How To Books

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How to Crochet

Crochet is still used to create crocheted lace for home decor projects or women’s romantic collars, and the delicate openwork or “filet” crochet is popular for table linens and bedspreads. But because the technique produces a sturdy fabric, it became popular in recent years for more utilitarian items such as potholders, wash cloths, and even rugs.
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How to Needlepoint

Which needleart is a favorite with men as well as women? Which is one of the most luxurious of the needlearts, but also long-lasting? Which type of needlework is a kind of embroidery worked on canvas mesh? If you guessed needlepoint, you are right!
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How to Knit


How to Knit

Knitting is the art of using yarn or thread to make fabric from interlocking loops. Its origin has been traced as far back as the fourth or fifth century B.C. to sandal socks discovered in the Middle East. In the past, knitting has been the occupation of shepherds watching their flocks, sailors whiling away the hours of long voyages during the age of exploration, apprentices who studied it in 13th and 14th century knitting guilds, and royal knitters in the court of England at the time of King Henry VIII. At certain times in history, only members of royalty were allowed to wear knitted items. One of the knitted garments on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London is a handsome handknitted silk shirt, which King Charles I wore on the day of his beheading.
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How to Embroider


How to Embroider / Cross-Stitch

Embroidery is a general term used to describe the art of decorating fabric with thread or yarn, using a needle and basic stitches. Most of us are familiar with specific embroidery techniques such as counted cross-stitch, quilting, crewel and smocking.
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