Encyclopedia of needlework, hobbies, board games and all kinds of collections

10-ruble commemorative coins. List of 10 ruble commemorative coins
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10-ruble commemorative coins. List of 10 ruble commemorative coins

Besides the usual coins that "live" in all our wallets, the Central Bank of Russia regularly mints and issues commemorative coins. How do they look? And what is the cost of individual such copies? In our article you will find not only answers to these questions, but also a list of commemorative 10-ruble coins. It is about them that will be discussed further

Collecting as a hobby. What do people collect?
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Collecting as a hobby. What do people collect?

Collecting is a type of human activity recognized among the most popular hobbies in the world. What do people collect? Anything

Phaleristics - collecting badges. Hobby Features
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Phaleristics - collecting badges. Hobby Features

Some people collect different things and objects for the sake of scientific interest, others - for profit or for some other reason. In this article we will talk about such a variety of similar activities as collecting badges

Rare coins of Ukraine: examples and description
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Rare coins of Ukraine: examples and description

Numismatists always want the rarest items for their collection. This explains the enormous value of some individual coins, which can be hundreds and even thousands of times higher than their face value. Rare coins of Ukraine - what are they and what is their value? This will be discussed in this article

How much do Russian coins cost? Collecting as a hobby and a way to earn money
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How much do Russian coins cost? Collecting as a hobby and a way to earn money

Coins are the most interesting and common collectible. The 20th century was rich in events, Tsarist Russia was replaced by the USSR, followed by Russia. In circulation, in museums, in private collections and simply in the ground, a wide variety of specimens remained, with different coats of arms, from different materials. How much the coins of Russia and the USSR cost is not so easy to determine because of the abundance of factors affecting the price

DeAgostini collection: dolls in folk costumes
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DeAgostini collection: dolls in folk costumes

All lovers of beauty dream of DeAgostini's "Dolls in folk costumes" collection, but not everyone has it. Fascinating story through a miniature porcelain beauty

Coin "Crimea". The Central Bank will issue a coin with a face value of 10 rubles in honor of the Russian Crimea
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Coin "Crimea". The Central Bank will issue a coin with a face value of 10 rubles in honor of the Russian Crimea

18.03.2014 - a significant date for the inhabitants of the entire Crimean peninsula. On this day, they returned home and became full citizens of the Russian Federation. In honor of this historic event, the Central Bank of Russia minted commemorative coins

Ancient Caucasian daggers. Military Caucasian dagger
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Ancient Caucasian daggers. Military Caucasian dagger

Traditionally, at the beginning of the last century, when a boy was born in a Caucasian family, he was given the first dagger. The Caucasian dagger is part of the national symbolism. This is a sign that a man is ready to defend his personal honor, the honor of his family and the honor of his people. Ancient daggers of the Caucasus have now become antiques

Rare coins of modern Russia: list with photo
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Rare coins of modern Russia: list with photo

Collecting is an interesting hobby and also a way to make money. Many are interested in rare coins of modern Russia, here are the most valuable specimens

Russian coins of value: denominations and description
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Russian coins of value: denominations and description

Dozens, sometimes hundreds of coins pass through our hands every day. We pay with them in kiosks and shops, in public transport and cafeterias. Even without paying attention to their appearance, we throw the rest into the piggy bank of a son or daughter for various children's expenses. Although some of them deserve to show off in a special album for numismatists. After all, there are Russian coins of value, such rare specimens sometimes cost tens or even hundreds of thousands of rubles

"Kukuruznik" (An-2 aircraft): engine, speed and photo
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"Kukuruznik" (An-2 aircraft): engine, speed and photo

There is no such person who does not know about this aircraft and does not admire its achievements. In this article we will talk a little about its history, device, characteristics and application. "Kukuruznik" (An-2 aircraft) is a biplane with a braced wing, a light transport aircraft. “Foal”, “Donkey”, Colt - its names according to NATO codification

Coins of Germany. Commemorative coins of Germany. Coins of Germany before 1918
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Coins of Germany. Commemorative coins of Germany. Coins of Germany before 1918

The history of the German state has always been bright and dynamic. One ruler replaced another, old coins were replaced by new and relevant ones. It would be wrong to talk about Germany and its coins not in the context of the history of the state

