Armed only with a hook and a massive stash I was perusing through craft magazines at the bookstore when I came across the Summer 2012 issue of Stitch Craft Create. In it I found an article about basic yarn dyeing with food colouring products. In particular, I was intrigued by the idea of solar dyeing, which is a method that uses the heat from the sun to set the dye colour as an alternative to the more conventional method of the microwave or oven. With near-record high temperatures this summer, I figured I had a perfect opportunity to try this out. I bought 4 undyed skeins of yarn from a cute little LYS in Peterborough called Needles in the Hay.
Original Paintbox Blocks Tutorial Here is a quick tutorial on how to make the blocks I used for this quilt. My quilt used 64 blocks -- 32 sets of two. Each block is 6.5" once sewn (7" before). For each set of two, you'll need approximately 9" x 15" of a solid fabric and a coordinating print. Crochet Star Making - A Tutorial. Hello. I have been making crochet stars this week. For no good reason really, just because they're fun to make. So I thought some of you might like to have a bit of crafty fun too. These stars use up tiny amounts of wool, so get your scraps box out!
Rosie Posie Grannie Square Tutorial What you'll need... Various colours of yarn (I used Patons Smoothie DK) Appropriate size crochet hook for your yarn (I used a 4mm - USA G) Yarn needle for weaving in ends Difficulty: Easy - ★☆☆ animal scarf crochet patterns, ooak animal scarves Animal Scarf Crochet Patterns, OOAK Animal Scarves Cat Cuddler Scarf – Animal Pet Warm DIY Fashion Tutorial Winter Fall Autumn The Cat Cuddler Scarf Pattern. This pattern is the cat’s meow!! Treat yourself or that special cat lover in your life. Easy Textured Cowl Matching Cowl and Gloves pattern As promised, here is the matching Cowl to my Easy Textured Fingerless Gloves, which I posted last week. Once I had decided what to do with this yarn this set worked up nice and quickly, and are keeping me lovely and warm this November. I’m actually wearing them indoors to save putting on the heating too much! I have had lots of fun experimenting with different ways of buttoning this cowl. I hadn’t realised there would be so many options when I designed it!
Give Your Quilt That Special Edge With Prairie Point Binding Are you looking for a different way to finish your quilt other than simple binding? Or, have you ever thought your quilt would look wonderful with folded fabric prairie points, but you didn’t quite know how to add them to your quilt? Read on to find out that prairie point binding is not as tricky as it looks, and it’s especially easy with our 10 step method for attaching prairie points! Let’s start by making prairie points There are many different ways to make prairie points, but here are two popular methods using squares. To determine the size of the square required, start by figuring out how high you would like the finished prairie points to be.
Granny Bobble Spiral Hi all, My attempt at a spiral bobble pattern posted here - has been a hit with all you pinners out there, and so I have refined the pattern... Granny Bobble Spiral - And there you have it. It's a bit fiddly at first with lots of ends and loops, but once you get past the 2nd row and the pattern is set the only problem is keeping the 4 balls of wool untangled! Anywho, I hope you like it... Flower Power Rug Motif With color 1, ch 2. 1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc. 2nd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 2 dc in same sp as last sl st. 3 dc in each sc around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 18 dc.