Category Archives: Valentine’s Day

Crafts and projects for St Valentine’s Day

Valentine Knitting Patterns: knit-valentine

Patterns and links to free Valentines’ Day knitting projects.

Knitted Hearts
Lovely little hearts that are knitted and felted.

Valentine Heart Card
Knit a heart and add it to a card.

Heart Dish Cloth
Knit a dishcloth with heart motifs.

Valentine Heart Ring
Knit a ring for your sweetheart.

Valentine Hat
Knitted hat pattern by Susan Esser.

Valentine Heart Socks
An adorable sock pattern for the more experienced knitter.

Valentine Mug Cozy
A free knitting pattern for a Valentine mug cozy.

Machine Knitting

Rose’s Knits Software Tools
Valentine blankets in 2 or 3 colours.

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Felting Project – Valentines Pillow: aa012901

Handmade felt is made by layering clean wool roving or fleece, adding some soap, hot water and agitation. An easy way to make small felted projects is in your kitchen sink. I used a pizza pan as the form for this circular felted pillow.
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White Heart

I made the white heart for the centre of the pillow first. I used white merino top for the heart.

  • Pull the roving into small sections and layer them onto the pizza pan.
  • Fill your kitchen sink with about an inch of hot water and add a bit of dish soap.
  • Emmerse the pizza pan, with the layers of white roving into the hot water.
  • Work the wool with your finger tips, massaging it, until it begins to felt.
  • If any holes start to form, rearrange the wool to maintain an even thickness
  • Keep working at the wool until it reaches the “green” stage.
  • The Green stage is when the wool starts to hold together and maintain its’ shape.
  • Then rinse the wool to remove some of the soap.
  • Remove the white felted wool from the water, and cut it into a heart shape.
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    Red Felt Layer

    I used Red Merino wool top for this felt pillow.

    • Pull the red merino wool into small sections, as you did for the white felt piece.
    • Arrange the wool into an even layer onto the pizza pan, keeping all the wool locks laying in the same direction. (vertically)
    • Arrange another layer of wool over the first, laying the wool locks in the opposite direction. (horizontally)
    • Repeat the layers again until you have at least 4 layers of wool, evenly arranged on the pizza pan.
    • Sprinkle a few drops of dish soap onto the wool, so that it is a bit sticky.
    • Place the white heart into the centre of the red wool
    • If the water in the sink has cooled, replace it with hot water and a bit more soap.
    • Emmerse the pizza pan, and wool into the sink.
    • Again, work the wool until it starts to felt.
    • Tuck the edges of the wool inside the pizza pan, so that your felt maintains its’ circular shape.
    • Keep pressing, gently massaging and working the wool until it becomes quite hard.
    • Pay particular attention to working the white felt heart into the red wool, as well.
    • You can check the hardness of the wool, by running your fingernail across it.
    • The wool should hold its shape and not move about.
    • The white heart should also be firmly in place, with no loose edges.
    • Drain the water from the sink and rinse the felt thoroughly to remove the soap.
    • Give a final rinse in cold water to harden the felt.
    • Squeeze out the excess water and lay the felt out to dry thoroughly.

    Finishing

    You can make another piece of felt for the backing of the pillow or another piece of cloth (maybe handwoven?) for the back of the pillow.

    Sew the edges of the pillow together and fill with fibrefill or other pillow stuffing.
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    Feltmaking Projects

    Felt Necklace
    Felted Posey Pot
    Needle Felted Dolls
    Felted Eggs
    How to Make Handmade Felt
    Felted Pillow
    Felted Cat Bed

    Feltmaking Books

    Feltmaking (The Art of Crafts)
    Clear step-by-step instructions to make a series of projects, from beginner to masterclass and on the way you will learn about sheep and wool, the historical and anthropological background to feltmaking, and its mythology.
    UK: Feltmaking

    Felting – The Complete Guide
    Combine painting and sculpture, wrap it up in the delightful texture of wool, and you have felting.
    UK: Felting

    Little Felted Animals: Create 16 Irresistible Creatures with Simple Needle-Felting Techniques
    How to make the cutest little miniature animals, using just a few simple tools and some wool roving.
    UK: Little Felted Animals

    Quick And Clever Felting
    Kindle Edition
    range of easy-to-follow techniques including needle felting, wet felting, fulling and using store-bought felt fabric are explored though projects such as jewelry, flower corsages, bags, slippers, cushions and more.
    UK: Quick and Clever Felting

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Clipart Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day Wallpaper
Add some hearts to your Desktop or weave this Valentine Draft.

Valentine’s Day Screensaver.
Animated hearts, balloons and stars.

BBC – Valentine Wallpaper
A nice selection of Valentine wallpaper from the BBC.

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Textile Clipart Books

Northwest Coast Indian Designs (Dover Electronic Clip Art) (CD-ROM and Book)
Designs from Native Americans of the Northwest include images by the Nootka, Kwakiutl, Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, and other groups
UK: NW Coast Indian Designs

Japanese Stencil Designs CD-ROM and Book (Dover Electronic Clip Art)
Japanese paper stencils, called katagami, are exquisitely rendered textile motifs carefully cut from delicate paper and used for printing designs on cloth.
UK: Japanese Stencil Designs

Mexican Indian Folk Designs: 200 Motifs from Textiles (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
highly stylized images of flowers, plants, animals, birds and humans, from Huichol, Otomi, Tepehua, Huasteco, Nahuatl, Mazatec, Tarahumara, Tepecano, Mestizo, Zapotec, Mixteco, Mazatec and Cuicatec.
UK: Mexican Indian Folk Design

Japanese Border Designs CD-ROM and Book (Electronic Clip Art)
Chains, vines, florals, bamboo, lanterns, ships, calligraphy, feathers, fans, yang and yin, lutes, tortoises, and more.
UK: Japanese Border Designs

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Valentines Day Felting: felt-valentine

Truly free felt making projects for Valentines Day.

