Saturday, February 28, 2009

Silk Fusion FREE Tutorial by Sue Bleiweiss

I thought you'd like to know that Sue Bleiweiss of Sue Bleiweiss  website has another wonderful tutorial on creating and working with silk fusion.



Picture of Box Created Using Silk Fusion
Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Sue Bleiweiss


Here's what Sue had to say about her silk fusion tutorial: Making silk fusion is easy and fun! I'm going to show you my preferred method in this short tutorial. When you're done you'll have a beautiful piece of silk fusion fabric

Please respect Sue's Terms of Use: Tutorial, text & images are the property of Sue Bleiweiss. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Sue Bleiweiss of SueBleiweiss.com.

Sue is a Mixed Media Fiber Artist and Instructor. She teaches classes online in mixed media, surface design, fiber arts and more at  SueBleiweiss.com and her SueBleiweiss Etsy Shoppe.

Emma FREE Doll Pattern From Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts

I thought you'd all like to know that Brenda Greenwalt has some more wonderful free patterns on her Lillie Mae's Crafts blog and Lillie Mae's Crafts website that I think you will enjoy.

Emma
Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

CLICK HERE or on the picture above for the instructions and pattern.


Please respect Brenda's TERMS OF USE: All of my craft patterns are copyrighted. You may create a reasonable amount of items from my patterns for craft fairs, bazaars, craft malls, and auctions as long as you give Lillie Mae's Crafts credit for the design. You MAY NOT mass produce items from my patterns. Copying for any reason at all is strictly prohibited. You DO NOT have permission to alter them in any way. No wholesaling of items made from my patterns. My patterns are not to be shared or redistributed in any form without my express permission. If you have any questions, please ask before you purchase. Feel free to e-mail me at lilliemaescrafts@lilliemaescrafts.com


Copyright © 2008 - 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Please visit Brenda's Lillie Mae's Crafts blog at http://lilliemaes.blogspot.com/ and her Lillie Mae's Crafts website at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com .

Friday, February 27, 2009

The "Blossie" Bag FREE Tutorial by Ros Mirrington of Bloom Blog

Sometimes you run across amazing crafters who have the most delightful and most colorful of blogs. Blogs created by crafters with enormous talent and that are filled with beautiful pictures, stories, creations, and ideas. One such blog is  Ros Mirrington's "Bloom" blog and it is not only colorful and delightful, but has 3 wonderful tutorials to teach you how to make one of Ros's incredible "Blossie Bags" with pockets and handles. I hope you enjoy Ros's 3 tutorials and hope it inspires you to make your own bag.


Tutorial For "The Blossie Bag"

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by  Ros Mirrington  of Bloom blog.



Easy Peasy Bag Pockets Tutorial

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by  Ros Mirrington  of Bloom blog.

Here's what Ros had to say about her pockets: I usually use this method to do pockets inside my bags. It is easy and quick!



Faux Piped Handles Tutorial

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by  Ros Mirrington  of Bloom blog.

Ros's Blog Bio - A friend recently asked me which I could give up more easily, gardening or stitching. An impossible question. Of course, the suggestion that I could give up either is preposterous! If you are similarly enamored with blooms, whether they be real or stitched, welcome to my blog!

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by  Ros Mirrington  of Bloom blog. Ros is an avid gardener, crafter, photographer, quilter, handbag designer, embroiderer, stitcher, crazy quilter, and seamstress.

Please visit her Bloom blog and her Bloom and Blossom Flickr photostream.

Another Fabric Flower FREE Tutorial From Cheryl Bosarge of Bayou Bags

Cheryl Bosarge has created some wonderful free how-to tutorials for her Bayou Bags website and Lenny DaVinci blog at that I hope you will enjoy. This one is for creating a another fabric flower.


Tutorial: Another Fabric Flower

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Cheryl Bosarge of Bayou Bags and Lenny DaVinci blog.


Here's what Cheryl had to say about her tutorial: Fabric flowers are always an easy way to embellish bags and accessories, and there are dozens of ways to make them. The one pictured here isn’t unusual, but I thought I’d photograph the steps for you while making this one last night, and give you the directions that I typically use.


Cheryl's Bio: Cheryl is a freelance graphic designer, writer, artist, handbag designer, and paper crafter with a BFA in graphic design, 15 years of quilting experience, and several textile teaching positions. She loves to explore new techniques and materials and utilizing both in new products for her website. She is also a photographer and painter, and occasionally offers art pieces for sale. Cheryl also takes custom textile or fine art orders and can be contacted at cheryl@bayoubags.com .

