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  • This is a super simple crochet pattern using mainly the half double crochet stitch. Perfect for beginners, and perfect for keeping your tiny pups warm all winter long!

    Half Double Crochet Small Dog Sweater Pattern

    Half Double Crochet Small Dog Sweater Pattern

    by TheNaturalRoze0

  • 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!

    How to Crochet a Hat for Beginners

    How to Crochet a Hat for Beginners

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC41

  • 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.

    How to Make Tiny Polka Dot Wet-Felted Coin Purses

    How to Make Tiny Polka Dot Wet-Felted Coin Purses

    by Sally Gulbrandsen100

  • 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

    How to Use a Resist Shape to Make a Wet Felted Hat

    How to Use a Resist Shape to Make a Wet Felted Hat

    by Sally Gulbrandsen46

  • If you've been storing favorite t-shirts - likely never to be worn again - create a snuggly quilt that will be used often and bring back fond memories of times gone by. This one is for our son who now lives in Berlin.

    How to Make a T-Shirt Memory Quilt

    How to Make a T-Shirt Memory Quilt

    by The Sampsons11

  • 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.

    Template for Quick and Easy Wet Felted Coin Purses

    Template for Quick and Easy Wet Felted Coin Purses

    by Sally Gulbrandsen20

  • 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.

    Hand Quilting vs. Machine Quilting

    Hand Quilting vs. Machine Quilting

    by Claudia Mitchell26

  • Put an embroidery hoop to new use by creating a wall pocket wreath to display cheery flowers in your home! This wreath can be hung on the wall, displayed on the front door, or placed on a mantle. This is an easy project that just uses a hoop, some fabric, artificial flowers, and glue.

    DIY a No-Sew Wall Pocket Wreath With Flowers

    DIY a No-Sew Wall Pocket Wreath With Flowers

    by Donna Herron10

  • 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.

    How to Make Wet Felted Booties With Knitted Tops

    How to Make Wet Felted Booties With Knitted Tops

    by Sally Gulbrandsen53

  • A shoulder bag can easily be wet felted using an inflated Gertie ball. The Woolen fibers are felted inside a tumble dryer or on a hard surface. A recycled metal purse frame completes the project.

    How to Wet Felt a Shoulder Bag on a Ball

    How to Wet Felt a Shoulder Bag on a Ball

    by Sally Gulbrandsen20

  • Linen pillowcases are expensive, but you can make your own quite cheaply. Here are two projects that require minimal sewing skills, and take very little time.

    Make Your Own Linen Pillowcases

    Make Your Own Linen Pillowcases

    by Dolores Monet9

  • How Is Crazy Patchwork Made? Scraps are applied to a foundation. Seamstresses would completely cover some not-so-good-fabric with scraps of velvet, satin, all sorts of 'good stuff'.

    Beginner's Guide: Your First Crazy Patch Block

    Beginner's Guide: Your First Crazy Patch Block

    by Jan T Urquhart Baillie21

  • 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.

    How to Make Wet Felted Coin Purses: A Free Tutorial

    How to Make Wet Felted Coin Purses: A Free Tutorial

    by Sally Gulbrandsen42

  • 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!

    How to Frame Your Cross Stitch

    How to Frame Your Cross Stitch

    by Kymberly Fergusson34

  • 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.

    DIY: How to Make A Super Cute Bag Without Sewing

    DIY: How to Make A Super Cute Bag Without Sewing

    by Rebecca Young19

  • Fabric printing can be of different types. This article gives a summary of the techniques and technologies used to print fabric.

    Fabric Printing & Types of Printing

    Fabric Printing & Types of Printing

    by PGupta09193

  • 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.

    How to Make a Wet Felted Bird Pod

    How to Make a Wet Felted Bird Pod

    by Sally Gulbrandsen43

  • 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.

    How to Make a Wet Felted Flower/A Free Tutorial

    How to Make a Wet Felted Flower/A Free Tutorial

    by Sally Gulbrandsen20

  • 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.

    How to Wet Felt Over a Vase

    How to Wet Felt Over a Vase

    by Sally Gulbrandsen14

  • Learn how to wet felt a 3D Pansy using a wire frame. This method uses beading wire and a few merino wool fibres to create a very realistic pansy.

    How to Make a Wet Felted Pansy

    How to Make a Wet Felted Pansy

    by Sally Gulbrandsen41

  • Craft a one-of-a-kind quilt from t-shirts to preserve memories, celebrate a graduation, or send off a graduate to college.

    How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt

    How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt

    by QuiltFinger74

  • Make this super cute, and environmentally friendly apron, by upcycling old jeans. It's easy with these detailed photos and step by step instructions.

    Upcycled Denim Apron Tutorial

    Upcycled Denim Apron Tutorial

    by Claudia Mitchell108

  • 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.

    Wet Felting! Needle Felting! Hat on a Ball!

    Wet Felting! Needle Felting! Hat on a Ball!

    by Sally Gulbrandsen7

  • 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.

    How to Make Wet-Felted Slippers:  An Easy Free Tutorial

    How to Make Wet-Felted Slippers: An Easy Free Tutorial

    by Sally Gulbrandsen42

  • I designed these textured fingerless mitts because I wanted a pair with an interesting design on the back of the hand, but fit snugly around the cuff and was comfortable to wear for everyday use. Perfect for showing off the different colors in variegated or handpainted yarns!

    Free Knitting Pattern: Textured Fingerless Gloves or Mitts

    Free Knitting Pattern: Textured Fingerless Gloves or Mitts

    by Donna Herron35

  • These step by step photos and instructions make it easy for you to create your own unique felt hair clips for any occasion.

