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!”
Category Archives: Learn Something New
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!
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.
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 muchContinue reading “Good Question: What is the Point of Felted Soap?”
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 toContinue reading “Diving Down The Spinning Rabbit Hole”
Block It Like It’s Hot
Have you followed instructions for a project before that instructed you to block your work? If you’ve never blocked a project before then you might have just skipped over this step. Some folks think that blocking is too time-consuming, too confusing, or just plain unnecessary. I know that I’m guilty of these things too!
Adorable Alert! Needle Felted Fashion for Fall
If needle felting myself pumpkin shaped elbow patches for fall is wrong, then I don’t want to be right. Get in the fall spirit with me and learn how easy it is to needle felt fun elbow patches with this quick and easy tutorial. Even if you’ve never needle felted before, you can totally doContinue reading “Adorable Alert! Needle Felted Fashion for Fall”
Quiz: Natural Dye Know How
An easy way to dip your toes into the world of botanical dyeing is by raiding your pantry. You can create all natural dyes that use up kitchen scraps or salvage fruits and veggies on the verge of going bad. One of the most fascinating aspects of botanical dyeing, to me at least, is thatContinue reading “Quiz: Natural Dye Know How”