Tag Archives: tutorial

Want to Make a Beaded Dragon?

Big Beaded Dragon Tutorial by Viko Kecaa

Big Beaded Dragon Tutorial by Viko Kecaa

Unbelievable! I need to take a year off to put this together……

Go ahead – you want to make a Big Beaded Dragon?

Another dragon by Viko Kecaa

Another dragon by Viko Kecaa

Seriously – this is beautiful. And there are other creatures just as amazing. And tutorials. You could spend your life working on these fabulous works of art.

Save

Save

Save

Save

Making Bias Tape with Silk Ties

Repurposing mens ties into bias binding

Repurposing mens ties into bias binding

I love being part of a small group of artists – you get to know the people much better than attending a formal meeting. You can actually talk to each other and get to know the work. One of the women was cutting up silk ties. Why, I asked?

She cuts them into strips for bias binding. What a smart idea. They are useful for clothing, which she makes herself – beautifully, or for quilts.

Surfing the internet found me this tutorial from the Instructables website – Re-purposing men’s ties into bias tape..

Silk ties are easy to find. Raid your husband’s stash, which he doesn’t use any more. Explore thrift stores – piles to chose from.

What a good idea.