Kari Morrison
Kari Morrison aka The Craftinomicon, is a craft blogger residing in Portland, OR. Whether sewing, painting, stitching or building, she's always busy with projects large and small.
  • Crafts & DIY
    How to Make a BoutonniereBoutonnierepreview
    The costs of a wedding can really add up, but it is possible to make your own gorgeous Chanel-inspired camellia boutonnieres at home for a fraction of florist prices! In this tutorial I'll take you through the whole process, from printing the pattern right through to fashioning the stem and adding some final flourishes. By the end, you'll have a stylish boutonniere for your next formal event.Read More…
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    Embroidery Fundamentals: Different Types of Thread and How to Use ThemThreadpreview
    Think your embroidery is boring? Check out these creative thread options to spice up your stitching!Read More…
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    Embroidery Fundamentals: How to Do French KnotsFrenchknotretinaimage
    French knots are a stitch that people tend to either love or hate. This tutorial will give you some great pointers that will have you easily creating this tricky stitch in minutes!Read More…
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    Embroidery Fundamentals: How to Do Split StitchSplitstitchpreviewimage
    Looking for an easy decorative stitch that's perfect for outlining? Look no further. Split stitch is a great option, and looks like a tiny chain stitch without all the effort!Read More…
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    Embroidery Fundamentals: How to Do Seed StitchSeedstitchpreview
    Need a good stitch to fill in large areas on your embroidery project? Look no further than seed stitch!Read More…
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    Embroidery Fundamentals: How to Do Cross StitchPreview cross stitch.jpg
    New to embroidery? Learn how to cross stitch with this easy step-by-step tutorial.Read More…
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    Embroidery Fundamentals: How to Do Chain StitchChainstitchretinalimage
    If you are looking to add texture or a bold outline to your embroidery, chain stitch is a great option. Read More…
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    Embroidery Fundamentals: How to Do Satin StitchCloverretinaimage
    When filling in embroidered areas, people usually think of satin stitch. This stitch creates blocks of solid color in your pattern, and the closely grouped stitches give your final product a shiny, satin-y finish.Read More…
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    Embroidery Fundamentals: How to Do Backstitch400px backstitch
    Backstitch is a great embroidery stitch for beginners because many patterns can be done entirely in backstitch, but it is also a good stitch for many other small hand-sewn projects. This tutorial will get you on your way to stitching up lots of projects in no time.Read More…
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    How to Embroider a Sweet Valentine's SamplerSamplerfinal400
    Valentine's Day is almost here, and what could be a better gift for that special someone than this sweet Valentine's sampler? I spiced up the holiday that is already all hearts and flowers with Pantone's color of the year for 2014, Radiant Orchid.Read More…
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    Free Pattern! Embroider a Totes Awesome Tote 400px totes awesome embroidery final3 600
    Want a cool tote bag that you can make yourself? Keep reading! We've collaborated with designer Chris Carey (aka Ikue) who's designed this 'Totes Awesome' embroidery pattern just for you. You can learn how to make the original vector design here. This design is great because it combines an edgy tattoo-style with the texture of various old-school embroidery stitches. Let's get started.Read More…