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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Recycled Christmas Card Boxes

cardboxesthumb.JPGThese little gift boxes are made from recycled Christmas cards - they're easy to make and can be filled with tasty treats or small gifts for the tree or as stocking fillers.

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

More Lost Wax Casting

lostwax3_6.JPGOn a previous page I made a small cast pewter horse - I'm going to have another go - to see if I can improve on a few of the shortcomings of the last time.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Lost Wax Casting - Continued

lostwax2_2.JPGOn the previous page, I prepared my lost wax mould for casting pewter - so now it's casting time!

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Lost Wax Casting

lostwaxthumb.JPGI fancy having a go at metal casting - there are a number of different techniques I could try (and perhaps will, in due course), but I'm going to start by trying the lost wax method.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Lucet Cord Making

lucetthumb.JPGThe lucet is a device of ancient origin, used for knitting yarn into strong, slightly elastic cord that has historically been used for many purposes, including lacing clothing

Here's how to use one

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Using A Braiding Board - Pattern 8 - Round Cord

braidingboard101.jpgThis pattern uses the same technique as the braiding disc to produce a very strong, tight-woven round cord. The density and strength of the finished work comes at a price - the labour of producing it - this is one of the slowest braid patterns to make.

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Using A Braiding Board - Pattern 7 - Parallel Chain Braid

braidingboard91.jpgThis one is similar to Alternating Chain Braid on page 7, but it includes an extra pair of link threads - so that both sides can be worked an equal amount before swapping them around.

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Using A Braiding Board - Pattern 6 - Clasp Loop

braidingboard81.jpgIf you’re making friendship bracelets, you’ll need some way of fastening them - the simplest way to do this is to weave an open loop into your braid, so that the knot at the other end can be pushed through to secure it.

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Using A Braiding Board - Pattern 5 - Alternating Chain Braid

braidingboard71.jpgAn attractive pattern that forms a chain-like braid with open links and decorative scalloped edges

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Using A Braiding Board - Pattern 4 - Twist Braid

braidingboard61.jpgThis pattern is similar in method to the diagonal stripe braid, but contains an extra move which results in a different pattern and a natural tendency to twist into a nice spiral shape.

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