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I hope you find this needlework dictionary useful and with it able to improve your hand embroidery skills. To assist those who are new to the craft of hand embroidery I have categorised each stitch as to its degree of difficulty. An icon of a single pair of scissors indicates that the stitch is easy to work and you should not hesitate to try it. If you are new to learning needlework. If you normally have problems following embroidery illustrations the computer can help you. Contents: top Eyelet Stitch Half Chevron stitch Half cross stitch see cross stitch Heavy Braid chain see Heavy chain Heavy chain Herringbone: Herringbone double version 1see Double Herringbone 1 Herringbone double version 2 see Double Herringbone 2 Kensington outline stitch see split stitch Kloster stitch see couching Knot stitch see Bullion knot Knotted stitch see Coral stitch Knotted stitch see French Knot Knotted Cretan: Knotted loop stitch see Basque Knot stitch Knotted Pearl stitch see Reversed Palestrina stitch

shiver - Welcome to the Fiber Republic! A Ewe-Topia of all things knitterly! Daiso 100 percent wool “thick” yarn 55m (18 balls) Daiso 100 percent wool “ultra thick” yarn 25 m (6 balls) 6mm circular needles (it doesn’t matter the length, because it is knitted flat 1 crochet hook for seaming 3X4 = 1 cm square The particular lace pattern in use is a reversible pattern, so it is ok to knit the body of the shrug in one piece. Body: Cast on 80 Sts Cuff: Row 1: K1, P1 until the end of the row Row 2: P1, K1 Until the end of the row This is called “seed stitch”. Sleeve: Begin working in stockinette stitch: Row 1: (RS) Knit Row 2: (WS) Purl Continue to work in stockinette stitch for 12 cm. The next row is the beginning of the lace pattern. On a wrong side row: Knit Next row: Purl Next Row: Knit Lace: Row 1: (RS) Knit 2, *k1, K2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1* k1 Row 2: Purl Row3: Knit 2, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk* k1 Row 4: Purl Repeat this pattern 2 more times for a total of 3 lace repeats. The next three rows should create a ridge like that at the beginning of the lace panel: R1: (RS) Purl R2: (WS) Knit

I Really Wish I Could Sew | Pioneer Woman Home & Garden A sweet friend of mine sent the girls and me a box of adorably adorable owl pillows this week. She doesn’t sell them, doesn’t have an Etsy shop…she just makes them. I think they might be the sweetest things I’ve ever seen, and I think they’ll be precious in the girls’ new room. I don’t know what it is about owl pillows. Or owls in general. It must have something to do with the eyes. I love this vinyl detailing. Vinyl? Which brings me to my current fixation: I really wish I could sew. But when I see things like this, all I can think about is that I really wish I could sew. I’d love to be able to grab a pile of fabric scraps and turn them into…an owl. I love this one. Boo! It would take me approximately eighty years to make one of these pillows. That’s because I’d keep taking breaks to go cook. And eat. So maybe it’s best that I don’t know how to sew. If I did, I might be tempted to make things like this. And then nothing would ever get cooked in this house. Maybe even twenty pounds! Yep. Ahem.

9 Cool Things to Do With Old Books & Written Word Bibliophiles and bookworms, English majors and lovers of literature: is it possible to have too many books? They accumulate so quickly! Every member of your family getting you the same three books you requested for Christmas. Seeing Don DeLillo marked half-off, knowing you dumped a half-caff latte on your copy of Underworld, and – even though only the first three pages are illegible – justifying its purchase. 15+ years of required reading lists stored in boxes in your basement, even though you can bet your bippy you will never willingly read the poetry of Robert Burns again. We are up to our waists in books, some of which we hate (really Master Burns? Update: Do to the overwhelming support (HA!) 1. It brings a whole new meaning to “audio book.” Use your old books to showcase your artistic side. Good for hiding passwords and codes, the key to your safe, and family jewels. 2. Your choice of ribbon can transform this wreath so it is suitable for every holiday – or every day! 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Seven Essential Sewing Skills Tasia from Sewaholic and Sewaholic Patterns wows us with her incredible style and sewing skills. Her blog is one of our favorite daily reads! Have you seen all of the gorgeous versions of her Lonsdale Dress out there on Flickr, Pinterest and your favorite blogs, all sewn up this past summer? Tasia inspires, and teaches along the way too; she is a fabulous resource for sewing techniques and more on her blog. We asked for some of her favorite tips for essential sewing skills and she shares them here today. Hello, everyone! 1. Helpful Links: 2. 3. Some great posts on pressing: 4. Here’s a great list of seam finishes to get you started! 5. There are plenty of zipper tutorials out there, but here are some great ones: 6. 7. « Hooded Tunic Tutorial Announcing: October Holiday Sew-Alongs + Giveaways »

