By Jeremy Telford

Specialist balloon tornado Jeremy Telford offers 32 projects-a flamingo, a princess, a jet with pilot, and plenty of more-with easy-to-follow directions and how-to pictures that train not just the main priceless twisting strategies, but additionally the best way to layout new balloon sculptures. Telford additionally provides information regarding twisting balloons professionally, together with how to define and publication gigs, what offers are important, and the way to entertain an viewers.

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You will need to cut 2 shoes. 32½" 2. Assemble Appliqué Design Assemble the appliqué pieces on one of the 4½" x 5" pieces of yellow felt, laying down the head/arms first, then the dress. ) Bring the left arm up and over the dress, and tuck the shoes underneath the dress. Once you are happy with the layout, temporarily secure the pieces with glue stick and glue the assembled rabbit to the background. You may wish to freehand stitch the eyes, nose, and mouth using your own ideas or using the template as a guide (see page 19 for tips).

Fold the binding over on itself as you round the corners (see drawing at left), just as you might tuck a corner when making a bed. Sew the binding to the potholder with a straight stitch, using 2-ply embroidery floss and making sure to sew through all layers. When the binding is attached all the way around the potholder, overlap the binding edges and knot off the thread. 3. Create and Attach Loop A Fold the 8" x 1" strip of felt lengthwise and sew a straight stitch using 2-ply embroidery floss, creating a tube.

See page 17 for instructions on how to design your own patchwork. The loops at the top of the curtain should be spaced evenly. 1. Create Patchwork Piece Using the felt pieces and light blue floss, follow the patchwork instructions on page 17 to make a 31" x 32" patchwork piece. Cut seven 1" x 10" strips of pink felt for loops. 2. Create and Attach Loops Lay out the 7 curtain loops along the top of the patchwork piece, spacing them approximately 4½" apart. Fold each loop over so that it sandwiches the top patchwork edge by 1" on each side.

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