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22 Tempting Ideas as Inspiration for Knitting and Crochet

22 Tempting Ideas as Inspiration for Knitting and Crochet

How do you find inspiration for your next knitting or crochet project? Sometimes you are itching to create something new, but you are not sure what to make. It can happen that you are spoilt for choice, and it's a question of narrowing it down!  How do you decide? Do...

Hand Knitting: 6 interesting techniques

Hand Knitting: 6 interesting techniques

Hand knitting is frequently a pastime in the modern era; people make items for themselves or as gifts for family and friends. At one time, hand knitting was a necessity to make warm clothing, or to sell to generate an income. While it's perfectly possible to create...

Crochet slang – 12 useful phrases!

Crochet slang – 12 useful phrases!

Do you know all the terms used for crochet? There are some formal terms as well as "crochet slang"! Let's not forget that there are different terms used in UK and US crochet.  A "treble" and a "double crochet" are terms you will hear in both UK and US patterns, but...

Remembrance Day 2020

Remembrance Day 2020

Remembrance Day uses poppies as a symbol of the fallen in conflicts during and since the First World War

Embroidery: The Glory of the Golden Age 1250 – 1350

Embroidery: The Glory of the Golden Age 1250 – 1350

I watched a series on BBC iPlayer "The Fabric of Britain" which had three episodes: knitting, wallpaper and embroidery. This blog post focuses on the episode on embroidery.  The golden age of English embroidery refers to the period 1250 - 1350 when the skilled work of...

What is crochet? Here are 9 potential uses

What is crochet? Here are 9 potential uses

What is crochet? Well, for a start, it’s not knitting! Although to the uninitiated, the two can be confused. Crochet is a yarn craft created with a hook.

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