Fundamental Skills

  • Jewellery
    Jewellery Fundamentals: How to Use a Bead LoomHow%20to%20use%20a%20bead%20loom%20preview
    Make woven beaded jewellery in half the time, using this nifty little bead loom. We'll take you step by step through the process of creating beautiful bead patterns using a bead loom.Read More…
  • Fundamental Skills
    Jewellery Fundamentals: How to Kumihimo BraidHow%20to%20kumihimo%20braid%20preview
    Braid your own cord. This technique is perfect for creating unique, on-trend statement jewellery. It's easy to master, so follow along in this step-by-step tutorial and learn to make a beautiful Kumihimo braid.Read More…
  • Jewellery
    How to Loop Headpins and Eyepins to Make Beaded JewelleryHow%20to%20use%20headpins%20preview
    If you know how to make loop headpins and eyepins, you've got one of the most fundamental skills in making statement jewellery covered. Read More…
  • Crochet
    Crochet Fundamentals: How to do Single CrochetPreview%20single%20crochet%20tutorial
    You'll come across single stitch in many crochet patterns and projects. It's a versatile yet simple stitch to master! Read More…
  • Embroidery
    Embroidery Fundamentals: How to Do Chain StitchChainstitchretinalimage
    If you are looking to add texture or a bold outline to your embroidery, chain stitch is a great option. Read More…
  • Crochet
    How to Do Double CrochetWink double crochet preview
    The double crochet stitch is a must-have skill for any crocheter. This easy-to-learn stitch will enable you to create new and awesome projects.Read More…
  • Jewellery
    How to Open and Close Jump RingsPreview closing jump rings
    Learning how to open and close a jump ring is one of the most important fundamental skills in making jewellery. Luckily, it's also a very simple technique to learn.Read More…
  • Knitting
    Knitting Fundamentals: How to Knit Short RowsKnitting shortrow final 400
    Short rows are a popular way to add shaping smoothly and seamlessly. Perfect for everything from sock heels to sleeve caps, short rows are a useful technique for knitting perfectly fitting projects.Read More…
  • Crochet
    Crochet Fundamentals: How to do Chain StitchChainstitchpreview
    No matter what crochet project you want to start, chances are it all begins with one simple technique; the chain stitch! If you’ve always wanted to learn how to crochet, follow our series of Crochet Fundamentals. This tutorial uses US crochet terminology, with the Australian and UK term in brackets. Stitches include chain (ch)[ch].Read More…
  • Embroidery
    Embroidery Fundamentals: How to Do Satin StitchCloverretinaimage
    When filling in embroidered areas, people usually think of satin stitch. This stitch creates blocks of solid color in your pattern, and the closely grouped stitches give your final product a shiny, satin-y finish.Read More…
  • Embroidery
    Embroidery Fundamentals: How to Do Backstitch400px backstitch
    Backstitch is a great embroidery stitch for beginners because many patterns can be done entirely in backstitch, but it is also a good stitch for many other small hand-sewn projects. This tutorial will get you on your way to stitching up lots of projects in no time.Read More…
  • Knitting
    Knitting Fundamentals: How to Pick Up StitchesKnitting pickupsts final 400
    One of the best things about hand-knitting is the ability to create an entire project seamlessly, but in order to avoid having to use seams to attach those delightful details like neck bands and button bands, the art of picking up stitches from vertical and horizontal edges needs to be mastered. Although picking up stitches can be a frustratingly slow process, it’s a surprisingly simple technique.Read More…