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Free Arts & Crafts Books
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Free Jewelry eBooks Thomas J. Elpel's Web World Portal: Primitive Living Skills, Sustainable Living Skills, HOPS Press, LLC, Dirt Cheap Builder, Green University, LLC, Wilderbabe, Wildflowers and Weeds, Jefferson River Canoe Trail, Braintan Buckskin. Antique Pattern Library Conditions of Use By downloading the files, you are agreeing to the following conditions: The files are scans of books which are now in the public domain. Although the originals have no copyright, the scans are the works of the owners or scanners of the books and, as such, are copyrighted. The owners of the books give permission for you to download and use these file for educational and personal use. You are free to copy and distribute the scans, as electronic or hard copies, free of charge and to make derivative works under the following conditions: You must attribute the borrowed elements to the original title and author of the publication For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of these works Any of these conditions can be waived if you get written permission from the copyright holder (the current owner of the original book) You do not have permission to sell these copies in any format.

How To: Hand Sewing, 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! Whether you’ve just begun sewing or have been stitching for decades, it’s always good to reassess your techniques and see what’s new in the sewing world. Your hand-sewing (and knotting) techniques usually differ between projects, as your need for a secure knot can vary on a sliding scale. In just three easy steps, you can create a knot that is secure without the hanging tail, particularly important if your fabric will be flattened for display or stitched over for quilting. We love this hand-sewing technique — what’s your favorite way to start off a knot? About the Author handmadecharlotte Hand­made Char­lotte offers a daily dose of DIY craft projects and design inspi­ra­tion to help fam­i­lies live each day to the fullest.

Free Book: Free Online Clipart Sourcebook Announcing the Free Clip Art Sourcebook: links to thousands of categorized free images, all in one place! When I was a magazine art director about 100 years ago, we didn’t have electronic free clip art. That might seem incomprehensible to younger people, but we had to jump through all kinds of hoops just to get images onto the pages of a magazine. I used to design a lot of small ads every month, many of which required some kind of artwork to make them stand out. But now I’ve developed a new problem: I have a lot of free contemporary and vintage clip art and scrapbook images. The Free Clip Art Sourcebook doesn’t just link to free clip art and scrapbook images; it’s free to download too. You need the free Adobe Reader to view the Free Clip Art Sourcebook. Please note that the images are subject to the Vintage Holiday Crafts terms of use.

The Viking Answer Lady Webpage Basic Bead Stitch Book (Read Online) The Guide to Beadwork online book has chapters with step-by-step instructions for learning the basics of seed bead stitching: It starts with a chapter on Fringework. It also has chapters on seven separate jewelry bead stitches: with printable pattern pages for most stitches: These beading stitches can be used separately or combined to create: earringsnecklacesbraceletsdoiliesetc. A Glossary of beading terms is also included! Designed to be used as a textbook in seed bead stitching classes, the book has been very popular for that purpose. Seed and bugle beads are the most common seed beads used in the stitches outlined in the book so it is written using these types in the examples, but these bead stitches are NOT limited to seed and bugle beads. Click straight to any bead stitch above you are interested in, or start with the Table of Contents to get more information on each chapter.

Free Craft eBooks - Free Ebook: Explore Paper Art Techniques Paper is one of the most versatile fibers in the mixed-media artist's repertoire. There are so many possibilities for paper art, it's no wonder we save every scrap we get our hands on! In this free eBook, 4 Free Paper Art Techniques: Explore Designs using Paper Collage, Paper Mache, Handmade Paper, and Paper Quilting, we offer you four ways of elevating handmade paper crafts to art. In "Anthologies, Creating Collages with 'Rescue' Books," Cathy Taylor takes an old book apart and puts it back together in a new way. Rather than destroy the book, her paper collage method brings to light all the lovely worn, faded, and tattered parts and arranges them in an artistic way. Catherine Nicholls was inspired by street artists to create paper graffiti art and turn it into a paper quilt. Jodi Ohl's "Itty Bitty Bits of Inspiration, Winter Blue Sweetheart Magnets" can send a message, prompt an affirmation, or spell out a poem in these mini paper collages. P.S.

Tutorial This tutorial is supposed to teach you how to make Kumihimo friendship bracelets. String You will need strings in different colors. You can use almost all kinds of string, but I prefer to use a little bit thicker string than in ordinary friendship bracelets. Kumihimo disk You will also need a Kumihimo disk. 1. 2. 3. In this section I will show how to make a simple spiral kumihimo bracelet. Setup strings For this bracelet, you will need four blue strings and four orange strings (you can of course use any other color). The second step is to mount the strings onto your kumihimo disc. Each pair of strings will form something we will call a group. Tying the bracelet We are now about to tie the bracelet. 1. 2. 3. You have now done the three basic moves: right string down, left string up, turn disc. 4. 5. 6. Continue in the same way and the bracelet will grow, inch by inch, out of the hole on the back side of the disc. All patterns do not have four groups with two strings in each. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2.

Handmade Holiday Decor eBook Happy Day After Thanksgiving! I don’t know about you, but despite the week I had last week, I am very grateful and thankful for modern medicine and trained surgeons who can take all the broken pieces and put them back together again. Humpty Dumpty never had it so good! My seven year old is thankful for something completely different. I hope everyone got their fill of food and family time! I hope you won’t be too mad and disappointed with me. In the meantime, I do have the Tomboy Tools magnetic hammer winner: Roxanne Lucchesi! Thanks so much Roxanne, comments like yours are what make all the efforts I put into my blog worth it! And a big thank you to my sponsor: Laura from Tomboy Tools, who graciously offers a hammer a week for the Tool Tutorial Friday series. And, for you reading pleasure and gift inspirations I leave you with the Handmade Holiday Decor eBook! Happy Holidays, y’all!

DIY Wedding: Free PDF "DIY Wedding" is chock full of easy, step-by-step projects to make your wedding day uniquely yours. From inspiring invitations, to affordable homemade veils, to gorgeous details, and even homemade cakes, you're sure to find lots of inspiration to make your wedding a DIY success! All projects come from, are written by our creative community, and contain pictures for each step so you can easily make these yourself. Instructables is the most popular project-sharing community on the Internet. We provide easy publishing tools to enable passionate, creative people like you to share their most innovative projects, recipes, skills, and ideas.