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How To Mark Stitch Lines for Embroidery on Felted Fabric Easter Eggs (and Balls)

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Marking straight lines on felted fabrics can be a bit tricky. Chalk barely stays in place long enough to get the job done and marking pens seem to find the uneven texture a challenge. So I tried using masking tape and to my surprise it worked perfectly!

Masking tape clings just enough to stay in place while stitching and releases without pulling the fibers. I used the same pieces over and over - no need for a fresh piece each time a line needs to be marked.

Create a Reflection of Your Ancestry with a Yarn Star Garland

Yarn Star Garland - Heritage Reflections at Christmas

Make a family heritage garland to celebrate the holiday season!

Every yarn star on my garland represents a part of my heritage - countries of my ancestors. The colors and designs are derived from the flag of each country and the center of each holds a small mirror - a reflection of who I am and where I came from.

Cookie Cutters and Huichol Yarn Painting = Pretty Holiday Ornaments

Huichol Yarn Painting holiday tree ornaments

Recycle cereal boxes and scraps of leftover yarn into beautiful Huichol tree ornaments using cookie cutters as your patterns and this tutorial: how to paint with yarn from "That Artist Woman"!

How to Weave "Zen" Art Bookmarks

Saori (Zen Weaving) Bookmarks

Saori woven bookmarks headed to the Bookmark Swap hosted by Chris at ParabolicMuse.

I feel like a fish out of water - making bookmarks! Never made a bookmark in my life unless you count the wrinkled little scraps of paper that poke out of nearly every book in my library!

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