Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Free Pattern For A Flower Edging With Daisies

A daisies flower edging that you can make with yarn or with thread. Use thread size of your choice for a delicate thread edging or use yarn weight of your choice for an afghan edging. Half Daisy Design Cluny Edging...

Monday, February 20, 2006

Beginner Baby Booties
New! These easy to knit booties are great for beginners. They are all knit on two needles and then seamed. There is very little shaping involved and easy stitch patterns are used....
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Two Color Cardigan
This cardigan features an elegant quilted pattern is easily accomplished but looks much more difficult. This sweater has drop sleeves, allowing the pattern stitch to be more easily maintained....
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Sunday, February 12, 2006

Poncho Patterns
Free poncho patterns for women! From light and lacy to heavy, wool ponchos for winter warmth, you'll find them here. Garter Stitch Poncho Mesh Poncho Easy Openwork Poncho Light Weight Striped Poncho Ponchos For Kids & Toddlers Ponchos For...
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The Stitch Library
In the Stitch Library, you'll find instructions and photos for a multitude of stitch patterns. You might use them as an over all pattern, as panels, in combination with other stitch patterns, etc. Turn a plain project into something special!...
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Sunday, February 05, 2006

Shrugs & Bed Jackets
Shrugs are back in a big way. These cute little covers ups are quick and easy to knit. You'll find a second collection of free patterns here....
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Original Free Patterns
Free patterns and motifs from Barbara Breiter for a variety of projects, from sweaters to afghans....
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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Dresser Scarf
Lace pattern knit with fingering weight yarn. It's a good introduction to lace knitting as the pattern is fairly simple. You can add width and length and make a beautiful rectangle shawl as well....
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Valentine Patterns
Free heart themed knitting patterns for for sachets, pins, and more....
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Valentine Patterns
Free heart themed knitting patterns for Valentine's Day...from sachets to Barbie clothes....
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AllCrafts.net Arts & Crafts Book Review: Twirled Paper










Twirled Paper</a>: Make Almost Anything with Simple Paper Strips




Twirled Paper
: Make Almost Anything with Simple
Paper Strips

by Jacqueline Lee


Quilling, or paper filigree, is back in crafting style. It's
showing up on scrapbooking pages and homemade cards.



I wanted to try this craft I remember from many years ago. A
traditional snowflake kit has sat in my projects bin for a long
while, untouched. Then I saw the author of Twirled Paper on the
Carol Duvall show
. The fantastic underwater scene in bright colors and
outrageous shapes was not the same quilling. I was intrigued, and
I had a blast with this kit in a book.



The designs are unique - animals, bugs, fish, aliens, food and
letters. The book is colorful and friendly. Quilling is easy
enough to teach children, while there are plenty of designs to
keep busy at all skill levels. The designs are so creative and fun
that I was inspired to create my own. Here's a freeform design,
"Kooky Bird." He began from some of my practice coils. As you can
see, we used old record albums covered in waxed paper for our
quilling bases.




The book comes with everything you need to quill, except for some
basic household supplies - waxed paper, straight pins, ruler,
toothpicks. The kit includes: the quilling tool, glue, googly
eyes, and lots of quilling strips in great colors.




The first quilling technique is tight coils. Very easy and
explained well in the text.




Next, we moved on to loose coils, which are used in most projects
and are turned into shapes to form your designs. Many different
shapes are shown in a visual glossary, with diagrams. I referred
back here as I made the designs.



I followed right along with the pictures and directions to make a
flamingo.




If you would like to try quilling, buy this book. It's a great for
learning quilling, with a casual tone and creative designs. I'm
ready for my lacy snowflakes kit. Take a gander at our creations!



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AllCrafts.net Celebration Sweepstakes
AllCrafts.net is celebrating our 5th year online! We've grown over the
years - 20+ crafts categories and more than 200 pages in the website.
We're holding a year-long Celebration Sweepstakes, with a new prize each
month. Current email subscribers to this newsletter are automatically
entered, but if you'd like to update your info, use the
entry form
.


Win this book package from
How-to-Quilt.com
in your choice of instant download or printed copies:





A Beginner's Guide to Quilting

Unlock the Secrets of creating a
beautiful quilt using this simple 9 step system.




Rag Quilt in a Weekend!

Make this fast, fun and funky quilt in one
short weekend, whether you are new to quilting or have been quilting
for years.




Quilt Mail Greetings

Send fabric greetings to your family and friends
through the mail.




Quilt Mail Greetings for Valentine's Day

In just 7 easy steps and using
fabric scraps from your stash or brand new fabric from the quilt shop,
their Valentine's Day will be one to remember.



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Arts & Crafts Magazines Deals & Coupon


We love our favorite crafts magazines. We have alot of favorites. That's
why I was so glad to find this 15% off coupon from MagazinesQuick. I put
it together with a list of all their crafts and hobbies magazines on
a new page at AllCrafts
.


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Miters
Learn how to do mitered knitting in many different shapes and make wonderfully unique patchwork items....
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Sock Patterns And Tips
Hand and machine knit...two needle socks, toe up socks and more. Join us in the Knitting Forum where we discuss all aspects of sock knitting. Also see the instructions for Twisted German Cast On, which is great for socks....
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Firefly Jayne Cobb Knitting Hat Patterns
New! In an episode of Firefly (catch it on DVD), Jayne Cobb wears a knit hat with ear flaps and pom poms his mother knit for him. You can find them already knit on line but don't you want to...
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