How to stitch ‘French Knots Stitch’

Maybe it’s me, but what is there not to love about a French Knot? I LOVE them and I mean LOVE them. I have been incorporating them into my designs for many years, on their own as the centre of an itty bitty felt flower, an eye of a bird, on the tip of a butterfly antenna or on mass for a spectacular display. For such a tiny little stitch, it certainly has big impact!

The following sketch shows how to stitch a French Knot: and here are some photo’s of how I have found over time, the easiest way to stitch a French Knot. (Unlike my Blanket Stitch tutorial, you will note this time that both my hands are in the photo’s…I must say it’s definately easier when you have a photography assistant, AKA my husband Andy!) This is what I do, to start, bring your needle out to the required place. You will see from the pictures that I have added small dots marking the outside edge of the flower that I am stitching, to give me a line to follow.

Now encircle the thread around your needle twice

Pull the thread tight and at the same time lower your needle so that the looped thread is now positioned where you would like your French Knot to be.

Put your finger against the loops holding them in position and then gently pull your needle through. You will now have a neat little knot sitting on top of your fabric.

Finally to complete your stitch, put your needle back in as close as possible to where you started and take it through to the back.

you have now stitched a French Knot, just repeat the process again and again and ….

hope that you found this tutorial helpful, please do let me know! As always, if you have any questions, please do get in touch and I’ll do my very best to help.Source

15 Latest Blouse Back Neck Designs Patterns

Fashion fades over-time, but the classic Indian traditional attire never seems to leave the charts at all. I am proud to be a saree enthusiast as it is the most sexy fashion staple according to me.

Blouse back designs are very attractive which can easily change the simple image of a lady to latest. Today, ladies are constantly looking for the blouses that have many cuts and exposure at the back. This gives a wonderful physical appeal to a lady when attending occasions like marriage, anniversary or even a Saturday night party. Today not only teenage girls but ladies with all ages are constantly trying out exclusive blouse back designs.

If you pay close attention, the round neck looks like the pot neck style. This blouse back neck design is perfectly suitable for silk saris and for lehengas.

The V back neck design for blouses gives you ample room to flaunt the lovely back. Add some tassels or an elegant border to make it even prettier.

DIY Decorate Friendship Bracelets

Today we’re showing you three easy ways to embellish your DIY friendship bracelets that will get sparkly and shiny metallic upgrades for Summer.

To add rhinestones, you’ll need:

  • a chevron friendship bracelet (tutorial found here)
  • 5-6” crystal rhinestone chain
  • 1 yard of embroidery floss
  • an embroidery needle
  • a pair of scissors

Thread the needle with embroidery floss and tie the end into a double knot. Push the needle through the back of bracelet. Lay the rhinestone chain along the middle of the bracelet, using the chevron pattern as a guide. Stitch the floss between the first two rhinestone links, pushing needle out the middle of the bracelet. Bring the needle back through the middle, this time further down between the second and third links. Continue stitching between the rhinestone links. After the very last stitch, tie a double knot on the backside and trim the ends. Your friendship bracelet is sparkling and finished!

To add studs, you’ll need:

  • a chevron friendship bracelet (tutorial found here)
  • 5 3/8” brass cone studs
  • a pair of small, sharp scissors
  • a screwdriver

Use a Sharpie or marker to make 5 evenly spaced marks along the middle of the friendship bracelet. From the backside, push the point of the scissors through the mark to create a hole. Push a screw through the hole. Twist the coned spike onto the screw and use a screwdriver to tighten. Repeat the steps with the rest of the spikes. Voila! Your friendship bracelet has a spiked spine.

To add chain, you’ll need:

  • a friendship bracelet (tutorial found here)
  • 5-6” of brass curb chain
  • 1 yard of embroidery floss
  • an embroidery needle
  • a pair of scissors

Thread the needle with embroidery floss. Untie one end of the friendship bracelet and re-knot it with the tail of the threaded embroidery floss. Push the needle through the outer edge of the backside of the bracelet. Lay the chain flat, against the edge of the bracelet. Thread the needle over and through the first link. Push the needle though the backside about two rows down. Depending on the width of each link, the row count may vary. Keep stitching. Make two stitches around the last link, untie the knot and re-knot with the last of the floss. Trim away any excess. Your chain trimmed friendship bracelet now has an edge – how simple was that? Stack ’em, give ’em away and you’re officially ready for summer.Source

Shivaratri Rangoli Designs

Check Out the Latest Maha Shivaratri Rangoli Designs

Here are some beautiful Maha Shivaratri rangoli designs for all the devotees of Lord Shiva and Maa Parvathi. Shivratri is a festival dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival. People often fast on the night of Shivaratri, sing hymns and praises and offer prayers to Lord Shiva. Celebrate this auspicious day by making these Shivling and God Shiva rangoli designs.

 Take a look at our divine Maha Shivaratri Rangoli Designs and pick one for the festival.

1. Lord Shiva Rangoli Designs 2. Maha Shivaratri Rangoli  Courtesy of Shamli Nibalkar

Ganpati and Shivling rangoli design. Decorate the rangoli with diyas in the evening.

