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Although many items are out of stock currently, we are working around the clock to get all your favorite Apple Barrel, Bucilla, Delta, FolkArt, and Mod Podge items back in stock as soon as we can! 

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FAQs

How do you embroider a french knot?
These are decorative knots completed after all other stitching is finished.
Come up at A; loosely wrap floss once around needle. Place needle at B, next to A. Pull floss taut as you push needle down through fabric. Carry floss across back of work between knots.
How do you paint a One Stroke™ thistle?
Load flat brush with Dioxazine Purple and Wicker White, as shown. Touch chisel edge and flip away from you.
Make petals that angle away from the stem, as shown in photo.
How should I clean my brushes and tools after painting with Leather Studio™ paints?
Clean all brushes and tools while paint is still wet with warm soapy water. Rinse well, reshape your brushes and allow to dry.
What does neutral mean?
Neutrals are pure earth colors such as grays, tans and browns. These colors tend to be subtle and can be used easily with other colors.
How do I get the Gallery Glass® pattern onto my installed window for the direct application technique?
  • If you have access to the outside of the window, tape the pattern to the back. Trace the lines of the pattern onto the inside of the window with a china marker or sharp crayon.
  • If access to your window is not convenient, transfer the pattern onto the glass with transfer paper by taping the darkest side of the transfer paper against the inside of the glass and place your pattern face up on top of it. Trace the lines of the pattern firmly with a pencil.
How do I prepare a wood piece or plywood paneling for stenciling?
For unfinished wood: Apply a base stain or clean wood sealer and allow adequate time to dry. After stenciling, wait 2-3 days and apply waterbase varnish to finish. Test a small section before applying the finish coat. Choose waterbase finishes; oil-base polyurethane can yellow the surface.
For pre-finished paneling: Wash to remove wax or dirt. If applying a glaze for a pickled look, test the color in an inconspicuous place. IF paneling has a glossy finish, paint may not adhere to it. In that case, paint paneling with a bonder/primer such as BIN or KILZ. After stenciling, roll on one or two coats of waterbase varnish for maximum scrubbability. Be sure not to layer water and oil based paints together.
How do I read my Color & Symbol Guide for my Bucilla project?
The 1st column is for the type of stitch. The 2nd column is the symbol for the individual colors. The 3rd column is the number of strands to be used in stitching the design. The 4th column is the color name. (Please be advised that the color name is specific to your kit. You may use the same color in another kit and it will be named something different.) The 5th column shows the Bucilla Floss Color Number. The 6th column shows the number of yards your kit should contain of each color. (Please be advised that your kit may be sent 2-yard strands of floss. So if your kit calls for 4 yards of a certain color, you may have 2 long strings that equal that 4 yards.) The 7th column shows the color name in French and Spanish for our International Consumers.
How do I use the Waverly Inspirations White Wax?
For best results, it is recommended to first apply Waverly Inspirations Clear Wax, let dry and buff. The Clear Wax on the project surface makes it easier to move the White Wax around and achieve your desired finish. Then apply Waverly Inspirations White Wax on top of the Clear Wax layer. While the White Wax is still wet, quickly wipe excess wax off of surface, leaving the white color in the surface recesses.
Wait 24 hours and buff project to desired sheen. Keep waxed surfaces free of moisture and heavy use for 7 days. For additional protection on heavily used surfaces, apply Clear Wax every 6 to 12 months, or as needed. Clean up while wet with soap and water. The Antiquing Wax can be applied the same way as the White Wax, leaving dark brown color in the recessed areas. For indoor use only.
How do you embroider with the backstitch?
Back stitches are completed after cross-stitches and each stitch is made the same length as one cross-stitch.
Pull the needle through at the point marked A. Then go down at the point marked B. Come back up at C and down at D.
How do you paint a One Stroke™ tulip?
Load flat brush with Berry Wine and Sunflower or Wicker White. Touch brush to surface to begin the center back petal.
Wiggle and push brush up side of petal. Pull brush up to chisel edge at tip. When you reach tip, do not lift brush.
Pull brush back down other side of petal as you wiggle and push.
Make a side petal using the same technique as the center petal, however, just make one side.
For the inside edge of the side petal, make an "S" stroke.
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