The blanket stitch is quite easy to construct and is often sewn on the edge of a blanket or other fabric to help prevent unraveling. Learn how to sew two variations of this stitch to create lovely edges on your fabric or within your embroidery design.
Learn how to sew the satin and encroaching satin embroidery stitches. Examples also discuss different applications of the satin stitch to create color gradations.
Learn three variations of the stem stitch used in vintage and modern embroidery. There's also a demonstration on how making slight variations in the stitch can make for a more effective result.
This free crochet flower pattern uses two basic techniques common to Irish crochet and could easily be used as the basis for a doily or other larger pattern. The pattern works with crochet thread up to an all-purpose 4-ply acrylic.
This project is very easy to make but does require patience and quite a bit of time. Attention to detail will make a prettier basket but this project could be made by children you would trust with a needle and thread.
Inspired by our latest appliance purchase, the recycled, decorative message board will add a splash of color to your wall and provide a great place to display photos, artwork, notes and reminders.
This free crochet flower pattern was inspired by a vintage crochet flower pattern that is part of the crochet flower basket pattern. I thought the flower cup portion of the pattern was too small, so I made mine differently and have included my changes here.
This pretty little baby set is from a vintage knitting pattern. It appears to use two different colors of yarn and seems like the instructions are fairly straight-forward.
Many crochet doily patterns feature roses. This free crochet rose pattern is inspired by several vintage doily patterns and makes up quick and easy in all of the yarns I tried.
This free crochet flower pattern makes up fairly quickly and creates a pretty flower that would make a great addition to a crochet hat, purse or sweater. The size of your crochet flower will be completely dependent upon the thickness of the yarn you use. My flower was made using a typical 4-ply worsted acrylic and is around 4 inches wide.