A brief history and explanation of yarn bombing as well as some ideas on how you can knit, crochet, or sew together your own yarn-bombed pieces.
Felting with a resist will produce a seamless hollow shape which can be used to make hats, decorative vessels, Pods, pots, vases, cat caves, bird houses, bags, purses, mitts, booties and slippers
Using a simple knitted i-cord, you can make unique statement necklaces that are tailored to your personal taste and style. Here are the directions for three different necklace designs using i-cords.
A cosy rug can be a useful project for any time of the year. It will help to use up those odd balls of wool and can be a welcome gift - made with love.
Creating customized, batik shirts, pillowcases, aprons, and more has never been easier! Discover how to batik items at home using gel glue.
Play and fun are two essential ingredients for introducing creative fun for children. Add a ball, some wool fibers, hot soapy water and you have found the perfect craft project for a child to do.
Baby blankets are one of the easiest projects, especially for new or inexperienced knitters. This fun and colorful blanket design has no shaping and can be changed to match any nursery decor.
Learn the basics of using a rectangular loom, round/circular loom, and spool loom. Complete with video tutorials and some beginner project ideas.
Carding with a drum carder gives one the ability to produce wonderful art batts at reduced prices. The Classic drum carder makes it very easy to wash and process wool at home with stunning results.
A step by step wet felting tutorial for beginner to advanced felt makers. These simple slippers were created using aqua shoes instead of shoe lasts. No need for expensive polystyrene shoe lasts.
Tie dying T-shirts is a fun summer activity to do with kids of almost any age. Easy-to-use kits make the process easy and uncomplicated. Kids and adults will love showing off their projects!
A step-by-step tutorial (with pictures) showing how to embroider 5 easy and beautiful stitches. You'll be able to make several beautiful designs and learn the skills to make more complex stitches.
Wet Felting does not have to be hard work! Learn how to make multiple items quickly with a tumble dryer where very little rubbing and no rolling is required to produce quality items very quickly.
This article is a tutorial on how to customize your own wooden teething rings with different crochet ideas.
These step by step photos and instructions make it easy for you to create your own unique felt hair clips for any occasion.
These knitted flowers are colorful accessories that are quick to knit and easy to assemble. They are a fun project, and you can use scrap yarn (yea!). They make great gifts, or even a wonderful little topper for a present. You can make them as sophisticated, romantic, or as funky as you want by adding the button or buttons of your choice as the center of your flower. You can also use these flowers as a decoration on a sweater, hat or headband, purse, pillow, almost anything.
This hub is a free crochet pattern for Barbie Business Suit. The pattern is split into three parts - Blazer, Pencil Skirt, and Tank Top.
A step by step tutorial (with photos) on how to make a biscornu. Based upon a counted cross stitch or linen embroidery design. I show you how to sew up all eight edges using whip stitch and more.
This simple easy to follow step by step felting tutorial takes a modern approach to the age old art of making felt. A tumble dryer a balloon and a palm sander are utilized to speed up the process.
Skinny jeans are in. If you just got the memo and you're still dressing like it's 2005 (you're not alone), don't throw those old flare jeans out! Save money by converting them into skinny jeans.
This is the second part in a two part wet felting tutorial. It is aimed at people who find it difficult to find footwear to fit them. These Duct Tape Shoe Lasts provide a perfect solution.
This table runner features mock cables, some lace, and petal details in columns of different designs that will look great in any room, and at any occasion. This is a fun knit with beautiful results!
Learn how to transform a plain tall vase with these simple step by step wet felting instructions. It is guaranteed to become a talking point when it becomes a stunning piece of decorative art.
Of all the different patchwork techniques out there, this must surely rank as one of the fastest and easiest, yet the results can be stunning and the possible permutations are endless.
By cleaning and framing your finished needlework projects yourself, you ensure they are properly framed and cared for, and save a lot of money on professional framing!
Duct Tape or Gaffer Tape can be used very effectively to create Custom Made Shoe Lasts on which you can make felted Slippers or Boots This tutorial provides a step by step guide on how to make them.
Recycling worn out t-shirts into beautiful rugs satisfies my penny-pinching nature. Here are complete instructions for cutting t-shirts into yarn and crocheting a throw rug similar to the braided rugs grandmother used to make.
Craft a one-of-a-kind quilt from T-shirts. Make a memory quilt, a graduation present or a going away to college gift. This tutorial includes everything you need to know to create your own Tshirt quilt
Gorgeous handcrafted gifts can be made from covering soap bars with merino wool fibers. Personalize them by adding a label and turn them into profit at craft fairs or sell them in your Etsy store.
Need a fancy, lettuce edge tulle ruffle for a project? You only need basic sewing skills... just grab your sewing machine, some tulle, and a spool of thick fishing line, and this article will tell you how to get it done!
