Category Archive: Yarn Crafts

Jul 10

Differences Between Crocheting and Knitting

Knitting and crocheting both have similar definitions in the dictionary which is a method in which thread or yarn may be turned into cloth or other fine crafts. Although they have similar definitions in the dictionary and can both produce beautiful results there are differences. Crochet Crochet derives from a French word meaning hook and …

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Jul 10

Tips on Felting Wool Yarn

If there is one thing that I have been able to do when it comes to doing laundry through the years is shrink clothes so that’s why felting is fun because you shrink items on purpose. Natural wool fibers become felt when they are exposed to heat, moisture and pressure. Can you imagine what would …

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Jul 09

How to Choose Yarn for Your Next Project

How to choose yarn for your next project, whether for knitting or crocheting, can be an overwhelming task. Your local yarn shop has a vast array of colors and textures. There must be a logical way to narrow down the choices. Focus on your particular yarn project or pattern and its function. Yarn shop staff …

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Jul 03

What Is Macrame?

Macrame is a form of textile-making that does not involve the typical way of weaving or knitting, but rather by a series of knots. It is believed to have started as early as the 13th century in the Western Hemisphere with the Arab weavers. They would knot the excess yarn and threads on the ends …

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