DIY Wet Felted Dryer Balls

Last year, I showed you how to make wet felted dryer balls using mostly wool roving. Since then, many people have asked me … what is roving and where do I get it? Well, unless you happen to be a spinner or have a fiber farm, you wouldn’t know! So, I figured out an easier […]

How to Naturally Dye Yarn with Black Walnuts (update)

How to Naturally Dye Yarn with Black Walnuts A few years ago, I shared with you my tutorial on how to naturally dye yarn with black walnuts. Well, it’s that time of year again, the black walnuts are dropping, so I thought I would update my yarn dyeing tutorial. I have learned a few more […]

Beginner’s Guide to Hand Dyeing Yarn

A Beginner’s Guide To Hand Dyeing Yarn Have you ever noticed that even with 1000’s of dyed yarn colorways and combinations, you somehow can’t find just the yarn you want for that certain knitting or crochet project? That’s always been my dilemma. And since I love to play with color anyway, I decided to start […]

How to Dye Yarn with Easter Egg Color

So many dyes, so little time! Did you know that you can dye yarn with regular ole Easter Egg dyes? Yep! Not the fancy-schmancy new dyes out there but just plain-jane Paas which is made with food coloring. I was actually surprised at how vivid the yarn turned out! Beautiful, bright colors that you can […]

Wet Felting Wool: Add Color & Texture the Easy Way!

Felting Wool: Add Color & Texture the Easy Way! The good thing about being snowed in is that I’ve finally been able to do a little wet felting again. It’s so relaxing for me. I get lost in the luscious fibers and colors! Over my years of teaching wet felting, I’ve had many people say […]

Gift Ideas for Knitters or Crocheters

Do you have an avid Knitter or Crocheter in your life? Need a great Christmas or Birthday idea? Well, I’m here to help! Here’s a list of some cool and fun gift ideas that would make any Yarny very happy! And the beauty is, you can do all your shopping online and have these presents […]

Easy! How to Insulate a Chicken Coop with Alpaca Fiber or Wool

Now that ole man winter is knocking on the door, it’s time again to add some insulation to the chicken coop. Hey Annette, What does this have to do with art? Absolutely nothing! But it does have to do with fiber – in my case, alpaca fiber. And people are always asking me what they […]

DIY Felted Pincushion – Great Gift Idea!

Yes, the gift giving season is almost upon us again! Can you believe it? Well, years ago my friends and I decided that instead of buying each other stuff we don’t need, our gifts would be handmade. Honestly, it’s been a lot of fun! Is there a needleworker or seamstress in your circle? How about […]

More Shibori! Suji Dyed Felted Shawl

In case you haven’t noticed, I’m on a dyeing kick! Specifically, Shibori Dyeing. Did you see Part 1 on Kumo Dyeing a Silk Scarf? So many dyeing techniques, so little time! (Apparently I’m on a pink kick, too which is pretty funny if you know me) Unfortunately, I’ve had to rejoin the ‘real world’ and […]

14 Dyeing Tips & Tricks

You guys know how much I love dyeing, right? Whether it’s yarn or fabric, wool or t-shirts, I love to play with color! Well, I’ve been having some fun over at Hometalk and put together a clipboard of some really cool dyeing techniques. Some clever crafters over there! Click the image to see all the […]

How to Dye Ugly Yarn

How to Dye Ugly Yarn? Ever have one of those Grand Ideas where you just know it’s going to turn out super cool?? Yeah, well I had one of those this week. I know how to dye pretty yarn and how to mix and match dye colors but then again, you never know how something […]

Paint those Ugly Shorts! Fabric Painting 101

Last month in my Denim Crafts Roundup I shared the Mom Jean Make-over created by Niki of 365 Days Of Crafts. Well, I had to try it. My shorts are not denim so I didn’t have to bleach them first, but they needed help! Download this Free Tutorial Supplies Needed: Jacquard MX Dye in the […]