Tie-Dye Handbags

My birthday was last week, so my friends, knowing I'm crafty, threw me a tie-dye t-shirt party.  Of course, I had to try it on one of my handbags! I've been thinking about trying to dye a purse for a while.  I don't know much about dying.  My research just left me somewhat overwhelmed with... Continue Reading →


Finished Dreambird Shawl

I finished the Dreambird Shawl just in time to give it to my Mom for Christmas.  This shawl is so unusual that when she pulled it out of the package, she wasn't really sure what it was until my sister modeled it for her! I have a feeling that my Mom will get stopped quite a... Continue Reading →

Working With Non-Stretchy Yarns

I've been working on a long-sleeved version of my Arabesque Metallic Sweater pattern.  Since Paton's Metallic Yarn is 90% tencil and, therefore, not stretchy, casting on and binding off has some challenges.  I think this issue exists for any plant-based fiber yarn. I already knew a great method for casting on to make a stretchy edge - the... Continue Reading →

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