Sunday, September 18, 2011

Hello Kitty - Cross stitch patterns

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Art of Kumihimo

Kumihimo cord was first created by a form of finger-loop braiding. Later tools such as the marudai and the takadai were employed to make more complex braids in shorter time. The most prominent historical use of the cords was by samurai as both a functional and decorative way to lace their lamellar armour and their horses' armor (barding). Kumihimo cords are now used as ties on haori jackets and obijimes, which are used for tying on an obi (kimono sash).
A modern kumihimo disk made of firm but flexible foam plastic with notches can also be used as a portable marudai. The disks have 32 notches that create the tension that is usually created by tama on a marudai. The disks are convenient but are not as versatile as the marudai. On a marudai, any thickness or amount of string can be used, but on a disk only 32 or fewer strand braids can be made. Also, marudai can make many types of braids, such as flat, four sided, and hollow. There are also rectangular foam cards, especially suitable for making flat braids.

Alphabet Motif

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Fluffy Stuffy Bunny

I found this on allsorts blog too. I would like to share with everybody because this is so cute.Click here  to get pdf and tutorial.

A Valentine Angel

Here is a Valentino Angel from allsorts blog. Click here to get pdf and tutorial.

Button Flower Tutorial by Artsy-Crafty-Babe

Button Flower Tutorial by Beki. Click Here to see how these are made.