- Nataliejo - thread keeper
- Meari - flat-fold
- Punti E Purline - Banurukotti, basically a 15-sided biscornu (in Italian but clear photos)
- Nata Serendipity - Banurukotti, a 15-sided biscornu (in Russian? but clear photos)
- Julia's Place - Hussif
- QuickQuilts - Needle and scissors case
- Sew Prim Khris - Needlebook (round shape that folds up)
- Cinderberry Stitches - Needlebook (includes the 'redwork' design)
- Hand Embroidery Group Projects - Needlebook with pockets
- Studio 259 - Needlebook made from felt with pocket for scissors
- Karmic_Sinkhole (Livejournal) - Needlebook with pocket for scissors
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
- My Mark Designs (Monique) - Ornaments using metal finishing forms
- House on Hill Road - inserting zippers into a cushion/pillow
- Knit One Quilt Two - button back pillows (quilted tops, but can be used for needlework)
Flanged Pillow Tutorial
Stitcher's Bourse Tutorial
(full blog post is found here)
Finished by Jeannie-Marie
(full blog post is found here)
Beaded Scissor Fob Tutorial
It's particularly good for the tutors to see that their classes are being used - and don't forget, if you have some finishes to share we'd LOVE to see them here too! All you have to do is to drop me an email with your Blogger details, and I can add you as an author :D
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
- A Stitchinaddiction (Carol) - How to frame your own needlework (using pins)
- Just One More Stitch (Cyndi) - Framing needlework in a CD cover to stand up on a desk
- The Twisted Stitcher (Vonna) - Lining a Decorative Basket
- The Twisted Stitcher (Vonna) - Mattress pincushion/pinkeep
Have a great week :)
Sunday, September 14, 2008
First of all, thanks go to Sandra, Nela and Lisa who awarded the blog with the Brillante Award.
Here is what Sandra and Lisa had to say about the blog:
Sandra: Focus on finishing: I don't know these bloggers personally (Anne and Karen are the managers), but my life has been saved thanks to its posts lol I think it's a huge reference for cross stitchers and needlepointers. Lots of useful and easy to follow tutorials with pictures.Then Ezia kindly awarded us with an Arte Y Pico award.
Lisa: Anne S-not new to me, but as busy as she is continues to provide us with the Focus on Finishing blog with tons of contributions from stitchers from all over the world chock full of complimentary tutorials. "Hi Anne!"
With the acceptance of these awards, are some rules, which are to then nominate at least 5-7 other people for these awards. Because this is more of a 'public' blog, not a personal one, I hope you don't mind if I don't do that here ... instead I will try to continue to highlight some great blogs regularly that have some great finished items on display :)
Thanks again ladies, though, for the lovely awards - the feedback we get every now and then makes it feel worthwhile :)
And on that note I will walk away from the blog tonight, after spending the entire day working on its contents. I've copied so many posts over they've started making me complete a word verification after every post, so I think it's time to call it a night (apart from the fact my eyes are now getting blurry - I guess that means no stitching for me tonight LOL).
Welcome to the new-look Focus on Finishing blog!
This blog was originally set up in Wordpress, but posed a difficulty for stitchers and tutors wanting to contribute, as the Blogger platform is more commonly used than WP. Some pages, however, will remain within the original Wordpress blog, as they are maintained by me and WP is my preferred platform.
This blog was created as a resource both for stitchers who already enjoy finishing their own stitching creatively and want to develop and share their skills and also for those stitchers who would love to do so but don't know where to start.
It aims to be a place where you can learn new techniques, receive and give finishing help and advice and share pictures of your finished items with everyone.
We hope to continue to organise regular finishing classes where people can learn specific finishing techniques. All tutors who put together the tutorials do so on a voluntary basis, and I am indebted to their assistance in keeping this blog active by continuing to provide some high quality and wonderful tutorials for us all to enjoy and learn from. More information can be found on the Class/FAL schedule page.
When the blog first started back in February 2007 we tried to have regular FALs (Finish-A-Longs), where we set aside a certain time every week or month to finish up some of those stitched-but-not-yet-finished projects using any method. Unfortunately, there were no takers, so this was cancelled. If enough people would like to have a weekend set aside for finishing, I am happy to start the ball rollling once again.
If you wish to contribute to this blog as a poster rather than just a commenter, please email me (Anne) with your details (including the email address you use for Blogger posts) - I will then add you as a contributor so you can post your finished piccies etc.
When you post to the blog, please assign one or more relevant labels to your post. It is preferred the label should describe the type of finishing method you have used (eg Pinkeep, Bookmark, Biscornu, etc), and any personal details you wish to add. This means that all the posts will be searchable by category, thus making it easy to find all posts on the same subject. If there isn't a label available that is relevant to your post, feel free to create one. Please note that labels may be edited to ensure consistency and categories may be added to posts where necessary.
We would LOVE to see any finished items published to the blog where you have used our tutorials - this is a great motivation for other stitchers, as well as for the tutors that have taken their time to prepare their tutorials for your use.
Welcome again to the Focus on Finishing blog - I hope you enjoy your time here!