Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
|some of the Fiber Arts exhibits at the Fremont County Fair|
|Hand-spun yarn on display in the Fiber Arts area at the|
Fremont County Fair
|Hand knits on display in the Fiber Arts section of the|
Fremont County Fair
Friday, August 18, 2017
|near Portree, United Kingdom and Dublin, Ireland|
|Left side: Kieran Foley's trunk show at Constant Knitter in Dublin, Ireland,|
near Dublin, Ireland, in front of the Linen Center in Belfast, Ireland. Right
side: St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland, street scene in Dublin, Ireland
|Scenes from the Linen Center in Dublin, Ireland. |
Top right a clock tower in Belfast, Ireland
|Linen Center in Dublin, Ireland|
|Top: Front of the Linen Center in Dublin, Ireland, Cottage Pie - Dublin, Ireland|
Bottom: Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; Belfast, Ireland - cab for six
passengers; Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
|Left: Isle of Skye - fleeces and sheep|
Right: (top two photos) Shilasdair yarn shop and dye exhibit on the
Isle of Skye. Bottom right: Beth Brown-Riensel spinning linen at the Linen
Center in Belfast, Ireland
|Linnen Center (Belfast, Ireland) demonstrations|
|Top: Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland; Tivoli Gardens in |
Copenhagen, Denmark - Julie Wright, Diane Matarangas, Heather Bailey.
Bottom: Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland; docked at the Isle of
Skye - Zuiderdam Holland Americaship
|near Copenhagen, Denmark|
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The Twist Collective provides a bit of information on the three types of tatting: needle, shuttle, and cro-tatting.
Plan to attend the Guild meeting this Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the REACH foundation in Riverton, to try needle tatting.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Monday, August 14, 2017
Friday, August 11, 2017
The way we hold a crochet hook—and the reason we find one hook and handhold more comfortable or effective than another—is determined in part by the shape of our hands, the length of our fingers, and muscle memory development. Our lifestyle affects how we use our hands. Someone who swings a hammer every day will hold and use a crochet hook differently from someone who types all day. By being aware of our strengths and weaknesses, we may even be able to prevent repetitive-motion injuries.
Check out the information on the six ways various crocheters hold their hooks on Interweave's post: Know Your Craft: Know Your Hands.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Loopy Ewe shares videos of exercises that can help relieve tension and stress for repetitive movements. The videos are for neck, shoulder, hands and wrists.
Monday, August 7, 2017
|Maia R. shows two skeins dyed|
in the same dye pot
Friday, August 4, 2017
Before ripping out mohair and other fuzzy yarns, freeze them overnight. The cold will help the fuzzy fingers untangle and make it much easier to frog and rip.
No fancy tools needed either. Just pop your fiber in a plastic bag to protect it and pop in the freezer!
- Donna, Your Friendly Knitting Doctor
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
To avoid unnecessary guesswork and to help make the most of those beautiful yarns, the experts at Interweave have put together a useful, FREE eBook on hand weaving supplies to ensure your success in selecting the perfect weaving yarns and hand weaving supplies. Start with an article providing valuable tips for weaving with yarn, including how to allow for loom waste and take-up. Then learn about designing with a new yarn for either a 2-shaft project or 4-shaft project, or start on the scarf pattern that we’ve included. Finally, take a look at our must-have guide to yarn for every weaver, including details on ends per inch, conversions, a reed chart, and more.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Warping the Schacht Cricket Loom utilizes a technique called “direct warping,” this means that you are measuring your warp directly on your loom. The Woolery Guy makes warping a Cricket Loom look easy in a step by step tutorial.