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to percentage I still that dick so in today’s video we’re gonna be trying out two new DIY techniques now I’ve done some embroidering before but nothing cued this skill I need a shade that’s equally as fantastic and not got me thinkin of today’s DIY I run my name is Kelsey hi my name is Becky and we are the scigirls so sometimes we just stick to kind of like the DIY techniques that we know and as good DIY errs we definitely wanna expand what we know so in today’s video we’re gonna be trying out two new DIY techniques that we haven’t done too much of and we’re gonna incorporate them into some like little decor pieces that you can use around your home so let’s just jump into it take it away subscribe you even already and um hold up if you guys are a subscriber to vlog channel you probably know that we are safe at home social distancing so this video was in fact recorded a couple of weeks ago but we thought this continent was super relevant for staying at home these DIY techniques I swear were made for this so enjoy the video and stay safe so our mercy how I is actually going to be a Island Theme DIY we’re actually going to be embroidering a beautiful and tranquil island seen on this embroidery hub we’re gonna be learning some new techniques along the way as well as somebody who didn’t get their Island vacation this year that I’ve loved to try to squeeze in I wasn’t able to so I’m gonna be taking full advantage of this now I’ve done some embroidering before but nothing chewed this skill I realized that this is a very small embroidery hoop but I mean like we’re gonna do the whole thing usually I’m just doing like a little quote or something so I’m excited to try out some new techniques let’s get started watch okay so I have my four inch hoop here with some light fabric I actually cut this out of a bag that we were no longer using thank you back now we also have some embroidery thread here because we’re doing an island oceans scene we’re gonna have some sand we’re gonna have some deep waves we’re gonna have some lighter waves and we’re gonna have like this ombre color look at how pretty this is and then we have little trees for our island I don’t know if this is gonna be enough embroidery thread but we’re all gonna find out together first thing I’m gonna do is get pencil and we’re gonna draw our scene so I think I want to keep the outside a circle so I’m gonna just draw a circle all the way around the edge I probably shouldn’t tray something but you know and then we’re gonna take our good old embroidery needle and I’m going to start with my sand color because I want the sand to like lie underneath the water if that makes sense and we’re gonna fold our sand color in half cut ourselves off a piece and tied in a knot then we get comfortable we’re here for the long haul so next step we’re gonna come pretty much on the outside of our circle here and we’re gonna be doing something called a satin stitch which is covering up like large portions of this so we’re just gonna pick a distance I’m going about like maybe three-quarters of an inch and then coming back to the outside now you could go like back and forth like this but we’re going from here to here and then maybe I’ll come here and then they come back so that you’re building on it that way but something else we’re doing with this satin stitch today is that I’m not covering like a perfect leaf shape or perfect square shape I want this to be like one giant arm right because the waves and nature it kind of just is a giant on brace we luckily don’t have to be too exact with us oh yeah wait hold up you know I should do first let’s figure out where I want my sand to end and where I want my different colors of beach to start so I think I want my Beach to kind of be like this almost like a crescent moon and then I’ll do another I have three colors here so I’ll do one color maybe a little bit smaller because it’s like the crashing waves and then maybe my ombre and then my dark color so you can see I have one two three four different sections and then those green trees will come later so I probably should have done that one further see this is why I should done this first it’s okay we’re all learning together [Music] so I’m done honestly that didn’t take too long at all it’s also because I have a thick embroidery floss that isn’t like too tightly woven and depending on what embroidery floss that you pick up you’re going to have a different effect whether it’s like a shinier or like tighter or something so just keep that in mind when you are picking up your floss so ask her my four different sections I’m gonna move on to the next section which is my light blue color now the only thing I’m gonna do a little bit differently this time is I’m going to start on the pencil line that is not close to the sand color and I’m actually gonna go like into the sand a little bit so that it kind of like creates this variance so it’s not like a straight line I want it to kind of like blend because we’re going for that ombre vibe since I didn’t want to do a straight line here on the edge because it would like not go around the circle I’m just doing 3 back to back stitches very close to each other give the effect of a straight line but it actually curves okay so I’m pretty much done my light color here I learned something quite important and what I was doing before was going like in the front side and then like coming up the top of the back side and then coming like I was going constantly like this which means at the back if you can see here looked very similar to the front because I was using way too much thread and more than I needed to so you can see I’ve switched the way I do it instead of going in and out in and out I’m going in out which is the front and then at the back I’m going around and then I’m coming up bottom top and around you know as you can see this one I did like a little bit more on even cuz I want it to look like the waves are overtaking the sand now I’m gonna move on to my really pretty like ombre color which kind of has a couple of my different colors here so I think that’s gonna be really pretty and I’m gonna do that in my next block here ok so I have my four colors done I’m honestly stoked I think it’s like the cutest little thing but we’re gonna do a couple final touches so I have my green embroidery thread here and I’m gonna make some trees um my sandy part of my island and to do that I’m gonna use a French knot which I will teach you how to do I just learned so I’m going to come up from the bottom with my knot so it won’t come through and then I’m going to hold this to the side and then I’m gonna wrap it around my needle twice like so and then re-enter kind of like just beside where I came out originally and then pull it through and you have a new French knot and these are gonna be my trees so I’m gonna do a couple more of those in a little cluster here because I want to do like three little bushes equal one tree you know so I have my trees done here they’re really cute they’re a good little addition here but for my final trick I’m gonna add something out in the water so I have just a small piece of red and white I put them both through the same like needle hole because I’m gonna make a little buoy so I’m gonna do that same French knot technique and I’m just kind of like do it out here where the waves are and make myself a little French knot buoy in the water now that you’ve know the technique so you can kind of do this for like any kind of scene but I