Coin collectors of Russia and the world
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Coin collectors of Russia and the world

The article contains interesting information on collectible coins. You will learn how numismatists work, what famous people collect. The article offers a rating of the most expensive coins of Russia

The cost of the most expensive coin in Russia. Rare coins - photo
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The cost of the most expensive coin in Russia. Rare coins - photo

Money is not a luxury, but a necessity at the present time. They determine the value, they are stored, saved, used during trading. In addition, the coins act as valuable museum exhibits, and numismatists are ready to give a fortune in order to eventually get a rare and one-of-a-kind coin, the value of which increases significantly if it is well preserved

How to make a human trap at home
Needlework

How to make a human trap at home

How to make a trap for a person in the house and catch or scare the thief? Is it possible to use methods for capturing animals and birds for this? Are all recipes good for protecting your property? Or "winners are not judged"?

Building a warp pattern is the easiest way to get the perfect fit
Needlework

Building a warp pattern is the easiest way to get the perfect fit

Introducing you to build a base pattern - the most understandable way. Your attention is presented to the step-by-step construction of the pattern of the base of the dress. Even if at first glance everything looks scary, it's worth a try, and you will succeed

Children's clothing patterns for girls
Needlework

Children's clothing patterns for girls

Let's make patterns of children's clothes with our own hands. From the article you will learn how to sew clothes for girls yourself. And also about what you need for sewing on a simple pattern

Knitting a sleeveless jacket with knitting needles without problems
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Knitting a sleeveless jacket with knitting needles without problems

Sleeveless - a type of knitted pullover without sleeves, as the name suggests. An item from the must-have category in the wardrobe of a man, woman or child. A sleeveless jacket can be made for any season and in any style. It is acceptable in many dress codes. In a word, the thing is completely universal

Jacquard patterns: patterns, rules for reading them and crochet and knitting techniques
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Jacquard patterns: patterns, rules for reading them and crochet and knitting techniques

Knitting allows you to create unique things that can attract attention. Jacquard patterns look original and original, schemes of which are presented in large numbers on the Internet and in print media

Vest for girls: features, patterns and recommendations
Needlework

Vest for girls: features, patterns and recommendations

Every mother wants her child to look her best. Therefore, in the material presented below, we will talk about how to knit a vest for a girl. Moreover, we will not limit the reader in choosing a tool. And the described product can be repeated by mothers who own both crochet and knitting needles

How to knit a crochet with knitting needles?
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How to knit a crochet with knitting needles?

When a beginner needlewoman first encounters knitting, she has a lot of questions. For example, how to choose yarn, tools, where to start. More experienced craftswomen are interested in learning how to knit a crochet with knitting needles. All these questions will be covered in this article

Crochet slip stitch: basic knitting principles and uses
Needlework

Crochet slip stitch: basic knitting principles and uses

Crochet neat and tidy for a professional look. To do this, you will need a sliding crochet loop

Patterns for mittens. Patterns for knitting mittens (photo)
Needlework

Patterns for mittens. Patterns for knitting mittens (photo)

Knitted mittens - not just a salvation in the cold, but also a spectacular accessory. And if they are associated with warmth, then it is difficult to come up with a better gift

How to make a do-it-yourself napkin tree: a master class. Tree of happiness, flower tree from napkins
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How to make a do-it-yourself napkin tree: a master class. Tree of happiness, flower tree from napkins

Every woman dreams of a cozy warm nest, which is why we all decorate our home, creating harmony in it. In achieving this goal, you cannot do without a tree of happiness. You can make it with your own hands from improvised materials

Giving sweets - bouquets of flowers
Needlework

Giving sweets - bouquets of flowers

Handmade gifts are always highly appreciated, especially if they are practical. Such useful gifts include bouquets of sweets. They will not only please the eye, but also become a delicious stash that will decorate the holiday

Knitting - knitting sleeves. Knitting sleeves on top with knitting needles. Crochet sleeves
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Knitting - knitting sleeves. Knitting sleeves on top with knitting needles. Crochet sleeves

The sleeve has always been considered the most difficult place in knitting, but in fact there are many options from which you can choose the simplest and most suitable

How to cross knit loops. How to knit a front crossed loop
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How to cross knit loops. How to knit a front crossed loop

