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|Book Review- Kumihimo Basics and Beyond|
Shala Kerrigan, BellaOnline's Beadwork Editor
A review of Rebecca Ann Combs book Kumihimo Basics and Beyond : 25 braided and beaded jewelry projects on the kumihimo disk.
|U.S. Coin Types|
Gary Eggleston, BellaOnline's Coin Collecting Editor
Coin collecting is a fun hobby that anyone who has the time can do. A coin’s history and its development can be learned by collecting them.
|Craft a Hiking Stick|
Launa Stout, BellaOnline's Crafts for Kids Editor
Before you get ready for your next adventure hike take the time to make a personalized walking stick for each family member. Keep these in the car and you will be ready whenever the urge to “Take a Hike!” hits…
|Preserving Doll Patterns|
Helen B. Wharton, BellaOnline's Doll Making Editor
Here is an idea for making sturdier patterns that last longer and a great way to store them.
|Couching and Laid Work|
Megan McConnell, BellaOnline's Embroidery Editor
Couching, whilst also being a description of where many of us sit to embroider, is also a technique going back over a thousand years and can produce works of stunning intricacy, as well as simple bold designs.
|Oh So Many! How to Choose the Right One.|
Susan Mendenhall, BellaOnline's Jewelry Making Editor
You can never have too many tools, but how do you choose the best tools for your work? Files will become your favorite go to tool. Open any tools catalog and you will be overwhelmed with the choices. Learn what files do and how to choose the best files for your toolbox!
|Knit Animal Hats Book Review|
Lisa Linnell-Olsen, BellaOnline's Knitting Editor
Gramma Nancy Nielsen's new book features 19 different knit animal hat patterns for babies and small children.
|Collaged Postcard, Version 2|
Mia C. Goloy, BellaOnline's Paper Crafts Editor
Make a postcard using collage paper for both the background and subject. It's a great way to use junk mail and scraps left over from previous projects!
| Photoshop Tips and Shortcuts|
Ewa Sapinska, BellaOnline's Photography Editor
Love using Photoshop but wish you knew more shortcuts? Read this article and start working faster and smarter in Photoshop today.
|A Cautionary Tale |
Judie Bellingham, BellaOnline's Quilting Editor
Here's a jovial poem about a quilt group making a quilt for a raffle prize.
|Stronghold Builder's Guidebook Review|
Leif Sutter, BellaOnline's Role Playing Games Editor
Perusing the shelves for Dungeons and Dragons Third Edition books? If you've come across the Stronghold Builder's Guidebook, I've got some advice before you buy it. Especially if your group isn't hardcore into that system.
|How To Collect Postage Stamps|
Gary Eggleston, BellaOnline's Stamps Editor
Stamp collectors, enthusiasts, and philatelists take so much interest in stamps because of the interesting story told by each stamp, and even by each stamp issue. There are a huge variety of things that may be collected in relation to stamps, and each individual collector can make a choice over cate
|ABCs of Tatting Info|
Georgia Seitz, BellaOnline's Tatting Editor
Some inspiration for tatting projects
E D I T O R R E C O M M E N D E D |
Digitizing Made Easy
This is a great book for those embroiderers who want to learn to digitize their own designs ready for use on an embroidery machine.
Over 50 projects to embellish your home with embroidery. Templates, patters, and stitch guides. Great illustrations and fun to do!
The Knitter´s Handbook
My personal favorite reference for knitters. Uses step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations to explain many knitting techniques and skills. A good go-to for your knitting library.