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    Winding Yarn with a Swift, Ball Winder or by Hand

    Most yarns found in a big box craft store come wound in a nice, self-contained shape with a label holding it all together, which I will henceforth call a ‘cake’ (or ball if you…

    February 24, 2022
  • 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
  • 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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    Why is Yarn so Expensive?

    Have you ever asked yourself, ‘Why is yarn so expensive?’ When thinking about a hobby to learn or a project to start, your budget should will be an important consideration. A lot of hobbies…

    March 17, 2020
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    NY Sheep and Wool Festival (aka Rhinebeck) 2019

    It’s Rhinebeck. Or just ‘Beck’ if you’re cool. The NY Sheep and Wool Festival was held this year on October 19 & 20. It is usually the third full weekend in October every year.…

    November 13, 2019