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Video Tutorial: Organize Your Embroidery Floss

Video Tutorial: Organize Your Embroidery Floss

Hello, friends! I made you a video tutorial all about organizing embroidery floss (because I’m a giant geek). Hooray! Read more

Ode to Thread Heaven: Savior of My Hands and My Sanity | Red-Handled Scissors

Ode to Thread Heaven: Savior of My Hands and My Sanity

Thread Heaven: A magical thread and embroidery floss conditioner that is solely responsible for saving both my hands and my sanity. (With a how-to video!) Read more

Tools: How to Use Thread Snips | Red-Handled Scissors

Tools: How to Use Thread Snips

Thread snips–also called thread nippers, thread clippers, and thread cutters–are-handy little scissors to have in your craft room. Here’s how to use them! Read more

Clothes Moths: How to Save Your Yarn Stash, Fabric, Wardrobe, and Sanity During an Infestation | Red-Handled Scissors

Clothes Moths: How to Save Your Yarn Stash, Fabric, Wardrobe, and Sanity During an Infestation

The unvarnished truth about how to save your stuff when a clothes moth infestation is definitely already happening. Read more

Knitting and Crocheting with a Plan | Red-Handled Scissors

Knitting and Crocheting with a Plan

When you’re knitting or crocheting in the real world (read: with all manor of kids, pets, co-workers, friends, and spouses underfoot), there are tons of… Read more

Crafting 101: How to Clean and Oil Your Scissors | Red-Handled Scissors

Crafting 101: How to Clean and Oil Your Scissors

How long has it been since you’ve cleaned and oiled your scissors? (Hint: If you can’t remember, it’s been way too long!) Read more

Craft Photography Tips: Take Better Tutorial Photos Blog Hop | Red-Handled Scissors

Craft Photography Tips: Take Better Tutorial Photos Blog Hop

As you may have noticed from this week’s photo retouch tutorial, I’m participating in a week-long blog hop of craft photography tips featuring Sister Diane… Read more

Tutorial: Retouching Spots & Stains in Your Craft Photos with iPhoto and Photoshop | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Retouching Spots & Stains in Your Craft Photos with iPhoto and Photoshop

This is the first post in a week-long craft photography blog hop featuring Sister Diane from CraftyPod, Megan from RadMegan, Stacey from FreshStitches, Michele from… Read more

Tutorial: Altoids Tin Travel Embroidery Kit for Craftzine.com | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Altoids Tin Travel Embroidery Kit for Craftzine.com

My Altoids Tin Travel Embroidery Kit tutorial is now on CRAFT! Altoids tins are an easy way to keep your embroidery supplies organized, no matter… Read more

Tutorial: Scissor Holder Necklace with Removable Pincushion | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Scissor Holder Necklace with Removable Pincushion

Keep your scissors within reach with this super-easy scissor holder necklace with removable pincushion! This scissor holder necklace tutorial uses common craft room supplies, and… Read more

Tutorial: Perfect Felted Wool Balls and Beads | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Perfect Felted Wool Balls and Beads

For a recent project, I needed a whole pile of fairly uniform felted wool balls. I thought it would be easy enough to make my… Read more

Tutorial: Sewable Shrink Plastic Buttons | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Sewable Shrink Plastic Buttons

Did you know that you can make your own custom plastic buttons for just about any project, any time you need them, and for super… Read more

Organize: Embroidery Floss | Red-Handled Scissors

Organize: Embroidery Floss

It’s almost the New Year, and I’m hard at work tidying up my studio and getting everything in order for a fresh, organized start in… Read more

Tutorial: Make Your Own Wooden Buttons | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Make Your Own Wooden Buttons

My father-in-law is a violin maker, and he always has a giant box full of beautiful pieces of scrap wood in his shop. For years,… Read more

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