Crafts

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I taught all the various crafts in my yarn shop (The Fiber Closet), including knitting, crocheting, weaving, spinning, and I enjoyed selling all the associated notions and supplies.
Now, I provide crafting tips, give inspiration, provide guidance and help crafters feel more confident.

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Weaving Big on a Little Loom|Review

Little loom or frame loom weaving isn’t only tapestry or plain weaving. You will learn that the size of your loom doesn’t have to restrict your weaving. But you will also learn about creating sustainable textiles. Also, Fiona reminds us that we need to get back to natural fibers, undyed or naturally dyed, to lower the environmental impact. Fiona Daly shows us eight ambitious projects in her new book, Weaving Big on a Little Loom.

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You Can Find More Time to Craft With These 10 Easy Tips

When I managed my yarn store, I often heard, “I don’t have time to craft.” Substitute crocheting, quilting, knitting, weaving, needlework, sewing, or any beloved craft for the word “craft” in this article.

We live in chaotic times. All of our lives are seemingly busy. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way, no matter how busy you think. I believe we each must find time for the things we love. We all have 24 hours in our day. It is how we manage that 24 hours that gives us peace and the time to craft.

So, how do you find time to craft? With a little organization, prioritization, and discovering your best time of day, you can become calm, collected, productive, and feel that you have time to craft.

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7 Best Basic Sock Knitting Books

Many knitters fear sock knitting. To me, sock knitting is fun and magical. The magical part happens when I am turning a heel.
I am creating this list of my favorite sock knitting books, hoping that more knitters will learn to knit socks. Trust me; once you knit a pair of socks, you will be hooked.

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