Useful Tasks You Can Do With a Block Plane

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Woodworking |

Earlier, we learned how to set up a block plane for use on your woodworking projects. So once you have your block plane set up, how can it be helpful in your shop? Today, we’ll learn some useful tasks that you can do with a block plane.

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In Living Color: 7 Different Methods for Coloring Illustrations

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

Adding color can be an easy and effective way of making your pen and ink illustrations sparkle and pop. But what medium should you use to take them from black and white to technicolor? From how it's done to pros and cons, read on to explore different ways to color your pen and ink illustrations for bold & unique drawings!

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Embellish & Adorn: A Guide to Decorative Embroidery Stitches

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Embroidery |

By themselves, fabrics and embroidery stitches are nothing spectacular, but combining decorative embroidery stitches adds a whole other dimension to both hand and machine embroidery. Read on to learn about different types of decorative stitches along with fun pattern inspiration!

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Pucker Up: How to Finish a Weaving Project With Puckered Edges

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Weaving |

Edges in hand weaving don't have to be straight. Pucker up and add some uneven drama to those edges with this fun tutorial!

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Get Creative With Background Filler Designs

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Quilting |

Background filler quilting designs play the supporting actor role in making an awesome quilt. Learn how to mix and match filler designs to add texture in the background, so your main design really pops!

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Giveaway! Win Expert Patrick Connors’ Class and Artwork

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Contests & Giveaways, Drawing, Painting |

Enter our giveaway for your chance to win notecards featuring artist and Craftsy instructor Patrick Connors' original work. Plus, our winner will also receive Patrick's online Craftsy class, Perspective in Landscape Drawing (a $39.99 value). Click to enter here by August 11, 2014!

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Easy as 1,2,3: Tools to Make Counting Rows in Knitting Easier

Posted by on Jul 27, 2014 in Knitting |

Counting rows in knitting is a necessary evil that we must all face if we want to move beyond garter-stitch scarves. But counting rows in knitting doesn't have to interrupt the flow of your needles. Here's why counting rows in knitting is so important, plus a few tools you can use to make the process less painful.

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