Handspinning Equipment: What I Need to Make My
You've decided to make your own yarn. One of the first questions you'll need answered is "What spinning equipment do…
The Uses Of Sewing Fabric
Sewing fabric has been used to make clothing for many thousands of years. In fact, the practice of dying fabric material…
Find Crystal Beads Wholesale for Making Homemade
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Cross Stitch Charts
The two types of cross stitch - stamped cross stitch and counted cross stitch - are worked differently. Counted cross…
Choosing The Right Embroidery Machine Thread
As any good designer knows, artistic projects can be extremely personal and artists can be very picky! Artists are…
The Specialty Of Lampwork Beads
Lampwork beads can also be referred to as Murano beads or Venetian beads. They had been in use for as long as one can…
Crafts Supplies Articles (51)
Cross Stitch Chart
Cross stitch designs are available where the pattern is printed directly on to the fabrics and the cross stitches are worked to cover the printing. These designs are known as stamped cross stitch. The resulting cross stitches tend to be uneven and rather hit and miss, so results can be…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Calculating How Much Cross Stitch Fabric To Buy
An important part in the preparation stage of any cross stitch project is to calculate how much cross stitch fabric you need to buy. Being able to calculate the eventual size of a cross stitch design means that you will be able to decide how much fabric you need to…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 28, 2014  
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Useful Cross Stitch Equipment
There are many useful, but not necessarily essential, pieces of cross stitch equipment that will make your life as a cross stitcher more enjoyable and simpler. Purchasing the best quality tools that you can afford, and treating these tools with great care and respect, means that they should last for…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Cross Stitch Charts
The two types of cross stitch - stamped cross stitch and counted cross stitch - are worked differently. Counted cross stitch uses a design that is worked from a chart while the design is printed on the fabric with stamped cross stitch. The specific skill involved with reading the cross…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Cross Stitch Thread
There is a large range of cross stitch threads available today. Choosing the right colour and type of thread can greatly enhance any cross stitch design. Cross stitch thread or floss is made up of six strands altogether. Anchor and DMC are two of the most commonly available, popular and…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Working With Different And Unusual Cross Stitch Fabrics
There are a variety of different and unusual materials that you can use for your cross stitch projects. These include plastic canvas, perforated paper, waste canvas and silk gauze. Working with Plastic Canvas Plastic canvas opens up the possibility of working three dimensional projects in cross stitch. A relatively recent…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Metallic Thread Embroidery
Working with metallic threads can sometimes be a little frustrating as they can have a mind of their own. Below you will find some tips and hints to make the whole process trouble free. Working with Metallic Threads and Blending Filaments Metallic threads (or floss) and blending filaments can be…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Cross Stitch Hoops And Frames
If you decide to use an embroidery hoop for your cross stitch project, always use one that is big enough to hold the complete design comfortably. This will ensure that the hoop never needs to be placed over any stitching and will therefore avoid spoiling the completed work with pulled…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 28, 2014  
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Cross Stitch Embellishments
There are many exciting embellishments you can use to enhance cross stitch designs. You can use brilliant beads to add sparkle to your work, make buttons a focal point of designs and incorporate different stitches, such as bullion stitches and French knots, to produce interesting textures. Embellishing cross stitch with…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Cross Stitch Needles
One of the essential pieces of equipment that should be in a cross stitcher's tool kit is the correct needle. Tapestry needles are ideal for cross stitch. Tapestry needles are excellent for cross stitching because they can be passed easily and smoothly through the holes in the cloth, without going…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Using Space - dyed Threads
Wonderful effects can be achieved if space-dyed or variegated threads are used carefully and sparingly. A simple design, for example, an alphabet or name, can be transformed by substituting this type of thread for a single colour. When using variegated thread, where the colour gradually changes from a very pale…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Cross Stitch Frames
Choosing the cross stitch frame that suits your style of working is worth taking time over. It is important to find one that you are comfortable with as wrestling with an unsuitable frame could put you off embroidery all together. Do not be tempted to work without one as a…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Aida Plus
The cross stitch fabric, Aida Plus, is a modern fabric which has many of the useful properties of perforated paper, but none of its weaknesses. You can cut it, trim it and shape it without any unravelling, fraying or splitting and, unlike perforated paper, it is hand washable and will…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 28, 2014  
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Aida And Evenweave
When I first started cross stitching over 30 years ago, the choice of fabric was pretty simple - cream 14-count Aida or linen, bleached or unbleached. How things have changed! There is so much choice available now in embroidery fabric, both in thread count and colour, although the two main…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Cross Stitch Fabrics
Fabrics for cross stitch include aida cloth, cotton evenweave, linen evenweave fabrics and plastic canvas. Note when cutting your fabric, you should add an extra two to three inches around the entire outside to allow for securing your edges as well as for framing. Aida fabric or aida cloth is…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Cross Stitch Equipment
