Free Crochet Patterns for Purses and Bags

Welcome back to my series of free crochet patterns! This time, I’ve put together some fun, free crochet patterns for purses, totes, clutches and bags. Warmer weather is just around the corner so you may not be in the mood to knit or crochet hats and sweaters but a cute crochet purse is always a […]

How to Kettle Dye Yarn and Fiber

A few years ago, I shared a tutorial on how to Kettle Dye Yarn and I decided it was time for an update. The information in that post is all good but the photos are … well …. not so much. This was very early in my FiberArtsy career and as you can see, I had […]

21 Sites for Free Crochet Patterns

Crochet has become a super-chic hobby lately, hasn’t it? Far beyond our granny squares and afghans, crafty people are now crocheting everything from jewelry to candle holders to high-end, luxurious shawls and sweaters. And in our age of the wonderful internet, it’s no longer necessary to buy expensive patterns or books. These days, you can […]

Natural Dyeing with Black Beans

Here comes another experiment in my Natural Dyeing Series. Did you know that you can dye fabric and yarn with food? Before the invention of synthetic dyes, people dyed all of their fabrics and yarn with natural things like tea, onion skins, red cabbage and other plant materials. So, let’s try natural dyeing with black […]

Printing on Silk with Silk Ties

Did you know that you can print on silk with silk ties? That’s right, it’s possible to transfer the dyed design on a silk tie to another piece of silk. This is an inexpensive way to make a very beautiful, expensive looking scarf, decorative pillow or wallhanging. Printed scarves also make great gifts so cook […]

DIY Wool Christmas Wreath

Christmas is just around the corner but you still have time to make a beautiful Wool Christmas Wreath! This is a super easy and quick craft project that you can complete in an evening. I didn’t make this wreath in one sitting, but it only took about 2-3 hours total to finish attaching all of […]

Recycled Jeans! 12 Denim Craft Projects

Who doesn’t love a great pair of jeans? I certainly do. And isn’t it heartbreaking when those jeans don’t fit anymore or get stained? Well, instead of just tossing them out, why not use your crafting skills and recycle those jeans instead? There are tons of ways to upcycle or recycle denim jeans and give […]

Eco Printing on Fabric … Take 1

I know, I’m late to the party but I just had to try this Eco Printing on Fabric stuff. It looks like such fun! And it is! Now, I’m kinda eaten up with it. There are printed fabrics in various stages of development all over this house. What is Eco Printing? The way I understand […]

Free Knit and Crochet Patterns for Baby

After taking a small hiatus (to tile my kitchen), I’m back with more fun free patterns for knit and crochet! Since my niece just had her first baby, what better patterns to feature than baby patterns? There are so many super cute (and easy) baby sweaters, headbands, scarves and booties you can knit and crochet. […]

Natural Dyeing with Dandelions

Welcome to my new Natural Dyeing Series!  I’ve been wanting to delve into the fun world of natural dyes for a long time and I’m super excited. My normal go-to dyes are Jacquard Acid Dyes so this is a whole new adventure for me. Technically, this is Part 2 since I already wrote a post on Dyeing Yarn […]

15 Sites for Free Knitting Patterns

Have you noticed? Knitting is all the rage again! No longer seen just as “Grandma’s” hobby, knitting has become a chic craft no matter what your age or walk of life. Not only that but we are now knitting more than just scarves and sweaters. Have you seen some of the extreme knits using giant […]