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Hooks and Eyes: A better way

I have been super busy as of late and so it’s been a long while since I’ve posted.  I am working on a much longer patterning and construction post, but in the meantime, I thought I could do a quickie post.   489 more words


Emily Explains: Blocking Your Sweater

My Helen cardigan is finished, and now it’s time to block the sweater! Today I’m going to share some tips for blocking your knits.  406 more words

Emily Explains

Tutorial: closing the gap...

So, I’ve been knitting for quite some time and am completely self-taught.  This means that many “official” techniques for finishing or starting knitting projects typically elude me.   451 more words


Backstrap Weaving - A Potpourri of Structures

Phew! I didn’t think I would get this post out today. The internet was out for most of the day… on again but really painfully slow, then off again. 2,329 more words

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Backstrap Weaving - Making Do

I just love this picture and this weaver’s work space. Place all you tools on the warp, roll everything up and leave it hanging from the post to which it is anchored…the simplicity! 2,206 more words

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Backstrap Weaving - Which Way is Up?

What kind of crazy person weaves with wool in a heat wave? Okay, I won’t dwell on that as I know that northern hemisphere folks are just as uncomfortable in a wave of cold weather right now. 1,912 more words

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Backstrap Weaving - Silk, Stitches, Samples and Shed Rods.

I thought I would write a post between Christmas and New Year this week so that while everyone is relaxing between all the festivities, they might have time to go online and read. 2,349 more words

Backstrap Weaving