Know your apples: The spectrum of apple flavors Anonymous said... Saved to my iPhone for future reference. THANKS! July 20, 2010 at 4:39 PM the only one i like is granny smith ha ha.. August 11, 2010 at 4:48 AM granny smith for the win! August 11, 2010 at 5:22 AM missing a lot of good apples... i'm mad August 11, 2010 at 5:44 AM Yea the best apple is Granny Smith hands down. August 11, 2010 at 6:06 AM This chart, without the Macintosh, is useless August 11, 2010 at 6:40 AM macintosh is clearly the best. although a tip of the hat to granny smith, a good runner up.tart apples ftw August 11, 2010 at 7:13 AM CalicoJenn said... fujis are the best! August 11, 2010 at 8:20 AM sam curtis said... Honey Crisps are far superior to any apple. August 11, 2010 at 8:36 AM damn, for real, Im the only one that loves the golden delicious? August 11, 2010 at 8:44 AM Anyone who says Granny Smith is the best has clearly never tasted a Honey Crisp apple. August 11, 2010 at 9:22 AM Are there apples not available to humans? August 11, 2010 at 10:20 AM Benny Lava said... Macoun?

Basketweave Blanket | Painting Lilies Two of my good college friends used to tell everyone that they each wanted to have 10 kids. During a weekend retreat at Princeton, I promised that I would knit them baby blankets and send them jars of Nutella for each baby they had. This blanket is the fulfillment of the promise for my friend Quirk (nickname), who is having her second baby boy this fall. I made Quirk’s first blanket exactly two years ago and it was the very first post I wrote for this blog! That first blog post still receives some of the most traffic both here and on Ravelry. Quirk has the most difficult pregnancies of anyone I know. I sent Quirk a jumbo jar of Nutella with this blanket. About the pattern: This blanket is an adaptation of the Reveresable Basketweave Blanket. The pattern is quite easy to knit and a nice change from the complicated Twin Leaf Pattern. Stay tuned for another custom pattern I designed that will be available soon. Also stay tuned for some exciting changes on the blog. —Note—

Circle skirt calculator – for the drafting of full, half and 3/4 skirts. With bonus grading worksheet! | The Snug Bug Special Sunday greetings you naked molerats! Since you’re so naked, I thought you might want to make yourselves some nice little circle skirts. And perhaps, like me, you find yourself with little mole rat patterns just a touch on the small side. But the grading of a circle skirt isn’t so easy, is it you naked rodents? Oh no, not so easy at all… OK. Recently I’ve been plotting about two separate circle-skirt related issues in my head. For molerats who are unfamiliar with circle skirts, here’s the difference between the three styles. For a much more interesting comparison, here’s a full circle skirt. {image Whirling Turban} Here’s the oh, so lovely three-quarter circle skirt. And a slightly pixelated half circle skirt… {image Get Go Retro} The other circle-skirt related problem I’ve been mulling over has to do with grading up circle skirts. OK, I admit I usually grade up my circle skirts the ‘wrong’ way. My problem is (hopefully) solved! Okee dokee. Whew! OK! There we have it!

