Needlecrafts

Needlework

I taught all the various crafts in my yarn shop (The Fiber Closet), including knitting, crocheting, weaving, and 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.

Explore the broad category of needlecrafts, including sewing, embroidery, needlepoint, cross stitch, crochet and knitting.

 

 

 

loom knitting

Loom Knitting Explored-A New Appreciation for the Craft

Yes, you read that correctly–loom knitting explored!  My first knitting loom experience was years ago with the big white plastic loom and a pick. Gauge was extra-large.  You had to double/triple your yarn. Mostly, they were for hats and scarves. Instructions were only for, what we now call, the e-wrap cast on and knit. An e-wrap knit stitch is a twisted knit stitch.

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The Principles of Knitting

The Principles of Knitting by June Hemmons Hiatt Book Review

June Hemmons Hiatt’s The Principles of Knitting is 712 pages of extensive reading on all aspects of hand knitting. The publisher describes it as, “The definitive book of knitting techniques.

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