A few years ago on a wonderful holiday to Corfu, Greece I purchased a beautiful sample of a Greek Flokati rug. It had been woven by my friend, Agathi the weaver, in Kassiopi, Corfu. She very kindly explained to me how these wonderful rugs are woven. The shaggy weft wool pile was made of […]
I recently purchased a rigid heddle loom to add my loom collection (one loom just isn’t enough). I have always woven on floor looms so to return to weaving on a small table loom is a bit of a learning curve. Although the rigid heddle is a simple design, it can produce some wonderful […]
One of the basic weaving drafts is the twill draft. In a twill weave, one or two consecutive warp threads are raised and two are lowered. On the following pick the next 2 warp threads are raised and two are lowered, creating a diagonal slant to the fabric.
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Amigurumi figures are quite easy and fun to make, even for a beginner crocheter. You only need to know 3 crochet stitches, CH – chain stitch, SL St – Slip Stitch and SC – single crochet. This crochet pattern uses US crochet notation. For UK: SC (single crochet) = DC (double crochet) How to […]
Hemp Crochet Bowl
Crochet bowls are a fun project for a beginner and use up odd bits of yarn. I crocheted this bowl using one of the crochet bowl patterns below. I used a hemp yarn and size 3.5 crochet hook.
I have recently discovered double ended crochet hooks by Knit Pro Symfonie […]
A free knitting pattern for a lace knitted edging.
This sample was knit using 3 ply hemp in bleached white.
This edging is worked crosswise.
medianet_width=’600′; medianet_height= ‘250’; medianet_crid=’631285655′; Cast on 9 sts.
Knit 9 sts. Row 2
Sl1, K2, (K2 tog, yo)twice, K1, yo, K1 Row 3
Knit across (10 […]
Here are some free patterns for knitting fingerless mittens
Kids Fingerless Mittens Knit these up in an evening using variegated yarns.
Knoon Designs Fingerless mittens knit in worsted weight yarn.
Learn How to Knit Fingerless Mittens These mittens are reversible – knit in reverse stocking stitch and twisted moss stitch.
2 Hour […]
This is a super simple scarf pattern – designed for the beginner knitter – or those more experienced who like to knit scarves with bulky yarns. I have designed this knitting pattern to work with my hand spun yarns – but it will work fine with any chunky weight yarn. This scarf knitting pattern […]