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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.
|$10,000 Gold Notes|
Gary Eggleston, BellaOnline's Coin Collecting Editor
There was a day when paper money actually came down from the sky in Washington D.C. Actually the paper notes were $10,000 gold notes in storage. On Dec. 13, 1935, these redeemed, uniface, large-size notes were being held in storage at what was the old downtown Post Office in the District of Columbia
|Food Halloween Costumes|
Launa Stout, BellaOnline's Crafts for Kids Editor
There are lots of creative ways one can dress up for Halloween. Here are some ideas for food related costumes.
|RedHeart.com Has A New Look|
Melissa Rodriguez, BellaOnline's Crochet Editor
The Coats & Clark company recently re-launched RedHeart.com, the companion website to the Read Heart yarn. Read about what's new and improved for the site.
|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.
|Tips for a Successful Show|
Susan Mendenhall, BellaOnline's Jewelry Making Editor
Make it easy to be successful! Get ahead of the game to have a perfect show. Have you ever considered selling at a show? Maybe you already sell at craft and art shows. These tips will help both the beginner and experienced artist have a profitable successful show.
|Review of Lovely Knitted Lace|
Lisa Linnell-Olsen, BellaOnline's Knitting Editor
Brooke Nico's book of 16 different wearable lace garments for adult women. Lace knitters will find basic shapes with lace motifs turned into simple and complex looking garrments.
|Painting on Metal|
Christine Sharbrough, BellaOnline's Painting Editor
This week's article is in response to a question received about painting on metal surfaces.
|Better Photography Through Still life|
Ewa Sapinska, BellaOnline's Photography Editor
There are many things that you can do to become a better photographer and in my opinion learning how to light still life is one of them. So how do you begin with still life. Read this articles to find out how to start thinking like a still life photographer and become a better photographer too.
Judie Bellingham, BellaOnline's Quilting Editor
There are lots of techniques being practiced and taught to create wonderful needleturn applique. My technique is something I've developed over years of trial and error. This article describes my journey with needleturn applique and how I developed my current technique.
|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.
|Photo Challenge for December|
Kathleen Rensel, BellaOnline's Scrapbooking Editor
Challenge yourself with this photo-a-day challenge in December! Then create an album with the photos and the stories.
|How to Sew Burlap|
Tamara Bostwick, BellaOnline's Sewing Editor
Burlap is a coarsely woven fabric made from jute, a vegetable fiber. Burlap is different from most other fabrics and requires some special handling. This article presents some basic information on stabilizing burlap fabric.
|A Use for Dirty Wool|
Laun Dunn, BellaOnline's Spinning Editor
Using otherwise ruined wool to line wire baskets and planters.
|Mail Service Slowdown Coming|
Gary Eggleston, BellaOnline's Stamps Editor
While this post may be a bit off topic, I believe it is important none the less. The Postal Service has given a tentative estimate of how closing 82 mail-processing plants will slow mail delivery in the future. The Postal Service claims to be able to preserve overnight mail delivery at about 66 perc
|NH Youngburg Pattern #38|
Georgia Seitz, BellaOnline's Tatting Editor
Forty Original Designs in Tatting By Nellie Hall Youngburg Novel and Unique Designs with Complete Instructions for Every Pattern Designed and Executed by Nellie Hall Youngburg Camisole Yoke #38
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Sock Knitting Loom
Knit socks on this sturdy wooden loom. Comes with DVD two you can watch how to make socks and other small projects on this loom.
Dream Sewing Spaces: Design & Organization
Tired of moving piles of stuff around in your sewing area? This book will show you new ways to organize all of your sewing supplies so that you can sew more efficiently.
Make Clothes for 18 Inch Dolls
With this book you can make a complete wardrobe for 18 inch dolls; including dresses, pants, jewelry, a bag and a crocheted outfit.