you use on your bathtub, sinks, and windows! With no carving to do at all, this task cannot be simpler. everywhere orange: zipper bag: tutorial I love the zipper aisle in the craft store. I love all the subtle colors and that is what inspired this bag. I know what you're thinking, but it's not orange!! Don't worry, this one was for my sister-in-law who loves pink, you can see my orange one at the end of this post.

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

Plastic Cup Lamp Now that my university is closed for winter holidays, I finally have more free time to do all the crafty things I’ve been wanting to. One of these is a lamp made from plastic cups I’ve seen at taf, the art foundation, in the Monastiraki region in the center of Athens. When I first saw it at taf, I was amazed; I looked closely and I couldn’t believe my eyes! The object itself is so peculiar, modern and alien-like it could be in any design exhibition. With my best friend’s birthday coming up, I decided to make it myself and give it to her as a gift. It turns out it was the easiest craft I’ve even done, the epitome of DIY objects! Zip-Itself Coin Purse This zip-itself coin purse is truly an amazing and creative handmade design… zip-up to a tetrahedron shaped coin purse, unzip to a long ribbon. This zip-itself coin purse is made from 2 simple materials that you can get from the shop easily – ribbon and zipper. Get the tutorial on how to sew zip-itself coin purse with lining after this jump. I accidentally saw this zip-itself coin purse when I did a search for the tetrahedron coin purse and I love the idea. I knew I am going to scratch my head and drill into the detail of the design and make it one day….

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.

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.

kantha embroidery Someone asked me to explain my process for choosing fabrics for a new project, so I thought I’d document my process here. Maybe it will cement it in my own mind : ) This new project is an offshoot of the sketch that I drew for my quilt kit. stencil with freezer paper (harry potter tee) Yes, I am a nerd. I came up with a brilliant idea for a Harry Potter t-shirt and I couldn't resist. "Expecto Patronum!"

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