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Cheryl Bosarge of Bayou Bags at http://bayoubags.com/ and Lenny DaVinci blog at http://www.lennydavinci.blogspot.com/

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Fabric Gift Box - Basic Gift Box FREE Tutorial by Sue Bleiweiss

Gift boxes are wonderful gifts and Sue Bleiweiss of Sue Bleiweiss  website has written another wonderful tutorial showing you how to create a basic gift box. I hope you enjoy Sue's tutorial.



Basic Gift Box
Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Sue Bleiweiss


Here's what Sue had to say about her basic gift boxes tutorial: I love making these boxes. They go together pretty quickly and they're a nice size for filling with candy, tea bags, decorative soaps, or other small items. Fill up the box, wrap it in cellophane tied with a pretty ribbon and they make a wonderful gift.

Please respect Sue's Terms of Use: For personal use only. Please feel free to make as many as you like for gifts, swaps and donations, however; at this time I cannot provide licensing for readers to sell items made from the patterns provided on my website. Tutorial, text & images are the property of Sue Bleiweiss. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Sue Bleiweiss of SueBleiweiss.com.

Sue is a Mixed Media Fiber Artist and Instructor. She teaches classes online in mixed media, surface design, fiber arts.

Cushion Covers FREE Tutorial by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog

I just love finding amazing tutorials and Carina Envoldsen-Harris writes some of the best tutorials out there and posts them on her Carina's Craftblog blog. I hope you enjoy Carina's Cushion Covers tutorial.


Tutorial - Cushion covers
Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog blog.


Please respect Carina's TERMS OF USE: Please don't use my images and/or words without permission. If you are nice enough to ask, I will probably be nice too and let you use it. Do not use my images (or words) on any site, or in any other context, that deals with politics or religion in any way. Thank you. If you want to use a single image to demonstrate how awesome I am, please go ahead, though. He he. But do link back to me, that only seems fair.

Carina's Bio: Carina is a Danish girl living in Essex, England with her husband. She's an artist and crafter who loves to crochet, draw, sew, paint, and embroider.

Copyright © 2006-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog blog.

Please visit Carina's Carina's Craftblog blog, her Wardi's Sweatshirt shoppe, and her Wardi's Flickr photostream.

Super Easy Bag From Repurposed Clothing FREE Tutorial by Cheryl Bosarge of Bayou Bags

Cheryl Bosarge has created some wonderful free how-to tutorials for her Bayou Bags website and Lenny DaVinci blog at that I hope you will enjoy. This one is for creating a super easy bag from repurposed clothing.


Tutorial: Super Easy Bag From Repurposed Clothing

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Cheryl Bosarge of Bayou Bags and Lenny DaVinci blog.


Here's what Cheryl had to say about her tutorial:
Years ago I taught wearable art classes, and I've always had class samples hanging in my closet, most of them rarely worn. I did wear this red quilted jacket a lot, and it was starting to show some wear, so I felt it was time to give it new life. This little bag was the solution.


Cheryl's Bio: Cheryl is a freelance graphic designer, writer, artist, handbag designer, and paper crafter with a BFA in graphic design, 15 years of quilting experience, and several textile teaching positions. She loves to explore new techniques and materials and utilizing both in new products for her website. She is also a photographer and painter, and occasionally offers art pieces for sale. Cheryl also takes custom textile or fine art orders and can be contacted at cheryl@bayoubags.com .

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Cheryl Bosarge of Bayou Bags at http://bayoubags.com/ and Lenny DaVinci blog at http://www.lennydavinci.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Petal Drawstring Bag FREE Tutorial From Julia Camilleri of Julia's Place Blog

I just love creative embroidery and crazy quilted creations and love to learn how to create such astonishing creations - especially when the tutorials are from a master of creative embroidery. You'll be pleased to know that Julia Camilleri of "Julia's Place" blog has once again graciously agreed to let us post another one of her fabulous tutorials. I hope you enjoy Julia's Petal Drawstring Bag tutorial.



I'm still working on my Civil War quilt.
I am determined not to let it be another UFO....so until I get a bit more done on it to show you, here's a little tutorial I have in my files for this sweet drawstring bag....
Mine is made up in CQ...but you can of course make it up in a pretty fabric of your choice, if you so wish...it's looks just as pretty.

