Slow Cooker Yarn Dyeing

Crock Pot or Slow Cooker Yarn Dyeing Tutorial Over the years, I’ve explored many different methods of how to dye yarn and I just realized that I never shared the crock pot or slow cooker yarn dyeing technique. Dyeing yarn in a Crockpot or slow cooker is simply another heat setting technique. It’s very useful […]

DIY Felted Journal Cover

We’ve been going to a lot of art, craft and flea markets the past few months and I’ve noticed a new trend of creative journal makers. Some gorgeous work from leather to fabric, even steam punk deco with gears and watch parts. Way more work than I care to do but WOW! So, I thought […]

Dye Semi Solid Yarn (the easy way)

How to Dye Semi Solid Yarn (the easy way) So, while researching and testing various methods of dyeing gradient or ombre yarn, instead of achieving a gradient yarn I figured out how to dye semi solid yarn. This technique does create an overall gradient effect but it is so subtle that I wouldn’t call it […]

How to Dye Speckled Yarn

Learn How to Dye Speckled Yarn (also called Sprinkled Yarn) I took a little break from fiber and dyeing last week to play with alcohol inks … oh, what fun! Anyhoo, back to yarn this week with a tutorial on how to dye speckled yarn. Speckled, sprinkled, spotted yarn – whatever you want to call […]

How to Kettle Dye Yarn and Fiber

How to Kettle Dye Yarn, Sheep Wool and Alpaca 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 […]

Natural Yarn Dyeing with Black Beans

Natural Yarn 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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Make Wet Felted Easter Eggs

Two years ago, when I first started getting serious about this blog, I shared a tutorial on how to make Wet Felted Easter Eggs from wool. Yikes! Did you see it?? The tutorial itself is pretty good and accurate but the photos?? Ick! Anyhoo, I decided to felt up some new Easter Eggs to show […]

How to Dye Self Striping Yarn – without special tools

Have you ever tried to dye self striping yarn? Ever notice that you need complicated (and expensive) tools like a warping board used with a loom? Well, I figured out a way to do it very inexpensively and without special tools. All you need is some over the door hangers! So, let me show you […]

14 Free Fingerless Glove Patterns

14 Free Fingerless Glove Patterns Who loves Fingerless Gloves?? I do! What a great invention … gloves without fingers that interfere with your work. And their popularity is certainly not waning. There are countless fingerless glove patterns available for knitting and crochet. I like that they are usually a pretty quick project which is great […]