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Blocking lace crochet is a wonderful way to finish your work and enhance your project's stitch design. Here's the simple 3-step process that I use.
Combining yarn dye lots can lead to some unexpected color shifts in your project, but there are a few ways you can work with what you've got.
I've been playing with a different colorwork crochet technique: intarsia crochet. Using this fun technique, I made a plush diamondback snake.
Core spinning involves wrapping fibers around a strand of spun yarn. The fibers cover the strand of yarn, which becomes the "core" of the new yarn.
My first spinning wheel is an old Ashford traditional. Let's discuss drive ratios and different types of wheels, and you can see my first wheel-spun yarn.
Tapestry crochet is a technique where you use two or more yarns to create color patterns. I created a couple of hats while experimenting with the technique.
Interested in learning the basics of macramé? It's simpler than it looks! Here's an illustrated guide of the most common knots used in macramé.

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