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.
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?”
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”
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!
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”
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”
Fall is the perfect time to experiment with new crafting techniques. There are so many more things that you can do with yarn and fiber than just the usual things like knitting, crocheting, weaving, felting, and spinning. If your favorite thing to collect is new hobbies, then you’re in the right place!
Imagine a sheep standing in the meadow, maybe in the rain, maybe walking through mud and generally enjoying its sheepness. This sheep naturally has a ton of grease (also called lanolin) in it’s fur to protect it from the elements. It also has so much dirt on its locks that the weight of the shearedContinue reading “Is Certified Organic Wool Worth It?”
There are so many different types of wool out there it can be hard to keep track sometimes. Now you might be thinking, a sheep’s a sheep, right? But there are actually key differences between the distinct types of wool. Want to know what the best wool sheep breeds are? Let’s find out!