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Simple effects in kumihimo

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Simple effects in kumihimo

Inspiration is everywhere but if you are going to design complicated kits it's always good to remember that beginners want to make pretty things too.  Here at EC HQ we are working a series of scossor keepers / bag charm patterns and kits.  So inspired by these lovely Japanese lady beads (after all, kumihimo is Japanese braiding) we made up a simple scissor keeper design using black cord and sparkly purple thread.  The braid seems to have a spiral texture to it, boing in and out.  This is a really simple effect to achieve - the cord is 1.5mm but...

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It's Saturday, get your crafting on

crafting saturday trends update

It's Saturday, get your crafting on

It's Saturday and time to get your crafting on. Here is our weekly round up of trending on the web. Make yourself or someone you care for a lovely little pouch with SewKateSew's free buy + diy nail polish pouch. It's sparkly. We like sparkly. Easter is early this year and John Lewis have some great suggestions but what struck us was the colours that they are using - all pale lemons and pastel greens. Ooohhh arhhhh me hearties. We love pirates. We are once again great aunt and uncle here at EC HQ so we are looking at pirate...

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