Receiving the Spirit of the West HO Tender from Bradford Exchange

Receiving the Spirit of the West HO Tender from Bradford Exchange

Raglan and Straight Sleeves Explained

Although knitting now is very much a hobby for women it is not how it really started. It began as something men did for necessity rather than pleasure and many of the different techniques have been documented through time so that they can be passed through generations. One thing is for certain is that it is not a hobby purely designed for making winter warmers and is in fact so much more than that. This article will look at one of the elements of making a garment, the sleeve shaping and explain it in more detail.

RC Tanks 101

The first step into the world of radio controlled toys can be fun, exciting, and adventurous. Now-a-days you can find RC planes, helicopters, tanks, gliders, boats, motorcycles, submarines, trucks, robots, and even UFO’s!

Trends In Picture Framing 2012 And How Your Pictures Should Be Framed With Style

What are the trends in picture framing in 2012 and how can you frame a picture with both minimalist and creative techniques. This article is about the observations of a trendy custom picture framer based in Brisbane, but the trends in picture framing generally come and go on a worldwide cycle. Modern picture framing is often dictated to by the manufacturers of furniture rather than any specific picture framing trend. One thing is certain, wooden picture frames are desirable and sort after.

Advice on Reading Knitting Charts

Knitting charts are a vital part of any knitter’s expertise yet something that many knitters will shy away from. If this is you then you are missing out on a large number of patterns that you could be making. A knitting chart will basically just show you the stitches that need to be worked in the form of a diagram rather than words. Each stitch in your knitting is represented by a symbol on the chart that will be explained on the key to any chart. Although this seems difficult at first once you get used to it then you will open up a whole world of knitting that will be exciting and interesting.

What Are Cricut Machines and Why Are They So Popular?

Cricut machines have revolutionized the world of crafting. These machines are especially popular with crafters because they are fun, simple to use, and save on time. If you love to craft and decorate, these machines are a must have!

Casting On for a Decorative Edge

It is not possible to start your knitting without casting on and there are so many different types of cast on from very simple ones to elaborate decorative ones and provisional ones that can easily be unpicked. This article will consider the ones that you will see most commonly used which should help you to expand your knitting expertise.

Selecting the Best Knitting Needles for You

Knitting is a hobby that is popular throughout the world and although many can find it creative and relaxing it can also be a very difficult hobby if the tools used are not of the right standard. Probably the most important tool that every knitter needs is the knitting needle. It is a good idea that any knitter has a large stock of needles all in different styles and materials. This will allow any knitter to select the right needle for each project that they are working on.

Easy Machine Embroidery Technique for Perfect Placement

One of the most important, yet most frustrating steps in machine embroidery is proper hooping. Add in a need for proper placement of a design and one can spend more time hooping and re-hooping than one spends embroidering. Some items do not hoop well not matter what. For most embroidery design, the alternative that can take much of the difficulty out of accurate hooping, without having to buy a top-of-the-line embroidery machine with fancy placement abilities, is embroidered decoupage.

Advantages of Top Down Knitting

When you knit a garment there are two approaches you can take. You can either knit it from the bottom up or from the top down. What we are going to consider in this article is what the difference between these two techniques are and which is the best to use. The best way to answer this question is to examine both of the techniques looking at the pros and cons and it will be easier to make a decision

Information on Using Circular Needles

Many knitters may have heard of circular needles but may not know what they are used for hand the best way to use them. If this is the case for you then this article will help explain them to you.