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Monday, July 02, 2007

More books


More books that I haven't personally reviewed. Some more fun things to do with lace, thread, or other similar supply.

The All New Micro Macrame (It's Not 1970 Anymore!)

by Kris Buchanan

Second All New Micro Macrame

by Kris Buchanan

Scoubidou Jewellery

by Corien van Tienhoven

How To Make Scoubidous, Boondoggles, & Lanyards Too!

by Paige Krul Araujo

Let's Scoubidou

by Annic Hurtrer

Chinese Knots for Beaded Jewellery

by Suzen Millodot

posted by Heather | 9:16 AM

Friday, June 29, 2007

Bracelet 133


  • 1121221 1221211


  • Small Diamond (middle):
    1. Using the 7th thread on the left, make 1 fk and 1 fk/bk.
    2. Using the 7th thread on the left, make 1 bk/fk and 1 fk.

    Small Diamond (left):
    1. Using the 5th thread on the left, make 1 fk and 1 fk/bk.
    2. Using the 5th thread on the left, make 1 bk/fk and 1 fk.

    Small Diamond (right):
    1. Using the 5th thread on the right, make 1 bk and 1 bk/fk.
    2. Using the 5th thread on the right, make 1 fk/bk and 1 bk.

    Large Diamond:
    1. Using the 7th thread on the left, make 3 fk and 1 fk/bk.
    2. Using the 7th thread on the left, make 2 bk and 1 bk/fk.
    3. Make small diamond middle.
    4. Using the 5th threads, make 2 fk on the left and 3 bk on the right.

    1. Using the first threads, make 3 fk and 1 fk/bk on the left; 3 bk and 1 bk/fk on the right side.

    2. Using the first threads, make 3 fk on the left; 3 bk on the right side.

    3. Make small diamonds (4).

    4. With the first threads, make 1 fk, 1 bk/fk and 1 bk on the left side, and 1 bk, 1 bk/fk and 1 fk on the right.

    5. Using the 4th threads, make 3 fk on the right; 3 bk on the left side.

    6. Using the 4th threads, make 1 bk/fk and 3 fk on the right; 1 fk/bk and 3 bk on the left side.

    7. With the 6th threads, make 1 fk/bk, 3 bk and 1 bk/fk on the left side; 1 bk/fk, 3 fk and 1 fk/bk on the right side.

    8. Make large diamond.

    9. With the 3rd threads, make 3 fk and 1 fk/bk on the left side and 3 bk and 1 bk/fk on the right side.

    10. With the first threads, make 5 fk on the left side and 5 bk on the right side.

    11. Repeat from step 1 for pattern.

    posted by Heather | 4:28 PM

    Bracelet 130


  • 12222331 13322221



  • Diamond
    * Using the 6th thread on the left, make 2 fk, 1 fk/bk.
    * Using the 6th thread on the left, make 1 bk/fk and 1 fk.


    1. With the first threads, make 1 fk, 1 fk/bk and 1 bk on the left; and 1 bk, 1 bk/fk and 1 fk on the right side.

    2. Using the third threads, make 2 fk and 1 fk/bk on the left; and 2 bk and 1 bk/fk on the right side.

    3. With the second threads, make 3 fk on the left side, 3 bk on the right side.

    4. Make diamonds on both sides using 6th threads, and once more with the middle threads.

    5. Repeat from step 1 for pattern.

    posted by Heather | 4:19 PM

    Bracelet 129


  • 1122331122 2211332211



  • 1. Using the first threads, make 3 bk and 1 fk/bk on the right; and 3 fk and 1 fk/bk on the left.

    2. Using the first threads, make 3 bk on the right; and 3 fk on the left.

    3. With the 10th thread on the left, make 4 fk and 1 fk/bk.

    4. With the 10th thread on the left, make 3 bk and 1 bk/fk.

    5. With the 10th thread on the left, make 4 fk.

    6. With the 10th thread on the left, make 3 bk.

    7. Make diamonds.

    8. Repeat step 1 - 7, three more times before moving on.

    9. Repeat step 2.

    10. Using the first threads, make 2 bk on the right, and 2 fk on the left.

    11. Repeat steps 5 and 6.

    12. With the 10th thread on the left, make 3 fk.

    13. With the 10th thread on the left, make 2 bk.

    14. With the 6th thread on the left, make 1 fk and 1 fk/bk, and 1 bk.

    15. With the 5th thread on the left, make 1 bk, 1 bk/fk and 2 fk.

    16. Repeat steps 14 and 15 on the right side using appropriate knots.

    17. Repeat from step 1 for pattern.

    posted by Heather | 4:14 PM

    Bracelet 128


  • 1122332211


  • 1. Using the first threads, make 3 fk and 1 fk/bk on the left; 3 bk and 1 bk/fk on the right side.

