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Skill Builder: Using an Awl to Sew Leather and Heavy Fabrics

Introduction If you think about tools that we use today that are passed down from ancient people, the knife, or possibly a modern version of the spear might come to mind. Lying somewhere between those two implements in the modern-day usefulness is the awl. Made out of bone in ancient times, the basic purpose of […]

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Embroidery Explosion

The crafter at Twitchy Fingers was wanting to use up some remnant embroidery floss, and she came up with this! She says she started out trying to make an eye, but it turned into something more abstract. I love it. Especially how all the colors are indistinguishable when they are all coiled together, and then […]

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What Does It Do? A Mysterious Needle-like Tool

This weekend I went nuts spring cleaning. I opened boxes of things that have been packed away for ages, including my husband’s grandmother’s sewing supplies. I found many wonderful things in her sewing basket, including a wooden egg for darning socks, tiny crane scissors, and lots of vintage bias tape. I also found this strange […]

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Knitting Needle Roll

Organization is not my strong suit. My knitting needles are stashed in various places around my room, and when I need to find a specific size of needles, I have to visit all the possible hiding places to find them. Heck, I don’t even know all the sizes I own! I know this will eventually […]

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Picking the Right Hook and Needles

One of the things that many experienced yarnies take for granted is how to know what hook or needles to use for the yarn you have. This is especially important if you are making up your own project as you go along or if you are altering a pattern you already have. Being able to […]

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