How to Kettle Dye Yarn and Wool

Learn how to Kettle Dye Wool, Yarn and Alpaca Fiber or Roving 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 […]

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, […]

Free Crochet Patterns for Baby (Knitting, too)

Free Crochet Patterns for Baby – and some Free Knitting Patterns for Baby, too After taking a small hiatus (to tile my kitchen), I’m back with more fun free knitting and crochet patterns. Since my niece just had her first baby, I decided to dig up some free patterns for babies. There are so many […]

How to Make Felted Easter Eggs

Making Felt Easter Eggs is Easy! A great felting project for the Beginner. Here’s a fun and unique way to decorate your Easter Eggs by covering them with colorful felted wool fabric rather than the traditional Easter Egg Dyes Tablets. There are so many fun ways to decorate Easter Eggs with paint speckles and decoupage […]

Dye Self Striping Yarn without Special Tools

How to Dye Self Striping Yarn – Here’s an easy method for dyeing self striping sock yarn that does not require special, expensive 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 […]

14 Knit and Crochet Fingerless Gloves Patterns

14 Knit and Crochet Fingerless Gloves Patterns. A fun variety of free knitting and crochet patterns for fingerless gloves, wristwarmers and armwarmers. 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 gloves patterns available […]