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Whip Stitch Tutorial

The Whip Stitch is a great way to join pieces of woven fabric together that creates a nearly invisible seam on the “right” side of the fabric. It’s perfect for sewing lots of types of handwoven cloth together, in the tutorial below I’ll show you how to do the whip stitch using two pin-loom squares as an […]

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Stitch Tips: Daisy Chain

When you ask a fellow beader which stitch they learned first, the answer is often that they learned daisy chain— sometimes from their grandmother or at summer camp. There’s no doubt why it’s one of the first stitches people try since it’s certainly one of the easiest, fastest, and prettiest stitches out there. That doesn’t […]

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For the first time ever in the history of the Ravellenic Games, I actually completed my projects. That makes this a personal best for me! Not only that, but I’ve made my peace with knitted cables. I am now the proud bearer of a matching set of a cabled hat and mittens. It’s better than […]

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Make Artisan Bracelets That Really Rock–and Roll!

Just because jewelry can be a canvas for ideas doesn’t mean pieces have to lie flat, still, or quiet. Push and pull your metal and it becomes sculptural. Let your jewelry swing, rotate, open, and close, and it will dance. Give it parts that move about freely inside and it will sing. Finish it to […]

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Master These Tricky Crochet Color Changes

The Huntsman Sweater designed by Natasha Robarge in Interweave Crochet Winter 2018 uses the tapestry crochet technique. Don’t let the colorwork in this sweater discourage you from trying it out. Crochet color changes just take practice. We’ll walk you through the hardest part: changing colors every stitch. You can do it! If you’re totally new […]

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Why You Should (Almost) Always Hemstitch

When I first started weaving, hemstitching terrified me. I’m not sure why, but I think it was the same reason warping boards intimidated me; I didn’t know how to do it and assumed it would be hard or that I’d do it wrong and ruin a piece. Now I am a huge proponent of hemstitching, […]

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