Knitting a bedspread can add a personal touch to almost any bedroom more than any store-bought option. This project is also fairly easy because it involves nothing more than knitting straight lines to create a large rectangle. Therefore, this is a good project for the beginning knitter as she can be
Emeralds are among the most precious gemstones in the world. They can be natural or synthetic. Synthetic gemstones are stones and that have been made in a laboratory and are typically not valued as high as natural gemstones. In order to improve the clarity, most emeralds are treated to fill the crac
<u>The Medieval era</u>. During Medieval times, bathing was looked upon with mistrust. It was seen as sensual and done mostly by people who were given to sexual debauchery; many believed that bathing allowed the devil ...
Video Transcript Hi, I'm Phyllis of Many Creative Gifts, and in this segment, I'm going to demonstrate how to do the waffle stitch. First, you want to start out with a row of double crochet stitches. Then, you're going to do your beginning chains and a front-post double crochet stitch....
Brown lunch bags are inexpensive and can be decorated with a variety of trims and findings to create Valentine's Day decorations. Preschool children enjoy placing and pressing beads, buttons, ribbon and rhinestones into place. Older children can draw simple designs and outline them in satin or metal
When planning a birthday party for a child who adores SpongeBob Squarepants, the yellow sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea, you can create a few crafts for the party guests to do. Crafts not only keep the children entertained throughout the party, but the guests can take their projects ho
Perry Hall is a suburb of Baltimore, Maryland. The town was created in 1775 when a Baltimore merchant established his estate on a 1,000-acre patch of land; now it is a full suburban town with more than 30,000 residents. Perry Hall is home to a myriad of craft shows throughout the year. In 2010, ther
Sports fans and athletes love to display their allegiance to a particular team by sporting their team's colors and logos. If you are a soccer player, or simply a fan of the sport, you can join the fun by making your own soccer bracelets. Sport your team's colors with a fashionable bracelet or make o
Beekeeping is one way of ensuring your honey supply. It is an activity that is gaining in popularity as both a hobby and a business. In addition to hives, a beekeeping suit is a tool needed to harvest honey. These suits protect the beekeeper from getting stung, which allows the keeper to work in and
Video Transcript I'm Phyllis of Many Creative Gifts, and in this segment, I'm going to show you how to crochet zigzag stitches. The zigzag stitch is a great stitch for making blankets and large crochet items. You want to start with a chain long enough to make whatever it is you're...
Pompoms are useful for a multitude of craft and clothing projects. You can purchase ready-made yarn pompoms in craft and sewing stores. They are so simple to make, however, that it is worth the effort to make your own pompoms and save a little money. Making your own also gives you the freedom to use
Making a paper helipad is an entertaining and detailed crafts task that can be accomplished alone or with a loved one. The project requires very few materials and can be done cheaply; however, everything must be done very carefully to make a beautiful helipad. Paper helipads can be made for small in
Troll dolls were originally manufactured in the early 1960s and have ranged in size from only a few inches tall to over a foot in height, with the trolls being said to bring good luck to their owners. Some collectors are interested only in locating original Troll dolls, while others enjoy styling t
Balloon sculpting, also known as balloon twisting, is the art of shaping long, skinny balloons into a variety of shapes to resemble animals and characters. It's a popular craft at kids' parties. People who create these types of balloon animals are sometimes called twisters and work at places such as
Canada Council grants support artists and their projects.money, money, money image by easaab from Fotolia.comThe Canada Council for the Arts, commonly known as the Canada Council, is a Canadian government-supported agency that provides funding and support for Canadian artists and...
The ancient art of silversmithing has a lexicon of its own.Jasmin Awad/Photodisc/Getty ImagesSilversmiths use many terms to describe the steps in the work they do. Medical and science writer Robyn Mosher, in an article for Dartmouth's Toxic Metal Research Program, tells that silver has...
Felting is a technique used to shrink natural animal fibers so they form a tightly woven fabric rather than a loose knit. Fibers such as alpaca, wool or cashmere will felt well. Felting is a way to reuse old sweaters or knits to decorate other items, or make whole new items such as scarves, blankets