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.

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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!

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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!

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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 to 10 free patterns that will inspire your own creations.

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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.

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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.

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Good Question: What is the Point of Felted Soap?

If you’re new to the concept of wet felting soap then you might be wondering, what’s the point? What is felted soap used for? And how does felted soap work? There’s no such thing as a stupid question here. So today let’s dig into the ins and out of felted soap! (Spoiler alert: it’s much more practical than you might think!)

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10 Quick and Easy Bulky Knits to Gift

This time of year it seems like I’m always running short on time and patience. If you’re like me and you still have a few folks to make for on your Christmas list, then you are sure to appreciate these 10 quick and easy bulky knits to gift! They are all free patterns and there is a good variety of projects to choose from. See for yourself!

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Diving Down The Spinning Rabbit Hole

Have you caught the spinning bug yet? I had never considered learning how to spin my own yarn until I started working for Living Dreams Yarn. Seeing all of the fabulous yarns that our customers have spun with our products really inspired me to learn more about the spinning process and start teaching myself to spin.

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Where There’s a Will There’s a Weave: 10 Unique DIY Looms

Get your feet wet in the weaving world without dropping a bunch of money on a fancy new loom. You can create fun weavings with stuff that you have around the house! I can’t think of a better way to spend the afternoon than having fun with yarn and exercising your creative muscles.

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