Flower Petal Bag.
Requirements:
24in x 10 ½ in of Main fabric
24in x 10 ½ in of lining fabric
5in x 5in of lining fabric to cover template plastic for base
4 ½ in x 4 ½ in square piece of template plastic for base
1½ yards of cord
Assortment of beads

¼ in seams allowed for in pattern.


You first need to make up a simple pattern using the measurements given above...

Fold main fabric piece in half, right sides together (12in x 10 ½ in).
Make a pattern for the petals using the pattern guidelines and measurements given
Cut the petals to shape with the pattern.
Stitch the side seams together, leaving an opening in the seam an inch below the petals for the cord. This is a side on view showing paper bag bottom..Open the bottom fold line and line up the seam to the fold line.
Measure up the side seam 2 ½ in from the bottom fold line and mark with a pin.
Stitch across at the 2 ½ in point to form a paper bag bottom.
Repeat at the other side seam of the bag, completing the paper bag bottom.
Turn to right side out

Repeat this same process for the lining fabric, this time leaving open the side seam to turn bag through to the right side when finished.

To line bag:
Leave the lining inside out.
Place the main fabric bag inside the lining, with seams lined up, pin the petals of main fabric and lining fabric together to hold in place.
Stitch around the petals.
Clip the points and corners.
Turn to the right side through the opening in the lining and slip stitch the opening closed.
Roll out the petals between your fingers and press carefully.
Draw a line across the bag just below the petals and machine stitch around the bag.
Machine stitch another row ½ in below this row to form a casing for the cord
Bead the tips of the petals with beads to compliment the main bag fabric.
Cut the cord in half to make two lengths, using a safety pin thread the cord through the casing, go right around coming out the same opening as you started, tie the two cord ends together.
Repeat with the second piece of cord at the other opening.

To make the plastic base, fold fabric right sides together and sew up three sides.
Turn through to the right side, place plastic inside and close up the last side with ladder stitch.
Place inside bag.
Fill with a generous dose of love, seal with a kiss and give to a very special person.

In friendship...♥


Copyright © 2008-2009 — All Rights Reserved — Written By Julia Camilleri for her "Julia's Place" Blog.

Please respect Julia's Terms Of Use:
Items made from Julia's tutorials are for personal use only. You may make an item for yourself or as a gift, but items made may not be sold either for small personal profit or commercially. Julia's tutorials cannot be copied, reprinted, emailed, or distributed in any manner without Julia's written permission.

Julia's Bio - Julia is a seamstress who specializes in crazy quilting, silk ribbon embroidery, handbags, quilts, and all things Victorian. She has been published many time and in many magazines. She sells her handmade items on her "Ribbonwiz Etsy Shoppe."

Copyright © 2008-2009 — All Rights Reserved — Written By Julia Camilleri for her "Julia's Place" Blog.

For more crafting tips and techniques visit Julia's "Julia's Place" blog. She sells her handmade items on her "Ribbonwiz Etsy Shoppe." For more pictures of Julia's creations please visit Julia's Flickr site.

Georgia Shelf Sitter FREE Doll Pattern by Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts

I thought you'd all like to know that Brenda Greenwalt has some more wonderful free patterns on her Lillie Mae's Crafts blog and Lillie Mae's Crafts website that I think you will enjoy.


Georgia Shelf Sitter

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

CLICK HERE or on the picture above for the instructions and pattern.


Please respect Brenda's TERMS OF USE: All of my craft patterns are copyrighted. You may create a reasonable amount of items from my patterns for craft fairs, bazaars, craft malls, and auctions as long as you give Lillie Mae's Crafts credit for the design. You MAY NOT mass produce items from my patterns. Copying for any reason at all is strictly prohibited. You DO NOT have permission to alter them in any way. No wholesaling of items made from my patterns. My patterns are not to be shared or redistributed in any form without my express permission. If you have any questions, please ask before you purchase. Feel free to e-mail me at lilliemaescrafts@lilliemaescrafts.com


Copyright © 2008 - 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Please visit Brenda's Lillie Mae's Crafts blog at http://lilliemaes.blogspot.com/ and her Lillie Mae's Crafts website at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com .

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Machine Embellishing A Postcard Tutorial by Maggie Robinson of Magpie's Collectables

If you've ever wondered what machine embellishing is then Maggie Robinson's tutorial on embellishing a postcard should help. Maggie posted the tutorial on her Magpie's Collectibles blog.





