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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 see two scissors, the stitch requires more skill. Three scissors indicate that the stitch needs skill and practice. 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 Vandyke chain stitch see zigzag chain Y' stitch see fly stitch Zigzag Chain: Zigzag sham hem stitch see threaded arrowhead Handwork Community Other

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True Facts About Queen Victoria’s Royal Wedding: Victoria TV Miniseries Today, Victoria, a new Masterpiece miniseries, premieres on PBS. The show features Jenna Coleman as the young queen, and Tom Hughes as Prince Albert. And while we’ve been excited about this show for a while—especially since we binge-watched The Crown—we’ll admit that there are a few aspects that we are looking forward to more than others. One such example has got to be Victoria’s 1840 royal wedding to Prince Albert, which will be covered in the show’s first season. Victoria may have started the enduring trend of white wedding dresses, but from her bridal party to her accessories, there’s a lot more to know about the wedding of the (19th) century. Just beware—for those truly vested in learning about Victoria and Albert’s romance as it unfolds on their laptop’s screen, spoilers are ahead.

Hand Sew Without The Knot 05 Apr 2013 April 5, 2013 We’re brushing the dust off our sewing skills and revisiting some essential techniques in sewing to share with you! Circle skirt calculator – for the drafting of full, half and 3/4 skirts. With bonus grading worksheet! 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?

XOX SKIRT & Weekend designer Featured: Victoria Secret Peasant Skirt You’ll ♥ this easy-to-sew skirt…XOX. You will need: Approx. 1 ½ to 3 yds. of fashion fabric (depends on fabric weight and width)Coordinating threadHeavy-duty topstitching/upholstery thread Traditional Wedding Outfits from Around the World Today, many people think that weddings strictly feature grooms in tuxedos and brides “all dressed in white.” While there’s nothing wrong with a nice suit or ivory gown, not all betrothed couples go this route. In fact, in countless cultures around the world, traditional wedding outfits look much different than our contemporary, western concept of what the ceremonial garments should look like.

Sew on a Button Sitting here and wondering what my next topic for my blog will be and with the major holidays having passed (ok I know that Memorial Day and 4th July is just right around the corner and if I wait any longer those too will also pass me by). But, I knew there was one that I haven’t attempted and needed to accomplish – How Many Ways To Sew On A Button…? yes, I’m challenging myself. So, with that I started the other day and I couldn’t stop and I’m still going and probably will still go until I’ve exhausted myself on the 2 hole…(oh yes I do plan on attempting the 4-hole). Grand Revival Designs: Pleated Wrap Skirt Tutorial Grand Revival Designs Your email address:Powered by FeedBlitz About More Places to Find Me My Photos

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Design icons: the thong - Blueprint for Living If good design is all about simplicity then surely the humble thong should be at the top of the tree. After all, it's footwear pared back to the basics. Not only that, isn't it the unofficial star of Australia's national costume? The thong is known by many names - flipflop, jandal, havaiana - depending on which part of the world you inhabit. Although the idea of a simple sandal comprised of a sole and a simple strap gripped by the toes to keep it attached to the foot has a long history - there are examples going back 1500 years and more - it's generally accepted that the modern day thong comes from Japan, hence the New Zealand term jandal for Japanese sandal. American servicemen returning from WW2 in Japan brought back the simple zori sandal, usually a woven or wooden base with fabric straps that was most often worn with the traditional kimono.

Bendy Dolls i LOVE bendy dolls. i really do. i remember first making these back when i was in girl scouts as a kid. Of course the ones i make now are much nicer, but the concept is still the same. They are very easy to make, and kids love them. i've had a lot of requests from folks asking just how they are made, so i thought i'd put together a tutorial. After repairing a bunch of bendies that the puppy chewed on, i decided to make Sage a few news ones for Yule. i'm working on putting together a few full play sets, i'll post pics of those later. Alice was a special request, but i'm feeling inspired to make a full set...including the Mad hatter, Queen of hearts a few of the card knights and a needle felted white rabbit and Cheshire cat. :) Okay, that may be a bit too ambitious for me. :) i've also started an under water mermaid set.

doily canvas bag Thankfully everyone seems to be making a switch from plastic to lasting when it comes to shopping bags, so here’s another fun little tutorial on customizing one to make it oh so cute. You might notice a lot of doilies in my recent diy projects. Since I was getting so many ready for A Christmas Gathering I used a lot of the same materials…monograms seems to be pretty popular now too. My friend Cindy called while I was working on this and suggested I just go ahead a put a “W” on it for her, I happily obligied. Canvas bag ($2.00 when on sale at Hobby Lobby), fabric paint, paper doily, Krylon Paper Finishes Adhesive Spray

beltmaking 101 Finally–the long-awaited beltmaking tutorial! way I make my fabric-covered belts has been learned from a mix of trial-and-error and vintage manuals. The supplies are simple, and making a simple pass-through belt is quite easy. I have, however, included instructions for how to add a pronged buckle to a belt and add eyelets. I hope you enjoy, and as usual feel free to ask any questions in the comments! Helpful Tips For Cleaning Out Your Closet The realization that I had way too many clothes hit me the way it usually hits us: When we're running late for an appointment and all we can do is stand in our underwear in front of our closet and glare. The whole situation made no sense to me. I had more sweaters than a Gap mid-season sale, too many skirts to count, and there were so many shirts stuffed onto shelves that one literally tumbled out and plopped in a heap in front of my toes.