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Raised fishbone stitch

Raised fishbone stitch
This stitch is typically used for leaf patterns. It throws out a padded effect on the motif. The stitch looks a bit difficult, but has no complications when you start to stitch. In fact, you will enjoy it as you see a beautiful, richly filled leaf emerging as you go along. I have used a leaf pattern to illustrate . It is divided into three lines, namely, A, B and C, which will act as the respective stitch lines. Tags: embroidery tutorial, filling stitch, hand embroidery tutorial, raised fishbone 37 Comments »

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simple summer hammock When Grace was in town a few weeks ago, we did a little shopping at some of the new shops in my neighborhood. While browsing the jewelry at Marisa Haskell, we noticed these beautiful striped beach towels piled in the corner. They were a steal at just $30 each, and I wanted to buy out the whole stock, but instead I prudently picked up one and decided to make a simple summer hammock for the corner of our backyard. The bright stripes felt so summery, but I wanted to fancy it up a little bit, so I added natural leather straps, which will darken over time in the sun. You could customize this with a number of different fabrics and even size it up for family hammock time, and in the meantime I’m on the hunt for an online resource for those towels..I’ll update the post if I find anything!

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heavy chain stitch Also known as : Heavy braid chain stitch As the name suggests, this is a heavy or thick looking chain stitch. It gives out a rich feeling, depending on the thread used to stitch. Like the reverse chain stitch, this also follows a reverse direction. Make for Baby: 25 Free Dress Tutorials for Babies & Toddlers By Jaime Morrison Curtis | Nothing is sweeter than a little girl all dolled up in a homemade dress. Last week we shared a round up of how to make all your baby and nursery basics here: Make for Baby: 20 Easy Projects to Make Your Own Bedding, Gear, and Nursery Stuff. From the overwhelming response, we can see how much you enjoy making for your children. Tea Towel DIY I am so excited to show this tutorial! I made these tea towels from scratch and hand painted the drawings on them. It was so much fun to do! I have been seeing a lot of new and fun tea towels over on Etsy, and just felt so inspired to make a series of my own! The fabric is unbleached cotton from Ikea, just because it's very simple and a bit vintage looking:) And I guess I came up with the drawings because I have been so inspired by all the other fabulous tea towels that I've seen lately.

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