Category Archives: Knitting and Crochet

Crochet Cat Bed

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilight Kallisti

DIY Crochet Cat Bed

Want to make a special present for that beloved furball in your life? While this cat bed won’t guarantee your can’t won’t nap all over the house (mine loves sleeping on my computer) it will give your cat a special place to sleep all her own.

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Nalebinding – Viking Knitting Technique

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilight Kallisti

Nalebinding Knitting Technique

Want to knit like a Viking? Recently I had the pleasure of researching nalebinding for a school project. Nalebinding, also called Nalbinding or Viking knitting, is a fiber technique that predates both knitting and crochet. Egyptian socks from the 4th century were made using nalebinding. The Vikings also used nalebinding to create textiles and now you can too.

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Crochet Gift Bowl

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilight Kallisti

DIY Crochet Bowl

Invited to a party and need a gift? A crochet gift bowl is a quick project that leaves an impression. Make one in a pastel color and fill it with baby socks and pacifiers for a baby shower. Make one in a cotton yarn and fill with washcloths, fancy soap and hand lotion for a housewarming party. Or make one in your favorite color and fill it with your candy to treat yourself!

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Crafting with Styrofoam

You can make such a variety of beautiful, fun, long lasting crafts with Craft Foam.  It comes in a range of sizes and styles, cones, sheets, blocks, eggs and circles; a shape for every project, a craft for every season.

Looking for something to crochet in celebration of Spring? This homemade wreath will bring joy to everyone who passes your door!

 Crochet Spring WreathRepeat Crafter Me

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Easter Crafts

Here in Portland spring came early, we’ve had a mixture of showers and flowers for the past few weeks, but I haven’t wanted to gloat about it until my friends and family in the NE could stand outside without snowshoes or skis. Now that it’s finally warming up and patches of grass are becoming visible again let’s gather our spring crafting supplies and welcome Spring – just in time for Easter!

 

This cheerful Easter card is a great way to use your favorite Spring colors and crafting supplies and wish a Happy Easter to friends and family. The Charmingly Creative Blog features a huge variety of Easter Cards that make such creative use of all our favorite Scrapbooking Supplies, including Paper Punches, Spellbinders Dies, and Stamps.

Getting Easter Supplies – Charmingly Creative

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National Craft Month: Craft Tips

In celebration of National Craft Month I thought I’d compile a big list of inspiring and helpful craft tips from Craft Experts like you!

Sew Many Ways has brilliant tips for organizing your Sewing and Craft Room. Check out this blog for some crafty inspiration! One of my favorite ideas I found on Karen’s site is this tutorial on how to File Your Fabric.

File Your FabricSew Many Ways

General Craft Tips

“In the spring – I take all the scraps and thread that come from my serger and put them outside along with used dryer sheets and lint and bits of yarn – there are many colourful bird nests in my neigbourhood.” – Susan M. from Gatineau, Canada.

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