Monthly Archives: September 2007

Radish…for a spindle? (free tutorial)

I realize this may not be news..grin.. but I have been relatively obsessed with spinning lately.  So when I came across this site, I just had to share…. It comes from a site called African Crafts.com and shows just how simply spinning … Continue reading

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Papier-Mache’

Several years ago I tore up some newspaper into strips and sat in the middle of the floor with it and some flour paste and this is what I came up with…. With Halloween right around the corner, I found … Continue reading

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The Nadelbinder… Bernard Dankbar

When I first discovered naalbinding, I was like a sponge soaking up everything on the net that I could find.  One of the most useful and helpful…and encouraging… sites that I turned to in my learning process was Bernhard’s Nadelbinding pages.  When … Continue reading

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McCall’s Free Patterns

I got my email update from McCall’s patterns this morning.  There are several free patterns listed.  These patterns are in pdf. format, so Acrobat Reader is needed to read them…. With fall right around the corner, these Acorn Pillows are … Continue reading

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Winnie the Pooh Crocheted Afghan

It’s coming up on Christmas so fast my head is spinning.  I guess it’s time to take inventory of what I have gathered up throughout the year and see what I need to do to finish up…wow… already.  I was … Continue reading

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Yarn Again.net

Did I tell you I have found a wonderful source for roving and yarn?  only 20 minutes away?  and she gives spinning LESSONS!… YAYYYY   Oh, I didn’t?  It’s a little shop inside one of the lovely antique shops just off … Continue reading

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What’s Been Going On….

In my quest for learning to naalbind, I have looked all around here and cannot seem to come up with real wool yarn.. single ply, double ply or triple ply… not any.  So a while back I decided the only … Continue reading

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