So, let's figure out how to knit the front crossed loop. By the way, sometimes such loops are called "grandmother's", do not be surprised if you come across such a term in the literature. Even a beginner can master this technique. One has only to stock up on comfortable knitting needles and suitable threads. Yes, you will also need an extra needle as many patterns are knitted with it

Making organza flowers, or a Home Jewelry Factory
Needlework

Making organza flowers, or a Home Jewelry Factory

You will be surprised, but this hobby will suck you in. All you need is a candle and a piece of cheap cloth. The result of this hobby is practical and applicable in different areas of life. What is it? Handmade organza flowers. We try, we make sure

Potholder "Strawberry" to create a kitchen atmosphere
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Potholder "Strawberry" to create a kitchen atmosphere

The mood of the kitchen is created by accessories. Jars, napkins, tablecloths and potholders. By the way, the last needlewomen can create their own. For example, sew or knit. Moreover, it is better to make them in the form of berries or fruits. One option could be a crochet potholder "Strawberry"

Set of stitches for elastic edge: knitting needles and hook
Needlework

Set of stitches for elastic edge: knitting needles and hook

On products for children and adults, it is often necessary to make the beginning of the canvas stretchy. To do this, there are special techniques for dialing loops for an elastic edge. Moreover, they are designed both for knitting needles and for a hook. Therefore, needlewomen with any knitting can choose a convenient technique

Crochet pillow: diagram and description. Crochet decorative pillows
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Crochet pillow: diagram and description. Crochet decorative pillows

Needlewomen create crocheted pillows of completely different shapes. They are square, round, cylindrical. Their size ranges from tiny to huge

How to knit matching straps on a sundress? Options - from simple to openwork
Needlework

How to knit matching straps on a sundress? Options - from simple to openwork

What should be the straps on a sundress? different. For the summer they can be made thin. On autumn clothes, they may well be very wide. Again, when choosing straps for sundresses, it is necessary to evaluate the entire product. They should create a harmonious ensemble

Knitted shoes (crocheted) with a description and diagram. From slippers to boots
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Knitted shoes (crocheted) with a description and diagram. From slippers to boots

Boots, ballet flats, sandals and slippers are all knitted shoes (crocheted). You can work with the description and diagram of each of them, modifying it to suit your taste and needs. Then you get something unique. And if you pick up elegant yarn, you get really beautiful knitted shoes

Crochet houndstooth pattern: diagram and description of possible patterns for a plaid
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Crochet houndstooth pattern: diagram and description of possible patterns for a plaid

Needlewomen often use the houndstooth pattern (crochet) in their products, the scheme of which is quite simple. This makes the drawing look cute. Therefore, it is often used in children's products. For example, when knitting a blanket or blanket

How to crochet loops: several possible options
Needlework

How to crochet loops: several possible options

A needlewoman who masters the hook needs to start from the very basics. Namely, from how to make the first loop. Then move on to how to crochet loops. Moreover, it is desirable to understand the intricacies in order to be able to start working in different situations. After all, different products are knitted in their own techniques, the subtleties of which will have to be mastered

Need a bib (crocheted)? Scheme and description of its elements
Needlework

Need a bib (crocheted)? Scheme and description of its elements

In bad weather, you want to shelter children from the cold as reliably as possible. But how to do this if mom is not around? For example, in kindergarten or school. Where children dress on their own and educators and teachers do not always follow how the scarf is tied. A shirtfront (crocheted) will come to the rescue. Its scheme is most often simple and yarn is required much less than for a scarf

Amigurumi owl: from keychain to toy
Needlework

Amigurumi owl: from keychain to toy

Do you need a fun toy? And such that no one else had the same? Then you need to do it yourself. Amigurumi "Owl" is a good example of this. It can be small, so that it can be hung from a bag, or large, with which the baby will sleep comfortably

How to weave a rubber band bracelet on a loom? From the simplest to the most complex
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How to weave a rubber band bracelet on a loom? From the simplest to the most complex

Small rubber bands are increasingly becoming the basis for all kinds of jewelry. It is easy to master different techniques. It is enough to understand the basic techniques - and soon it will be possible to independently explain to a beginner how to weave a bracelet from rubber bands on a loom or without it

Crochet shirt: diagram and description for beginners. Various Models
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Crochet shirt: diagram and description for beginners. Various Models

