Slow Cooker Yarn Dyeing

Over the years, I’ve explored many different methods of how to dye yarn and I just realized that I never shared the slow cooker yarn dyeing technique. Dyeing yarn in a Crockpot or slow cooker is simply another heat setting technique. It’s very useful if you only need to dye a small amount of yarn […]

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)

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 gradient. The technical term for this type of yarn […]

How to Dye Speckled Yarn

I took a little break from fiber last week with my funky, colorful alcohol ink switch plate covers – did you see them? That post went crazy on Hometalk! In case you’re interested, here it is… Anyhoo, back to yarn this week with a tutorial on how to dye speckled yarn. Speckled, sprinkled, spotted yarn […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 of patterns available for knitting and crochet. I like that they are usually a pretty quick project which is great for the attention-challenged knitter in me. […]