    How to Make a Felt Hair Clip

    How to Make a Felt Hair Clip

    by Claudia Mitchell58

  • 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.

    How to Make Wet Felted Dreadlocks for a Chemo Hat

    How to Make Wet Felted Dreadlocks for a Chemo Hat

    by Sally Gulbrandsen16

  • This article covers methods of doing fabric analysis for any woven fabric, including how to do an analysis of the weave, how to calculate yarn count, and how to calculate yarn per inch.

    How to Analyze a Woven Fabric

    How to Analyze a Woven Fabric

    by PGupta09190

  • Ordering t-shirts for your event or organization can get very pricey, very quickly. With a little spray paint and a plain shirt, you can make your own!

    DIY Fashion: How to Spray Paint a T-Shirt

    DIY Fashion: How to Spray Paint a T-Shirt

    by Alex Rose20

  • 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.

    How to Make a Wet Felted Spiral Bag

    How to Make a Wet Felted Spiral Bag

    by Sally Gulbrandsen24

  • 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.

    How to Make Wet Felted Soaps Using a Tumble Dryer

    How to Make Wet Felted Soaps Using a Tumble Dryer

    by Sally Gulbrandsen50

  • 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.

    How to Wet Felt a Hat on a Multi-Way Bell Hat Shaper

    How to Wet Felt a Hat on a Multi-Way Bell Hat Shaper

    by Sally Gulbrandsen20

  • 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.

    How to Make a Wet Felted Tulip

    How to Make a Wet Felted Tulip

    by Sally Gulbrandsen44

  • 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.

    How to Make a Baby Girl's 'Nuno' Felted Circle Jacket

    How to Make a Baby Girl's 'Nuno' Felted Circle Jacket

    by Sally Gulbrandsen18

  • Find out how to care for and store your prized quilts to ensure that they will last for generations to come.

    Quilt Care and Storage

    Quilt Care and Storage

    by Claudia Mitchell53

  • There are organizations that need blankets. Some prefer a homely touch and need knitters to donate blankets, or at least the blocks or squares. Here's how to contribute your hobby for a good cause.

    How to Knit Squares for Charity

    How to Knit Squares for Charity

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • 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.

    10 Quilting Tips for Beginners

    10 Quilting Tips for Beginners

    by Claudia Mitchell9

  • This step-by-step wet-felting tutorial will guide you through all the stages of making a wet-felted pixie hat. For convenience, a pdf template has been made available for download for this fun hippy festival hat.

    How to Make a Wet-Felted Pixie Hat

    How to Make a Wet-Felted Pixie Hat

    by Sally Gulbrandsen18

  • 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...

    DIY: Fix a Broken Sewing Machine

    DIY: Fix a Broken Sewing Machine

    by Jamie Brock26

  • 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.

    How to Teach Yourself Cross Stitch

    How to Teach Yourself Cross Stitch

    by Helen Murphy Howell13

  • Fleece is an incredibly versatile material you can use for craft projects. Engage your creative side with these DIY project ideas for kids, teenagers, and adults!

    40 Incredible Fleece Craft Ideas

    40 Incredible Fleece Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer6

  • 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.

    Knitting Hints:  A Simple Guide to Blocking

    Knitting Hints: A Simple Guide to Blocking

    by Donna Herron17

  • 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.

    5 Impressive Basic Hand Embroidery Stitches

    5 Impressive Basic Hand Embroidery Stitches

    by Melanie Shebel2

  • 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.

    How to Make Wet Felted Slippers Using Aqua Shoes

    How to Make Wet Felted Slippers Using Aqua Shoes

    by Sally Gulbrandsen17

  • 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.

    Quick and Easy Wet Felting With a Tumble Dryer

    Quick and Easy Wet Felting With a Tumble Dryer

    by Sally Gulbrandsen12

  • A hot water bottle helps to provide warmth, comfort and pain relief in times of need. The natural woolen fibers of this cozy wet felted cover will add a new dimension to the degree of comfort.

    How to Make a Cozy Wet Felted Hot Water Bottle Cover

    How to Make a Cozy Wet Felted Hot Water Bottle Cover

    by Sally Gulbrandsen8

  • 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!

    Free Knitting Pattern:  Lace & Cables Table Runner

    Free Knitting Pattern: Lace & Cables Table Runner

    by Donna Herron13

  • 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.

    How to Make Wet Felted Gloves With Fingers

    How to Make Wet Felted Gloves With Fingers

    by Sally Gulbrandsen43

  • 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.

    How to Make Wet Felted Pixie Slippers

    How to Make Wet Felted Pixie Slippers

    by Sally Gulbrandsen33

  • 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.

    Wet Felted Boots Master Class Tutorial

    Wet Felted Boots Master Class Tutorial

    by Sally Gulbrandsen48

  • Consider adding embellishments to your next quilt. Learn how with this guide that includes step by step video instructions, helpful hints and beautiful examples of embellished quilts.

    How to Embellish a Quilt

    How to Embellish a Quilt

    by Claudia Mitchell23

  • 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.

    How to Wet Felt a Hat on a Ball

    How to Wet Felt a Hat on a Ball

    by Sally Gulbrandsen24

  • 40+ Outstanding yarn crafts for kids, teenagers and adults. Craft project ideas using yarn include snowmen, Santa, trees, angels, dream catchers, weaving art, Christmas and Halloween ornaments, Easter

    45 Outstanding Yarn Craft Ideas

    45 Outstanding Yarn Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer5

  • 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.

    Wet Felting and What to Do When Things Go Wrong?

    Wet Felting and What to Do When Things Go Wrong?

    by Sally Gulbrandsen36

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