Dyeing to tell you a Yarn

Busy making as much as I can for Etsy Made Local. I have been experimenting with natural dyes on cotton yarn. This is a batch of 100% cotton yarn dyed using natural pigment extracted from black beans. I first boiled the un-dyed yarn for 45 mins in a water and alum (aluminum potassium sulfate) bath. … Continue reading Dyeing to tell you a Yarn

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The One Where I Attempt To Unravel The Mysteries Of Wool (Or Yarn)

I like wool. A lot. But many, many a time I have been left staring at the computer screen only knowing that I wanted really thin wool, but maybe I really need yarn? And do I want fingering or sock? And what's Aran? And why have they named wool after the monkey in Nintendo?? Stop. … Continue reading The One Where I Attempt To Unravel The Mysteries Of Wool (Or Yarn)

The Wanderer Bracelet Journey | Part 3 | Diamond Mesh Frills

This is the third installment of the wanderer bracelet journey, were in I share some of my free-form crochet tips and tricks. It has been a busy couple of weeks but, here it is. This weeks blog focuses on enhancing and building up complexity of that lacy ruffle explosion at the edge of the bracelet. … Continue reading The Wanderer Bracelet Journey | Part 3 | Diamond Mesh Frills

The Wanderer Bracelet Journey | Part 2 | Fan Lace

This is the second installment of the wanderer bracelet journey, were in I share some of my free-form crochet tips and tricks. This weeks blog focuses on the beginnings of that lacy ruffle explosion at the edge of the bracelet. I will cover the crochet stitch known as Fan Lace, explain how to crochet my … Continue reading The Wanderer Bracelet Journey | Part 2 | Fan Lace

The Wanderer Bracelet Journey | Part 1 | Crocodile Scales

I have had freestyle crochet bracelets for sale in Knot What It Seams Etsy shop for about a year now and I have decided to sell the tutorial pattern so the D.I.Y. people of the world can create their own Wanderer Bracelet. I am also going to be posting step by step installments of the … Continue reading The Wanderer Bracelet Journey | Part 1 | Crocodile Scales

The One Where Money Solves Everything

What do you do when you have a problem? Throw money at it! Solves everything. Yes, I am fully aware that there are several problems with that statement (many, many things actually) but in this case it is quite simply true. My crochet pots, which previously had the unfortunate habit of toppling over, have had a change of heart. … Continue reading The One Where Money Solves Everything