Tutorial ~ Nostepinnes: How to Wind a Center Pull Yarn Ball and Yarn Parking

nostepinne wind done after turning.2

The Nostepinne I like all kinds of creative avenues!  Yarn fun, like, Spinning, Dyeing Wool, Knitting, and Crochet are part my adventures. Woodworking also is in there, and my woodworking Continue Reading →

Tutorial-Embroidery Tools–The Sulky Hot Iron Transfer Pen–Creating Iron On Transfers-Tarot Card Purse Panel

sulky pen tarot-set-up-19

Here is another tutorial about creating Iron On Transfers. This is how I have created hot iron transfers with the Sulky Hot Iron Transfer Pen. 1. Have a pattern image. Continue Reading →

Tutorial/Embroidery Project – Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery, Turning a Reversible Purse/Bag Part 17

turn a reversible purse

Yesterday, we left the snail bag with this little hole in the handle and are now expected to turn this little baby inside out. What we need to do is: Continue Reading →

Tutorial/Embroidery Project – Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery, Sewing the Japanese Knot Bag, front to back, Part 16

sew front to back of japanese knot bag

Yesterday, we got the circle shaped bottom of the bag sewn into the purse tube of the Japanese Knot Bag. Here are the results with the extra piping added in Continue Reading →

Tutorial/Embroidery Project – Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery, Sewing a Circle into a Tube, Part 15

tutorial sewing a circle to a tube

Whew! Many parts to building this little snail bag…but it’s been really fun to create and very satisfying to see it come to life. It’s become so much more than Continue Reading →

Tutorial/Embroidery Project – Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery, Marking Circle for Sewing, Part 14

tutorial marking circle for sewing

Your life needs fun. Go ahead, have some fun! Getting that round circle piece into the tube requires some folding and marking. We will mark 4 points on the circle Continue Reading →

Tutorial-Washing and Blocking Embroidery; Felt Tinted with Crayon 4 of 4

Blocking Felt for embroidery and crayon tint

This fourth and last part of this tutorial process is where we allow the felt fabric dry at it’s own pace. It is the end to a gentle hand washing Continue Reading →

Tutorial-Washing and Blocking Embroidery; Felt Tinted with Crayon 3 of 4

tutorial washing felt with crayon tint

This third part of this is where we allow the felt fabric to undergo a washing. It is a gentle hand washing process. All the steps of the experiment are Continue Reading →

Tutorial-Washing and Blocking Embroidery; Felt Tinted with Crayon 2 of 4

tutorial coloring felt with crayon for tint

This second part of this is basically a repeat of the “tinting fabric with crayon” tutorial. I added it here so that you, the reader, would know the exact process Continue Reading →

Tutorial-Washing and Blocking Embroidery; Felt Tinted with Crayon 1 of 4

Iron on transfer design tutorial

I’ve received several messages that reported some trouble with the crayon washing out of (acrylic) felt when used with the ‘tinting fabric with crayon’ technique. I decided to post this Continue Reading →