Beading

Attaching Clasps to Beaded Jewelry
Bead Board - makes beading easy!
Beading tips
Beading F.A.Q.
Knotting with Tweezers
Stringing Cords
Stringing Wire
Birthstones
Crimping & Crimp Cover Instructions
Easy Ear Wire
Knowing Your Beads



Crafts

Bow Making
Candle Burning
Decoupage with Mod Podge
Folding the American Flag
Floral Tablescaping
General Tips
Melted Crayon Art
Photo Booth with Props - How to set up
Sculpey
Styrofoam
Tillandsia Care (Air Plant)
Vinyl Lettering



Framing

Conservation Framing
How to Hang and Care for your Pictures



Needle Arts

Knit with Milly Video: Blocking
Knit with Milly Video: Cast On
Knit with Milly Video: Cast Off
Knit with Milly Video: Knit Stitch
Knit with Milly Video: Purl Stitch
Knit with Milly Video: Knit a Starbella Scarf
Knifty Knitter Looms
Knitting & Crochet Abbreviations
Knitting Instructions
Yarn Weight System



Painting

Acrylic Paints: which one to use?
Basics of Brushes
Clay Pot Preparation
Coloring Items Using Alcohol Ink
Crackling
Glitter, Sparkle, Shimmer & Shine
Painting Mediums / Products Information
Painting Surfaces
Painting Tips
Sealers
Tin Preparation
Wood Preparation



Paper Crafts

Accu-Cut Die-Cut Machines
Creative Card Making
Distress Inks with Tim Holtz
Getting Started on a Scrapbook
Glossary of Stamp Terms & Techniques
Inking 101
Marbled Look Created with Alcohol Ink
Masking Techniques - Rubber Stamping
Scrapbooking on the Wall - Canvas Art
Taking Gift Tag Art One Step Further
Tear Paper, HOW TO
Twinkling H20's



Sewing

Blanket Stitching
Choosing the right THREAD
Fabric Conversions
Fabric and Sewing Project Tips
Glossary of Sewing / Quilting Terms
How to Wash your Fabric and Quilts
Stuffing (Fiberfill)

Blanket Stitching

This information was reprinted courtesy of Jeson Enterprises

BASIC SUPPLIES
Embroidery Floss
Embroidery Needle
Blanket Stitching
BASIC INSTRUCTIONS
1. For most projects, you will use three strands of floss. You will need to adjust this for large or delicate projects.

2. Refer to diagram. Bring needle up at point 1, down at point 2, and up again at point 3. The thread should remain under the needle at point 3 (Fig. 1).

3. Repeat the same stitch to the right of the first stitch. Point 3 will become point 1 (Fig. 2).

4. Work the entire design the same way, keeping the height and spacing of your stitches even (Fig. 3).


HINTS
- Work the blanket stitch from left to right and think of it as a square - match the depth and width of each stitch.

- Match the size of your blanket stitch to your project. The smaller the design, the closer the stitches.

- Your finished project will be much nicer if you don't have to start and stop too often. Measure the length of your embroidery thread by laying it loosely around the design. Increase that length by four times. This should give you enough thread to complete the entire design.