Under The Table and Dreaming: DIY Faux Curled Rosewood Wreath {Made From... I have seen various versions of Faux Rosewood Wreaths in just about every store and catalog for the upcoming season; most with a price tag running upwards of $40 or more. Some are crafted of paper and other of real wood shavings. Last year I made a few rolled flower gift toppers from recycled book pages and they remind me so much of the curled wood roses I thought they would make a good substitute. Materials Needed:Foam Wreath FormRecycled Book PagesLots of Hot GlueRibbon to Hang The full step by step tutorial I posted last year can be found {here}.Basically you layer three book pages together and draw a spiral circle. Starting with the outside of the spiral, roll the paper inward to create the flower shape. Give the wreath form a light coat of white {or light color} spray paint to help camouflage any see-through spaces. It seriously takes quite a few roses to fill the entire wreath, however I think the finished project has such a unique look. {Simply Lovely}

Circle Knit Shirt Tutorial Post by Raechel of So. I have a favorite shirt. I’ll be honest, it’s probably my favorite because it’s the most comfortable shirt I own, AND my husband bought it for me and he thinks I look cute in it. Anyway, I wear it with a long tank top, leggings and either boots or black Toms, depending on the weather. So, I worked this week on developing a 2T-sized version of my shirt. What you’ll need: The fabric piece I used was knit (you want a drapey fabric), and was 20″ wide and 34″ long. Also, you’ll need a sewing machine. Get your fabric piece laid out on your cutting board, folded on the top so it looks 21″x17″. There. (That’s a fold on the top – you want your rectangle intact!) This might be a good time to tell you how to measure for a size other than 2T… How to measure for your own sizing: Width: Arms straight out, you want the sleeves to fall just on the hand-side of your elbow. Okay, on to the task at hand: Mark the center point of the top of your fold. So close!

Travel Rant: On the Importance of Gratitude I’m currently settled into the lovely city of Vientiane, Laos for the Christmas holidays. I love it here – everything from the colonial architecture, the garishly colored temples, the wonderful food and the lovely, friendly Laos people. It has been a bit of an adjustment coming from Japan where you rarely see a foreigner and people move very quickly to this place that is absolutely brimming with Western tourists and where everyone takes their time. Many of the tuk tuk drivers have hammocks installed in the back of their vehicles and in the hot afternoon sun, can be seen napping away the afternoon. After the 25th we’ll be heading out to more rural areas of the country, in an attempt to get away from the huge number of tourists. A few nights ago we were sitting outside at a beautiful beer and food garden enjoying some cold BeerLaos. Some people carry an energy with them that is immediately negative. “Is it going to be good? Eventually the poor waiter, scurried away (again – hurry up!

Sewing Tips: Attaching Buttons with a Sewing Machine Don’t you love realizing there’s a faster way to do something? [If only there was a faster way to potty train a snarky little 3 year old boy who tells me it's not time to poop (or pee for that matter) in the potty yet. While I was changing his messy diaper yesterday, I suggested he give his potty chair another try......and he quickly responded, so matter-of-factly, "Not today mommy, maybe when I'm 4!" No sirree little buddy. The 4 year mark doesn't include diapers.] Anyway, I digress. But today’s little trick will definitely save you some time. Now you can sew them on with your sewing machine in a few easy steps. I sure wish I would have realized this trick back when I made this pillow (found here). Sheesh, those buttons took me a long time to attach. So don’t let those little buttons intimidate you. After you get the hang of this technique (after practicing on one or two) you’ll never go back. (And a I have had several emails asking about making button holes. What are feed dogs?

Grand Revival Designs: Pleated Wrap Skirt Tutorial Grand Revival Designs Your email address:Powered by FeedBlitz About More Places to Find Me My Photos Blogs to visit Design Places Memorable Ways to Repurpose Old T-Shirts - Crafting a Green World Sewing Published on June 18th, 2010 | by Wenona Napolitano We all have them- those t-shirts we just can’t let go of. Even if they are worn out, faded or no longer fit, we can’t seem to let go because of the fond memories they hold. It could be a concert t-shirt from your favorite band, or a college shirt that remind you of the good ol’ days, or maybe it’s one of your child’s tiny tees that they’ve grown out of. But they don’t have to. If you have some craft and sewing skills you can turn your old t-shirts into upcycled, repurposed and memorable items. Like a pillow. There are instructions all over if you need them and Savvy Seams has a nice tutorial to turn a t-shirt into a zip off pillow cover to put over a form. Maiden Jane has a fancier tutorial for creating a pillow with the t-shirt and other fabric. If you have quite a few t-shirts you’d like to save, consider turning them into a quilt. I am considering collecting some of my kids old t-shirts and creating a quilt for each child.

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