What a Knit and Kumihimo too! Kumihimo Project Kits September 12, 2011 at 8:47 pm Karen’s Kumihimo Corkscrew Bracelet Springy, bouncy and lots of fun, Karen’s Kumihimo Corkscrew Bracelet is quick, fun and easy to make. The possibilities are endless. You will learn a quick tip for measuring circumference, how to start with an “interlaced” end and braid around a core. Friendship bracelet Friendship bracelet – easy stripe form Step-by-step diagram of basic knot associated with friendship bracelets The amount of thread used in bracelets varies depending on the pattern. The smallest pattern, a double chain knot, requires two strings while the candy stripe can have as 3 or more strings depending on the desired thickness. Friendship bracelets first became popular in the United States during the 1970s and are commonly worn by both male and female teenagers. They are now popular throughout the world and are not only popular among teenagers but among the older generation; they are popular among celebrities as well.
Craft DIY Projects, Patterns, How-tos, Fashion, Recipes @ Craftzine.com - Felting, Sewing, Knitting, Crocheting, Home & More Quilling, the coiling and shaping of narrow paper strips to create a design, has been around for years — hundreds, in fact. During the Renaissance, nuns and monks would roll gold-gilded paper remnants trimmed during the bookmaking process, and use them to decorate religious objects as an alternative to costly gold filigree. Quilling later became a pastime of 18th and 19th century young ladies in England, who would decorate tea caddies and pieces of furniture with paper filigree. The practice crossed the Atlantic with colonists, who added quilling to candle sconces and trays as home decorations. In all of that time, the process has remained very much the same, but quilling designs and specialty supplies have definitely caught up to the 21st century.
Applique inverse: un tutoriel This is a really fun, simple project. Yet another way to fancy up some plain tees or a great fix for old shirts with holes. It takes a little practice to master sewing a curved design like this one. I'm definitely not there yet but, I was pretty impressed with myself this time around. If you're unsure of your sewing skills try finding a design with straight lines i.e. a cross or monogram of your initial. Materials: Moss Acres: Moss Starter Home > Moss Products > Moss Starter Moss Sampler Set A sampling of our four varieties of moss, this set includes: - 10 square feet of Hypnum moss - Clump(s) of Haircap moss (approximately 1 sq. foot) - Clumps of Rock Cap moss (approximately 1 sq. foot) - Clumps of Cushion moss (approximately 1 sq. foot) Shipping via UPS Ground ($14).
First Kumihimo Braid I had a go at using this Kumihimo plate the other night and found that the instructional pictographs were a bit difficult to understand. As you can see they were a bit daunting. The Kumihimo package came with five strands of synthetic yarn to start you off, and this is the first braid I did. Martenitsa Bracelet – the KUMIHIMO Technique We sent our baba Marta to Japan – we made a bracelet martenitsa with the kumihimo technique. As we didn’t have the original kumihimo disk, we made our own and the result was quite impressive. It’s pretty, it’s easy enough for kids – and you only have to show them how to move the strings along the circle (count 1, 2, 3 and move to the empty slot). My daughter immediately made a bracelet for her friend… it’s easy, and it’s fun! To make the braiding base (faux kumihimo disk):
TALKING hands Just give them a try – these talking heads are terribly easy to make. You need A4 colored paper sheets, a pair of scissors and some paper glue. Let the show begin To make a MONSTER, glue some extra eyes and teeth on the inside. To make a FROG, add some eyes and a red mouth on the inside. To make a CLOWN, roll up some paper strips for hair, glue it to the back of the ‘head’ then add eyes, a tongue and a pom-pom nose.
How to Make Clothing Buttons from Shrink Plastic… This tutorial is an old one of mine that’s too good not to share again. Since posting the first time, I’ve had lots of questions about these buttons which will hopefully be answered in this revised post. Equipment Some handy notes: Moss Acres: Transplanting moss Home > Moss Information > Transplanting Moss Preparing the Area and Transplanting Moss The critical elements here are a clear, bare, compacted surface that is free of leaves, weeds, and other debris. The soil surface should be gently scratched with a rake to slightly roughen the soil area (dug into slightly for Haircap moss to compensate for attached soil). Following a spray treatment for pH adjustment, the soil should be made damp, and the moss itself should be pressed out flat.
Printable Origami Click the Links to Download! Scroll down to find the links to all of the printable origami diagrams on this site, made into convenient pdf's for you! Just click to download, then enjoy! You will need Adobe Reader installed on your computer in order to open the pdf file. You can get Adobe Reader here DIY Macrame Bracelet Growing up by the beach in Southern California, the ability to knot a macrame bracelet was practically a right of passage. Although those days are long behind us, we’ve never forgotten the ever-so-simple square knot technique. This time, however, we’re replacing hemp and wooden beads for more updated elements like colorful nylon cord and glossy metal charms. Happy knotting! You’ll need:
page corner bookmarks This project comes to you at the request of Twitterer @GCcapitalM. I used to believe that a person could never have too many books, or too many bookmarks. Then I moved into an apartment slightly larger than some people’s closets (and much smaller than many people’s garages) and all these beliefs got turned on their naïeve little heads. But what a person can always look for more of is really cool unique bookmarks. Placeholders special enough for the books that are special enough to remain in your culled-out-of-spacial-necessity collection. Page corner bookmarks are cute, practical and deeply under-represented in the world.* They’re easy to make, easy to customize, and will set you apart from all those same-same flat rectangular bookmarks.