Yarn the Movie: I have been waiting quite awhile to see this wonderful yarn documentary. It had first shown at the Southwest Film Festival, and only had limited screenings. Now you can watch it from home. Yarn follows various fiber artists as they break the mold bringing yarn to the world. This will take you behind… Continue reading Yarn Documentary Review
You have hand spun yarn, and now you aren’t sure what to do with it. Hand spun yarn does not have a label to tell you what crochet hook or knitting needles to use, and there isn’t a handy number telling you the yarn weight. 1. Determining the Yarn Weight The first thing that needs… Continue reading Using Hand Spun Yarn
A recent trend lately is making crochet look like it was knit instead. This trend is popular because knitting takes color work a bit better than crochet due to how the stitches are created. A prominent example of this would be fair isle work which is often depicted with quick color changes and intricate patterns.… Continue reading Waistcoat Stitch, Make Crochet look Knit
Happy New Year Everyone! I have been a bit busy with the holidays, but I have also been putting together some new ideas for Raveled Stitch. Hand spun yarn will be in the shop soon! How exciting is that? A Little DIY If you remember my last post I had mentioned trying to build my… Continue reading Happy New Year, Spinning into 2017!
I have been a bit obsessed with spinning yarn lately. When you knit, crochet, or even both, you typically run into commercial yarn not being exactly what you want. Another issue I run into is that I find hand spun or dyed yarn that I love, and can’t buy amounts needed for a larger project… Continue reading My Adventures in Spinning Yarn with a Drop Spindle and a bit of DIY