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Charismatic Mega Doily

Charismatic Mega Doily
Bigger is better, especially when it comes to doilies. After seeing theMegaDoily at Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m a firm believer that no doily can ever be too big, is there a world record for the world’s largest doily? I’d like to know! Related:  knotting, macrame and stringRugs & Mats

Animated Knots Tutorials By Grog Knit A Nordic Wool Rug A very exclusive rug made from super bulky 100% Norwegian yarn, spun from Old Norwegian short tail landrace wool and mohair. It´s incredible soft and squishy to walk on, and we just love the look! YarnPickles Røslig2 nøster NeedlesLarge circular needles US 35 Gauge per 4"3 s / 6 rows Measurments36 x 53 " before blocking The rug can be blocked to achive a larger size. Cast on 28 s and knit garter stitch back and forth.

Crochet Star Making - A Tutorial. Hello. I have been making crochet stars this week. For no good reason really, just because they're fun to make. So I thought some of you might like to have a bit of crafty fun too. These stars use up tiny amounts of wool, so get your scraps box out! I used a mixture of hot colours.... .....and a nice mix of cool colours. You need to make 10 star 'points' or diamonds ( 5for the front and 5 for the back). You can make your stars bigger or smaller by varying the number of rows or by changing the yarn weight and hook size you use. (leave a long tail at the beginning so you can use it to sew up later) Ch 2 row 1: 2sc into 2nd ch from hook, turn. row 2: Ch1(turning chain) 1sc into first st, 2sc into 2nd st, turn. row 3: Ch1, 1sc into 1st st, 1sc into 2nd st, 2sc into last st, turn. row 4: Ch1, 1sc into 1st st, 1sc into each st across until last st, 2sc into last st, turn. Start decreasing. The decrease pattern is as follows: Ch1, sk1st st, sc into next st and each st across, turn. (see photo above).

Chan Luu Single Wrap Macrame Br... Chan Luu bracelets are just so cool! What's great about them is that they use simple macrame techniques to produce different results, this time with the addition of beads! This tutorial adds on to my previous Square Knot Friendship Bracelets, but utilizes the beads in a different way; on the outside of the knots as opposed to the inside. What you get is a totally different result! Step 1: Gather materials. Needed are 3mm glass gemstone beads, cotton thread for knotting, scissors, tape, and a bead and crimp for closure. Step 2: Start the knots. Once you have a couple of square knots, take either side of the thread and add beads to these threads. Take two beads right up to the last knot. Make a square knot, making sure the beads are caught in the knot and lie right on either side of the center thread. Step 2: Continue this method. Once you have gotten one square knot set, continue to knot in this way, until your bracelet is as long as you need. You're finished!

Knot Trivet last month i bought lauren a set of “the family creative workshop” books for her birthday. we’ve been having a blast learning all sorts of new things as we make our way through the incredible variety of projects collected in the volumes. one section we were particularly excited to explore was all about knots, which we’ve long admired both for their usefulness and their beauty. this project is based on a “carrick bend” and is great for creating trivets and placemats, but you could just as easily hang it on your wall to be admired for its decorative charm. have fun!derek & lauren CLICK HERE for the full project after the jump! here’s what you’ll need: -14 feet of 1/2” rope for an approximately 8” trivet (we recommend you play around with different lengths and thicknesses of rope until you find a size and style you like. the cotton rope is great for this project, but we couldn’t resist the nylon rope with its amazing patterns and colors.) 2. form a loop with the right (longer) piece as shown.

Coiled Fabric Bowls (Lots Of Photos) I made these fabric bowls using a tutorial I found here: CraftStylish tutorial! I found it incredibly easy and fun to follow. Time consuming, but fun. I made both of these bowls for superhooker for the Old Fashioned Random Swap. I made two different sizes, and different colors. Also excuse the photography... unfortunately my house is situated under a bunch of trees, which isn't great for photo lighting. Anyway, here are some finished pics: Side-by-side Inside of green bowl Outside of green bowl Inside of rainbow bowl Outside of rainbow bowl Close-up of my favorite part of the rainbow bowl Stacked And just for kicks, this: Became this: which was only part of the BOTTOM of the bowl... Stats! I used 10 yards of cord for the green bowl. For the rainbow bowl, I used 18 yards of cord for the rainbow bowl, and about 140 feet (~45 yards) of fabric strips sewn end-to-end. The best part is that I did not buy any fabric for these bowls. Edit to add from a later post of mine:

Baby rainbow sandals I've called these baby rainbow sandals because of the yarn I've used to make the most recent pair (Catania Color). However you can make them in a plain colour or two colours. I've indicated where to make the colour changes if you want to make the two-colour version (for a two-colour version see this post). These baby sandals are 10 cm/4 inches long so size 3 months approx. The sandals are worked in a single piece - the only things you need to sew on are the buttons. I have used US terms for this pattern (even though I'm British) as most visitors to my blog seem to hail from the USA. US sc = UK dc US dc = UK tr Please do not sell this pattern or post it to any website. So here we go: Start with 15 ch.rnd 1: 1 sc in third chain from hook, 1 sc in each of next 11 chs, 3 sc in next chain, then work 12 sc down the other side of the row of chs. (27 sts) rnd 7-10: working in back loop only, 1 sc around (55 sts) If you're making two-colour shoes this is where you should change colour.

