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Antique Pattern Library

Antique Pattern Library
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Basic Bead Stitch Book (Read Online) The Guide to Beadwork online book has chapters with step-by-step instructions for learning the basics of seed bead stitching: It starts with a chapter on Fringework. It also has chapters on seven separate jewelry bead stitches: with printable pattern pages for most stitches: These beading stitches can be used separately or combined to create: earringsnecklacesbraceletsdoiliesetc.

Collecting vintage sewing patterns - a guide from the Sewing Palette For an overview of practical matters, A Beginner's Guide to Pattern Collecting by Jennifer Warris is an excellent place to begin. Jennifer's guide hits all the points you need to consider (including quite a few you've probably never thought of) and it's easy and enjoyable reading. Although originally posted in 1999, the guide remains pertinent today. One thing we would update: the book A Century of American Sewing Patterns 1860 - 1959 Identification and Price Guide by Lori Hughes has been supplanted by other resources. For your next step, we recommend the vintage patterns overview written by Vintage Fashion Guild members Karen Gray and Elizabeth Bramlett.

Painted Upholstery – The Process Revealed (Tutorial) Hyphen Interiors *NOTE – There are other examples of painted upholstery (mostly from readers) on the Chairs page at the top of the blog. In addition, there are other upholstery painting methods on that page, if you are interested. I recently painted an upholstered chair and have been asked about the process. Below are before and after photos: And, here it is after 15 months. Still looking great!

Chicago History Museum The Museum's world-renowned costume and textile collection is noted both for its size and the quality of its holdings. Costume and Textile Collection With over 50,000 costumes and textile artifacts from the mid-18th century to the present, the Museum’s Costume Collection is the second largest in the world and one of the nation’s most complete repositories of fashion. Free Easy Cross, Pattern Maker, PCStitch Charts + Free Historic Old Pattern Books Free Easy Cross, Pattern Maker, PCStitch Charts + Free Historic Old Pattern Books This is my Blog for sharing Old Pattern books and Pattern Maker (Hobbyware) charts. I have been charting for years historic patterns from ALL over the world. If I can find them and afford them, I purchase old Sajou, ALEXANDRE, and Dessins de broderie - STICKMUSTER-BUCH Booklets. Documents Anciens Broderie. 無料Sajouフランスのパターン集(クロスステッチ).

Fun With Concrete: Free PDF To make all of these Instructables, download this collection of How To’s as an ebook. Download » "Fun With Concrete" examines unusual DIY projects from practical to zany, all using concrete. SewTawdry: VIntage Patterns - Resizing using a sloper - Part 1 I have a lot of vintage patterns. Most of them are not in my size. One day I told myself, "no more buying vintage patterns if you aren't going to do something with them." So I decided to try resizing one of them to fit me. How to Paint a Couch and DIY Chalk Paint If you would have asked me a year ago if painting a couch would be in my near future I probably would have responded, Please? (Which is a polite/strange way people from Cincinnati ask others to repeat themselves, aka What?) Having ruined lots of clothes with paint splatters I knew paint and fabric was not a good combination. In 2012 I came across a great blog where I learned that upholstery can be painted by mixing paint medium and latex paint. So, when making over my family room ottoman I used fabric on the top and paint on the bottom! Then 2 years went by and all of a sudden I began to spot several pins on Pinterest about painting upholstery, especially upholstered chairs.

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