3. Rangoli Designs for Shivratri 4. Shivratri Rangoli 

Courtesy of Neelam Bharti

Keep the rangoli design sweet and simple. Make a Shivling, add Lord Shiva’s snake Vasuki and his Trishul to it.

5. Rangoli Designs for Maha Shivratri 6. 3D Shivling Rangoli Designs

Courtesy of Gouri Joshi‎

Draw this 3D Shivling rangoli design for the festival. Use hues of blue and green to create this gorgeous rangoli.

7. 3D Shivling Rangoli Designs 8. Shivling Rangoli Designs

9. Kolam for Maha Shivratri Courtesy of Chinthamani

Awesome kolam design for Maha Shivaratri. The black base helps create this powerful effect.

10. Shivling Rangoli Designs 11. Shivling Simple Rangoli Designs 12. Shivratri Rangoli  13. Shivling Kolam Designs

Courtesy of Maheshwari Ramesh

Lovely intricate patterns surround this Shivling rangoli. Use yellow, red, green and orange color to make flowers and diyas.

14. Shivratri Special Rangoli  15. Maha Shivaratri Kolam Designs
16. Shivling Rangoli Designs
4. God Shiva and Ganpati Rangoli Designs

Courtesy of Minal Raut

 This is a unique rangoli design consisting of Shivling, Lord Ganpati and the symbol of OM. All three have been flawlessly infused into each other.

DIY: Beautiful Desk Organizer from Cardboard

It’s summertime, and sometimes that means that your desk is probably more cluttered than before. Time to make Desk Organizer that can be put almost anywhere – from the bedroom, the living room to even the bathroom!

Wonderful solution for handy people. Of the few pieces of cardboard, rolls of tissue and several items, you can create a very handy personal organizer for the student. I really liked it, do not you? Below the video workshop. I wish you all a good mood!

DIY: Beautiful Pastel paper Photo frame

Today we want to show you photo frame, it’s for my little daughter !!! The process of creating a framework, I photographed, of course it is far from the present tutorial, but this is my first experience please do not judge strictly. It may be useful for beginners, my mini tutorial before buying ready boksiki can work out here on this, without any extra costs. Look what happened.
Buttons tender, very pleasant to me, hence the name of the entire product. In a jar, canned rose, and of pearl, embodies all the tenderness.

In this Frame, you can insert a photo or to make an inscription, the white roses of plastics, peach rose.

There angelok, brads with the name “Rose” heart “made with love”.

After design that you shows above, Now time to making.
Required Material:
1. Pastel paper (or watercolor, or skrapbumaga) and a beer carton size 20×20
2. Line
3. Pencil
4. Cutter
5. Scissors
6. Tool for creasing (itself still use a pen that does not write))

I sliced ​​7 strips of different lengths of paper for pastels, but the same width.

3 pieces of medium size length 16 cm width 7 cm (1h1,5h2h1,5h1).
Measure out and cut, then the width of each band beat (1h1,5h2h1,5h1) = 7 cm, then according to our size.

this small wall 7 cm x 7 cm, performed the same as the middle strips.

But two large, there are a few others, the width and 7 cm, only the length of 24 cm.

Here I have highlighted in pencil, then you need to cut the dotted lines indicate the slot to make. On a large wall (of 2 pieces) size 24 cm, top and bottom postpone 0, 5h1, 5h20h1, 5h0, 5

That happened to us when we probigovali long strips and cut along the lines of the previous photo.

Fold along the grooves.

coat with glue to one side, pressed against the inner walls.

So what should we succeed.

In order not to disperse the wall, then I strengthened mounting tape.

Then take a beer in my 20×20 cardboard pasted over his paper for pastels, as well as walls. We put the walls to the base and if you are satisfied, then all sticking. Here frame and ready !!! And then let the flight of your imagination and decorate to your liking.

DIY: How to make Napkin holders from recycled Newspaper

Recycled craft are the best thing that everybody want to do. This tutorial shows how to make Napkin holder from recycled Newspaper.

Half a page for each drinking straw

First thing I did the long oval base 20 cm wide and 9 cm, then your round with a diameter of about 9 cm.

With 23 straws folded in half, I formed a pasting range well all the points between them.

At the center of the fan I glued the round, Obviously I made another one almost exactly to the other side.

On the back I reinforced the center with a round card pasted.

I glued with plenty of white glue the two fans on the sides of the oval and waited to dry well.

I made so many wheels of two measures and I pasted them as you see in the picture.

I colored the entire napkin holders in and out with acrylic colors trying to give some shade similar to wood.

I have given then two coats of glue diluted to 10 x 100 with the water, this will be the paint and at the same time will make my much more solid door-napkins.

Finally I decorated one of my farfallotte salt dough.

DIY Recycled Newspaper Craft Handbags Making Tutorial

Make a small collection of bags from newspapers, very much I like them!

Recently, I was eager to weave something for yourself. Decided: let it be the bag! In search of inspiration, as always turn to the Internet. And found a great variety of options wicker bags, baskets and other things. That’s decided to share my findings with you, all of a sudden someone also need inspiration. To start with different bags, woven from various materials to awaken the imagination.