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How to Make a Tin Embroidered Key Chain

Tin Thread Embroidery

Tenntrådsbroderi, or embroidering with pewter or tin thread is almost a lost art. The Saami used tin thread since the 1600’s to decorate their clothing. The tin was obtained by melting down old pewter plates and dishes and was spun into thread. The use of pewter thread has recently become fashionable in jewellery items […]

How to Make a Sami Reindeer Bracelet

One of the traditional Saami duodji crafts is leathermaking. I thought I would give it a try. I started with something simple by purchasing a Sami bracelet kit from a Sami supplier in Sweden TNKReativt.

The bracelet kit includes a piece of reindeer leather, tin thread, artificial sinew, clear nylon thread, sewing […]

Ladder Hem Stitch Finish

How to make a ladder hem stitch finish on your handwoven […]

Using a McMorran Balance

How to use a McMorran balance to calculate how much yarn you have. […]

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