A step by step tutorial on how to work a half double and double crochet stitch with photos and video.
This hub provides a tutorial on how to protect your floors by crocheting chair socks. It also includes a free pattern for a customization done on a chair with circular ends but thin legs. It also has a short tutorial on how to make hole-free magic circles.
Lost the instructions or just a bit confused? Try this step-by-step tutorial and you'll be able to teach your children how to use a knitting fork in no time!
Fringe decoration or tassels are often added to scarves, shawls, pillows and other handmade items. Here are step-by-step directions for adding fringe to your knitting or crochet project.
How to crochet baby booties, diaper cover, and baby hat, including tips on how to customize your baby outfit to create cute looks.
The process of making felt boots has been over complicated. This master class serves to demystify the whole process by providing a free template and helpful resources to enable the best end result.
How to use a needle felting tool with additional woollen fibers to rectify problems such as thin spots which can occur during Wet Felting. Helpful tips, images and techniques are shared here.
Diane Rose is an amazing Texas woman. She lets very little stand in the way of her dreams, or keep her from being all that she can be! Her zest for life could be an inspiration to us all.
How to make easy wet felted pixie or elf slippers using merino wool roving and wet felting techniques. This tutorial comes with details for sizing and drawing the template for all sizes.
Knitted cowls are the perfect accessory to keep you warm during cold weather. This easy knitting pattern creates a simple, yet interesting neckwarmer that men, women and children will enjoy wearing!
Make this super cute, and environmentally friendly apron, by upcycling old jeans. It's easy with these detailed photos and step by step instructions.
A hat is one of the easiest ways to learn the art of crochet. Learn how to crochet a hat step by step with pictures and video as well as some of the basics of the art of crochet!
What at first looks as if it came from the bottom drawer turns into a professional-looking garment after blocking. This article shows you how to best block your hand-made garments for a great look.
If you are thinking about taking up quilting as a new hobby, here are 10 tips that will help you avoid some common mistakes that beginners, and some experts, often make.
How to patch kid's jeans and add appliques to make cool knee patches. Instead of throwing jeans away, simply patch the hole: it saves the environment and your wallet at the same time!
Make this beautiful quilted table runner with strips of fabric. It is fast and easy with the step by step guide provided.
Learn how to make a finely crocheted rag rug with this tutorial from a master rag rugger! Upcycle old fabrics and clothes and produce a colorful creation with this easy circular rug pattern.
Winter is here, and sometimes a hat is a little much. I have made several of these ear warmers for my Etsy Shop and for a local gift shop. They are easy to make and modify to suit your preferences.
Free knitting pattern for a headband/ear warmer and matching mitts in horizontal reverse stockinette rib stitch.
These bags are super cute and super easy to make with absolutely no sewing required. If you can do some very simple folding and tie a common knot, you can make these cute bags. A child could do it.
A plastic party supplies top hat is the new alternative to buying an expensive wooden hat block or plastic Hat Shaper. These Unisex felt hats were shaped over a plastic hat purchased from Amazon.
Create a charming pincushion and notions box out of an Altoids tin, or other small box. This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to transform these items into a handy, yet pretty sewing accessory!
Waste Merino wool roving, party balloons and a tumble dryer were used to create these wet felted coin purses. Waste pieces of recycled merino wool were blended together to make these cute purses.
Learn how to felt a tiny coin purse using polystyrene balls. Needle/wet felting techniques are used to create the purse. Finally, a tiny arched metal frame is sewn on to add the perfect touch.
This seamless wet felted spiral bag tutorial has been designed to be used by the more advanced felt maker. Cost is minimal as botany waste wool is used together with washed and carded shetland wool.
In this wet felting tutorial, you will learn how to use inexpensive and flexible Aqua Shoes without having to go to the expense of having to buy shoe lasts which can sometimes be very costly.
This free wet felting tutorial combines three felting techniques to create a stunning handbag which can be made in several hours with the help of a tumble dryer. It is a quick easy way to make a bag.
Learn how to make this 3D handcrafted felt Tulip using a wire frame and a little Merino wool roving. This step by step tutorial combines nature with felting to make it very simple to follow.
This little box is made with polymer clay, an Altoids tin, and some creativity. Great for keeping small items, this would be perfect for a knitter but pretty enough to appeal to almost everyone.
This colorful baby blanket and lap afghan knitting pattern looks complicated but is quite simple to make. Featuring a beautiful mosaic design, it is easy to adapt to match any room or nursery décor.
Learn how to Nuno felt a baby girl's circle jacket using merino wool roving and pure silk fabric. This delightful baby jacket is soft and crinkly with a lightweight texture perfect for a newborn.
