Tag: How-To

How to Make a Ribbon Rose

How to Make a Ribbon Rose… the Nicholas Kniel Way

For more than a decade, designer Nicholas Kniel has been making the most exquisite ribbon flowers and embellishments. His flowers have been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, and have been adored by bridal designers and milliners all over the world. In this extract from his incredible book, Creating Ribbon Flowers, he teaches us how to…

Bead Embroidery Basics

Bead Embroidery Basics

Bead embroidery transforms everyday objects into luxury items. Beading expert Dorothy Wood runs through the basics of bead embroidery so that you can bring some shimmer and sparkle to your projects. Preparing to embroider If the fabric is flimsy it needs to be supported in a hoop or frame while working so that the beadwork…

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How to Create Beautiful Works of Art With Diamond Dotz

Diamond Dotz is the new craft that has taken the craft community by storm. Also known as 5D Diamond Painting, it uses resin facets to create beautiful works of arts that sparkle. Diamond Painting is a really simple craft to do. Here, I will talk you through what you will receive in each kit, top tips…

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So Simple Pom Poms

We have seen the technique to make a pom pom done in lots of different ways, on a fork, using cardboard or using a pom pom maker. But now, with this clever craft hack, you will be able to make six pom pom in one go using just some yarn, a pair of scissors and…

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Cross Stitch Pattern Maker: Design Cross Stitch Charts in Excel

Have you ever wanted to make your own cross stitch chart, but don’t know where to start? We are going to show you a cross stitch pattern maker that’s probably on your computer right now — Microsoft Excel! It is only natural that after a period of using pre-made cross stitch charts and kits, that you…

What is Thread Heaven and how do you use it?

Crafts such as hand embroidery and cross stitch are passed down through generations. Often, so are the threads that are used. However, using old thread comes with some problems such as fraying and snapping. This is where Thread Heaven comes in. We all know that feeling; when you get given old, unused, threads from your…

Stitched Linen Gift Bags

Stitched Linen Gift Bags

How’s this for a great idea this Christmas? Helen Philipps shows you how to make stitched linen gift bags in such a simple way… a pretty way to create your own DIY gift wrap this Christmas. These sweet little drawstring bags would be perfect to hold precious gifts, perhaps jewellery or other sparkly trinkets. You…