7 Chevron Knitting Patterns That Are Easier Than They Look

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Knitting |

Long before the trendy zigzag became popular in home decor and fashion, we knitters were using chevron knitting patterns. Now that the trend is taking off, we have even more knitting patterns to choose from. Need proof? Incorporate the trend into your stitches with these chevron knitting patterns from our talented Craftsy designers.

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Eyes off the Page! How to Complete a Blind Contour Drawing

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Drawing |

Blind contour drawing is an exercise where you carefully record the details of your subject, but don't look at the page while you're doing so. Sound crazy? Find out how to get started and some tips for completing it.

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Elegant & Intricate Cutwork Embroidery Designs

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Embroidery |

The idea of cutting fabric makes most embroiderers nervous. We dread the thought and try to avoid it at all costs, but to cut fabric on purpose? That is exactly what you do when you use cutwork embroidery designs. Read more

6 Tips for Creating Emotive Characters in Illustration

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Drawing |

Subtle differences can make big difference when creating emotions with your characters. There's a world of emotion just waiting to be captured on the page, whether you're working in pen and ink, pastel, or oil. Here's a collection of helpful tips on capturing emotions for your drawn or illustrated characters.

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How to Make a Stylish Sheet Metal Pendant in 8 Simple Steps

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Jewelry Making |

Learning to make a basic sheet metal pendant is an easy skill that once learned can be adapted for projects as versatile as cuffs, earrings and simple rings. And you can further customize the pieces by using some of the texturing techniques we’ve covered in our post on how to texture metal. Start making your own custom pendants today with this super simple step-by-step tutorial!

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Techie Tips: Why Photographers Should Try Using a Continuous LED Light

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Photography |

With so much new technology, photographers are able to push the limits of the photographic process. One of these tools is the LED light, which first changed how we shoot videos, but is now becoming more widely used by photographers. Here are 5 reasons you should look into trying an LED light.

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Uniquely You: How to Sew and Embroider a Wrap Skirt

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Embroidery, Sewing |

Combining a free skirt pattern along with crewel embroidery techniques, I made a skirt that showcases my unique style and creative flair. See how I did it and be inspired to create your own unique embroidered skirt design!

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