By Karen Karon
Chain maille styles and weaves that take jewellery layout into new frontiers!
Jewelry artists will take pleasure in a suite of latest, less-common weaves and difficult tasks that encourage and educate.
Author Karen Karon starts by way of reviewing easy chain maille weaves with a view to set the degree for the extra complicated weaves during this publication. She explains suggestions wanted whilst operating past the fundamentals: equipment for final a weave, operating with micro earrings, operating huge scale, and utilizing substitute fabrics in weaves. The publication is then divided into four sections, each one dedicated to a selected form of weave: new Persian weaves, Elf-based weaves, Hybrid weaves, and Scale Maille weaves that include sheet steel scales into conventional weaves for a amazing impression. Sprinkled in the course of the illustrated step by step directions for every weave approach are worthy information from Karen to assist make certain a stunning entire piece.
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I TEXT AND TREE RINGS: 3-ply backstitch. Keep the lines of the tree rings loose and organic. Feel free to get wiggly with your lines and vary the length of your stitches to help create a natural looking tree. Stitch the text by following the guidelines closely and minimizing stitches (by using longer stitch lengths) for straight, smooth lines. I find the tighter the stitch lengths, the bumpier the text can look. ASN & MAC 2012 5 If you used tear-away stabilizer, remove the material now, slowly and carefully.
This decorative simple sampler is meant to help you jump in and get stitching right away. Each line uses a different stitch. The sampler allows you to learn and practice the stitches used in the book, and the end result is beautiful to boot. Just follow the order of stitches and photo on page 33 to create a sampler of your own. 5-cm embroidery hoop Embroidery Thread (DMC threads shown: 920/copper, 3814/aquamarine, 3852/ yellow) Size 5 embroidery needle Scissors Water-soluble pen (or other transfer medium, optional) Ruler (optional) TIME: TAKE YOUR TIME 1 Gather together your basic materials: your fabric, embroidery hoop, thread, embroidery needle, and scissors.
Peel the paper backing off of the Wonder Under. 7 Lay your horseshoe appliqué piece onto your background fabric and arrange as desired. Once you have the layout you like best, iron the appliqué piece to the background fabric. The iron should be on a dry, wool setting and pressed firmly for 10 to 15 seconds or until the fabrics are fused. 44 S T I TC HE D GIF T S NOTE: Heavier fabrics will require more time. You can also turn your background fabric over and press from the reverse side as well, to ensure fusing.