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Spool Knitting (French Knitting)

This fun knitting idea makes you go back to your school days. You will be amazed how simple tool can knit charming hats, rugs, and blankets. The technique is also known as corking, French or mushroom knitting.

Needle Turn Applique

Needle turn appliqué is a traditional method of hand-stitching an appliqué in which the tip of your needle is turned under the raw edges of the fabric while stitching it to the background.

Flying Geese Quilt

Here is one pattern that quilting enthusiasts will find spectacular. Better known as flying geese, it boasts of perfect triangular shapes in contrasting fabric that sit at the center and sides of blocks that can be stitched together into a lovely quilt. The beautiful angular patchwork not only suits quilts but can be used for other decorative purposes like wall hangings, curtains and handbags.

Shibori Dyeing

Shibori is a simple Japanese process of dyeing in indigo that has become a hot favorite among the trendy chic in recent times. The enchanting tie-dye method can be done in a variety of techniques. 

Picot Stitch

The picot is a narrow pointy stitch that gives a wonderful edging to your favorite garments, tablecloths or doilies. It can also be combined with various other crochet stitches to create a marvelous impact. Here is a simple tutorial to guide you through the basic picot stitch, along with a few ideas about where to use it.

Basting Stitch

What is a Basting Stitch The basting stitch, also known as tacking, can be defined as a long running stitch mainly used to temporarily hold two or more layers of fabric together until they can be properly sewn with a permanent stitch.

Silk Ribbon Embroidery

Ribbon embroidery, usually done with soft silk ribbons, adds a beautifully textured dimension to your embroidered fabric. It looks classy and has an old-world charm associated with it. Flowers done with ribbon embroidery look stunning on dresses, purses and pillow covers.

Stem Stitch

The stem stitch, also known as the crewel stitch, boasts of a beautiful rope-like textured appearance that suits outlining an embroidery design or creating beautiful patterns. It is ideal for defining stems of plants, stalks of flowers, etc. It can be sewed on both straight and curved lines.

Embroidery Hoops

An embroidery hoop is a tool that helps to keep your fabric tightly stretched between its frames as an aid to embroidery or any other form of needlework.

Satin Stitch

If you are a fan of needlepoint, satin stitch is sure to be one of your favorites due to its sheer brilliance in giving a textured finish to your embroidery. This makes it a powerful technique for filling up decorative designs like flower petals, leaves, and hearts.

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Spool Knitting (French ...

This fun knitting idea makes you go back to your school days. You will be amazed how simple tool can knit charming ...

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Hairpin Lace

The hairpin lace is an easy crocheting technique that can produce delicate lacy patterns. There is a wide variety of garments and ...