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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.
|Are You Still Feeling The Effects Of 2008?|
Gary Eggleston, BellaOnline's Coin Collecting Editor
It is no big secret that people who lived through the Great Depression were forever changed by their experiences during the 1930s. Many leaned a distrust for banks. Some were reluctant to borrow money to pay for things, even a house.
|Bean Bags for Kids|
Launa Stout, BellaOnline's Crafts for Kids Editor
All you need is some fleece and some beans!
|Back To School Crochet Projects|
Melissa Rodriguez, BellaOnline's Crochet Editor
Everyone wants to return to school in style. Why not hit them with some cool crochet fashions? Here are some great ideas for back to school crochet projects.
|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.
|Easy to Make Copper Slide Necklace|
Susan Mendenhall, BellaOnline's Jewelry Making Editor
Here is an impressive, but easy to make copper slide necklace. With a few tools and a small piece of copper, you can have a finished necklace within a few hours!
|Fixing Dropped Stitches|
Lisa Linnell-Olsen, BellaOnline's Knitting Editor
Dropped stitches are a common problem for knitters, and one many knitters need to know how to deal with. Read this article to find out how to fix them.
|Christmas Tree Luminaria|
Mia C. Goloy, BellaOnline's Paper Crafts Editor
Make this pyramid-shaped Christmas tree that doubles as a luminaria.
|Manual Focus For Better Photography|
Ewa Sapinska, BellaOnline's Photography Editor
Autofocus for your lens is a great thing but there are some times when you will want to switch to manual focus to get great images. Read on to find out why!
|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.
|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.
|Father Of American Stamp Collecting|
Gary Eggleston, BellaOnline's Stamps Editor
At the end of the Civil war in 1865, the stamp hobby had arrived and had taken root in America. Enterprising dealers in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia responded to the new demands of collectors. The stage was set for growth which was going to require a durable infrastructure, professional style,
Georgia Seitz, BellaOnline's Tatting Editor
During a maintenance outage, a few tatting newsletters may not have reached tatters. Here is a list of those newsletter now posted online as tatting articles.
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!
Learn To Knit, Love to Knit
Young adults and teens will find great projects to learn to knit. This book has projects for those who have never knit or would like to try out some intermediate level techniques.