Have you noticed that Easter is most often sunny and warm weather? And the mood too sunny, but my heart warm and happy. Perhaps this is explained by the holiday, and our perception of light of Easter, which is, perhaps, laid genetically. Unfortunately, the tradition of this day bestow gifts to each other almost lost. But all in our hands, especially if the skillful hands, and our pre-holiday mood. And if all this is so, there is nothing to prevent us make Easter crafts with their hands.
Understandably, bake cakes, make cottage cheese passover, eggs paint. And what else? What would such an interesting come up? How to please in this holiday and loved ones and yourself? Let's try to do, for example, an Easter wreath, or unusual Easter candle or some other symbolic trinkets, which can be present, and house them in the celebration decorate.
That Christmas wreath making, we have already learned. And we know how to make Valentine's Day wreath-valentine. Why not try and make Easter wreath. Unusually? Unusually? Well and good! Surprise yourself and others!
As usual souvenir wreath take basis. For Easter wreath it is better to make a round or oval. The base may be cut out of foam or chipboard, or, for example, twist the wire. Get the basics "ennoble". If it is a flat ring of foam (ADI), then paint it with acrylic paint in any delicate color: light blue, lemon, beige, salad, peach. If you twist the base of the wire, then we give it volume, winding, such as bast, sisal or corrugated paper. The base is ready.
Then proceed to the decor. What is considered the main symbol of Easter? Egg. Here we zadekoriruem your Easter egg wreath. To begin to prepare them. Take raw eggs and remove them from the content (and from it - scrambled eggs, scrambled eggs, biscuits!). You can "free" eggs, puncture small holes at both ends of the egg, or otkolupnuv of the shells from the side. If you want to decorate the wreath with colored eggs, then paint them with special dyes for eggs or painted with the same acrylic paints. And it can be used unpainted white and beige eggs. And do not forget the empty shells wash well and dry!
The resulting pysanka is attached to the base by means of glue gun, positioning them as we like. Can sharp ends inside the ring (like flower petals) as possible and in a circle, the center side to the substrate. Or shells strung on a thin wire (such as beads) and turn it into a ring. And then fill the remaining space between eggs any decorative material: feathers from a boa, flowers and leaves made of fabric, paper or salt dough, fresh flowers and leaves, souvenir figurines of rabbits or chickens. Done! Wreaths decorate a festive table or hang it on a door or wall, or leave it for an Easter gift.
However, Easter crafts with their hands are not limited to the use of empty shells only Easter wreath. Of them can make original candle.
For them we need the eggs, ordinary household paraffin or stearin candles, acrylic paint or dye for eggs and that will stand for candles. Cook shells other than for the wreath: gently break the egg into two halves with jagged edges. The edges in any case, will turn out uneven, but it will give the candles a special charm. My half shells and their well dried. Thus we get "cases" for the Easter candle, which stained or acrylic paints.
Meanwhile, prepare the fill. Separating the wick of wax, melt the wax in a water bath, and cut into the wick into small segments, half as long as the height of the shells. Small wicks dipped into liquid paraffin and dried. After the wicks and shells are ready, we put one into the other. That is, insert the wick in the shell, fixing him with a piece of clay and toothpicks (clay put on the bottom and a toothpick on top as a support). Fill shells with paraffin and wait when all will fall asleep. The candles are almost ready. Finally, Master podstavochku of salt dough or plastic, or use ready-made egg cups.
These are original articles with your hands at Easter you can make using only traditional symbol of celebration. And if you do without eggs? Yes, easily!
Other Easter souvenirs
What else can you do for Easter gifts with their own hands? In addition to traditional cards such gift can be a lot of cute and touching gizmos. For example, egg cups, which can be not only blind, but also to make quilling technique or macrame. An excellent gift will be related or linked rabbits and chickens, which can "settle" in a woven or glued paper baskets. Souvenir egg beaded or salt dough, caskets in the form of Easter eggs or cakes, as well as any useful things, decorated Easter attributes (pencil holders, key rings, spectacle cases, covers, bookmarks for books).
But you never know what is enough is your imagination! Any gift is sure to be a joy, and the one who receives it and the one who gives it. Because it does not matter what you give, what to give gifts at Easter with his hands. So, with the love and joy that make such a gift is particularly valuable.
