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Do you like a crochet gift for Easter? You can still get it done. On the Craftzine blog you can get this very cute pattern. Just in time for Easter.


This chart has been formulated only as a guide to assist you in selecting color from the DMC family of products. Please use your own judgement in making the final decision on color interpretation.

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These are the most useful mittens to give to your friends in winter, especially for Valentine’s Day. You know handmade gifts are very appreciate!

I invite you to take a look at the Story by Modcloth Blog, there is a very interesting craft project useful to do your own dip-dyed mittens from an old sweater.

Do you love crochet work? Would you like to do crochet favors? This Mani di Fata crochet magazine is very useful to create crochet favors for any event. Inside the magazine you will find the detailed instructions, diagrams and images useful in achieving step by step your favors.

To make this favors you can use colored DMC Babylo cotton threads and customize your creations with ribbons and beads.

You can buy this crochet magazine on Arte del Ricamo Shop

Are you a creative woman? Do you like to expand your craft techniques? It is very interesting to consider needlework embroidery not only an ancient craft but also a very important technique for your craft ideas.

On the Hobbyfarms web site there is a very interesting articles with an introduction to the needlepoint history, the meaning of embroidery, how to start to learn embroidery and the importance of embroidery kits.


Did you think that the beautiful nightgowns with hand embroidered lace would remain for a long time in the trunk of your grandmother? Did you ever believe that girls of today would appreciate the old lace and embroidery adapted to the modern lingerie? To begin the revivel of the ancient Sicilian tradition of the hand  embroidery trousseau,  Dolce & Gabbana , the most famous Italian fashion designers, use the freshness of the fabrics and the softness of linens has focused on female tradition Sicilian offering baby doll with embroidered stitch and lace , chemises in gingham , muslin shorts and peau d’ange in macramé .

Here is a new design of embroidery sewing machine, the frog is useful to decorate linen for your children. The design is free in various formats.


On Coatscraft is available a free cross stitch border to embroider on a children sheet. The pattern shows you a border with colorful flowers and nice bees.

Are you looking for free cross stitch patterns to decorate bibs for your child? On  Coatscraft is available a cross-stitch pattern of the dolls Sunbonnet Sue.

Armina form the blog Arminas-animals share with all the passionate of art and craft  his love for crochet miniature. She made a little crochet basket with miniature balls of yarn and a mini knit project.

Stamp’n cross stitch is a particular idea to embroider in cross stitch and paint in a same piece of linen. It is very easy and quick to do and it’s an interesting way to express your creativity.

Here are some handmade embroidery works I made in cross stitch, classic embroidery and crochet.


The chain stitch is the bais of all craft work. There is no design, however intricate and beautiful, that does not largely depend upon this stitch and its various modifications for its entire structure, and once it can be made perfectly and easly, any crocheted article may be produced with a smoothness and finish only to be attained by evenly made stitches. Continue reading…


Here below there is the most important list of crochet abbreviations used in patterns and instructions, a very interesting tool for crochet lovers to read and understand written crochet tutorials.

Most crochet stitches have shorted names or abbreviations. For example, instead of saying double crochet stitch throughout a pattern, the instructions abbreviate dc. Continue reading…


It is very nice to do Christmas decorations using crochet and colored yarns. I decided to use DMC Babylo crochet yarn to do white snowflakes. They are very useful as placeholder, to decorate Christmas tree or christmas gifts.

Here below there are the instructions to realize crochet snowflakes Continue reading…

Algerian eye stitch is a kind of embroidery stitch very decorative and easy to do, it is worked in a even-weave fabric. This stitch consists of eight straight stitches all worked in a central hole to create a star motif. Algerian eye stitch is also called Star Stitch or Star Eyelet Stitch.


You can create a lot of motifs, blocks and different patterns. It is very interesting to use multi-coloured borders around a design.


Here below the instruction to learn how to do algerian eye stitch:

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Do you want to do colorful and creative Easter decoration or egg hunt? Henry Happened has a very interesting tutorial to do Nail polish marbling using your unwanted nail polish.

Click here for te tutorial.

DMC FW Nordic Spirit yarns_400

This collection of DMC fashion threads for knitting works is ispired to the nordic european misty landscapes, tundra, frozen lakes, windy steppes… wild and rugged sceneries all over the world. Primitive landscapes, where nature reigns supreme.

The Nordic Spirit woman use to wear garments in natural wools and raw materials, which wraps up the body.
The colours come from the bare lands, or you can find the turquoises of deep lakes, the strong nuances of overpowering waterfalls and the powerful colours of the northern lights.
Thick yarns in astonishing shades dominate the Nordic Spirit style.
There are a range of fashionable and stylish patterns to knit using Nordic Spirit.

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Crochet is an extraordinarily technique that allow you to make a vaste range of decoration and home decore accessories. To start with crochet, only you need a hook and crochet yarn. You can use cotton crochet yarn or wool yarn, depends on the type yarn you use, you can create different crochet works.

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Are you looking for a personalized gift? Would you like to choose somethingspecial and useful? Arte del Ricamo Shop gives you the opportunity to personalize gifts. These are quality products Made in Italy:

  • You can choose the fabric to make tablecloths, covers, servizietti individuallanes and center table;
  • You can combine objects in ceramics can be personalized with pictures, writtenphrases and greetings.

The mug in the picture above is a useful gift idea and very refined, together with an individual tablecloth made ​​with linen Riviera fabric checkered green andwhite. Continue reading…

Your Haberdasher in a Click

I designed Arte del Ricamo Shop to realize my dream: I would like to offer all my embroidery and craft friends online products and quality services so that they can turn their ideas into precious creations.

Arte del Ricamo Shop is an online store specializing in needlework and craft supplies. It is the smart way to buy online fabrics, yarns, accessories and DIY craft products. Continue reading…

For you who are passionate about knitting and crochet here’s areally exciting: Just Nature DMC Cotton. This is a new cotton yarnfor knitting and crochet hook with a wide range of colors to be able to easily match together.

The delicate colors and soft natural shades allow you to createmodern and stylish clothes. You can work with a single wire, take a few wires and you can have fun by combining a variety of colorsto your liking.

It is a yarn ideal for making garments spring and summer: softsweaters, jackets, shawls, pareos. You can unleash your creativitycreate colorful fashion accessories.
The yarn is already available on the Arte del Ricamo Shop online store, try it out!

Here below are the instructions to make a pretty dress for summer. Continue reading…

Do you want to learn cross stitch? Are you a beginner and you are not sure which fabric to use? For your first cross stitch project I advice you to choose a fabric with a thread count easy to see.  It is preferable for you start with 11 – and 14 count fabrics. There are also six, seven and eight count fabrics but they are useful for children that like to learn cross stitch. Once you learn to embroider cross stitch, you can try to use finer fabrics that have more threads to the inch. Continue reading…