Spinning and Spinning Wheels – How to Get Started

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You will learn to spin much faster if you have a good spinning wheel and use the right type of wool. The worst way to start when you are learning to spin is with...

Top 10 Crochet Tips and Tricks

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Do you ever wonder how other people get their crochet projects to turn out so lovely? While part of having a project turn out well has to do with practice, there are other tips...
How to Make Sock Monkeys

How to Make Sock Monkeys

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Learn how to make authentic red heel sock monkeys using these step by step instructions. Great for gifts!
A Single Crochet Dishcloth Pattern for Beginners

A Single Crochet Dishcloth Pattern for Beginners

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The dishcloth pattern is easy to crochet to any size you want, making the pattern great for blankets, scarves or anything else you like.
Hand Sewing

Three Basic Stitches for Hand Sewing

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Sewing machines help to make sewing faster, but sometimes you need to sew an item by hand, for example, when you are repairing an item. It does take practice to make stitches that are...

Spinning Wheels – Why Use Them to Make Your Own Yarn

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Having your own spinning wheel allows you to make the most beautiful yarn exactly the way you want it. You are in control of the colour, thickness, warmth, strength, choice of fibre and twist....
Knitting

Best Knitting Needles for Arthritis – Choose from Several Options

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If you're itching to knit, but comfort is an issue due to arthritis, you may prefer knitting needles that are warm and somewhat flexible in your hands versus cold, unyielding metal. Here are the...
10 Good Reasons to Start Sewing

10 Good Reasons to Start Sewing

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Back in the day, sewing was thought of as an old lady's job. But thanks to DIY projects, the practice of sewing is coming back. If you haven't gotten around to sewing, there are...
Knitting Crafts

Choosing The Correct Yarn, Needle and Hook sizes for Knitting & Crochet

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If you have ever considered knitting a vintage pattern you may yourself confused over the required yarn. Terms such as "fingering" and "worsted" can be enough to cause you to give up on your...
Finish Your Quilt with Tying

Finish Your Quilt with Tying

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Sometimes tying a quilt seems like the very last resort to getting a quilt finished. While hand quilters love the look of a skillfully hand quilted quilt, and machine quilters appreciate the beauty and complexity...