By Marilynn Host
So much historical cultures used gourds in each point of existence. adorning gourds is everybody's favourite craft, as you will see from the greater than two-dozen diverse tasks proven right here. A convenient consultant tells you the place to discover or purchase gourds, and the way to arrange them. Then use your easily-learned talents with leather-dye, egg-dye, spray and acrylic paint, wax shoe polish, d?coupage, airbrush, waxed linen, dyed raffia, and beads. choose your initiatives: garage packing containers for nutrition, medication, herbs, seeds, oils, jewellery, or even sacred items. flip dipper gourds into ladles, bowls, and cooking utensils, or create musical tools akin to thumb pianos, harps, banjos, drums, and rattles, in addition to a number of mask, rings and necklaces, piggy banks, chicken feeders, birdhouses, toys, candleholders, and luminaries.
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Crochet basics and more advanced stitches and techniques can be found in the Appendix. Choosing a Size: Making Garments That Fit Your Baby Each of the garments in this book is sized to fit a range of ages, but realistically, there is no such thing as a standard size for babies and toddlers. Finished measurements for each garment are listed in the pattern instructions along with a suggested age range, but you should choose which “age” size to make based on the actual measurements of the intended recipient.
Rows 2–9 (11, 15, 17) Work Row 1 of pattern st 8 (10, 14, 16) times. BEGIN SIDE SHAPING Row 1 (RS) Ch 1, turn, sc2tog in back loop only over first 2 sts, *sc in front loop of next st, sc in back loop of next st; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, sc2tog in front loop only over last 2 sts—54 (58, 62, 66) sc. Rows 2–10 Work Row 1 of reverse pattern st 9 times. Row 11 (WS) Ch 1, turn, sc2tog in front loop only over first 2 sts, *sc in back loop of next st, sc in front loop of next st; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, sc2tog in back loop only over last 2 sts—52 (56, 60, 64) sc.
Working from the right sides of the pieces, slip stitch the sleeves to the back and fronts along the raglan sleeve edges, as follows: With the wrong sides together, and the sleeve on the bottom, align the armhole edge of the sleeve with the armhole edge of the back piece. Working through both thicknesses, join A with a slip stitch at the beginning of the armhole edge, slip stitch evenly across the edge to attach the sleeve to back. Fasten off. Repeat to attach the sleeve to the front. Then repeat to attach the other sleeve to the opposite armhole.