• 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
  • The Best Yarn Fibers for Summer Knitting

    Most people think about knitting as a winter ‘sport’ and the only time knit items are worn. Not true! Using a lighter, more breathable yarn makes the following fibers ideal for summer projects. All…

    June 4, 2021
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    How to Use Stitch Markers in Knitting

    Stitch markers are a knitter’s (inanimate) best friend! They make knitting much easier and smoother. But what are they exactly? They are a device used in knitting to get your attention so you can…

    May 21, 2021
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    How to Repair Stuffed Animals in an EMERGENCY

    Our children love their stuffed animals, stuffies, lovies, toys or whatever you call them where you live. Sometimes they love them so much, the critters start losing body parts! Or they were caught in…

    May 12, 2021