Textured Knitting Stitches and Handspun

http://www.interweave.com/article/spinning/textured-knitting-stitches/ This is a great resource for those of us that learn the best when reading about what others have done wrong, lol.  This also helps beginning spinners to understand that even with their thick and thin spun yarn  (on accident) they can create a beautiful project. Advertisements

Things We Love, Baby Blankets

http://www.interweave.com/article/weaving/things-we-love-baby-blankets/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=wt-tsa-nl-170215-ThingsWeLove-B&utm_content=922163_WE170215B&utm_medium=email This is a good, short, article that reminds the reader that weaving (or anything) for a baby has more considerations than for any other type of person.  I know when crocheting for babies there are certain patterns that I look at and all I can think of is the baby getting their little fingers […]

Spinning for Inkle Weaving

http://www.interweave.com/article/spinning/spinning-inkle-weaving/ This article begins an exploration of weaving using a technique called Inkle Weaving, this allows the weaver to create narrow to mid width bands of varying lengths.  The patterning can be quite simple or quite complex.  These bands are Warp Faced, which means that the threads used to create the length wise parts are […]

From Scary to Snuggly: The History of the Teddy Bear

http://www.interweave.com/article/weaving/history-teddy-bear/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=wt-tsa-nl-170215-ThingsWeLove-B&utm_content=922163_WE170215B&utm_medium=email The Teddy Bear began with Roosevelt refusing to kill a bear someone had hit over the head and tied up specifically so that Roosevelt could kill it.  (He declared it unsportsmanlike). From there an industrious newspaperman created a cartoon of the incident; another woman created a bear based on the event that she named […]