Valentine Heart Pillow
Make this Valentine heart for someone special.

Felt Fortune Cookies
From Martha Stewart, a pattern to make felted fortune cookies – make these with your own handmade felt.

An Accomplished Woman
A blog on needle felted hearts.

Little Sister Handmade
Instructions for making a felted calendar.

You Tube – Needle Felted Heart

How to make a needle felted heart.

Feltmaking Books

Little Felted Animals: Create 16 Irresistible Creatures with Simple Needle-Felting Techniques
How to make the cutest little miniature animals, using just a few simple tools and some wool roving.
UK: Little Felted Animals

Kindle Feltmaking

Quick And Clever Felting
Kindle Edition
range of easy-to-follow techniques including needle felting, wet felting, fulling and using store-bought felt fabric are explored though projects such as jewelry, flower corsages, bags, slippers, cushions and more.
UK: Quick and Clever Felting

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Valentines Day Crafts

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Valentine’s Day History
What’s it all about? Here’s an interesting look at Valentine’s Day history, phobias and folklore.

St. Valentine’s Day Basketry

St. Valentine’s Day Beadwork

Valentine Clipart

St. Valentine’s Day Crochet

Valentine Cross Stitch

Valentine Felt Making

St. Valentine’s Day Knitting

Valentine Weaving

Screensavers & Clipart

Paper Crafts

Pop Up Valentine Card
Make this pop up card using construction paper.

Origami Valentine Box
How to make a Valentine box with Origami

Machine Embroidery

AStitch Designs
Free machine embroidery designs.

Embroidery

Barudan
Hearts and other seasonal embroidery patterns for download.

Assisi Heart
In Assisi embroidery, the design is formed by backstitching.

Heart Patterns for Henna
These are lovely designs for henna artists, embroidery, painting onto your handwoven textiles.
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Valentines Day Crochet Patterns:-valentine

Truly free crochet patterns for Valentines Day.

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Crochet Chocolates
Here is a unique pattern to crochet a box of chocolates for someone special.

Crochet Roses
How to crochet a rose.

Valentine Purse
A lovely little purse to crochet for Valentines.

Sweet Heart Crochet
Crochet a heart from Bella Dia

Heart Shaped Hot Pad
Crochet a hot pad with worsted weight wool.

Be my Valentine
A Valentine scarf from Crochet Mama

Filet Hearts
Lovely crochet hearts by Sandi

Lacy Hearts
Simple lacey hearts to crochet

Crocheted Heart Wreath
This crocheted heart is an innovative design using recycled plastic bags.

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Valentines Day Beadwork: bead-valentine

Truly free bead work patterns for Valentines.

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Beaded Chrystal Heart
A beading project using 3 mm and 4 mm crystal beads.

African Valentine
The bead code of the Zulus.

Beaded Hearts
Beaded heart patterns from 3D

Frogstone Bead Patterns
Includes a lovely heart pattern along with other great beadwork designs.

Heart Amulet Bag

Valentine Sachet
Red hearts stitched on Belfast linen.

Red Sweetheart Necklace
An easy beading project using glass beads.

Hearts and Cupcakes
A collection of lovely heart shaped beads – perfect for your Valentine beading projects.

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Beading Books

Handcrafted Wire Findings: Techniques and Designs for Custom Jewelry Components
Over 30 projects for making custom wire findings from your wire stash, each accompanied by step-by-step photographs and directions.
UK: Handcrafted Wire Findings

Patterns in Polymer: Imprint and Accent Bead Techniques
Covers basics of polymer design, color inspiration and recipes, and needed tools and materials.
UK: Patterns in Polymer

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XXL Extra Large Weaving Loom Kit (89cm x 87cm) | Professional Tapestry Loom

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Vintage Table Top Loom

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Kromski Rigid Heddle Loom 24 Inch

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Valentines Day Basketry: basket-valentine

Valentine’s Day links to information, free patterns, shops and resources for basket weaving.

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Valentine Heart Basket
Free instructions for how to make a basket with a heart for Valentines.

Candle Caddy
A Valentine candle caddy.

Basketmaster Weavings
A heart basket weaving pattern

Weaved Heart Basket
An origami basket design

Simple Valentine Basket
How to weave a small basket trimmed with red

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Holiday Basketry

More Valentine’s Day Projects

Basketry Patterns
Easter Basketry

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XXL Extra Large Weaving Loom Kit (89cm x 87cm) | Professional Tapestry Loom

$100.00
End Date: Thursday Dec-12-2019 18:31:08 PST
Buy It Now for only: $100.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Table Top Loom

$169.00
End Date: Wednesday Dec-18-2019 13:41:35 PST
Buy It Now for only: $169.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Kromski Rigid Heddle Loom 24 Inch

$325.00
End Date: Tuesday Dec-17-2019 6:40:13 PST
Buy It Now for only: $325.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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