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Everything You Need to Know About Working With Linen Fiber

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in All, Crocheting, Knitting, Spinning, Weaving |

Linen fiber has been used for thousands of years for garments, household textiles, sails, rope and other purposes. Join us for an in-depth exploration linen, including its unique characteristics, how it's harvested, and how to use it for weaving.

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Everything You Need to Know About Silk, the Fiber of Luxury

Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in All, Crocheting, Knitting, Spinning, Weaving |

We all know and love silk, revered for its drape, luster and sensuous feel. Like most other fibers, silk fiber comes in a large variety of qualities. Let's take a closer look at this fiber we all love to work with.

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How to Finish Handspun Yarn

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Spinning |

Congratulations, you've finished spinning a bobbin full of yarn! What do you need to do to get it ready to knit, crochet, or weave? Here are some final steps for finishing your handspun yarn.

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Cake Pop Tutorial: How to Make Balls of Yarn

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Knitting, Spinning, Weaving | Comments

And whether your a cake decorator or a knitting enthusiasts, you can easily make these adorable (and delicious) balls of yarn. Let's get all tangled up with yarn ball cake pops!

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Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in All, Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Events, Fiber Arts and Felting, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Painting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving, Woodworking |

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Tips for Core Spinning Yarn

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Spinning |

The core you use determines the inner personality of the yarn you spin. You can use many unique types of cores: elastic thread for a stretchy yarn, craft wire for a sculptural yarn, cotton crochet thread for an unbreakable yarn, novelty yarns, and just plain ugly yarns. It's the perfect way to get rid of ugly yarns in your stash, because the core remains hidden under the fiber. Read on to discover more tips for core spinning yarn!

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