Weaving Sticks using straws

June 30, 2011

 An easy project for all ages 

 straw weaving straw weaving 2straw weaving 3straw weaving braceletUsing 3 straws and 3 lengths of wool/thread – put 1 length of wool through each straw and tie a loose knot at the end.

Fold over a short length of wool on each straw and sellotape to keep in place -refer to diagrams.

Hold the three straws with one hand and with a ball of wool begin weaving front then back then front coming back over the straws the opposite way.Repeat until the straws are full then gently push the weaving down the straws -N.B. Do not push all of the weaving down off the straws

Repeat this until the required size – push all of the weaving off the straws and sew or tie to secure .Sew a  button on one end and use short loop of wool at the other end to complete the bracelet

Beading designs created by Laines beading designer Anne D.

June 5, 2011

Anne has designed some beautiful beading designs for the ladies at the beading group.

In time we will post the instructions for all these projects .To see more crafting projects see the projects page on the website.

Beta testing new free Cricut Craftroom

June 5, 2011
ProvoCraft has announced the new Cricut CraftRoom
 which will be a FREE web based program, compatible with any Cricut machine, as well as with PC and Mac computers. The program will allow you to use on-screen editing for any cartridge you own and allows you to preview all other cartridges.

I have been testing the craftroom still a few bugs to be sorted I think.i can design and cut with expression – type-edit and group text but I cannot seem to group objects maybe that will come soon.It is still in the beta testing stage -no official launch date yet.Provocraft are inviting people at random to test it out find out more on www.cricut.com. It is very rare to get something FREE

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