Category Archives: Tutorials

Making Wrapped Cording Baskets…Free Tutorial

I really should stay off YouTube.  But I just couldn’t help myself when I saw the video tutorial for making these adorable baskets.  Just had to do it.  The Crafty Gemini .. otherwise known as Vanessa Vargas Wilson… has a … Continue reading

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Naalbinding… again

I have some friends who would like to learn to naalbind.  As a result I decided I’d better re-learn the basics…lol  When my young granddaughter in law was here I found that I couldn’t remember how to start.. 😦   ughhh … Continue reading

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Rigid Heddle Weaving… How to video for waffle weave

I enjoy my rigid heddle loom.  I must say that the first time I used yarn that I had spun and found that weaving with it produced wonderful fabric… I was hooked.  When I saw this video, I knew I … Continue reading

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Arm Knitting.. Free Tutorial at SimplyMaggie.com

Who would have thought of using your arms for knitting needles?  I just watched this video.  What a cool idea.  My first thought was teenagers making their own, but I really like this myself.. 🙂 Have a look at SimplyMaggie.com … Continue reading

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Free Chamois Thimble Tutorial

I truly enjoy sharing things that I have learned over the years, but due to large companies filching some of my patterns recently I must say here… You may use this pattern free of charge as many times as you … Continue reading

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Knitted Sock Repair How-to.. from Cookie A

Cookie A Sock Club … I have to admit to finding this wonderful sock knitting club on Pinterest.  By following a link back from a  tutorial showing how to repair big holes in those precious hand knitted socks I found … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Thimble… again and Split Rail Quilt Wins

I’m in the process of making the quilt for our bed… but in the evening I’m doing a little hand quilting on a small one that I started ages back.  Hand quilting without a thimble is a bit disconcerting to … Continue reading

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Craft and Fabric Links .com … free patterns

We may still have 98° temps here in North Texas, but it won’t be long before that chill in the air begins.  I’ve been giving some thought to those cold feet I get in the winter that seem to resist … Continue reading

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Julia’s Place… free tute for making wired ribbon pansies…

I’ve been going to Julia’s Place   for as long as I’ve been blogging.  My goodness… could that really be 6 years!  In the process of looking for her mini-tute about how draw your own pattern for metal clasp eye … Continue reading

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A “New” Disppearing Nine Patch.. free tutorial…

I love it.  I just found it.  I. had. to. show. it. to. you.!!  I really like the disappearing nine patch quilt block.  It takes an easy basic block and turns it into something that looks so meticulously done. This … Continue reading

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