Category Archives: Needlearts

Pompom Maker

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Pompoms are super cute and make a great accessory. You can add them to hats, make curtain ties, earring and more. Yarn comes in so many colors and textures that the type of pompom you can make seems endless. With this pompom maker kit, you’ll be able to make four different sized pompoms.

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Jar Openers

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Have trouble opening up tight kitchen jars? Me too. When I’m cooking my hands are often too wet or too greasy to open up jars. To fix this problem I made my own jar openers with crochet collars. The simple collar gives the openers some flair. This pattern also makes a great last minute housewarming gift.

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Patching Pants

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Clothing naturally rips or tears over time but that doesn’t mean it’s destined for the trash bin. Tears near inside seams can be tricky to repair discreetly. By using fabric with bold colors or patterns, you can repair clothes by giving them a stylish upgrade. This tutorial will show you how to patch your clothing while also making the repairs look like an upcycled design choice.

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Setting Yarn Twist

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

New to spinning? I’ve recently returned to the craft after years away. After finishing a skein it is important to block the yarn just like you would block a finished sweater. Beginner spinners can easily put too much twist into their yarn as they are learning to spin. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to block your handspun and how to weight your yarn to help distribute the twist. Continue reading

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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