A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Does your gift list have you stumped? Can never figure out what to make for Great Aunt Felma?  Each day through December 24, we are featuring a fabulous gift tutorial!  Check out the 2017 Handmade Holiday Gift Guide for (free!) recipes, patterns and more.
Total Members: 314,823
Currently Running With Scissors:
172 Guests and 4 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 72 73 [74] 75 76 ... 80
731  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Two Solomon's knot scarves on: December 01, 2006 01:13:59 PM
I'm afraid that's one language where I cannot even say hello, or please and thank you! So please accept my thanks in English.
Moi, ole hyv and kiitos, now you can (but still you probably can't pronounce them). And you're welcome!  Smiley

My loops are 2cm, I just measured. But the loop size depends on the yarn, if you use very thin yarn, the loops have to be smaller.
732  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: This year's Holiday cards. on: December 01, 2006 12:56:38 PM
Thanks! The white thing under the 3D-pictures is mulberry paper.
733  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Two Solomon's knot scarves on: December 01, 2006 04:10:39 AM
Silly question: Do you speak/read Finnish, or is there an online translator that does Finnish? I tried Alta Vista, but it doesn't.
I'm a Finn.
734  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Happy Little Christmas Swap! CLOSED, send Dec 8 on: November 30, 2006 12:25:23 PM
I've finished two items and have bought materials for the last two.
735  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Re: Why are you Vegetarian/Vegan? on: November 30, 2006 12:05:17 PM
Slightly off topic...but does anyone in Norway know where on earth I can get nutritional yeast?  It's impossible to find here!  I bought beer yeast by mistake.  Urk.  (It's a long shot, but I thought I'd ask!)
I haven't found it anywhere in Finland either. There are couple of shops that probably sell it, but I'm not going to travel 200km to get some yeast. I haven't tried beer yeast flakes, but I'll probably will, some recipes tell to use them.
736  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: I tried some traditional Finnish embroidery on: November 30, 2006 11:51:14 AM
Thank you very much! I can't post more pictures now, but I'll tell something about the embroidering instead. I'll post more pictures some other day.

So, in west parts of Finland they used to embroider wool blankets, which were used in sleighs and where ever people needed to keep warm. The woven fabric was often dark and made of wool or wool and linen. Embroidery yarns were dyed with natural colours, and that's why blue isn't used (except in my pillow, my mum is the best and she knows how to dye blue without indigo). Red was the most appreciated colour, because it's hard to dye. Only few stitches were used: chain stitch, buttonhole stitch, herringbone stitch, stem stitch and some which names I don't know in English. Big circles like the one in my pillow were common, as well as hearts, leaves and flowers. Humans and animals weren't embroidered.
Here's some photos that I found on the internet: http://www.tkukoulu.fi/~mamalmst/vinkki.html and http://www.vuorelma.fi/kirjonta/c-elamanpuu.htm.

In east (Karelia) they embroidered with cotton on linen fabric. On the embroidery course we also tried to make this kind of embroidery:  http://www.tkukoulu.fi/~amkpaana/etupistokirjonta.htm. In the old days Karelian women made mistakes on purpose, because only god can make perfect things.

This is the only crazy quilt project that I have photographed: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=109056.msg1039124#msg1039124
737  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Two Solomon's knot scarves on: November 30, 2006 10:50:57 AM
Here's some photos: http://tiitsa.vuodatus.net/blog/category/Salomoninsolmu.+Ohje
Roll down to "Suorakaiteenmuotoinen solmuhuivi".

I crocheted a long knot chain first and crocheted more rows till the scarf was wide enough. The writer of the blog recommends it too, because if the turnings get too tight (like in the green scarf of mine), the tight parts will be only in the ends of the scarf. In my second scarf I pulled the loop little longer than normal when I turned and it didn't become too tight.
738  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Two Solomon's knot scarves on: November 29, 2006 11:53:29 AM
Thank you for the nice words!

craftADDchick posted a good link, I studied Solomon's knot with that site and also read Finnish instructions from a blog. And it really is easy.
The yarn I used was Marks & Kattens "Iceland".
739  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: This year's Holiday cards. on: November 29, 2006 11:42:03 AM
740  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / I tried some traditional Finnish embroidery *UPDATE: More pics* on: November 28, 2006 12:27:45 PM
I haven't embroidered much, some details on my crazy quilt projects, but nothing big. This autumn I went to a course, where we were taught Finnish traditional embroidery techniques.
In west parts of Finland they used to make embroidered wool blankets. I wanted to start with a smaller project and made this pillow. The fabric is from an old wool coat that I bought from a second hand shop and the embroidery yarns are new wool yarns that my mom has dyed with plants and mushrooms.

Close up:

Chain stitches go around the pillow. I don't know name of the other stitch, but in Finnish it's called "bush stitch". There are tassels on every corner.

Signature on the back. HV is same as FU, but they're my initials too.
Pages: 1 ... 72 73 [74] 75 76 ... 80

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Holiday Lantern
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Danish Heart Basket
O, Christmas Tree

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.