    2. Make 1 fk with middle threads.

    3. Using the first threads, make 3 fk on the left and 3 bk on the right side.

    4. With the fifth threads, make 1 bk/fk on the left side, 1 fk/bk on the right, and 1 fk to join.

    5. Repeat step 3.

    6. Using the first threads, make 2 fk on the left and 2 bk on the right side.

    7. With the fifth threads, make 1 bk and 1 bk/fk on the left side; 1 fk and 1 fk/bk on the right side.

    8. Repeat step 2.

    9. With the fourth threads, make 1 fk/bk on the left side and 1 bk/fk on the right side.

    10. Repeat step 2.

    11. With the first threads, make 1 fk, 1 fk/bk and 1 bk on the left; and 1 bk, 1 bk/fk and 1 fk on the right side.

    12. With the fourth threads, make 2 bk and 1 bk/fk on the left side; and 2 fk and 1 fk/bk on the right side.

    13. With the third threads, make 1 fk/bk on the left and 1 bk/fk on the right side.

    14. Repeat step 4.

    15. With the second threads, make 3 fk on the left side; and 4 bk on the right side.

    16. Repeat from step 1 for pattern.

    posted by Heather | 3:54 PM

    Bracelet 127


  • 121212123 321212121



  • 1. Using the 2nd thread on the left, make 1 fk/bk and 1 bk.

    2. Using the 4th thread on the left, make 1 fk/bk and 3 bk.

    3. Using the 6th thread on the left, make 1 fk/bk and 5 bk.

    4. Using the 8th thread on the left, make 1 fk/bk and 7 bk.

    5. Repeat steps 1 - 4 on the right side using appropriate knots.

    6. With the 9th thread on the left, make 9 fk.

    7. With the 9th thread on the left, make 8 bk.

    8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 three more times decreasing knots by 2 each time.

    9. Make 1 fk using middle threads.

    10. Repeat from step 1 for pattern.

    posted by Heather | 3:52 PM

    Thursday, June 28, 2007

    Bracelet 126



  • 11221122 22112211

  • 1. Using the 8th thread on the left side, make 3 fk.

    2. With the fifth thread on the right side, make 1 bk.

    3. Using the 5th thread on the right side, make 3 fk.

    4. With the first thread on the right side, make 1 bk.

    5. Using the 8th thread on the left side, make 1 bk.

    6. With the sixth thread on the left side, make 1 fk.

    7. With the sixth thread on the left side, make 3 bk.

    8. Using the 2nd thread on the left side, make 1 fk.

    9. With the first thread on the left side, make 1 bk.
    (First inverted V completed.)

    10. Using the 8th thread on the left side, make 1 fk.

    11. With the 7th thread on the right side, make 1 bk.

    12. Using the 7th thread on the right side, make 3 fk.

    13. With the 3rd thread on the right side, make 1 bk.

    14. With the 3rd thread on the right side, make 2 fk.

    15. Using the 8th thread on the left side, make 1 bk.

    16. With the 6th thread on the left side, make 1 fk.

    17. With the 6th thread on the left side, make 3 bk.

    18. With the 2nd thread on the left side, make 1 fk.

    19.With the 2nd thread on the left side, make 1 bk.

    20.Repeat from #1 for pattern.

    posted by Heather | 12:32 PM

    Bracelet 125


  • 122111211222112



  • 1. With the first thread on the left, make 8 fk and 1 fk/bk.