An interview with my grandmother about her passion for quilting. Includes how she began quilting during the Great Depression, her favorite patterns, and how she managed to quilt while raising 9 children through some of the country's leanest times.
The short tutorial below describes how to make a 3-D Wet Felted Flower using merino wool roving or wool tops. This large spikey felt flower can be added to compliment a garment or hat.
Knit these colorful accessories to add cheer and a bit of fun to any room or occasion! The directions for both the Confetti Fringe Pillow Cover and matching Cup Cozy are include in this free pattern.
When I first published this article I couldn't know how trendy batik-fabrics will become. Do you love fashion? Design your own fabric by doing batiks. They are colorful, a fun project & very en vogue!
Ordering t-shirts for your event or organization can get very pricey, very fast. With a little spray paint and a plain shirt, you can make your own!
No need to make fingerless gloves when you can kitchen gloves to produce gloves which have fingers and thumbs. This step by step Free Tutorial will guide you every step of the way.
This free felting tutorial delivers on every level. Learn how to make delicate, wispy, 4D wet-felted flowers with edging made of mohair knitting yarn. It's fun and it's so very easy.
Learn how to adapt a classic affordable black Hat Shaper to create a giant wet felted top hat which could be worn with pride at a Music Festival or to a Mad Hatters Tea Party.
To hand quilt or machine quilt...that is the question. This article provides advice on which quilting method to use and points out some of the pros and cons of hand quilting versus machine quilting.
Learn how to make a simple yet beautiful 3 D Wet Felted flower with Merino Wool Roving. This very easy Step by Step image tutorial makes it so easy that even a child could be taught to do make one.
Balloons, a tumble dryer and a palm sander are some of the unusual tools utilized to make this delightful wet felted cat cave. A step by step, free tutorial for the more advanced felt maker.
Flowers made from an old red t-shirt. Jamie Brock For a while now I've been making these pretty fabric flowers out of old t-shirts. They are super easy so I couldn't resist sharing here. If you have an old shirt or any old piece of clothing that...
Want to make your own bra bag, linen bag or delicates bag out of an old pillowcase? This very easy craft tutorial has instructions on how to do it at home! Make clothes last longer in the wash.
Through my recent experience of dealing with what seemed like a problematic sewing machine, I want to help others who may be having similar problems with their machines. It can be frustrating to have a sewing machine that one minute is working fine...
Money-saving and time-saving tips are combined in this wet felting tutorial to make it ideal for those who have a small business or who are interested in making beautiful items fast and for profit.
Want cool fitness wear without the hefty price tag? Discover how to reconstruct a tshirt and weave a ladder back pattern without sewing!
Wet Felted Dreads are made with Pencil Roving. They are then woven into the holes of a crochet Beanie. The dreadlock chemo hat offers a fun solution for those who are undergoing cancer treatment.
This new method of making 3D wet-felted flowers is the result of many hours of experimentation. The templates shown in this tutorial can be adapted to create a variety of different flowers.
Over my years of knitting, I've discovered an easy and safe way to block most of my knitting projects. I hope these hints answer some of the questions that most people face when blocking, explain the different methods, and offer some suggestions on the best technique to finish your favorite knitwear.
This simple step by step free wet felting tutorial utilizes a tumble dryer, a balloon, a bubble-wrap template and some beautiful brightly colored merino wool roving to create this stunning bird pod.
Wet felting, needle felting and knitting techniques are combined in this tutorial to create a very sweet pair of booties for a child. Metal shoe lasts are used as molds on which to shape the booties.
Before you can learn how to make crochet stitches, you need gather your supplies, and learn the basics of how to read a pattern, and what exactly gauge means. This article will get you started.
You can add colorful decoration to a plain sweater using the craft of needle felting. This tutorial shows the basic technique and tools of needle felting so you can create your own custom design.
When you see a finished project created by cross stitch do you think "I could never do that"? Well, think the again - you can and you could produce your first piece of work within a matter of hours.
A pattern for an easy, one-size, cloche-type hat, knit in the round with bulky yarn and large needles.
For a unique gift, turn a drawing into a one-of-a-kind stuffed toy. The step by step photos and instructions provided will make the process easy.
This cozy baby blanket is a quick knit using bulky or chunky weight yarn. Designed with seven alternating cables and with just a hint of lace, this blanket will be a charming addition to any nursery.
Needle felted/wet felted and hat on a ball felting techniques are combined in this free step by step tutorial to create a delightful felt hat. A tumble dryer is used to speed up the felting process.
Step by step instructions for working the most common increases and decreases., with photos and video.
This patchwork block can be made without a sewing machine and therefore it's a perfect small project to take anywhere you go. It's easy and satisfying to do and the results can be stunning.
The single crochet stitch is the foundation for all other crochet stitches. In this article, learn how to work the single crochet stitch with step-by-step photos and video.