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They say that their own thing sewn failed if it does not look hand-stitched. But things related hands should look exactly like handmade - this is their exclusivity and value. But high-quality hand-knit just have to be careful. And beginning knitters is not always good at it. However, there are types of bindings that even inexperienced craftswomen work out just right the first time. These include the British gum. Linked to this pattern is obtained even fabric (eyelet to eyelet), neat and pleated. How to link British gum that "mosquito nose are not undermined?"
Learning this is very simple, and you can use this pattern when knitting a variety of things: scarves and hats, sportswear, jackets and pullovers. Particularly successful produced children's clothes, English rubber band connected: voluminous and dense, but light at the same time by a plurality of holes in openwork pattern. So, British gum: how to knit this simple, effective and very popular pattern, which, moreover, can be of different types?
Traditional or classic English gum
First, you need to link the sample to calculate the number of loops. When knitting the British gum is particularly important, as the web gives a very lush and easily stretched.
The classic English gum right and wrong side of the web look exactly the same. To this effect the first row provyazyvaem, alternating between one face and a seamy loop. In the second row after removing the edge knit, one face, one direct nakida one Wrong. Note: knit over the facial facial (a drawing), purl - purl over, nakida - between them. All subsequent rows (and the even and odd) knit the same: do nakida, remove the front, with the wrong number of previous nakida provyazyvaem wrong.
Poluangliyskaya or gum polupatentnaya
In poluangliyskoy gum pattern on the front and reverse side turns out a bit different. On the face - a sleek, inside out - a relief.
Gaining an odd number of loops (plus two edge).
First row. Knit the front loop, making direct nakida (needle to itself), the following loop remove neprovyazannoy (working yarn is at work, that is, the back loop). Thus we provyazyvaem entire series until the end. Note that in this series of working yarn always remains on the underside of the web (for loops).
The second row. Getting him to knit with direct nakida (needle to itself). Then one loop (the one that was in the front row the front) shoot provyazyvaya not (as in the previous series of thread - the work). Then removed the loop and the first row provyazyvaetsya nakida a front loop. And so the entire second row knit, one nakida, remove one loop, loop and nakida along the front.
The third row. Its knitting similar to the second row: provyazyvaem nakida loop and the second row along the front loop, making direct nakida, we remove the loop without provyazyvaniya. Make sure that the thread was always at work.
Then knit all even rows of the second, all the odd - the third.
Coloured English gum
For double-sided and multi-colored fabric using circular needles, or long straight with two working ends (like shirts). It is clear that this needs two gum ball of yarns of different colors.
Knitting British gum color (eg dark and light thread) with vertical stripes need to dial an odd number of loops. The principle of knitting the same as in the classic British gum, only all odd rows knit dark thread, and even all - light.
First row (dark thread), one face, one nakida one remove.
Second row (light thread) one nakida one shoot, one face with nakida.
Third row (dark thread) move the stud on the opposite side, knit: nakida together with a loop, as one Wrong one nakida one take off.
Fourth series (bright thread) one nakida one remove, nakida with the loop, as one Wrong.
Fifth row (dark thread): move the sheet to the other side, knit: nakida together with a loop as one front, one nakida one remove.
Then repeat the knitting from the second row.
To get the British gum color with horizontal stripes, knit classic version: two rows of the same color, the other two rows. In this way you get a narrow strip (width of one loop British gum). For wider bands provyazyvat need one color more, but not necessarily an even number of rows. By the way, for the color bar can be used instead of two more colors and stripes of various widths can be done. Economical masters manage remnants of multicolored yarn to knit just did exclusive gizmos!
If you combine English gum with other patterns, do not forget about the different densities of the resulting web.
Things related to the English rubber band can stretch much after washing. Therefore, dry them, just spread out on a horizontal surface.
Do not use the English gum for finishing the edges of the articles (sleeves, shelves, neck).
The more you use thick needles for knitting, the greater the drag on the British gum.
Please note that due to the structure of corrugated fabric clothing associated British gum is able to emphasize both advantages and disadvantages of any figure.
Before you knit gum spoke English, please contact pattern to correctly calculate the required number of loops. Otherwise you risk getting a thing for a few sizes too big.
Try this method of knitting, invented by Englishmen in neat - the result will surprise you!