Japanese Embroidery Center A Brief History of Japanese Embroidery Phase 9 "Seasonal Poems" Japanese embroidery (nihon shishu in Japanese) is an embroidery technique that goes back more than 1600 years. In its early stages Japanese Embroidery was only used for decorating items used during religious ceremonies. Tips + Tricks: Channel Island Cast-On and Bind-Off — Kelbourne Woolens When putting together the tutorial for the Bind-Off, I asked Courtney for a little bit of information about her process when figuring out the bind-off on the neck and sleeves of her Gansey. This is what she said: "In a traditional Gansey, like Seascale, you work the body from the bottom up in the round, divide the work and work back and forth for the yoke on the front and back, join the shoulder seams, and then pick up stitches around the armhole and knit the sleeves from the top down. When I got to the point where I had to bind off the cuffs of the sleeves I realized that the bind-off and the cast-on edges wouldn't match.
Balls to the Walls Knits: Build-Your-Own DK Weight Hat I designed this pattern with one goal in mind; namely, that it could be the first in-the-round project for a beginning knitter who had learned how to knit and purl but not much else. Or in other words, it's supposed to be a tutorial. Of course, you don't have to be a beginning knitter to enjoy it - with a basic design like this, there's all sorts of customization you can add. Throw in stripes or a stitch pattern with a 2-, 4-, or 8-stitch repeat, and you can turn this basic little hat into another beast entirely!
DIY Macrame Bracelet Growing up by the beach in Southern California, the ability to knot a macrame bracelet was practically a right of passage. Although those days are long behind us, we’ve never forgotten the ever-so-simple square knot technique. This time, however, we’re replacing hemp and wooden beads for more updated elements like colorful nylon cord and glossy metal charms. Happy knotting! You’ll need:
10 Hand Embroidery Stitches You Need to Know! If you have ever browsed through an embroidery book, especially the vintage variety, it can be a little overwhelming when trying to make sense of the different types of stitches the patterns might require. Some of the stitches may seem too challenging or perhaps laborious, but fear not, hand embroidery stitches are fun, and with practice, can become quite easy. Beginner’s Guide to Beautiful Hand Embroidery From supplies to popular stitches, get the essentials you need to know for beautiful hand embroidery!Get My FREE Guide » Let's discover the 10 best hand embroidery stitches 1940s Patterns to Knit The 1940s in Britain was a high point for hand knitting. Women on the home front could make a contribution to the war effort by knitting for the troops using patterns that were often given away free. Many specialised patterns developed such as the balaclava helmet with ear flaps for use in telephone operations or the mittens with a separate forefinger for firing a trigger in the cold. 'Spiral-spun waistcoat' Pattern for a waistcoat From Essentials for the Forces Jaeger Handknit 1940s
The world's best sewing tutorials in no particular order. Alina's Adventures sew everything A P indicates a printable tutorial or pdf pattern. An F indicates a personal favorite. stitch dictionary Created by sarah on 06 Jun 2010 The stitch dictionary is arranged in alphabetical order and will help you to go to a stitch directly. Just click on the alphabet given in the index to go to the stitch beginning with that alphabet. Some stitches are known by multiple names and all names are included here. Hovering over the stitch names will give you the most common name by which the stitch is known. Tags: edging and border stitch, embroidery, embroidery tutorial, feather stitch, fly stitch, hand embroidery, hand embroidery tutorial, hand embroidery tutorials, herring bone stitch, knot stitch, needlework, palestrina stitch, running stitch, stem stitch, stitch dictionary, stitches
Hexipuff #2 « JCBriar Knitting As suspected, knitting from the center out gave me exactly the kind of hexipuff I wanted: perfect! Vital stats: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock mediumweight and 3.25 mm needles (again, as with hexipuff #1). Pinhole start, kfb increases, k2tog decreases, and pinhole finish. Working 6 increases on 2 of every 3 rounds gave the first side just the right flat shape; ditto 6 decreases on 2 of every 3 rounds on the second side. 18 Knitting Patterns Free Knitting Patterns Patterns for Purchase Claire’s Shaulette Cape Garden Shrug Claire’s Capelet Macaron Coin Purse Just can’t help for not sewing these sweet little macaron coin purses when one of Craft Passion’s Facebook fans showed them to me. Thanks to XYZZhandmade for her inspiring handmade and some tutorial links in Japanese, this, this, this and this. No, I can’t read Japanese but I can guess from the pictures on how to sew it. Here is the English version of tutorial on how to sew this macaron coin purse where I have added more details in the sewing.
Embroidery 101: How to embroider This instructable will teach you the very basics of hand embroidery. Learning to embroider is not as tough as you might think! With a bit of practice, you'll get it down in no time.