Knitting Stitches: 6 Ideas for Edgings
February 11, 2019 . · Homesteading

There are so many different knitting stitches, it’s hard to choose one! You can narrow it down by thinking about what you’re knitting and which properties you need from the …

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Knitted Dishcloth Patterns: Handmade for Your Kitchen!
February 11, 2019 . · Homesteading

A few things were certain on every visit to my gramma’s lake cabin each summer. There would be knitted dishcloth patterns in the kitchen, fluffy beach towels stacked in the …

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Natural Dyes for Wool and Clothing
February 11, 2019 . · Homesteading

Natural dyes for wool have been used for hundreds of years. Harvesting plants and extracting the color from the leaves, berries, and flowers is an enjoyable way to gather color today, …

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Making Natural Clothing Dye From Vegetables
February 11, 2019 . · Homesteading

My mother was always fascinated with using vegetables for natural clothing dye, and some of that interest must have rubbed off on me. While she was primarily interested in using …

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How to Crochet a Scarf
February 11, 2019 . · Homesteading

When you know how to crochet a scarf you have the foundation of skills needed to create blankets and clothing from yarn. Learning how to crochet a scarf or knit …

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How to Spin Wool Using a Commercial Mill
February 11, 2019 . · Homesteading

Learning how to spin wool using a commercial mill is an option. When we first began raising fiber and wool animals, I had grand dreams of producing yarn myself.  I …

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What Needle Felting Supplies Do You Use for Sculpting?
February 11, 2019 . · Homesteading

Get ready to grab some needle felting supplies. Needle felting is a way to make soft sculptured dolls and animals. The steps are easy. There are many different ways you can use …

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Use This Sweater Mitten Pattern to Bring New Life to Old Clothes
February 11, 2019 . · Homesteading

When my husband shrank one of my cashmere sweaters, I decided to use an old sweater mitten pattern to breathe new life into an item of clothing I would otherwise …

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Drop Spindle Spinning: Making and Using Your First Spindle

By Angela Hammer – I’ve always liked making things with my hands. I learned how to crochet years ago, so spinning became the next logical step for me to take. Why …

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How to Knit Socks with 4 Needles

By Patricia Ramsey – The following instructions are for a knitter who wants to learn how to knit socks with 4 needles. If you are a knitting beginner, learn how to knit with two needles and practice …

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