In the realm of creativity, there are few acts more heartwarming and inspirational than continuing the work of those who have gone before us. For crafters, every stitch, every brushstroke, every carefully chosen hue is a testament to a lifetime of love, dedication, and ingenuity. Yet, when a crafter’s life comes to an end, theyContinue reading “Loose Ends: Creating Community and Closure”
Wet felting is an ancient yet accessible art form that’s perfect for beginners and experienced crafters alike. The process involves layering fibers, wetting them with soapy water, and using gentle agitation to encourage the fibers to interlock, creating a dense and durable fabric. With a bit of practice, you can create beautifully unique, textured, andContinue reading “Create One-of-a-Kind Fabric with Wet Felting!”
Using hand-dyed yarn is a wonderful way to add a unique beauty to any project. Whether you choose to go with tonal yarn, speckled, or variegated, you’re sure to achieve a look that is colorful and artisanal. It’s no wonder so many people choose to go the hand-dyed route!
When it comes to vegan fibers, the three most common and well-known are cotton, hemp, and flax. But did you know that fiber can be made from an even wider variety of plants? From corn to pineapple to seaweed, we’ve got a collection of options to diversify your vegan shelf. You may find yourself wondering—butContinue reading “Celebrate Earth Day with a Collection of the Lesser-Known Vegan Fibers”
The days are longer and the air is (usually) warmer because it’s officially spring here in the Pacific Northwest. Our winter was mild this year but still gave us a lot of rain, so we are looking forward to some sunshine and color in the upcoming months. As we look forward to brighter days, weContinue reading “Spring is here! And so are new projects 🐣”
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!”
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”
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.
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!
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.