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

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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

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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 →

The Scarlet Letter, Golden “A” embroidery

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The embroidery is done on the Scarlet Letter project! I embroidered krienik gold braid on the red velvet using stem stitch to outline and define the letter “A”. The complete Continue Reading →

The Scarlet Letter

scarlet letter A choices

Well…it is Scarlet…and it is a Letter…lol. Here’s an embroidery project. And although the thread is not going to make the “A” scarlet, it is going on a scarlet velvet Continue Reading →

Embroidery Project – Snail Wallet with Vintage Snail Embroidery

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The Matching Wallet! This little wallet is made from a Lazy Girl Designs pattern, Wonder Wallet. We took the same fabric from the lining of the Snail Purse and used Continue Reading →

Embroidery Project – Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery, Gallery, Final

snail purse crayon tint with embroidery

I added a plexi-glass bottom to the purse. [I cut it out on the bandsaw ;)] It keep the bottom firm and all my little ‘junk’ won’t sag into oblivion. Continue Reading →

Embroidery Project – Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery, Finishing, Part 18

tutorial finishing the close of japanese knot bag

We last ended matching up our handles after turning the entire purse right-side-out. We left the last 1/4 in. not UNsewn and those are the free ends that we are 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 →