Art & Design

vintage singer sewing machine

Threading an Old Singer Sewing Machine for Some Vintage Vibes

When people start arguing about needlepoint vs. cross-stitch, I always tell people that I prefer the use of a sewing machine. After the gasps and the swooning, I explain that, for me, sewing has always been a practical hobby for me, and while needlepoints and cross-stitching will always produce beautiful designs, you just can’t match

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Hand Dyed Yarns: Which Ones Hold Color the Best?

When it comes to hand-dyed yarns, whether for needlepoint and cross-stitch or other types of sewing techniques, you’re going to need the right kind of yarn to really bring out the colors you want to put in. In general, most types of yarn will take on colors from dyes, albeit in varying shades and intensities.

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girl painting

Is Acrylic Paint Washable? The Basics of Choosing Acrylic Paint

Your choice of paint is a very personal and subjective experience; it’s a big indicator of your style, and it also influences the techniques you’ll be using in your painting. Whether it’s gouache on canvas or oil painting on wood, Pollack or Pointillism, you need to have the right information at hand to make the

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different samples of embroidery stitches

What Is the Difference Between Needlepoint, Cross Stitch, and Embroidery

With more and more people getting into crafts, one of the more popular trend involves cloth, threads, and needles. Some would call it embroidery, while others needlepoint, and others cross stitch. But just because all three art forms involve the same materials does not mean they are the same thing or can be used interchangeably.

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Paint holder

What’s the Price of an Original Bob Ross Painting?

“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” Those are the wise words of Bob Ross — American painter, art instructor, television host, and every artist’s best friend. Known for his fast and simple “wet-on-wet” painting technique, he reached the hearts of art lovers all over the world with his popular TV program, The Joy

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casket and mourning lady

Key Features on Which to Base Your Choice of a Casket

Planning your funeral for some time in the past was considered taboo in most cultures. Nowadays, however, this has become the norm. The primary reason for this is to relieve the stress of paying for and planning a funeral on your grieving loved ones. In addition to this, planning your funeral gives you a rare

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people in trade show

A Simple Guide to Designing the Flow of Your Trade Show

Organizing a trade show requires you to look at the big picture while not losing sight of the minute but important details. It is a difficult task, yes. Among the very first things that you need to do is to secure a viable events space. You have to make sure that the venue will suit

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