Showcase Your Talent in the First Craftsy Pattern Design Awards!

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in All, Crocheting, Embroidery, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing | Comments

This October, we want to celebrate the amazing pattern designers whose hard work and creativity has given us the tools we need to create incredible projects. Read on to find out more — including how you can be entered to win the Craftsy class of your choice!

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On the Flip Side: How to Choose the Best Lining Fabric

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Sewing |

An interesting lining adds a bit of zing to your handmade garment, but can do so much more! Knowing how to choose the best lining fabric for your piece is essential for quality, comfort and style. Learn about these fabrics and make your next trip to the store a breeze!

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Hey, Four Eyes! Tips for Drawing People Wearing Eyeglasses

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Drawing |

It can be tricky drawing a portrait when your subject wears glasses. These four simple steps will help you draw realistic eyeglasses so they appear as though they're sitting on your subject's face.

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One Color is Enough: Painting With a Monochromatic Color Palette

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Painting |

Colors are enticing and they bring a lot of life and interest to a painting, but a monochromatic color palette can be just as attractive. Removing the distracting variable of color from the equation allows us to focus on achieving a successful range of tone in our painting and reflect a mood within your artwork.

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Hand-Stitch 8 Haunting Halloween Embroidery Patterns

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Embroidery |

Show your love of the scary season with hand embroidery and cross-stitch patterns guaranteed to put a spell on you. We've rounded up eight fang-tastic Halloween embroidery patterns to get you in the macabre mood!

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Knitting With HandSpun Yarn: Projects Perfect for Beginners

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Knitting, Spinning |

Knitting with handspun is such a treat! Here are a few beginner-friendly knitting patterns that will show off your yarn, knitting up every last inch.

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Have You Tried Weaving With Paper Yarn?

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in All, Paper Crafts, Weaving | Comments

Surprisingly paper yarns can be used in weaving, even for clothing. Learn what papers can be used and how.

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5 Tips for Making Quick Quilting Projects

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Quilting | Comments

Do you love quilting beautiful patterns but don't have the time to spend months and months on one project? Implement these five tricks for quick and easy quilting that you can finish in a relatively short period of time!

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