Did you know that you can make some of the snuggliest and most adorable stuffed animals using bulky weight yarn? It’s true! Don’t believe me? Just wait until you see these chunky yarn crochet patterns for amigurumi.
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Needle Felting without Animal Products: Yes You Can!
If you have a wool allergy or if you follow a vegan lifestyle then you may be wondering if needle felting without animal products is a possibility. We certainly don’t want anyone feeling left out whenever we post content related to needle felting. Lucky for you, there are a number of vegan alternatives that canContinue reading “Needle Felting without Animal Products: Yes You Can!”
10 Knitted Dickie Patterns – Free!
Level up your cowl game with a fashionable throwback that’s been making a big comeback lately. Although the name may be a bit off putting, these cozy accessories are well worth the hype. They sit close to the neck and tuck in nicely underneath a jacket or sweater to keep you snug as a bugContinue reading “10 Knitted Dickie Patterns – Free!”
How to Warp a Peg Loom & Get Started Weaving
One of the most frustrating parts of starting on a new weaving project can be warping the loom. There’s a lot of pressure to get it just right, because it is the foundation for everything else that follows. Luckily, learning how to warp a peg loom is actually really easy. In fact, it might justContinue reading “How to Warp a Peg Loom & Get Started Weaving”
Blending Fibers for Spinning & Felting- A Quick Study in Hand Carding
If you’ve dabbled in any fiber crafts before then you’ve probably found yourself wondering about blending fibers for spinning & felting. So let’s talk about it! Today we’ll go over the various reasons for blending fibers, how to hand card wool into roving, and even how to blend fiber without hand cards.
Exploring the How and Why of Surface Crochet Stitches
Today we’re going to talk about surface crochet. We’ll cover how to surface crochet as well as why you would want to surface crochet. I’ll give you a little hint: there are many exciting applications for the surface crochet technique – both fun and functional. Let’s dig in!
Sweetheart Beanie – Needle Felting Applique Tutorial
Have you tried needle felting before? Here’s a quick and easy project for you to try on for size! Grab a beanie (or knit or crochet one up) and then get ready to add an adorable 3D needle felted applique on top of the brim to really make it pop!
10 Knit Temperature Blanket Pattern Ideas – Free!
My feed has been blowing up lately with folks looking for knit temperature blanket pattern ideas. I love seeing everyone’s creativity blossom as they brainstorm their projects. Have you jumped on the temperature blanket bandwagon yet? If not, we’ll catch you up to speed in this blog post and then give you the links toContinue reading “10 Knit Temperature Blanket Pattern Ideas – Free!”
Spin Your Own Long Gradient Yarns
I’ve never been super impressed with the “gradient” yarns available commercially. The color changes are always too abrupt. You know what they say, if you want something done right you have to do it yourself! Learn how easy it is to spin your own gradient yarn in today’s post.
Own Your New Years Resolutions with these 10 Free Crochet Patterns
Let’s face it: New Year’s resolutions can be a slippery slope. We could all use a little help and encouragement when we are trying new things, so for this week’s blog post I thought I would put together a little list of free crochet patterns that will help you achieve your 2023 goals.