• How much yarn do I need for a knitting project?

    It depends. There are a lot of choices to make when starting a new knitting project. How am I going to cast on and cast off? What color yarn? What weight yarn? What fiber…

    September 17, 2021
  • Cleaning a Dirty Iron

    The title says it all. Cleaning a dirty iron is straight forward. How does an iron get dirty? A few ways that come to mind, using too hot an iron on a fabric that…

    September 10, 2021
  • All about the Iron

    The iron. They are found in literally every hotel room and the homes of those who either A) have someone born before 1980 living in them or B) have someone who wears corporate attire…

    September 10, 2021
  • Best Knitting Books

    Having the internet at your finger tips every day is very convenient. You can search up just about anything and be amazed and distracted by the results. I don’t know about you, but I…

    August 27, 2021
  • A Yard of Fabric is how BIG?

    Different types of fabric have different widths, usually based on what they will be used for. When purchasing fabric at the store, the length is measured in yards. What does this really mean? A…

    August 19, 2021
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    Basic Color Theory for Creators

    Did you think color theory was only for painters? Yes, color theory is usually associated with painting because paint colors can be mixed to get every tint or shade imaginable for each hue (do…

    July 16, 2021
  • How to Knit the Seed Stitch

    We have seen a few stitch patterns so far like the garter stitch and stockinette. This stitch pattern is called the Seed Stitch. In theory it is a simple pattern but requires you to…

    June 23, 2021
  • How to prewash fabric for sewing

    Why prewash fabric before sewing? When making a project, we presumably want it to wear well and last a long time. Something we also want is to have fabric that lays flat for better…

    June 10, 2021