Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Simple bracelet

I am not beader, but I like beads so much. I like to try doing something from beads from time to time. Of course I have used so simple stitch to make this simple bracelet.

Friday, July 15, 2011

thread cap for little miss

This is a cap for my niece-Jana. I have made it using thread size 10, and hook size 1.75mm.

close look at thread cap

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The bag and the original motif

This is the picture of my bag when I finish it. You can see the whole motif on the bag, but I am not sure if you will make it this way because I love the whole motif in Priscilla book more than this one.
So maybe I will use the figure number 49 In Priscilla not this arrangement.

Parts of Motif 49 from Priscilla Book No.1

This is an amazing, wonderful, beautiful motif. I love it when I saw it first time. I want to use it , and make something worth for this lovely motif, but I was so busy to think of some thing. Then I found a Japanese magazine using this motif to make a bag. Oh my motif! I told myself , this is your next project so I have started to make my lovely sweet motif -when I was in the middle of studying- There was some time, and I wanted to use it to make something useful and also relaxing.
I didn't finish my bag , but I have finished the parts of my motif, but I won't complete it until I make my bag . I need to finish the body of the bag first before I start to finish my lovely motif.

playing with bullion stitch

Bullion stitch seems very hard one with very good looking. I love this stitch so I have spent some time with it actually lot of time. Why? because I want to discover it not just to do it. I saw some people use a small tool to do this stitch ; this is a good idea to start doing it, but it is not good when you want to do Bullion Stitch with an Irish Crochet because you use a very tiny thread, and very thin crochet hook. So I cannot use these kind of tool to make an Irish motif with a lot of Bullion stitch. In another side the appearance of stitch using these tool is different form the Bullion stitch's appearance. The original Bullion stitch has a cone appearance ,but with the tool it has a tubular shape.
So it was my turn lol to know how I can make this stitch. After a lot of practicing and trying to know how this stitch can be made I discovered some rules -simple rules but really worked with me.
I will share you these rules,
First, practise it as you can , and also really love it when you practise it.
second , when you wrap the thread or yarn wrap it gently so it will be loose a bit. just a bit
Third, squeeze the wrapped yarn or thread when you trying to complete the stitch so the wrapped will seem as they are a tube ; imagine this in your mind.
Forth, you can change the direction of the tip of hook to be upper when you complete the stitch, but with practicing you won't need this too. Hope these tips are useful. Maybe I will make a little video when I have time.

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