Eco-Friendly Crafting With Kids by Kate Lilley

By Kate Lilley

Quirky, vibrant and enjoyable initiatives for pre-school little ones and their mom and dad to make jointly. babies love crafting and growing, and it's academic in addition to stress-free - crafting can assist strengthen high-quality motor abilities and teaches babies to stick to directions and paintings along another individual. Kate Lilley's highly renowned weblog, Minieco, grew out of her wish to train her personal young ones to be imaginative and use what's round them for inventive play. mom and dad and children alike will love the 35 daring, vibrant tasks featured within the booklet and divided into sections that come with track, Nature, stitching, technology and Recycling Bin. the ultimate part features a record of fifty quickly boredom busters that confused mom and dad can pull out of the bag in an emergency!

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For a smoother increase choose beads that are slightly thinner than others. The darker beads show where each increase occurred to create this arc-shaped piece of beading. 2 If you increase frequently along the same row of peyote stitch you will create a ruffle effect. Work with contrast beads on the last row for a decorative edge. On the next row add a normal sized bead between the two slightly thinner beads. Bead Something Now Peyote Stitch Rings I f, like me, you doubt whether a ring made from beads can ever be comfortable to wear, have a go making one of these pretty rings and you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

Netting or looped fringes are added at the end of a piece of beadwork using the warp threads, or added to the side edges using one of the techniques shown here. Fringes and netting can be as simple or ornate as you want – see Chapter 4, page 76 for more ideas. VERTICAL FRINGING This technique adds a third dimension to a piece of loom work. Rows of beaded fringe are added to the basic bead loom panel. You can add the beads as you go, as shown here, or add the fringing once the panel is complete.

Pick up beads in a multiple of four, alternating between the colours. This sample has 20 beads and is tied in a circle. 2 Bring the needle out through a shared bead. For the first round pick up two bridge beads, a shared bead and two bridge beads. Miss a shared bead and pass the needle through the next shared bead. Continue making this size of loop right round the circle. 3 To step up to the next round pass the needle through the first two bridge beads and the middle shared bead of the first loop again.

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