really like the whole ombre technique now once you have this it’s obviously really cute decor like I could just see this like on a bathroom or something and it’s also a good addition to a gallery wall because sometimes doing just frames on a gallery wall can be a little bit much so adding in little elements that aren’t just a simple frame can be really interesting and of course you can always take it off of our embroidery hoop and add some like sticky backing and make it its own little patch I personally love it as just a little piece of art [Music] okay so before we get into this a little bit of a story time I was up a thrift store the other day and like sometimes to just go there to browse not because I need anything specific and um I saw this in the lighting section which I don’t know who would throw this out it’s the most beautiful table lamp I think I’ve ever seen but it came without a shade so I was brainstorming on what shade I could put on this and because this lamp is so cool I feel like it needed the shade that was equally equally that’s all so when I was on Pinterest looking up different DIY shade things and I saw this photo which is basically like a woven wool type deal made into a shade and I thought that was so beautiful so gorgeous that I needed to make it for this and then I realized I’m actually never done loom weaving before which is funny because on our channel we have a tutorial on how to make this this is the loom we’ve set up it’s like the base it’s what you need to get started to actually do the weaving on to and if you want to check out that video on how to make this it’s essentially an upcycled picture frame it’s quite easy you get a link it below once you’ve made the setup for it come back because I’m actually gonna try to weave onto this guy so today what I’m gonna do is make something on this that once I take it off I can wrap her out of shades to go on my thrifted lamp it’s gonna be great this is gonna be just a weird mix of me trying this for my first time ever while also kind of giving you a little bit of DIY tips on how to actually do it as well so let’s get started okay so to start I’m actually gonna show you these the same thread that I used to warp the loom to do a couple layers stitches just to get everything nice and tight before I go in and use some chunkier big yarn both of these pieces act as spacers and then we also di wide a wooden needle which will be really helpful so I’m gonna start by taking this threat and doing a couple layers on the loom and my research I learned that to start it you just want to weave in from the middle a little bit out just to get this in there so you go over under over under pull it to the back or we will never see it and just leave it to chill out for a bit and then I can put the other end of this thread on the needle and weave it over and under over a number to make a couple rows I wouldn’t know how I already made a knot accident I think that this is gonna be much easier once I get to the thicker thread it would go by faster it’ll be easier to see what I’m doing she’s starting with this little delicate stuff that’s a bit hard uh it pulls it out I feel like this is gonna be like a lot of things like knitting or whatever like to get us started as always the hardest part and then once you’re in the flow you’re good to go [Music] the trick is just to not pull it too tight [Music] okay now once I’ve gone all the way to the one end I just reverse and go back the other way so once you’ve alternated going over and under all the way across it’s time to go back the other way and all you need to remember here is that you are doing the opposite strings as the row before so if you’re going over under over under you’re now going under over under over once I’ve done a couple rows it’s a thin yarn I’m switching to a thicker Wilier yarn and doing the same super basic under over weave a couple more times [Music] um you guys I cannot believe how legit this is looking and it was so easy this is essentially the same weave pattern I’ve done just switching up the different neurons to give it different textures I feel like if I can do it and I’ve never tried it before you guys totally can so since I think we’ve got this one down pat we’re gonna go a little crazy and throw in one new stitch pattern just to switch up the vibe of this and the next one I’m gonna try is called the sumac stitch which basically leaves you with a pattern looks a little bit Chevron s and I’m gonna do that with a much chunkier well so we’re gonna be working in bunches of forwar threads at a time because this yarn is so thick if you’re using a thinner yarn you don’t need to do for you can do two or even one at a time so I’m gonna bring this under the first four threads one two three four just pull out a little bit this will be the tail moving over we’re gonna count out another four one two three four and bring it under going right to left make sure these aren’t getting too bunchy okay then we count out the next four one two three four and bring this underneath going from right to left so even though on a whole we’re going left to right every time we wrap it around it’s going right to left and you can see it’s kind of making these little ankle stitches okay one more time count out the next four one two three four and then bring the whole bunch over and pull it through from right to left cool and I’m gonna keep just doing that all the way till yet how’s it going Becky um some thoughts it’s looking so cute and like very legitimate in my opinion I will say it’s taking longer long I thought it would but that’s with most things and also say like I find this to be like a little more mentally challenged that I thought it would maybe that’s amazing but it’s not like for example knitting when you get in your groove and you just go I find like I have to have to think about it every single time like am i making sure to go over and under each individual thread but doing it and it’s not that bad at all like considering yet I’ve never done it I think it’s just turning out really good and I’m enjoying it so I think because I’m just sticking to the two basic stitches I’m just gonna repeat those on different threads and in different amounts until the very end and I will check in with you when it’s done okay just finished so I’m just gonna pull it off the nails and then add it to the lynching and as you can tell my weaving wasn’t entirely long enough to go all the way around the lampshade so what I’m doing is just taking some extra yarn on a needle and actually looping it through the ends of my weaving the little thin white string and doing it up this one like the way you would dupe of course it and going all the way up and pulling it tight have it on the lamp this is how it looks and I want to say I feel like this isn’t a lamp for everybody I feel like it can lean a little bit granny but I love it so much I feel like it’s just like the right combo of good textures and wood and it’s something that like I said I feel like I’ve said this a times I haven’t tried this yet but I really like how this turned out it was easy it was fun and I got a cool new lamp to add to my house [Music] thank you guys so much for checking on today’s video we want to do more videos like this one where we try out new DIY techniques we’re thinking like felting epoxy but tell us in the comments below what you’d like to us to try out and maybe we’ll do a part two mm-hmm we’ll see you guys next time bye [Music] you [Music]
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