Crafting


Latest Crewel Work

Latest Crewel Work


Posted on Mar 2, 2006

So this is the latest thing I have been working on.  I decided to try doing crewel work on felt.  I love that you can get felt in all different colors and it's a lot cheaper than linen.  The design is my own.  I don't know if it's finished or not.  I'm just sitting with it for awhile.  I used regular embroidery thread on the inside flower.  It's not as easy to use as crewel...

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Crewel Olympics

Crewel Olympics


Posted on Feb 16, 2006

I am a sucker for the Olympics.  I don’t consider myself a sports person, but I love everything about the Olympics.  I think it’s because it truly comes down to the best athletes reaching their goals.  I figured this would be a great time to really dive into more crewel work.  I do it while watching movies so this shouldn’t be any different, right?  Well, it turns out watching the Olympics is...

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Lint – Knitting Class

Lint – Knitting Class


Posted on Jan 31, 2006

My friend, Karen, and I took a knitting class this last Sunday at Lint in NW Portland.  This class was a 3 hour follow up course taught by Laura Irwin.  I didn’t think I would get much out of the class because the last time I took a knitting class, (at a different venue) I wasn’t thrilled with the instructor.  Laura was amazing.  She was straight forward, helpful, and very positive.  I got so much...

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Tutorial – Celtic Knot

Tutorial – Celtic Knot


Posted on Jan 30, 2006

Welcome to my very first tutorial!  I’ve been wanting to post this for some time, and now the time has come.  My mom and I took a class many, many years ago on how to draw Celtic knots. I have been drawing them ever since.  It’s actually super simple to do and the possibilities are endless.  Any one can do this, you don’t need artistic ability.  Believe me, I can barely draw a straight line....

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Plant Sampler

Plant Sampler


Posted on Jan 24, 2006

This weekend, I finished up my second crewel project.  I am still just trying to get the hang of the stitches.  I chose these 4 little 3 inch blocks for more practice.  Since I’m using yarn I got from an old crewel kit, I have very limited color choices.  The patterned called for the light blue tree to be filled in like the dark blue tree, but I just didn’t have enough yarn to do that.  The one...

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New Craft Books

New Craft Books


Posted on Jan 16, 2006

I love craft books.  I know I’m not alone because I see that same love on many other craft blogs.  I figured I would post a few new books that I have gotten over the past couple of months.  25 Bags to Knit is a great book.  I love every pattern and can’t wait to start making bags.  These bags are a good size project for me.  I don’t want to do sweaters or socks.  It’s just too...

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