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 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 With Instructions for Bees (And Sheer Corniness)

I love romance, just like any other female. I binge watch Pride and Prejudice, sigh over the man opening the door for his girl, sniff at red roses dreamily and I've even taken a photo of complete strangers snuggling on a bench watching the sunrise. But there is only so much hearts and flowers one can sew before one … Continue reading The One With Instructions for Bees (And Sheer Corniness)

The One With Perfect Points

One of the things that I really struggled with when I started quilting was matching seams. Triangle points in particular were really difficult, both for lining up and the bulkiness of all the seams converging at one place. But! I have overcome! And finally figured out how to do nice points when quilting. So today … Continue reading The One With Perfect Points

The One With A Cushion Cover Tutorial

I made a cushion cover today. Actually, I made two but that's neither here or there. The important thing was that I took photos while I did. So that means... Tutorial Time! Yes, yes, calm down. I know that deep down you want to do backflips in excitement but please try to restrain yourself (if you really can do backflips, … Continue reading The One With A Cushion Cover Tutorial