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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 Related:  Fashion, Textiles and Society

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.

100 years of men's fashion in 3 minutes It's finally the boys' turn. The Internet has recently exploded with "100 Years" of women's fashion and beauty evolution videos, and now men's fashion is getting highlighted, courtesy of Mode Studios. But unfortunately for the boys, there were a few decades of fashion that probably didn't need to be revisited. While things start out very dapper in the '20s and '30s with suits, hats and bowties, it quickly takes a turn for the worse in the '70s with the era of disco — only to be replaced by the cringeworthy Miami Vice-inspired trends of the '80s.

How To Sashiko Stitch - Sashiko Stitchers This is our original basic tutorial for how to do sashiko stitching Since then we have produced a number of project specific tutorials which may be a more fun way to learn sashiko stitching. I recommend Dragonfly Over Diamond Waves and/or Dragonfly Above the Earth for absolute beginners, but sashiko is easy so if you don’t like those, try a design you do like! This is still a good quick overview ‘how to’ plus it explains our favorite design transfer method. And don’t forget A Threaded Needle for sashiko supplies, patterns, projects and fabric. Things you need for sashiko: fabric to stitch your designs on, a strong needle for hand stitching, thread, scissors, a pattern, and fusible lightweight white non woven interfacing. Step one is to tape your sashiko design to a table surface and then tape a piece of light or featherweight non woven fusible interfacing over it. I am using a pattern from Alderspring Design to illustrate how to do sashiko stitching. Step 2. Step 3. Step 3.

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}

The Social Psychology of Dress : Berg Fashion Library Authors: Kim K.P. Johnson and Sharon Lennon Table of Contents What Is the Social Psychology of Dress?Why Study the Social Psychology of Dress? What Is the Social Psychology of Dress? In response to the question of what is the social psychology of dress, one first needs to address two related questions: what is dress and what is social psychology? In defining dress in this manner, Mary Ellen Roach-Higgins and Joanne Eicher (1992) noted that dress provides two basic functions for humans: as a modifier of body processes and as a medium for communication. For dress to function as a means of communication, individuals need to assign meaning to dress. Social psychology is the study of individuals within a social context. What meanings do individuals link to dress? Why Study the Social Psychology of Dress? The social psychology of dress uncovers how dress is used by humans to shape their behavior with others on a daily basis. The reverse is also true. Influences on What People Wear References

Victorian Embroidery: With Real Fishscales A Victorian Needle-Book, c.1866 Materials — A strip of perforated cardboard, nine inches long and four and a half inches wide; a piece of red silk ribbon of the same dimensions; two and a half yards of red ribbon, half an inch wide; red sewing-silk; white flannel; fish-scales. Instructions: This needle-book is composed of two stars, covered with small fish-scales and bound round with a quilling of ribbon. Fig. 1 shows the pattern in full size. Each star is cut out of a piece of perforated card-board 4 ½ inches square, over which a circle is traced measuring 4 ¼ inches across. Now divide the circle into eight notches ¾ inches deep, and cut them out; cover both the star-shaped pieces with fish-scales, which should previously have been well washed in hot salt water and carefully wiped and dried. The needle, threaded with red silk, is inserted in the lower part of the scales to fasten them on to the cardboard as seen in Fig. 2, which gives a part of the pattern during the process of working.

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.

Han Traditional Clothing | Interact China Han Fu or Han Chinese clothing, referred in English simply as Silk Robe or Chinese Silk Robe, is the historical dress of the Han Chinese people worn for thousands of years before the conquest by the Manchus of the Qing Dynasty in 1644. History of Han Chinese Clothing Han Fu has a history of more than three millennia, and is said to have been worn by the legendary Yellow Emperor. Shang and Zhou Dynasty Han Fu The Shang Dynasty (1600 BCE-1046 BCE), developed the rudiments of Han Fu. The dynasty to follow the Shang, the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046-771 BCE), established a strict hierarchical society that used clothing as a status meridian, and inevitably, the height of one’s rank influenced the ornateness of a costume. In the Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770BCE-221BCE), the “deep robe” appeared a combination of tunic and skirt. Tang Dynasty Han Fu Tang Dynasty (618CE-907CE) was a period of golden age for the people where culture and economy thriving. Song Dynasty Han Fu Ming Dynasty Han Fu P.S.

