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Knitting, crochet, and visible mending

Knitting, crochet, and visible mending

When most of us think about mending clothes, it probably entails the darning of warn patches or holes in socks or an elbow or knee patch where the clothing item’s fabric is wearing out. This kind of mending was, more often than not, made in a manner where the mending could not be seen. Indeed, the clothing item was meant to look “good as new” once you were done mending. However, visible mending has come to the forefront in the past few years to become a movement that doesn’t just mend clothing for the sake of making something last longer,...

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Basic knitting maths – How to Learn It and Make Sense of It

Basic knitting maths – How to Learn It and Make Sense of It

Maths. Not usually associated with knitting, it often attracts groans from hobbyists who simply want to knit and not be bothered by the ins and outs of maths. However, all knitters do maths practically the whole time they are knitting without really realising it and, with a few tricks up your sleeve, you’ll soon start to understand how knitting patterns work. Understanding the patterns not only means that you can more easily find and fix mistakes, but also that you can start designing your own knitting patterns! In this article, we’ll look at the basics of knitting maths and some...

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The Best Ergonomic Knitting Tools for Everyday Use

The Best Ergonomic Knitting Tools for Everyday Use

Have you ever experienced pain while knitting? Because of the repetitive motions that you make when knitting, you could start to suffer from Repetitive Strain Injuries, or RSI, in your shoulders, arms, wrists, or hands. The good news is that there are tools you can use that is ergonomic and may help these injuries from occurring while you’re knitting. There are also some different knitting methods that you can use. In this article we’ll be looking at ergonomic knitting needles, other tools, and lighting that can be used to create the perfect knitting spot where you can work away to...

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The Best Ergonomic Crochet Tools for Everyday Use

The Best Ergonomic Crochet Tools for Everyday Use

Have you ever experienced pain while crocheting? Maybe you’ve been in an afghan-crochet-Netflix-marathon and suddenly found that your wrist and hand was aching from holding the thin crochet hook for too long. The good news is that there are tools you can use that is ergonomic and may help injuries from occurring while you’re crocheting. In this article we’ll be looking at ergonomic crochet hooks and other tools, and lighting that can be used to create an ergonomic crochet spot where you can work away to your heart’s content. (If you do have an injury already, be sure to see...

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How to repurpose knitted and crocheted items and clean vintage crochet

How to repurpose knitted and crocheted items and clean vintage crochet

Have you picked up some great woolly finds at a thrift shop recently? Or maybe you were gifted some crocheted items that have yellowed over time? Of course you don’t want to have such items go to waste — especially when knowing the time and love that has gone into creating them. That’s why we’ve collected some great ways in which you can repurpose and reuse these items in practical, everyday settings around the home. First we’ll look at felting woolen finds and reusing them before moving on to specifically crocheted items like doilies.  How to felt woolen garments If...

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