Diagonal weaving utilizes the Continuous Strand Method – You create the warp and weave the weft as you go. Diagonal weaving creates a bias-woven fabric.
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.
Are knitting abbreviations giving you a migraine? Download this list and keep it handy in your knitting bag and you will have them at your fingertips.
Knit a gauge square if you want your handcrafted item to fit. We all know we should, but often we don’t take the time to knit the square. Remember: Achieving the correct gauge matters, and using whatever needle size you need to achieve the accurate gauge is essentia
Rigid Heddle Loom, Table Loom, or Floor Loom: Which weaving loom is right for you?Before I get into the differences/similarities of the weaving looms, let me give you this comparison.These three vehicles are all modes of transportation but require different levels of exertion on your part.
The rigid heddle loom is compact and gives you the satisfaction of being able to weave beautiful scarves, mats, belts, dish towels, tapestries, and more. They are a great way to work up your yarn stash.
Are you ready for the next step in Loom Knitting? Want to spice up your hats, scarves, bags, and more? Then, this is the Loom Knit Stitch Dictionary is for you!
A few months ago, Leisure Arts sent me their new “Ultimate Oval Loom” to use and write a review. Because of their request, I have developed a new appreciation for loom knitting.
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.
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.
“The Knitter’s Life List” by Gwen W. Steege is not only a knitter’s bucket list. The writer challenges one to broaden their knitting experience.