1. Start with a 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" piece of pellon. I use Pelletex 70.

2. Decide what image you are going to do. Sometimes a picture is helpful, or just use an idea in your head.

3.Lay out some wool roving's and begin.

4.Use a piece of netting over your work to do the punching so the wool doesn't get tangled in the needles...

5. Punch, Punch, Punch...... Oh what fun!!!












6. I use a shishkebob stick to guide the wool and keep it where you want. It is much safer than your FINGER!!!!




7. Depending on where you want what I go to my sewing machine and do some thread embellishing with rayon thread.

8. After I get the tree in place, I go back to the wool roving's and put some leaves on the tree.






9. Pretty well done now...

10. The last step will be attaching the main piece to a background. Trim to 4"x6" and satin stitch around the edge...

11. Woops I forgot to take a picture of the finished card.




This is the beginning of another card where I sketch out what I want on the pellon and go from there.




Punch, Punch, Punch...








This is the finished card .If you look closely, I have put 2 layers of green tulle on top of it all to give a green cast. The wee snowman was hand appliqued and some beads and sequins have been added. This particular card went to Mary Lou in my "Stitching Fingers" group. We have just started exchanging FAP's there.. LOL




I wish I knew how to do a video as it would be much easier, but til I learn that, I hope this has given you some idea as to how I go about making these.

Copyright © 2008 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Maggie Robinson of Magpie's Collectibles blog.

Maggie Robinson is an artist who creates oil & watercolor paintings, fiber arts including miniature postcards, art dolls, miniature and regular sized quilts, creative embroidery, embellished arts, needlework, book making, smocking, 3 dimensional stump work, fabric collage, beading and whimsical bags.

According to Maggie: Creating is a wonderful, fulfilling, inspirational, never ending process which I highly recommend. I look forward to each day with enthusiasm and the love of what I do. I have quite an extensive collection of fabric and other "stuff" which I work with. My inspiration comes from something as simple as a special button, or a piece of fabric, or even just a particular color.

Padfolio FREE Tutorial by Sue Bleiweiss

Have you ever wanted to create a padfolio? Well, Sue Bleiweiss of Sue Bleiweiss website has written another wonderful tutorial on creating a padfolio and will show you how. I hope you enjoy Sue's Padfolio tutorial.



Fabric Padfolio - Padfolio
Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Sue Bleiweiss


Please respect Sue's Terms of Use: For personal use only. Please feel free to make as many as you like for gifts, swaps and donations, however; at this time I cannot provide licensing for readers to sell items made from the patterns provided on my website. Tutorial, text & images are the property of Sue Bleiweiss. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Sue Bleiweiss of SueBleiweiss.com.

Sue is a Mixed Media Fiber Artist and Instructor. She teaches classes online in mixed media, surface design, fiber arts.

Purse Sized Mini Padfolio - Mini Wrapfolio FREE Tutorial by Sue Bleiweiss

I thought you'd like to know that Sue Bleiweiss of Sue Bleiweiss  website has another wonderful tutorial on making a mini wrapfolio. I hope you enjoy Sue's Mini Wrapfolio tutorial.



Purse Sized Mini Padfolio - Mini Wrapfolio
Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Sue Bleiweiss


Here's what Sue had to say about her mini wrapfolio tutorial: This mini wrapfolio is easy to make and it makes a nice little gift. I keep a stack of these on hand so I always have one ready to give away around the holidays, for hostess gifts or just little thank you presents. I like to create layered fiber collages for the outside of mine but they also look great done in fabric as well.

Please respect Sue's Terms of Use: For personal use only. Please feel free to make as many as you like for gifts, swaps and donations, however; at this time I cannot provide licensing for readers to sell items made from the patterns provided on my website. Tutorial, text & images are the property of Sue Bleiweiss. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Sue Bleiweiss of SueBleiweiss.com.

Sue is a Mixed Media Fiber Artist and Instructor. She teaches classes online in mixed media, surface design, fiber arts.

Ribbon Flowers FREE Tutorial From Cheryl Bosarge of Bayou Bags

Cheryl Bosarge has created some wonderful free how-to tutorials for her Bayou Bags website and Lenny DaVinci blog at that I hope you will enjoy. This one is for creating ribbon flowers.


Tutorial: Ribbon Flowers

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Cheryl Bosarge of Bayou Bags and Lenny DaVinci blog.


