I've been knitting for something like 55 years, and in that time have learned and used 2 or maybe 3 different cast-ons. So recently while reading a US pattern, I discovered there were another two... Yes, I know how did I live for all these years without that knowedge... So inspired by this new information, I went to google and found many more. I am in the process of learning and exploring some of them, I found one I like a lot and one that has some value, but didn't thrill me.
Which cast-on methods do you use?... and what are their advantages and disadvantages?
I encourage you to google and find some new ones... I'm having a lot of fun with them already... just looks weird sitting in front of the computer knitting... :)
Does anyone know what non-woven interfacing (vilene etc) is made of?
i've had a great idea! i'm sure it's a not so original idea, but i just thought of it which makes it original to me. :-P i've been working on a needle tatted flower design which makes the end product look a bit like morning glories. so my thought is to make some in several different colors (already have various shades of blue picked out) and attach them to a canvas bag. brilliant! as for attaching, i think i'll take a small bit of thread and make a small tack stitch using the picots of the flowers... but i wonder if i should starch them first.... hmmm
i'll post pictures soon of my assorted "active" projects. active meaning i've worked on it in the past two weeks lol.
hello! just joined the community because i love a variety of crafts! i'm a 24 year old grad student, but nearly all of my spare time (and a lot of not so spare time) is taken up with making something. Crafts that I consider myself intermediate to advanced in are: cross-stitching, needle tatting, origami, and quilting. All the quilting I do is by hand as taught by my mom and her mom before her and so on. *shrug* just the way i like to do it. I also dabble in (but not as successfully): crochet, knitting, macrame, juggling (not a craft but loads of fun!), general sewing, jewelry making.
current projects include (this could get lenghty, so i'll keep it brief): a bow-tie quilt, various crochet boggins for winter, tatted snowflakes for christmas cards (one tatted snowflake takes about fifteen to twenty minutes to make), assorted macrame necklaces and bracelets (just for the heck of it), a skirt made of men's neckties, a keyboard-- a painted board with keys glued to it... get it? keyboard. ha. and assorted cross-stitch patterns (currently a triptych of lillies).
i look forward to being a part of this community!
Hello! I am new here because I dabble in many crafts, but am fairly accomplished at them all: Sewing, cross-stitch, cake decorating, paper crafts, soaps, painting, etc. I lately have been interested in doing some reverse applique, but have so far only been able find very verbose written directions. I was hoping someone here might know a great tutorial with photos somewhere?
I appreciate any help you can give me and look forward to reading about all your wonderful handicrafts!