By Janice E. McKee
Bringing professional-looking playing cards into the area of selfmade domestic crafting, this reference teaches the procedures for embellishing cloth, urgent plant life, handstitching easy designs, and utilizing paper napkins to create wonderful card artwork. Encapsulating the original pleasure of mini playing cards, this book—buttressed by means of dozens of colour photographs—weaves a couple of crafting suggestions that may attract card makers, artwork lovers, and normal crafters alike. It additionally imparts worthy wisdom on embroidery, monoprints, classic photographs, and the way to use rice paper and emboss stamped pictures.
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Some manufacturers advise that you avoid stitching through the tape because the adhesive may collect on your needle. Single-fold bias tape is useful for hemming curved edges, such as a round tablecloth. The manufacturer has already cut the bias strips, sewn them together, and pressed in precise folds to make your sewing easier. The tape is available in packaged lengths in a wide ranges of colors. Paper-backed fusible web is sold on rolls, in various narrow widths. It is also available as a wide sheet rolled on a bolt for purchase by the yard (meter).