Here's what Cheryl had to say about her ribbon flowers tutorial: As promised, here are instructions for some of the ribbon flowers I was working on a few days ago. If you have all your supplies ready to go, and your glue gun plugged in, you can make one of these in less than 10 minutes, and probably in no more than 5 minutes. They really are that easy.


Cheryl's Bio: Cheryl is a freelance graphic designer, writer, artist, handbag designer, and paper crafter with a BFA in graphic design, 15 years of quilting experience, and several textile teaching positions. She loves to explore new techniques and materials and utilizing both in new products for her website. She is also a photographer and painter, and occasionally offers art pieces for sale. Cheryl also takes custom textile or fine art orders and can be contacted at cheryl@bayoubags.com .

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Cheryl Bosarge of Bayou Bags at http://bayoubags.com/ and Lenny DaVinci blog at http://www.lennydavinci.blogspot.com/

Monday, February 23, 2009

Mixed Media Fiber Cuffs FREE Tutorial by Sue Bleiweiss

I just love mixed media creations and admire all the mixed media fiber artists on the web. Sue Bleiweiss is one of the mixed media fiber artists that I so admire and I have marveled at her creations for a few years now. She teaches mixed media fiber arts online and has written many, many FREE articles and tutorials for her Sue Bleiweiss website.

I hope you enjoy Sue's Mixed Media Fiber Cuff tutorial.



Mixed Media Fiber Cuffs
Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Sue Bleiweiss


Here's what Sue had to say about her mixed media fiber cuff: These cuff are easy and fun to make!

Please respect Sue's Terms of Use: For personal use only. Please feel free to make as many as you like for gifts, swaps and donations, however; at this time I cannot provide licensing for readers to sell items made from the patterns provided on my website. Tutorial, text & images are the property of Sue Bleiweiss. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Sue Bleiweiss of SueBleiweiss.com.

Sue is a Mixed Media Fiber Artist and Instructor. She teaches classes online in mixed media, surface design, fiber arts.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

What To Do With A Diaper Wipes Container by Shelley of Abundant Blessings Blog

What To Do With A Diaper Wipes Container..... And My Husband Thought This Was Just Trash!

"Here honey, would you drop this in the trash?" My husband said as he handed me this.....



As the words registered in my mind, that other part of my mind, the creative, convoluted, misunderstood part was in other places. After all, this is a perfectly good plastic container.

"It's such a nice plastic container." My husband teased as he saw that scary look on my face, the look that says, "I'm going to do something with this and you're going to have to get excited about it when you get home from work."

He gets frightened by that look.

But, surely there must be something to do with this if it is just going to fill up some landfill I thought. I'm not talking about the obvious things like remove the cover and use it for a pencil container because after all how many pencil holders does one family need? I'm talking about something creative and fun to make and well, something like this...



It's a little gadget case/purse and I really did make it out of the diaper wipes container. O.k, here comes the apology, I'm sorry I have no photos of the process. I really had no idea what I was doing and wasn't even sure it was going to work. However, I will be making another one and I will photograph the process then. Here is a basic overview. I took the container, cut off part of the top of the container until it was the height I wanted. I threw out the cover and the top of the container which I cut off. On the outside of the container I used fabric which I wove on my loom but was leftover from a previous failed project. Then I took a fleecy fabric repurposed from the inside of an old coat and lined the inside of the container with it.



I folded the lining fabric over the top rim of the container and blanket stitched it to the other fabric. The cover was made out of cardboard covered with more of the handwoven material and lined with the same lining material as the container. I then blanket stitched around the inside of the lid lining. I attached the lid to the container with a cord so when it is opened it doesn't get lost. A button holds it closed and a long shoulder strap was added for carrying. This case is perfect for when you only want to have a few items with you. My daughter says it is perfect for yard saling (great minds think alike). It's great for carrying around your spending money, your cell phone and keeping your hands free.



As you can see there is room for the phone, credit cards or cash and keys and probably a lipstick or other item or two. Here's a few more photos:



Isn't it cute? I do think if you are going to use this idea you should be sure to use as much repurposed materials as possible, that is the whole idea isn't it? I hope this inspires you too create something out of found materials too.




Copyright © 2008 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Shelley of Abundant Blessings Blog @ http://hisabundantblessings.blogspot.com and Abundant Blessings Etsy Shoppe at http://abundantblessings.etsy.com . Shelley is a homeschooling mom. She and her husband, along with their 4 children, all work together in their creative endeavors.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Macrame FREE Tutorial by Dottie Hoeschen of Stonebrash Creative Arts

I thought you might all like to know that Dottie Hoeschen of Stonebrash Creative Arts has created a terrific FREE tutorial on all the basic knots of macrame. If you want to learn macrame then you should read Dottie's tutorial.