FISHTAIL FRIENDSHIP (BRACELET) If you know how to do a fishtail braid to your hair, then you pretty much know how to make this bracelet. But for those of you who don't know about the fishtail and those of you who are curious about the logistics of my specific bracelet, well, read on! You will need embroidery/ friendship thread in various colors, some tape and a bead! I used 9 strands of thread in 9 different colors. I twisted this top part so it doesn't get all tangled later. Where you twisted the top part, tie it around your finger. Then tie a knot. I'm now taking one of the strands and tying it around the other, almost like a tie. Then pull the end through the loop you've created and pull into a knot. Tape the top down to keep the bracelet stable. Star by grabbing one color from the right side and pulling it to the middle. Pull the same color from the left side. Add the piece from the right side to the left group of colors. Now take the color from the left side and pull it to the middle (over all the other strands.)

How To Make A Paracord Leatherman Pouch For best results use genuine 550 Paracord. I purchase mine from supplycaptain. As with anything in life you get what you pay for, if you want your pouch to last a long time you want to have the best cord available and with suplycaptain they guarantee the quality and authenticity of their cord. Many online retailers sell similar looking but poor quality cord with no guarantees on the durability ofthe cord. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Coiled-Rag Baskets Baskets have had many uses over the ages. Native Americans wove them so tightly they could hold water. Materials and Tools: fabric scraps torn in strips Rag Works 1" craft coiling large-eye plastic yarn needle scissors masking tape hot-glue gun and glue Steps: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

How To: Make a Homemade Snow Globe As Kate so delicately alluded to earlier this week, I am somewhat of a holiday junkie. And Christmas is the holiday of all holidays for me. I decorated a week before Thanksgiving; yep, I’m one of those people. One of my most favorite holiday traditions as a child was our little family advent calendar and now that my kids are old enough to enjoy some fun and creative activities, I’ve filled up our little numbered stockings with slips of paper instead of candy. (There have been lots of questions about my advent calendar, and what I put into it. Snow globes are magical, whimsical, and fun. The first thing you need are jars, with nice snug lids. You can be creative with the items that go inside your snow globe, it’s just important that they are made of materials that won’t break down in water. Another really fun thing is to make your own little figurines with Sculpey Clay. I decided to take it up a notch though, and put something extra special inside. Seriously- Best.

DIY Friendship Bracelet Tutorial For several months now, we’ve been receiving emails requesting a friendship bracelet DIY. Well, friends, ask and you shall receive! Today, we’ll give you a step by step tutorial on the classic chevron pattern. If you used to whip up friendship bracelets like a champ in grade school and have since forgotten how, consider this a refresher course. And if you can make these with your eyes closed and arms tied . . . umm, can we still be friends? You’ll need:embroidery threada safety pin or tapea pair of scissors Start by cutting several strands of embroidery thread at about 24 inches each. Start on the left side with the outermost color (shown here in red) and make a forward knot by creating a 4-shape over the 2nd color, loop it under and back through the opening. Pull up and to the right to tighten. Now pick up the outermost color on the right side (show here in red) and make a backward knot, creating a reverse 4-shape over the 2nd color, loop it under and back through the opening.

Easy Paracord Drawstring Pouch First off, we'll be needing a drawstring. Take one end of your cord and wrap it around your object with about 3 inches or so extra on each end (Picture 1-2). Now holding onto that, cut that length off your 100ft of cord. Here is the first chance for you to add your own flair to this design. We'll be needing a stopper for this drawstring. With that done, just slip your drawstring back onto your template! NOTE: Don't forget to burn/close the ends of your paracord! Rug-Hooking: History, How-to Tutorials Arts & Crafts : The Art and Craft of Rug Hooking Fiber Art "Rug hooking uses a hand hook, similar in shape to a crochet hook, to form a looped pile from fabric strips or yarn on an even-weave base fabric." — RugHookingOnline.com The folk artistry in authentic rug hooking goes beyond simple latch hook rug kits you buy off the shelf in your favorite craft store. Yes, you will learn more about this beautiful form of art and craft by reading Creativity Portal's collection of rug hooking articles written by professional rug-hooking artists such as Canada's Deanne Fitzpatrick and by browsing our collection of instructional rug hooking resources where you'll find Web sites that explain hooking rug history and processes; and those that share free tips, patterns, techniques, and tutorials for your creative rug hooking research and projects. More Articles by Deanne Fitzpatrick » Featured Rug Hooking & Fiber Art Articles Instructional How-to Rug Hooking Resources

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