    2. With the first thread on the left, make 6 fk and 1 fk/bk.

    3. With the first thread on the left, make 1 fk, 1 fk/bk and 1 bk/fk.

    4. With the 3rd thread on the left, make 2 fk and 1 fk/bk.

    5. With the 3rd thread on the left, make 1 bk and 1 bk/fk.

    6. With the 3rd thread on the left, make 1 fk and 1 fk/bk.

    7. With the 7th thread on the left, make 1 bk and 1 bk/fk.

    8. With the 2nd thread on the left, make 3 fk.

    9. 9th ls 4bk Using the 9th thread on the left, make 4 bk.

    10. Repeat steps 1 - 9 on the right side using appropriate knots.

    posted by Heather | 12:21 PM

    Bracelet 124


  • 1211 222222 1121



  • 1. With the first thread on the left, make 6 fk and 1 fk/bk.

    2. With the 2nd thread on the left, make 1 bk.

    3. With the 3rd thread on the left, make 2 bk.

    4. With the 4th thread on the left, make 2 bk and 1 bk/fk.

    5. With the 4th thread on the left, make 2 fk.

    6. With the 3rd thread on the left, make 1 fk and 1 fk/bk.

    7. With the 7th thread on the left, make 2 bk.

    8. With the 2nd thread on the left, make 3 fk.

    9. Using the 6th thread on the right, make 4 fk.

    10. Repeat steps 1 - 9 on the right side using appropriate knots.

    posted by Heather | 12:13 PM

    Bracelet 123


  • 111 22 333 444 22 111


  • First Triangle
    1. Using the second thread on the left, make 1 bk/fk and 2 fk.
    2. Using the second thread on the left, make 1 bk/fk and 2 fk.
    3. Using the second thread on the left, make 1 bk/fk.
    4. For right triangle, change fk to bk and vice versa.

    Second Triangle
    1. Using the first thread on the left, make 2 fk and 1 fk/bk.
    2. Using the first thread on the left, make 1 fk, 1 fk/bk, 1 bk.
    3. For right triangle, change fk to bk and vice versa.

    Check Diamond
    1. With the 8th thread on the left, make 1 fk.
    2. With the 7th thread on the right, make 1 bk.
    3. With the 7th thread on the right, make 1 fk.
    4. Repeat steps 2, 3, 2.
    5. With the 6th thread on the left, make 1 fk.
    6. Repeat steps 2 and 1.
    1. Using the 4th threads, make 3 fk on the left and 4 bk on the right side.

    2. Using the 4th threads, make 1 fk/bk, 2 bk and 1 bk/fk on the left; 1 bk/fk, 2 fk and 1 fk/bk on the right side.

    3. Using the 6th thread on the left, make 3 bk. Repeat using the 7th thread.

    4. Using the 7th thread on the left, make 1 fk/bk and 2 bk.

    5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 on the right side using appropriate knots.

    6. Using the 7th threads, make 1 fk on the left and 2 bk on the right side.

    7. Using the 6th threads, make 2 fk on the left and 3 bk on the right side.

    8. Using the 2nd threads, make 6 fk on the left and 7 bk on the right side.

    9. Complete first triangles.

    10. Using the 5th threads, make 3 bk and 1 bk/fk on the left; 3 fk and 1 fk/bk on the right side.

    11. Using the 5th thread on the left, make 3 fk. Repeat using the 4th and 3rd threads.

    12. Repeat step 12 on the right side using appropriate knots.

    13. Complete check diamond.

    14. Complete second triangles.

    15. Repeat from step 1 for pattern.

    posted by Heather | 12:01 PM

    Bracelet 122


  • 111 222 111 222



  • 1. Using the 3rd thread on the left, make 3 fk. Repeat using the 2nd and the first threads. Then again using the 4th, 5th and 6th threads on the right side.

    2. With the 2nd thread on the left, make 1 bk.

    3. With the 3rd thread on the left, make 2 bk.

    4. Using the 6th thread on the right, make 3 bk. Repeat using the 5th and 4th threads.

    5. Using the first thread on the right each time, make 2 bk, then 1 bk.

    6. Repeat from step 1 for pattern.

    posted by Heather | 7:11 AM

    Bracelet 121

  • 1111 2222 3333

  • 1. Using the first thread on the left each time, first make 3 fk, then 2 fk, then 1 fk.
    2. Using the 5th thread on the left, make 4 bk. Repeat using the 6th thread.