Here's the macrame knots you will learn from Dottie's tutorial:

Overhand Knot:

Larks Head Knot:

Square Knot:

Half Knot:

Alternating Half Hitch:

Horizontal Double Half Hitch:

Diagonal Double Half Hitch:

Vertical Larkshead Knot:

Vertical Double Half Hitch:

Berry Knot:

Josephine Knot:

Alternating Square Knot:

CLICK HERE for Dottie's tutorial.

Here's what Dottie had to say about her tutorials:

I've gotten such a good response to my macrame tutorial that I decided to add more knots! So, here are 12 of the basic knots. Enjoy........

People have been tying knots since the beginning of time and they serve both utilitarian and decorative purposes. It is a fascinating combination of art and science.

I hope that these step by step photos will take some of the mystery out and encourage you to try it on your own.

By the way, a knot can have several different names, so don't be surprised if you find these same knots under different names.


Please respect Dottie's TERMS OF USE: Please ask permission before using my photos or words. You can contact me at Dottie@stonebrashcreative.com.

Copyright © 2008 - 2009 - All rights Reserved - Written by Dottie Hoeschen of Stonebrash Creative Arts

Dottie is a working artist who teaches beadweaving, macrame, and polymer clay techniques. She has been published in numerous beading magazines and included in several books. Visit her website www.stonebrashcreative.com to see more one-of-a-kind jewelry and check out her class schedule.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Wirework FREE How-To Tutorial by Dottie Hoeschen of Stonebrash Creative Arts

I thought you might all like to know that Dottie Hoeschen of Stonebrash Creative Arts has created another wonderful FREE tutorial on wirework.


"Wirework"
Basic loops, wrapped loops and "S" hooks Basic knots
Copyright © 2009 - All rights Reserved - Written by Dottie Hoeschen of Stonebrash Creative Arts


The pictures shown above are of the finished pieces using wirework techniques.

Please respect Dottie's TERMS OF USE: Please ask permission before using my photos or words. You can contact me at Dottie@stonebrashcreative.com.

Copyright © 2009 - All rights Reserved - Written by Dottie Hoeschen of Stonebrash Creative Arts

Dottie is a working artist who teaches beadweaving, macrame, and polymer clay techniques. She has been published in numerous beading magazines and included in several books. Visit her website www.stonebrashcreative.com to see more one-of-a-kind jewelry and check out her class schedule.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Beadweaving by Dottie Hoeschen of Stonebrash Creative Arts

If you would like to learn how to weave beads from an expert then I thought you might all like to know that Dottie Hoeschen of Stonebrash Creative Arts has created 6 marvelous FREE tutorials on six different kinds of beadweave stitches.

Peyote Stitch This is the most used, most versatile, and usually the first stitch that is taught to the new beadweaver. CLICK HERE for tutorial.




Brick Stitch When finished, this stitch looks just like peyote stitch...turned on its side. I learned brick stitch first (after getting frustrated with peyote). After I learned brick I went back and learned peyote. CLICK HERE for tutorial.





Square Stitch A very strong stitch because you go through the beads so many times! Hard to cut apart for the same reason. CLICK HERE for tutorial.




Herringbone Stitch Called this because of the pattern the beads make. It's one of my favorites because you get to put two beads on at a time (and so it goes twice as fast). CLICK HERE for tutorial.






Chevron Chain
CLICK HERE for tutorial.







Right Angle Weave
RAW seems to drive some people crazy, but to me it came easily. It seems a logical stitch. Go figure....... CLICK HERE for tutorial.






Copyright © 2009 - All rights Reserved - All Of The Above Written by Dottie Hoeschen of Stonebrash Creative Arts


Please respect Dottie's TERMS OF USE: Please ask permission before using my photos or words. You can contact me at Dottie@stonebrashcreative.com.


Copyright © 2009 - All rights Reserved - Written by Dottie Hoeschen of Stonebrash Creative Arts

Dottie is a working artist who teaches beadweaving, macrame, and polymer clay techniques. She has been published in numerous beading magazines and included in several books. Visit her website www.stonebrashcreative.com to see more one-of-a-kind jewelry and check out her class schedule.