Thursday, August 31, 2017
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Fabric dyeing is the best! Don't limit yourself to the colors you can get in the store. Make your handmade items, fabric, elastic, or even ready-to-wear garments any color you want! And it's easy. I'll show you how to dye an adorable baby gift - no special equipment needed.
She shares more dyeing tips here
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
If you're finding it difficult to work without splitting stitches, it might be worth changing the direction that you wrap the yarn around the needle. It's not quite that straightforward: if you switch to wrapping the yarn anti-clockwise (as in the Eastern style) then you also have to knit into the back of those stitches when you come to work them to avoid making twisted stitches.
Learn more about this technique on YarnSub
Learn more about this technique on YarnSub
Monday, August 28, 2017
Friday, August 25, 2017
We all have them: those WIPs (works in progress), taking up precious space. We've purchased extra project bags and come up with creative storage solutions. But if you're not ready to completely abandon that WIP, what's holding you back from finishing it?
Need some motivation? Craftsy shares twelve suggestions on "How to Get Motivated to Finish a Crafting Project"
Thursday, August 24, 2017
|Laura B. brought some Cheviot roving she purchased in Durango as well|
as a bobbin of handspun from the roving. Laura knit the lacy shawl
form handspun for a friend.
|Colleen J. shows the needle-felted picture she is working on. She took|
a class in Durango recently on the technique. After felting, the piece
is to be wet-felted. Colleen is also knitting a shawl.
|Jeni V. has been sewing: she constructed a large project bag with removable|
sections. Jeni also brought three shawls to show the members.
|Sandy W. has been spinning, and she recently took a silversmithing class|
and made a ring. Sandy showed the members the sweater she entered in
the county fair. She knit the sweater with her own handspun. The pattern
is on Ravelry and is called Spring Showers
|Sue O. crocheted a purse using ribbon yarn.|
Sali A. modeled the poncho she knit from her handspun scraps
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
|Needle Tatting supplies, tools, and information|
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.