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Fundamental Skills

  • Jewellery
    How to Loop Headpins and Eyepins to Make Beaded JewelleryHow to use headpins preview
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    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 single crochet tutorial
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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…
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    Bookbinding Fundamentals: How to Determine Grain Direction400px bookbinding graindirection whatisgraindirection
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    Do you need to know the grain direction of your paper but are unsure about how to find it? Does your project require a piece of "short-grain" binder's board, but you haven't a clue where to start? This tutorial will explain what grain direction is, its significance in the art of bookbinding, as well as some handy grain-related paper terms.Read More…
  • Knitting
    Knitting Fundamentals: How to Do DecreasesKnitting decreases 400
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    When it comes to attractive, figure-hugging sweaters, decreases are essential for achieving a good fit. The simple stitches are easy to learn, and you’ll find yourself using them again and again.Read More…
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