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How to Use a Corker: how_use_corker

Corking, also called a knitting knobby or spool knitting is used to make tubes of knitted cord that can be sewn together for mats, coasters and crafts.

 

Difficulty Level:

Easy

Here’s How:

  1. Push the yarn through the centre hole from the top to the bottom, leaving a 4 – 6″ tail.
  2. Hold the corker (spool knitter) in your left hand and wrap the yarn around the first peg of the corker, from left to right (counterclockwise).
  3. Turn the corker 1/4 turn (clockwise) and wrap the yarn around the next peg.
  4. Repeat with the 3rd and 4th pegs.
  5. Give the yarn a slight tug on the tail, to tighten the loops into place.
  6. Wrap the yarn around the first peg again and hold it in place with your left hand.
  7. With your right hand, using the needle provided in the corker kit, or a croche hook, lift the first loop on the peg, over the second loop and drop it off the peg.
  8. This forms a knitted stitch.
  9. Turn the corker 1/4 turn clockwise and wrap the yarn around the second peg.
  10. Lift the bottom loop on the second peg, over the top yarn, forming the next knitted stitch.
  11. Give a slight tug on the tail of the yarn, and repeat the above steps working your way around the pegs until you have knitted the length of cord required.
  12. To cast off, break the yarn and pull it through each stitch on the pegs.
  13. Remove the loops from the pegs and pull the yarn tight to secure.

Tips:

  • The cord can be used for belts, straps or sewn into mats, coasters and even hats.
  • Try using different yarns, wools, cottons or raffia. 
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    Textile Crafts: aa092697

    I learned the love of textiles as a child. On dreary, rainy days, my mother would give me a ball of knitting yarn and a pair of needles and together we would knit. Even now, when it is raining outside, my favourite thing is to pick up some wool and begin a new project. The warmth of the fiber and the lovely colours are enough to cheer anyone up.

    When I give spinning demonstrations, children are fascinated with the spinning wheel. They love to watch and touch the fiber and are thrilled when they are given a piece of the finished yarn. Children like to explore new materials and textures and to make things. fiber is a great medium for creativity.

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    Here a few ideas of things you can do with your kids to teach them about our craft.

    Cardboard Loom

    You can learn about weaving by making a loom from a cardboard box.

    Easter Egg Dyes

    Dye wool yarns or Easter eggs with dyes you can find right in your own kitchen.

    Felt

    If you have some fleece or wool roving, making felt placemats or other items can be an easy and creative activity. Handwork is an important part of the educational program in Waldorf schools. Children learn to wash and card wool. They are taught to spin their wool and knit. Handwork aids in fine motor skill development and stimulates thinking.

    The Young Textile Group is active in working with children to learn about textiles. Weaving, embroidery, knitting, feltmaking and papermaking are just a few of the many facets explored.

    A fun project that just needs a bit of yarn from your stash, is this yarn octopus.

    Children also love to work with colour. Kool-aid dyeing is a fun thing to do with kids. This project is best to do outdoors.

    Family Fun Craft Projects

    Weaving Demonstration at Mudchute Farm

    Craft Kits

    I Taught Myself Knitting Beginners Kit
    Kit includes book (with instructions for left handers) single point needle pair in size 6 and 8 a knit tally cable stitch needles stitch holders tapestry yarn needles 3/4 cabone rings point protectors and a knitting gauge.

    The Knit Kit Tadpole Knitting Board Scarf Kit with DVD
    The knitting board is a centuries old hand knitting tool that creates beautiful, double knit.

    Flexiloom – Mitten Loom Set
    This loom set is great for making knit mittens. You can also make: preemie hats, scarves, hot pads, socks, baby booties, and much more. The set comes complete with (1) 18 peg preemie loom (3 3/4″ diameter), (1) 12 peg thumb loom (2″ diameter), (1) steel pick tool with a comfort grip handel, and a instruction sheet for making mittens.

    Beka Rigid Heddle Childs Loom 10″
    An excellent loom for the beginning weaver, it also performs well as a portable loom for more experienced weavers. This loom features Beka rigid heddles which provide the weaver with an easy and reliable method of weaving. Both simple and complex techniques may be done with this loom.

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