Fulled Sweater Stuffed Tiger

I love seeing someone transform an idea from one medium to another. That act is a form of collaboration, and it can happen across space and time, too. Face-to-face interaction is not always necessary. Take this fulled sweater stuffed tiger, by Craftster user ptarmic wumpus (Boulder, CO). Inspired by an old coloring book from the […]

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Yarn Yardage Leftovers: Crewel Embroidery

Crewel is a great way to use those last bits, and to me it’s a family tradition. Going back to my great grandma we have all preferred Crewel embroidery. I’m not sure what it is, maybe the thrifty nature of using up leftovers, the soft texture, or just that it was the late 70’s early 80’s and that’s what all the rage when my grandma and mom were into it. And of course little girls want to be like their moms.

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Keeping Yarn Leftovers Organized: How to Wind Butterfly Bobbins

I first learned how to make these great little bobbins in my beginning weaving class at Northern Illinois University. They are great for weaving, especially tapestry weaving, but also when working brocade on the floor loom. And really great for organizing your stash when there are tons of little random balls in there. Unlike balls […]

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