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Tag Archives: yarn
Punch Needle and a Very Big Frame (or A Solution to Punching a Large Rug)
Not everyone knows that you can “punch” a rug. Many punch needle enthusiasts have not looked beyond the 5” x 6,” or thereabouts, patterns for small decorative projects. I sell them on my Etsy site (PLEASE VISIT), and none are … Continue reading
Posted in Needle Punch, Needlework, Punch Needle, Punch Needle Threader, Rug Hooking, Textile Art, Uncategorized, Whimseytopia Tagged converting a table to a punch frame, Crafting, crafts, Needle Punch, Needlework, patterns, Punch Needle, Punch Needle Patterns, Rug Hooking, Rug Patterns, Rugs, Textile Art, whimsey, Wool, yarn 4 Comments
My head, not my hand, is spinning!
Kindness comes in many forms, and without going into detail (and there is much detail) I have been offered the use of a spinning wheel from a stranger. And not just the wheel, but a tutorial, some roving, and a … Continue reading
Posted in Needlework, Textile Art, Uncategorized, Whimseytopia Tagged friendship, knitting, sheep, spinning, spinning wheel, Wool, yarn 2 Comments
Starting a Punch Needle Meetup
I have belonged to meetup.com groups in the past. Normally I let official memberships lapse and instead make the friendships and then have more personal work-arounds to those big meetings. Most meetings are in the evening, and it is “in the … Continue reading
Posted in A Day In My Life, Needle Punch, Needlework, Punch Needle, Textile Art, Uncategorized, Whimseytopia Tagged Friendships, Meetup, Needlework, Punch Needle, Rug Hooking, Rug Punching, Textile Art, yarn Leave a comment
More Needle; More Punch
The punch needles have arrived and now I’m anxious to get a rug going. I am only a little disappointed that the smallest needle is too big for a small project like jewelry, patches, cozies, etc. Rather all these … Continue reading
Posted in A Day In My Life, Needle Punch, Needlework, Punch Needle, Uncategorized, Whimseytopia Tagged Handmade Rugs, Hooked Rugs, Needle Punch, patterns, Punch Needle, Rug Patterns, Wool, yarn 5 Comments
(K)nit Picking: A New Knitter’s Frustration
Trying not to forget any of what I’ve learned lately, I’m taking on small projects to reaffirm some skills and teach myself new ones. The latest task is a washcloth shaped like a leaf. The directions took a circuitous route … Continue reading
Entrelac Knitting: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It.
Rosemary Drysdale wrote a book about Entrelac knitting and the cover is almost edible. The photographs are enticing, and the book is packed with projects that will keep you up at night with inspiration. But I spent several hours over … Continue reading
Posted in A Day In My Life, Assemblage Art, Knitting, Textile Art, Uncategorized, Whimseytopia Tagged Entrelac, hats, Instructions, knitting, Planet Purl, yarn Leave a comment
Crocheted Cupcake Hat
One of my latest projects had no pattern, but was prompted by a baby hat I saw in an old magazine. Kids get to wear all the cute things, and if you’re like me you might think that’s a little … Continue reading
Posted in Textile Art, Whimseytopia Tagged crafts, crochet, french knitter, hats, ski caps, yarn Leave a comment
Dyeing Wool Roving With Kool-Aid
I thought I’d throw my two cents in about dyeing wool roving. This is anecdotal, and my results were less than perfect, though I’m happy enough. That’s the disclaimer. Here’s the fun part. First of all, Kool-Aid is cheap. Secondly, … Continue reading
Posted in A Day In My Life, Textile Art, Whimseytopia Tagged dyeing with Kool-Aid, Needle Felting, wool roving, yarn Leave a comment