    3. With the 6th thread on the left, make 4 fk.

    4. With the 5th, 4th and 3rd threads on the left, make 1 fk each.

    5. With the 7th thread on the left, make 2 bk. Repeat with the 8th thread.

    6. With the 4th thread on the left, make 2 fk.

    7. With the 8th, 7th and 6th threads on the left, make 1 fk each.

    8. With the 2nd thread on the right, make 4 bk. Repeat with the first thread.

    9. Using the first thread on the right each time, first make 3 bk, then 2 bk, then 1 bk.

    10. Repeat from step 1 for pattern.

    posted by Heather | 7:06 AM

    Bracelet 120

  • 11 22 3333 44 55.
  • 1 - pink, 2 - green, 3 - black, 4 - orange, 5 - blue


  • 1. Using the 6th thread on the left, make 2 fk. Repeat with the 5th thread.
    2. With the 4th thread on the right, make 2 bk. Repeat with the 3rd thread on the right.
    3. With the 4th thread on the left, make 4 fk. Repeat with the 3rd thread on the left.
    4. With the 2nd thread on the left, make 2 fk. Repeat with the first thread on the left.
    5. With the 2nd thread on the right, make 4 bk. Repeat with the first thread on the right.
    6. With the first threads, make 1 fk on the left and 1 fk on the right.
    7. On the left side, make 4 bk with the 5th thread; and 5 bk with the 6th thread.
    8. On the right side, make 2 fk with the 3rd thread; and 3 fk with the 4th thread.
    9. With the 6th thread on the left, make 4 fk. Repeat using the 5th thread.
    10. Repeat step 7.
    11. With the 2nd thread on the right, make 2 bk. Repeat with the first thread on the right.
    12. With the first thread on the right, make 1 bk.
    13. Repeat from step 1 for pattern.

    posted by Heather | 6:43 AM

    Update on it's way...

    I know I've been saying that forever... I'm even sick of myself saying it. The truth is I'm actually doing a mini-overhaul of the entire site and because of that it's actually taking longer than I care for.

    A few long standing pages will be moved, so I have to be extra careful that no links are broken and everything is still available. There are also some new pages that can't be completed until the new set is fully finished, so I'm juggling a few balls.

    In the meantime, I'll be posting the patterns (hopefully all) of the new set over the next few days. Yes, yes, shame on me for having 2 sets of patterns here without a site update.

    I try, I really do...

    posted by Heather | 6:35 AM

    Saturday, January 13, 2007

    Braid

  • 12345 54321
  • 1.Using the second threads, make 1 bk on the left, and 1 fk on the right.
    2.Using the second threads, make 1 fk on the left, and 1 bk on the right.
    3.With the fourth threads, make 1 bk on the left, and 1 fk on the right.
    4.With the fourth threads, make 1 fk on the left, and 2 bk on the right.
    5.
    Repeat from step 1 for pattern.

    posted by Heather | 12:56 PM

    Argyle/plaid

  • 1123344 1133244

    1. Using the third thread on the left, make 1 bk/fk and 4 fk on the left; and 1 fk/bk and 4 bk on the right side.

    2. With the first threads, make 1 fk on the left and 1 bk on the right.

    3. With the third threads, make 2 bk on the left and 2 fk on the right.

    4. With the fourth threads, make 3 bk on the left side and 3 fk on the right.

    5. With the fourth thread on the left side, make 2 fk. Repeat using the third thread.

    6. Repeat step 5 on the right side using the 5th and 6th threads.

    7. With the second threads, make 2 fk on the left; and 2 bk on the right.

    8. Repeat step 7, using the first threads.

    9. Repeat step 2.

    10. With the middle threads, make 4 fk on the right, and 4 bk on the left side.

    11. Repeat step 5 using the 7th and 6th threads on the left side.

    12.
    Using the fifth thread on the left side, make 1 fk and 1 fk/bk.
    Using the fourth thread on the left side, make 1 fk/bk.
    Using the sixth thread on teh left side, make 1 bk.

    13. Repeat step 12 on the right side using appropriate knots.

    14. Repeat step 11.

    15. Repeat from step 1 for pattern.



    posted by Heather | 9:13 AM

  • Thursday, December 07, 2006

    Bracelet 109

    11112222 22221111

    Solid Diamond
    1.Using the 8th thread from the left, make 4 fk.
    2.Repeat step 1 with the 7th, 6th, and 5th threads.
    3.For the next same colour diamond, make bks using the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th threads. This uses up the threads more evenly.

