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Peyote Stitch Origins

It is believed that peyote stitch's originated in Native American roots where the peyote cactus is eaten ceremonially as a sacrament in the Native American Church. During this ceremony a form of peyote stitch are used to embellish fans, rattles, and other items used in the ceremony and as such the name was taken from there. Native Americans themselves however may prefer to term this stitch gourd stitch but this would apply more particularly to tubular peyote.

The wonders of Right Angle Weave (RAW)

My first stitch learned was the even count Peyote stitch but since I found the Right Angle Weave also know for short as RAW - no it's not the wrestling program - I have had so much more fun and creative juices flowing since.

How to improve your Fantasy artwork

Fantasy art is different than any other kind of art because it is often composed of things that donít exist. These things come from your imagination and while you canít grab a unicorn and ask it to sit still so you can draw it there are some techniques you can use that will improve your fantasy art.

Assembling the Crown of your Crafty Quilt

How to Assemble your Crown. You have created flowers, basket, handles, etc, so now itís time to assemble your crafty quilt. Letís get started.

Assembling the Top Craft

Wall hangers are easy to create. The minute size quilts once created will make a nice gift and/or decoration for your home. Once you have your parts together, as well as have your tools you can get started making a wall hanger. If you are new to quilting, do not worry since the hanger we are making is one of the easier groups of craft to create.

Choosing Batting Quilt Fibers for Craft

How to choose batting fibers. Quilts include the crib sizes, twin, and full, double fit, queen, and king. The standard crib fit is around 45-inches timeís 60. Twin fits are 72 x 90, full and the double are 81 x 96, queen fits are 90 x 108, and the king fits are around 120 x 120.

Craft Stitching Porcelain Doll Sleeves

How to stitch porcelain doll sleeves. Once you have begun making your dress, you want to stitch your porcelain doll sleeves. To get started, affix the lace, meeting it with the edges of the sleeves and crisscross. Press once you finish. Next, gather the dual rows of your stitch and continue about the crown of the sleeve until it fits into the right armhole, coming together, pull the collected fit up, and stitch them collectively whilst keeping your face liberated. Do the same to complete the opposite sleeve.

Crafting the Essentials in Scrap Booking

How to learn craft terms for scrap booking. Terms are important in life, including when crafting scrapbooks. When you visit craft stores it is great to know a few terms so that the sale clerks will think you are an expert. In addition, having a basic line of terms will help you find your way, rather than getting lost when you hear the clerks talk foreign craft lingo. To get started we can consider acid.

Finishing the Evening News in Craft

How to complete your Afghan in the Evening News. To complete your Afghan you will need to learn steps, such as chain loop stitching, clusters, cross double stitching, cross-batch, and the lines joining angles spike stitching. Of course you will need to learn more about Fantail stitching, knot stitching, popcorn, puff, shell, V stitching, zigzag lozenge stitching, sample square, bordering, assembling, and more to complete your Afghan.

Grandma Craft Tips

How to understand crochet basics. To get started we can begin with crochet abbreviations to help you relate to the process. Crochet experts use the terms beg (Beginning) bet (Between), bk lp (Back loop) ch (chain), ch-(previous chain), cont (Continue), dc (double crochet), dec (decreasing), dtr (double/triple crochet), ft lp (Front loop), hdc (half-double crochet), inc (Increasing), lp (loops), and so on.

How to Choose Craft Ink for Scrapbooks

How to choose pens and protectors. Once you gather your glue, paper, photos, embellishments, etc, you will need to consider ink to mark your scrapbook. Ink is important to label photos and embellishments, including adding dates, names, locations, etc. While the marketplace sells a variety of pens, it is important to know the craft types that will give you a lasting memo.

How to Choose Craft Materials for Scrapbooks

How to choose adhesives. Adhesives are important to keep your scrapbook materials together. Buying the correct adhesives is just as important to keep your photos safe. Scrap bookers want to adhere to the ďCK OKĒ seals when purchasing adhesives. Some people use rubber cement to create scrapbooks, yet recent studies has shown that the material will damage photos. You can choose glues, paste, or tape to create your scrapbook, which is your choice. The best materials however are provided to you in this article.

How to choose Craft Paper for Scrapbooks

Now that you have your pen, glue, protectors, etc, you will need to choose paper for your scrapbook. Craft paper with seals of approval is ideal when creating scrapbooks. Craft paper includes the CK OK products. Paper designed for photocopying, journals, or albums are the choice papers. The paper that most crafters use is the pH that does not go over 8.0. The ideal level is 6.5 and/or 7.5. Un-buffered paper is the choice for many crafters, yet some recommend buffer paper with alkaline base. Paper should have an acid-base; therefore look for the lignin-free products. Paper without dyes, and are colorfast are choice products also. P.A.T. approved paper is the Photo Activity Test products, which is ideal for scrapbooks.

How to Choose Craft Stationary Paper

Stationary paper makes a great design for any scrapbook. Stationary paper helps you to craft fun pages, basic layouts, extraordinary captions and more. Crafters can purchase stationary paper at any craft shop, stationary store, or scrapbook department. The paper is available in a variety of size, colors, designs, etc.

How to Choose Craft Threads

Threads are important when crafting quilts. You will need certain threads that match your fabric, as well as suitable supplies and needles. Yet, when you consider matching threads to your fabric, you will also need to consider a few other details.

How to Choose Film for Crafting Scrapbooks

Pictures make up scrapbooks, since the photos is what delivers a story. Of course, you need journals, lettering, titles, captions, dates, names, etc, yet the photos will make up your book. To create photos for scrapbooks it is wise to choose the proper film speed.

How to Choose the Basics in Quilt Craft

Quilts are often made up of quality fabrics. The fabrics include cotton, which polyester is often avoided. Once you purchase top-quality cotton fabrics, you will need to consider style.

How to Craft a Bonnet

To create a porcelain doll bonnet, first determine the size of your doll head. Once you have the size you will need materials. You can use wire to mould your bonnet if it is less than 10 inches. You can use any type of material you choose to make your bonnet, including batiste.

How to Craft a Garden Scrapbook

Garden scrapbooks can present a natural feeling when the audience is reading your storybook. Flowers are one of the popular natural-based elements that many people cherish. You can store flowers in a scrapbook to craft a garden style creation. To start you will need a dried flower. Compress the flower placing it into your scrapbook pocket, such as the memorabilia. Next, glue, tape, etc, the flower so that it is sticking on the page securely. You may have seen flowers preserved in bibles. The process in scrapbooks is similar, only you want to stick the flowers so that it does not fall out.
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