12 Days of Learning to Quilt

I know that many of you here are enthusiastic quilters, and I am often asked how I make quilts from start to finish. I often hear from people who want to learn how to make quilts, but when I ask them how they do it, they usually tell me one thing.  I’ve compiled a list … Read more

The Craft of Crochet

Crochet is one of those crafts where you can even get away without a hook and just use your fingers, a technique aptly called finger crochet. Most projects follow a crochet pattern that helps you achieve the look you are looking for, while the artistic technique of freeform crocheting is perfect for those of us … Read more

Mastering Reading A Knitting Pattern

The written knitting instructions explain the details of the pattern, explain how to knit each stitch and explain how the stitches fit together.  If you are trying to learn how to read a knitting chart, this can be useful, but if you get to know knitting better, you will find it helpful. If you want … Read more

6 Things To Bring To A Knitting Group Meeting

So, you’re going to a knitting group meeting. Don’t know what to expect? Do you feel intimated by experienced knitters? Are you shy around people you don’t know? You can bring something you know about like your knitting gadgets, books, and finished knitting projects. For instance, aren’t you: Curious to know how knitters used a … Read more

Tips for Knitting Newbies

Not considered fashionable for decades, knitting has experienced a recent renaissance. Knitting is an ancient skill from about a thousand years ago but is clearly still relevant and appealing today as it is rapidly becoming a popular social activity. It appeals to every demographic it seems: from children to the retired, from models to grannies. … Read more