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bullion

How to make the Bullion Stitch (Crochet Tutorial)

I started using bullion stitch last year, during a frenzie of ” free form ” – it is very attractive and and it’s less complicated that it appears to be; dare try it ! It is absolutely lovely with colored wools, and/or on borders as here on headband which I made for Sharon in Dunedin. Here is how to make it: Wrap yarn…

Backwards stitching

Backwards Stitching (Knitting Tutorial)

If you’re an entrelac lover, you might enjoy this simple backwards stitching tutorial to make you save time. We work entrelacs with rows, and tiers with triangles, left-leaning and right-leaning rectangles. You will have to turn your work at the end of each row (except the last one) within the tiers. Like me, you may…

Cranberry Dyeing

Mission: Cranberry dyeing !

Dear All, After a successful try with Red Cabbage dyeing, I decided to make some experiment with expired Cranberry juice. Dyeing with fruits or vegetable juices is actually very easy. I soaked 5 balls of white wool in a tupperware, into 2 litres of cranberry juice and 2 spoons of Alum, for 5 days. I’ve been…

Cook the cabbage in boling water as usual, and transfer approximately 2 liters of the juice of cooking into a bowl. Add to it two teaspoon of Alum, stirr well, and while the water is still hot, pour the mixture on the wool waiting in the pan (and keep the extra liquid into a bowl, so that you can use it later for another experience) Press the balls toroughly to allow the liquid to extirpate air bulles and help the liquid penetrate into the fibres.

Mission: Red Cabbage dyeing

Hi Everyone, On Thuesday, a lady came at our meeting of the Creative Fibre Guild, to explain us how to dye basically anything we want, with very little means and a disconcerting ease. I had that dozen ugly balls of creamy wool which was sitting in my stash since such a long while… and decided…

Basic Granny Triangle (video tutorial)

Basic Granny Triangle Dear All, For all of those who are wondering about how to make a Granny Triangle, here is a complete tutorial to make it easy. Granny Triangles can be used to make hats, bags, earrings (when crocheted with a lace hook), they will embellish clothes, napkins, and everything you can think about.…

Dog Rose Stitch

Knitting Dog Rose Stitch

Are you looking for a lacy easy light stitch for your next scarf or cardigan? Try the Dog Rose Stitch ! The look can be very different, whether you knit it with thin or thicker wool, mohair or cotton… – Multiple of 6 + 2 for edge stitches Row 1: (Edge stitch) *yo, sl1, k2…

Small Star Stitch

  The “Small star” stitch is very easy to do, it looks perfect on trims. Here is how to make it, with every step in picture. – Chain a multiple of 2 + 3 Row 1: Starting from 3rd ch from hook, pick up a loop in next 3 chs.  Yarn over, draw through all loops on…