Project "a puppet a week"

My only (!!!) new years resolution was to create a new handpuppet every single week of 2012. Whenever it's possible I will publish the pattern for these puppets, too, but I think it won't be managable every week. After mind storming a huge list of animals suitable as a handpuppet I recognized 52 puppets are not enough. If I like handpuppets anymore after this project, there will be more in the future definitely! Since there are so many of them I try to sort them per month, so every month has it's own theme. And because 52 handpuppets are not enough work, I also want to use manymanymany new techniques I never used whether they were intimidating, exausting or I simply never knew they were existing. It's quite intimidating to use a totally new technique on a bigger project like sweaters, jackets or even bags, but it's ok with smaller things like......

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Der "du machst doch Handarbeiten, oder?"-Effekt hat mir eine Riesenladung Stickgarn von einer Freundin gebracht. The "don't you do needleworks?"- effect got me lots of embroidery floss in lots of colours from a friend. Meine Lieblingskreuznahtvarianten My favorite herringbone stitch variations neue Sticharten ausprobieren aus meinem Stickbuch, das genauso alt ist wie ich ;) testing stitches from a book the same age as I am ;) ...

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Embroidery

Sitting outside on a bench in the afternoon embroidering is one of the most relaxing things for me (at least if my needle and hand do what my head tells them!). My embroidery patterns reflect my passion for colors, wildlife and languages. The color of the box around each description indicates the level of difficulty. Green represents patterns using mostly stitches like running stitch or backstitch. A yellow box pattern is more a medium level, french knots, herringbone stitch or others. The red box patterns use a large variety of stitches and might be more challenging. lion4 liondetail Geometric Lion Embroidery skills: - running stitch - threaded running stitch Finished measurements: 18x17.25cm/7x7.8inch Buy here:  craftsy dawanda etsy Continue Reading


Handpuppets

The handpuppet series is a collection of wild and domestic animals. Every handpuppet is designed to fit a childs hand, which is surprisingly not always the case with many handpuppets. Adults with slim hands can use these handpuppets, too. If you want the handpuppet for Adults choose a thicker yarn to knit with. Most handpuppets are worked in a DK weight yarn and measure 15x10cm/6x4inch at average (some have longer noses, beaks, etc.) The instructions are illustrated with step-by-step photos to make it easy to follow. Advanced knitting techniques are explained with the use of phototutorials. The color of the frame around the pattern description shows the difficulty level. Green uses basic stitches, yellow has some tricky parts, red makes use of more challenging skills. Nevertheless don't let this discourage you in trying some new skills! With small projects like handpuppets it's easier to experiment - You don't waste a weeks worth of......

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Mandalas

Stitching Mandalas has a very relaxing character. The repetitive shapes allow to play with the colors freely and even help practicing some new embroidery stitches. The color of the box around each description indicates the level of difficulty. Green represents patterns using mostly stitches like running stitch or backstitch. A yellow box pattern is more a medium level, french knots, herringbone stitch or others. The red box patterns use a large variety of stitches and might be more challenging. flower1 Flower Mandala Embroidery skills: - stem stitch - french knots - threaded running stitch - herringbone stitch Finished measurements: 12x12.5cm / 4.8x4.9inch Buy here:  craftsy dawanda etsy jeans1 Gem Mandala Embroidery skills: - stem stitch - chain stitch - satin stitch Finished measurements: 13x12cm / 5.2x4.8inch Buy here: 
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Christmas Stockings

The christmas stocking collection varies between classic norwegian patterns, chaotic and geometric patterns. All patterns are available as a set so that siblings can get their own stocking pattern each. 6socks 6socks2 6 christmas stockings - norwegian patterns Knitting skills: - increase/decrease - knitting in the round - two-stranded knitting Finished measurements: smaller socks: 13.4x5.3inch/ 34x13,5cm bigger socks: 16x5.3inch/ 41cmx13,5cm Buy here:  youtube patternfish craftsy dawanda etsy sockesterne1 STARS christmas stockings Knitting skills: - increase/decrease - knitting in the round - two-stranded knitting Finished measurements: 16x5.3inch/ 41cmx13,5cm Buy here:  youtube patternfish
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Cross stitch

Counted cross stitch is a form of embroidery which suits many beginners because of it's simplicity. It's a wonderful technique to play with color combinations. 01a Geometry nr. 1 Embroidery skills: - cross stitch Finished measurements: Buy here: craftsy dawanda etsy kollabora makerist 02a Geometry nr. 2 Embroidery skills: - cross stitch Finished measurements: Available soon! 03b Geometry nr. 3 Embroidery skills: - cross stitch Finished measurements: 10x10cm/4x4inch Buy here: craftsy dawanda etsy kollabora
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