Terrarium Centerpieces&|&Indie Bliss The other week, my good friend Stephanie and I planned out a craft weekend. Our mission: Terrariums. Not the kind you keep lizards in, but the kind you can seal up and watch the moss grow. It was fun, cheap, and easy, and while we were creating them I realized how awesome they would be as centerpieces at a wedding. Terrariums are meant to be long lasting, so you can even make some months before the wedding and still have them thriving in time for the big day. So lets get down to the nitty-gritty of how you can actually make them: Step 1: Materials • Glass containers in whatever size you heart most. • Good dirt and rocks. • Figurines or decorative rocks to place inside. • Horticultural Charcoal. • Moss (another one of those things you can find outside, but can also order if you don’t live somewhere it doesn’t grow naturally). • Spray bottle (for misting after wards). Step 2: Wash out your containers and rocks (you never know what animal has probably peed on them outside). - Paula Hayes

inkspired musings: My silent International Friends Greetings! My blog has now had over 70,000 pageviews since around May, 2011. I am amazed. I am humbled. I am very happy! I still can't believe it, and check back almost daily to make sure I read those numbers right! and they keep growing.... Today I would like to say THANK YOU to all of you that are interested in what I might have to say. Guess I better check spelling more carefully! graphics by revidevi, etsy I would like to mention, and add some fun things in along the way, all the different countries that visited my blog in the last 5 months. Whew! that's a big list, so I will have to split it up. Yes, Michael, I will not write a book. I may not put these in exact alphabetical order, so don't panic if your country doesn't come up next! I'll get to you! We covered BRAZIL yesterday. Next we have the NETHERLANDS. 2 Dutch children. Here is a big THANKS to JAPAN. I am getting ready to include the Czech Republic in a future blog, so I have lots of lovely photos and info for you, at a later time. Thanks! Enjoy!

down and dirty screenprinting for under 10$ For this project, we will need some tools and supplies that are easily available, and a few that might require the tiniest bit of searching.... Recycling is key here. Most of the supplies required can be found as trash, including the ink. What isn't direct waste can be recycled from thrift stores or garage sales. Tools:Staple Gun (almost any size will do)X-acto Knife, or Utility knife (you could use a plain razor blade in a pinch)Heat Gun or a Hair DryerScissorsPlastic Putty KnifeSmall Container for mixing Materials:'Spray AdhesiveStaplesAny old picture frame as long as it is bigger than your image.

MORE PUPPETRY - Page 2: RENAISSANCE / MATRYOSHKA + MORE PAPER DOLLS for both Boys + Girls (Ideas/Templates) BLOG Feb 11 This is my newest obsession – newspaper fingernails! Recently, I was reading Little Chief Honeybee‘s blog & in this entry, I saw a photo of newspaper nails. I thought to myself, “Omg, this is the best thing I’ve ever seen! I need to have nails like that!” Supplies needed: ♥ Light-coloured nail polish (white, pastels, cream, etc) ♥ Clear fingernail polish for a top-coat ♥ A newspaper ♥ Rubbing alcohol & small container to pour it into Directions: ♥ Cut out 10 sections of text from a newspaper. ♥ Paint your nails with a base-coat of the light-coloured polish (I used white.) ♥ Pour some rubbing alcohol into your small dish. ♥ Take a strip of your newspaper, hold it down firmly on your fingernail. ♥ Slowly & carefully peel off the newspaper strip. ♥ Repeat process for all 10 nails & then use your clear polish as a protective top-coat. That’s it. Leave a Reply