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Needle Tatting… Free Video Tutorial

Several years ago my oldest son grew quite excited by the art of needle tatting, came to our house and brought a needle and some thread… and the rest is history.. lol  I ran out and bought some thread and … Continue reading

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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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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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Sewing Organizer… Free You Tube tutorial

I’ve been on a sewing kick recently and have been trying a few different kinds of sewing organizers.  This one is very nice for keeping everything contained in a small area.  It’s sewn with many pockets and then 1/2 is … 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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Big Blue Quilt…

The Big Blue Quilt is coming along.  It was not planned, but seems that by placing the dark strip in the middle as I made the Rail Fence Blocks the light zig zag looks like a raised road!  Another of … 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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