Category Archives: Needlearts

Carding Rolags

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Like to spin but want to up your skills? I’m returning to my beloved craft after several years away. Spinning directly from roving works well enough. But if you want fluffy yarn that’s a breeze to spin, grab yourself a pair of hand carders and follow this tutorial to make your own rolags. Rolags are small rolls of fiber that you create by hand. The finished rolags are uniform in width and flufflier, both of which make your spinning easier. Plus the fibers are well blended which will give your finished yarn a consistent color.

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Spinning Wheel Polish

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Winter holidays brought me a spinning wheel. Since most of the wheel is made of wood it needed to be properly polished. If you have a wheel yourself this tutorial takes you step by step for polishing. You can also use this technique on wooden spindles, looms and hand carders.

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Baby Mobile Pattern

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Need a baby gift idea that is certain to delight new parents? Using the leftover yarn from two yarn kits, this baby mobile pattern is a great way to display your amigurumi creatures.

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Amigurumi Llamas

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

This yarn kit comes with all the yarn you need to make two little llamas that are utterly adorable. The kit includes instructions that are easy to follow. Plus, there’s enough yarn to personalize each llama. I made a blanket for each of mine.

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