    Check Diamond(right side)
    1.With the 5th thread, make 1 fk; 3rd=1 bk; 3rd=1 fk; 1st=1 bk.
    2.With the 5th thread, make 1 bk; 5th=1 fk; 3rd=1 bk; 3rd=1 fk.
    3.With the 7th thread, make 1 fk; 5th=1 bk; 5th=1 fk; 3rd=1 bk.
    4.With the 7th thread, make 1 bk; 7th=1 fk; 5th=1 bk; 5th=1 fk.

    Check Diamond(left side)
    1.With the 4th thread, make 1 fk; 6th=1 bk; 6th=1 fk; 8th=1 bk.
    2.With the 4th thread, make 1 bk; 4th=1 fk; 6th=1 bk; 6th=1 fk.
    3.With the 2nd thread, make 1 fk; 4th=1 bk; 4th=1 fk; 6th=1 bk.
    4.With the 2nd thread, make 1 bk; 2nd=1 fk; 4th=1 bk; 4th=1 fk.

    Right Triangle
    With the first thread on the right, make 3 bk.
    With the first thread on the right, make 2 bk.
    With the first thread on the right, make 1 bk.

    Left Triangle
    Repeat right triangle, substituting knots.

    posted by Heather | 10:00 AM

    Thursday, October 12, 2006

    The missing ones



    These are the last 3 patterns for this set. The instructions will be coming along shortly but I just wanted to include the picture for anyone who was wondering.

    posted by Heather | 10:39 AM | 359 comments

    Wednesday, October 11, 2006

    Bracelet 106

  • 12 12 12 12 12 12.

    1.Using the second thread on the right, make 1 fk. 4th=3 fk; 6th=5 fk.

    2.Using the first thread on the left, make 7 fk. Repeat. 1st=5 fk; 1st=3 fk; 1st=1 fk.
    3.Repeat from step 1 for pattern.

    posted by Heather | 10:37 AM | 19 comments

  • Bracelet 99

  • 12 12 12 12 12 12.

    1.Using the 6th thread on the left, make 5 bk. 7th=6 bk; 8th=7 bk; 9th=8 bk.
    2.Using the 3rd thread on the right, make 8 bk. Repeat using the 2nd and 1st threads.
    3.Using the first thread on the right, make 7 bk. 1st=2 bk; 1st=1 bk.

    4.Using the fourth thread on the right, make 3 fk. 5th=4 fk; 6th=5 fk; 7th=6 fk
    5.Using the fifth thread on the left, make 8 fk. Repeat using the 4th, 3rd, and 2nd threads.

    6.Using the first thread on the left, make 4 fk. 1st=3 fk; 1st=2 fk; 1st=1 fk.
    7.Repeat from step 1 for pattern.

    posted by Heather | 10:14 AM | 19 comments

  • Bracelet 119

  • 111 232 111 323 1111.

    1. Using the 6th thread on the left, make 1 fk, 1 fk/bk and 1 bk/fk.
    2. With the first thread on the left, make 2 fk and 1 fk/bk.
    3. Repeat step 1 using the 5th thread on the right.
    4. Repeat step 2 using the 7th thread on the left.
    5. Repeat step 1 using the 5th thread on the right.
    6. With the 4th thread on the right, make 3 fk.
    7.Repeat from step 1 for pattern.

    posted by Heather | 9:50 AM | 17 comments

  • Bracelet 118

  • 123231 132321.

    1.Using the 6th thread on the left, make 5 fk and 1 fk/bk.
    2.Using the 6th thread on the left, make 4 bk. Make 1 fk/bk with the first thread on the left.
    3.Repeat steps 1 & 2 four times.
    4.Using the 6th thread on the left, make 5 fk. Make 1 bk/fk with the first thread on the right.
    5.Using the 6th thread on the left, make 4 bk and 1 bk/fk.
    6.Repeat steps 4 & 5 four times.
    7.Repeat from step 1 for pattern.

    posted by Heather | 9:46 AM | 24 comments