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The women during the early civilization are often left at home. Their primarily duty is to serve their husband and kids. They are the ones responsible for doing all the household chores. And because they have much free time, these women learned some needlework. Embroidery or stitching a design into a fabric is just type of needlework.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

The different collection of embroideries found in various art museums these days is enough justification that embroidery is one of the common activities of our ancestors. Embroidery comes in different types and they are named either after the predominate stitches that was used on embroidery design or after the place they were first introduced. During the 18th century, there is one type of embroidery design that becomes so popular to Victorian ladies and it is called the English eyelet embroidery. Victorian ladies often apply this embroidery technique in decorating the edges of garment. The English eyelet embroidery design is commonly seen on the shirts waists, collars, and cuffs of kings and noblemen as this is one way of making their apparel look traditional at the same time extravagant.

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).

Wondering how Victorian embroiderers do the English eyelet embroidery designs? Read on as this article tackles the step by step procedures.

First, the design is stamped or printed on the fabric on which the work has to be done. After which, holes are created and then sketched out with preferred designs for embroidery. The raw edges are folded inside the cloth to portray a neat look of elegance. But in some instances, the embroiderers, instead of folding the outline instead, just opt to stitch another linen material on the base fabric using the over and over stitch. Although buttonhole stitch, scallop stitch, and satin stitch can be used in creating English eyelet embroidery designs, embroiderers often choose the over and over stitch because besides covering the edges neatly, it also keeps the thread and material intact.

When it comes to the color of thread used in stitching the outlines of embroidery design, a pure white thread is often preferred in the earlier days. The reason for choosing pure white thread for English eyelet embroidery is to maintain the elegant and decent look of a formal wear. But with the advances in fashion and embroidery industries, application of more colorful threads on embroidery designs is already practiced.

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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