When organising the equipment you need for counted, as well as stamped, cross stitch, there are a number of essential items that are required. Buy the best quality you can afford, treat your investment with care and it should last for many years. Tapestry Needles Use a blunt tapestry needle…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 28, 2014  
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Find Crystal Beads Wholesale for Making Homemade Jewelry
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend! How true and realistic! Nothing can bring huge pleasure to your heart more than diamonds or pearls or glass beads. Look for versatility in your ornaments and be the focus of gossips in the town. Some change and transformation of designs into a new…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jul 30, 2014  
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Handspinning Equipment: What I Need to Make My Own Yarn
You've decided to make your own yarn. One of the first questions you'll need answered is "What spinning equipment do I need to get started?" Your next question might be, "Will it cost me a lot of money to get started handspinning?" The answer to the second question is that…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Feb 27, 2012  
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The Specialty Of Lampwork Beads
Lampwork beads can also be referred to as Murano beads or Venetian beads. They had been in use for as long as one can remember. They had been considered as one of the topmost fashion beads in the market. This kind of beads is made using glass and this lends…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jul 19, 2014  
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Hilarious Gag Gifts for Men
Selecting appropriate gag gifts for men can indeed prove to be a more difficult task. Since ages, wrist watches have proved to be ideal gifts for men. In fact, watches are indeed considered as one of the classiest gifts. In fact, these days you need to get acquainted with the…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Feb 28, 2016  
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The Uses Of Sewing Fabric
Sewing fabric has been used to make clothing for many thousands of years. In fact, the practice of dying fabric material has been dated back to at least 34,000 BC. Fabric may be made today using various natural and synthetic materials, and this may include spinning long fibers like cotton…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Mar 28, 2013  
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The Advantages Of Purchasing Wholesale Jewelry Supplies
Almost every person who is interested in jewelry has got something to do with jewelry making. Regardless of gender, the idea of jewelry making is an enticing one in which many people have found great joy. Many people have even progressed this talent or hobby into making money and they…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Aug 05, 2014  
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Jump Ring Madness
Making my first piece of jewelry was a breeze! It came in a kit. Not long after (alright, immediately after) I decided I wanted to do more and headed off, wallet in hand to my local craft shop. I browsed wide-eyed through the jewelry making supply aisles until I was…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Aug 15, 2012  
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What Makes Crystal Beads Exceptional
Whenever you want to buy crystal beads, you should think of nothing other than high quality beads. This will ensure you never make mistakes in your choice and will ensure you can make use of your beads for a very long time to come and to maintain the beads in…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jul 21, 2014  
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Buy Marble Stone Pot Online at Low Price In India
Give your home and office an ethnic look with the sophisticated flower Marble Pots produces by WowgiftsIndia. We offer a wide-range of Marble Pot which is appropriate for ornamenting the decor of the interiors. Meeting the demands of the home furnishing industry, the handmade flower Marble Pots of high quality…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   May 23, 2016  
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The Uses Of Water Soluble Thread
In most cases, sewers and quilters want to find the most durable thread available that is suitable for their intended purpose. Of course, there are a wide range of thread options available, and these vary by the weight or thickness of the thread, what the thread is made from, the…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jul 22, 2013  
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Impeccable Wholesale Charms
Wholesale charms fall under craft and accessories group and are occasionally characterized in the major class of beading supplies by many online fashion sites that offer them to their regular clients. These sites have various selections of charms in bulk including the likes of wine glass and jewelry charms, necklace…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Aug 12, 2014  
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3 Fall Craft Supplies You Don't Want to Miss!
The wonders of Fall Autumn is upon us. The leaves are changing, the air is becoming crisp and cool, and with this comes a renewed energy for creativity for me. I love doing crafts this time of year as the possibilities are endless. There are a wealth of things to…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Nov 06, 2012  
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Where to Buy Your Glass Beads
In times past, beads are parts of the main jewelries depended on by humans; both male and female. Beads had been in use since inception and they have found new life in the fashion industry these days. Many top class individuals will do anything to have beads attached one way…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jul 22, 2014  
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Top Ten Art And Craft Necessities
When it comes to art and craft, whether you're a novice, fairly competent, or Leonardo Da Vinci himself, having at least these ten things will make your next art and craft project a work of art: 1. An Idea Without one of these, you won't even get out of the…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Aug 02, 2011  
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