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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.
|Seated Dollar Surprise|
Gary Eggleston, BellaOnline's Coin Collecting Editor
The surprise of the 1860-O Seated Dollar is quite an interesting tale. Reportedly, a few thousand of these dollars were paid out by the Treasury at face value during the major silver dollar release during the years 1962-1964. One would have to wonder how minted coins that were already over a century
|Do Craft . . . then Read|
Launa Stout, BellaOnline's Crafts for Kids Editor
For reluctant readers do the crafting first, then read the book.
|How to Make Blanket Stitch For Crochet Edging|
Melissa Rodriguez, BellaOnline's Crochet Editor
The blanket stitch, sometimes called the buttonhole stitch, is used to decorate or finish a raw edge. In crochet work, it is used to build a foundation on which to crochet a decorative edging. Here's how to do it.
|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.
|Inspired to Design|
Megan McConnell, BellaOnline's Embroidery Editor
Ever wondered how to get inspiration to design your own piece of embroidery? Just look around you!
|Fold Form Copper Earring Project|
Susan Mendenhall, BellaOnline's Jewelry Making Editor
Learn fold forming, as you create this beautiful pair of copper leaf earrings. This technique will result in a unique and beautiful piece of art. You will be intrigued, experiencing your metal changing into a three-dimensional shape, as you work with the copper.
|Knitting with Striping Yarn|
Lisa Linnell-Olsen, BellaOnline's Knitting Editor
Self striping yarns are now available from both boutique and large scale yarn complains. These printed yarns make stripes for you instead of having to change colors. Keep in mind a few caveats when using these yarns.
|Introduction To White Balance|
Ewa Sapinska, BellaOnline's Photography Editor
White balance can be a daunting thing to get your head around, but spending a whole day shooting and having your shots ruined by nasty colorcasts is worse! Take some time out to understand how to set your white balance for trouble free colors.
|Golf Themed Quilts|
Judie Bellingham, BellaOnline's Quilting Editor
Here's a selection of free and not so free golf patterns, quilts and designs.
|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.
|USS Arizona Memorial Stamp Commemeration|
Gary Eggleston, BellaOnline's Stamps Editor
The famed Memorial to the USS Arizona will be gracing a new high-denomination U.S. stamp set to be issued March 13 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The U.S. Postal Service is issuing this $19.99 Priority Mail Express stamp during a 10:30 a.m. first-day ceremony at the National Park Service’s Pearl Harbor Visito
|Interlocking Tatted Rings|
Georgia Seitz, BellaOnline's Tatting Editor
Instructions for interlocking tatted rings appeared in the Young Ladies Journal,1869. This method was revived and reprinted in Tatting Knots and Notes, Nov. 1992 by the late Doretha Albee.
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!
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.