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How-To: Dark Fabrics Part 1 How-To: Dark or Stretchy Fabrics Part 2 How-To: Tracing Paper & Transfer Pens Related:  craft

knitting tips If you can locate a join at a seaming location, that is always best. You can just run the ends along the inside of the seamed edge, and it's invisible. All other joins are slightly imperfect, so best to locate them inconspicuously if possible, like under the arm of a sweater. Felting will only work with wool, and some other animal fibers. Always try a test sample first with your yarn to see if it will work, and to see if you like the results! If you are using a smooth, shiny wool, felting will give it a dull look where felted, and a stiffer feel. For non-felted joins, you will have an end that pops out of work slightly; make sure this end is where you want it, by leaving a bit of yarn (1/4"-1/2") sticking out on the inside of the garment, or in as inconspicuous a place as possible. Joining the Same Color Yarn Knit-in Join. Joining a New Color Yarn Duplicate Stitch Join view video (shows how to Weave in the Ends).

March Stitchalong: Happy Birthday, Feeling Stitchy! March is a very special month on Feeling Stitchy - our blog is turning 5 years old! In honor of our birthday, someone very special created a free pattern set for this month's stitchalong - Mollie Johanson of Wild Olive! By the way, that little piñata was stitched and photographed by Mollie herself - eeeep! I was beyond thrilled when I saw these adorable little patterns - such sweetness: Even sweeter were the colors Mollie chose - perfect Fiesta colors - which is, by the way, a huge street party held in my hometown of San Antonio, Texas every year. Whether she planned it or not, these colors remind me of all that and make me extremely happy! Download the PDF Are you guys as excited as I am about this stitchalong?! Can't wait to see your stitching!

Non daily diary — Le Lapin dans la Lune Working on watercolors after 25 years of CG art, then publishing illustration books, I discovered one thing : there’s gazillion of ways to create colors, but only one to see them. I know a lot of people won't believe it , but here is the truth about colors. Red is not really the complementary of green, and blue isn't always the complementary of orange, but purple is the complementary of green. Yes. We have red, blue and green cones in the retina. We see in RGB. Click on this link to a more detailed description of how we see on the Pantone Website : How do we see color. I was looking for a way to generate a color wheel as we really see it, and finally settled for this fool proof method :I made a RGB picture in Photoshop. I made a vector circle, and filled it with a radiant rainbow gradient (360º of hues) with colors at full saturation. Here's my new, computer rendered, color wheel: colors as my brain ( and yours) see them.

embroidery basics: strands, sewing, stabbing and starting Welcome back to Embroidery Basics! We took a week off for some other fun, but things are on track to keep on for the next month and beyond. It's just about time to learn some stitches, but there are a few more things to consider before starting. After today, you'll be ready to dig in. First things first. Before the floss touches the needle, you need to decide how many strands you are going to use. Take a look at what some different number of strands look like. Think of it as using different widths of markers. If you are going to split the strands of floss, separate the number you want at one end, and slowly pull the ends away from each other. There's this lovely product called Thread Heaven, and running your floss through it first will make separating the strands easier. Next up, there are two methods of stitching embroidery stitches. Although efficient in terms of stitches, I find that it is more difficult to work in a hoop when using this method. Can you use a knot?

fuck you very much covered notebook This tutorial has instructions to make any sized notebook cover and a matching pen. All of my measurements and what not will be in red. Supplies Notebook – I used a spiral bound Fat lil’ Notebook by Mead Fabric (see your measurements to determine the amount needed) Fusible interfacing ( use appropriate interfacing for the weight of fabric you choose) Adult hair elastic/ponytail holder Button Pen – one that has a clear tube * Plus the regular supplies like: sewing machine, thread, needle, pins, mearsuring tape, rotary cutter and board, and an iron. Ready – Set – Go First off you need to measure your notebook. Measure from the back side edge, around the spine, to the front edge of your closed notebook. 9.5 inches. The height 5.5 inches and how deep you want your pocket flaps to go in. 3 inches Notebook measurements Cover/Lining – This is the length around your notebook by the height. 9.5 x 5.5 Pockets flaps – This is double the depth by the height. 6 x 5.5 Cut Interfacing Cut Fabric Cut and sew in elastic

patterns What would Love Week be without having some friends around? Michelle Clement is a gifted illustrator, designer and crafter. She has a bright and playful style that you can't help loving. I invited her to share something here, and when I heard what she was working on, I audibly gasped. Hi, guys! Aah. So I created this free Valentine pattern for you, 'Love in the Middle' - cuz that's where the heart is! I think it will make a lovely edition to my craft space (under my heart garland, of course), but how cute would it be to give one your crafty Valentine friends or display at your pink cupcake party? Happy embroidering (and early Valentine's day!) Thank you so much, Michelle!

Bookbinding University: How to Make a Hard Cover - Damask Love Bookbinding University is in full swing! If you missed the last lesson on “How to Make a Text Block,” you’d better study up because today we’re moving on to the fun part! Today we’re making the covers for our text blocks and this is where you get to tap your creativity and personalize your notebook. If you are like me, you have a stash of 12 x 12 patterned paper that would make Hobby Lobby jealous. Well, today’s tutorial will have you searching through your collection for the perfect “statement” pattern for your notebook. Let’s get started. How to Make a Text Block | How to Make a Hardcover | How to Make a Composition Style Notebook | How to Make Your Own Bookcloth | How to Make Elastic Closures & Headbands | Perfect Binding

Start Stitching! A Beginner’s Embroidery Tutorial It is National Embroidery Month, don’t you know? So we asked Cornflower Blue’s Rachel Hunnicut, a talented knitter, crocheter and embroider-er-errrrr, to create a beginner embroidery tutorial for Prudent Baby. And look at the little beauty she came up with! Ahhhh, crafting in bed at it’s finest. Take it away Rachel! Embroidery is a beautiful, versatile craft that requires just a few basic supplies. You will need to gather a few supplies: a piece of cotton fabric 8″ x 8″ (mine is gray broadcloth) a 5″ wood embroidery hoop sewing needle and scissors 3 colors of embroidery floss (I’m using red, pink, and white)* a circle template cut from cardboard or card stock (I used a cereal box) measuring 2 1/4 ” in diameter water soluble fabric marker glue *embroidery floss comes with six strands. First, place your fabric in the embroidery hoop and tighten the closure. Next, use your fabric marker to write the text “You + Me” in the circles (refer to the photo for placement).

Mozilla Firefox How Dya Smoke Pot and Stay Out of Jail?"Be cool, be careful, and keep your mouth shut." This one caused quite a stir. (See The Strangers Letters to the Editor: 12/6/01 and 12/13/01.) (2 pages) glow in the dark paint thursday = embroidery just a quick post today to share this week's vintage embroidery transfers: {full set available here} happy stitching! Build Your Own Murphy Bed for $275 - LifeEdited One of the bigger challenges to starting your edited life is reasonably priced transforming furniture. While we believe the high quality and versatile Resource Furniture used in the first LifeEdited apartment is worth every penny, many of their large pieces are several thousand dollars, putting it outside the price range for many people. Perhaps no piece of furniture is more important to an edited home than a transforming bed. Beds are huge space hogs, whose utility is only relevant when we’re unconscious. A “product” called the Moddi Murphy Bed is the least expensive entry point we’ve found for getting your bed out of the way. One of the aims of LifeEdited is providing the resources to make simpler, happier lives, no matter your budget. via IKEAhackers image from Apartment Therapy