Category Archives: Teaching

DFW Yarn Crawl, y’all… It’s Almost Here!

This will be the 3rd year for the DFW Yarn Crawl, y’all.  Interest and participation is growing each year and this year presents as a great opportunity to get out and find new yarn and fiber merchants and meet and … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Olive Oil Lamp… Free Tutorial

No.. it’s not a fabric lamp…lol   And I know this is a fabric/yarn/craft blog.  But… The temperatures are beginning to drop here in North Texas.  Real winter is popping up a little more frequently.  We’ve been having electricity flickers and … Continue reading

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One Million Hits.. How Can I Ever Thank You? !

  A SALUTE TO YOU! Sometime this evening or late tonight, this blog will have its ONE MILLIONth hit.  I have to say that I am overwhelmed with gratitude for all of you who have visited over the nearly 5 … Continue reading

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Hooked… on Rug Hooking! Free video tute…

I should never have opened my Halcyon Yarn email… sigh..  There is an article in there about rug hooking.  Now..a long, long time ago in a galaxy far away…  I needle punched a bedspread to fit my son’s crib.  We … Continue reading

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Naalbinding… New Video Tutorials

I am in heaven… There are 11 new videos showing how to make different stitches, different ways of starting your work for spirals, some for squares… all wonderful.   Here is one of my favorites since I have had a lot … Continue reading

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Free TW Loom Plans, Spinning on Different Wheels, Second TW Class

It’s been too hot for most everything the last couple of weeks.  Most of my time has been taken up with spinning and knitting. The gray and brown are New Zealand wool.  I have no idea what sheep breed, but … Continue reading

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I’m Finished…!!

I must say that I love teaching these classes…. but I think next time I decide to teach a class I will make sure that I don’t have 3 months worth of work making all the things necessary to teach … Continue reading

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Card Weaving Looms

I was watching a video on You Tube showing how to card weave. Today I cannot for the life of me find it again.  Anyway… The simple loom that was used in that video was wonderful.  So… I made me … Continue reading

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Binding a Book… free tutorial

A few years ago I decided to put together my own book…. just for fun.  It was very easy and took very little time.  Now I am thinking about making some for Christmas… Here is a quick and easy tute … Continue reading

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Please Get Permission….

I have put several free patterns that were created by me  up on this site.  They were uploaded with the thought in mind that others might like to use them.  If they are  used  for personal use… that’s great.  If they are … Continue reading

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