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How To Make Geometric Stamps For Block Printing, FREE Template Included

Block Printed Textiles Craft Tutorials

How To Make Geometric Stamps For Block Printing, FREE Template Included

Learn how to make geometric stamps for block printing textiles and other crafts. FREE downloadable template is included.

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FREE Hand Embroidery Stitch Guide

Craft Tutorials Hand Embroidery

FREE Hand Embroidery Stitch Guide

Learn basic stitches for any hand embroidery project with this free downloadable guide.

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Using Natural Dyes In Your Kitchen

Craft Tutorials Dyeing

Using Natural Dyes In Your Kitchen

Dyed cloth has been an important part of cultural identity and a driver of historical processes throughout human history (learn more here). There is almost an infinite variety of natural materials that can be used for dyeing but in this tutorial I am highlighting a few of my favorites to create a beautiful color palette for wool, cotton, or linen cloth and yarn. Ingredients from the kitchen for dyeing The Basics When using natural materials to dye wool or cotton you will need a mordant. A mordant is often a mineral compound that helps to lock color into the fiber...

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How to Make The Rise Up Coiled Basket

Coiled Basketry Craft Tutorials

How to Make The Rise Up Coiled Basket

This basket design was inspired by the aftermath of the Almeda Fire in Southern Oregon. I wanted to create a design that, at least to me, symbolizes rising up from the ashes. Use this free pattern and enjoy this making this design. It is recommended that you start with the basic Coiled Basketry Project Craft Kit.

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How To Make Shapes in Your Weaving

Craft Tutorials Weaving

How To Make Shapes in Your Weaving

How to weave shapes into your woven project. Find the Wool Weaving Project craft kit here.  Download Free Instructional PDF Gather your ideas and materials You may want to sketch out your design ideas or improvise as you go along. Look for inspiration in other weaver’s work, traditional motifs you may find in books, patterns found in nature, or in your own imagination. Choose your color palette. Are you drawn to soft neutrals, bold brights, complementary or harmonious colors combinations or do you like to have an unexpected pop of color on a relatively subdued background? Choose your textures. Do you...

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