In the cold season, a shirt-front (crochet) can become an alternative to a scarf. The scheme and description (for beginners) of some of them may seem complicated. But you can start with those that are easier

How to knit amigurumi? Cats that will delight children
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How to knit amigurumi? Cats that will delight children

Each child will certainly be pleased with amigurumi-cats, crocheted. In addition, they can be made with various additional elements: a bowl, a fish or a flower. Then they will acquire their own character and it will be interesting to play with them

Description and pattern of the "Scales" crochet pattern: voluminous and openwork options
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Description and pattern of the "Scales" crochet pattern: voluminous and openwork options

Needlework is an entertaining process. Crocheting or knitting allows you to diversify your wardrobe. The same simple drawing can be used in different situations. For example, the "scale" pattern (crochet) is suitable for many products

Crochet owl: simple and complex (for beginners and professionals)
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Crochet owl: simple and complex (for beginners and professionals)

Night bird - owl. For many, it is associated with knowledge and wisdom. They always delight children with their unusually large eyes. Therefore, you can always crochet the Owl toy. Moreover, technologies can be very different - from the simplest model, when the whole owl consists of one part, to very complex

Interesting amigurumi: hare
Needlework

Interesting amigurumi: hare

Thought to arrange a puppet theater or make a gift for a child with your own hands? Amigurumi: a rabbit, cat, dog or other crocheted animal will come in handy for any of these occasions

We sew without patterns: interesting ideas, recommendations and features
Needlework

We sew without patterns: interesting ideas, recommendations and features

For most beginner dressmakers, the greatest difficulty is the construction of a technical drawing of a product and patterns, according to which its elements will be created. But in fact, you can sew easily and without patterns or with the help of elementary schemes, which even first-graders can create. In this article, we will just talk about what even inexperienced couturiers can make with their own hands. So, today we sew simple dresses, skirts, pants and even bags without a pattern

Beach sundress: getting ready for summer
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Beach sundress: getting ready for summer

What clothes are needed on the beach? Why is it worth giving preference to a sundress? Summer fashion. How to sew a beach sundress yourself

Fabrics for summer dresses and summer blouses. What fabric is the summer dress made of?
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Fabrics for summer dresses and summer blouses. What fabric is the summer dress made of?

Every woman dreams of looking attractive regardless of age and weather, but this desire is especially pronounced in summer, when you can part with heavy and figure-hiding outerwear and appear in front of others in all its glory. In addition, the holiday season falls on the hot season, and every girl wants to become the goddess of some beach resort, causing admiration, including her luxurious outfits

Magician costumes for a boy with their own hands (photo)
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Magician costumes for a boy with their own hands (photo)

In this day and age, with the Harry Potter series of novels now at the height of their popularity and rightfully becoming modern classics, what kid doesn't dream of dressing up as a wizard? Wide-brimmed cone hats, chic raincoats and, of course, magic wands and brooms are integral parts of the look that has become so desirable for all kids lately

Thread drawing: description with photo, step-by-step instructions, necessary materials and templates, expert advice
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Thread drawing: description with photo, step-by-step instructions, necessary materials and templates, expert advice

In our time, it is very common to believe that a person who does not have a hobby is absolutely unhappy. That is why the lessons of grandmothers in knitting, mothers in embroidery, grandfathers in wood carving and dads in burning are so often remembered. All this creativity, which helps not only to distract from everyday difficulties. For some, this is a real way to make money. The uniqueness of handmade crafts brings them special value

Do-it-yourself gifts for your husband - surprise your loved one all year round
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Do-it-yourself gifts for your husband - surprise your loved one all year round

The approaching holidays and memorable dates often pose a rather difficult question for a woman about what to give her beloved husband for the holiday. You can, of course, follow the path familiar to many families and wander around the shops in search of gifts that have long bothered everyone: ties, socks, shaving kits. But I want to present something unforgettable. Why not make an original gift for your husband with your own hands?

Dry felting toys. Dry felting toys: a master class for beginners
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Dry felting toys. Dry felting toys: a master class for beginners

Every craftswoman who is fond of needlework has tried to create toys. There are many techniques for making such products. Among them, dry felting of toys has gained wide popularity. This technique is also called felting or felting