If you like to learn crafts from YouTube videos, you’ve probably heard of Yolanda Soto-Lopez and her All Crafts Channel. Yolanda has been filming and publishing English and Spanish video tutorials for crafts for a few years now. She started her videos to help the women in her church stitching group learn new skills, and just used her laptop camera and household lamps. Now she has a dedicated studio area with an overhead camera and strong lighting, so her videos are clear and easy to see.
The wait is over! Twinkie Chan‘s second book, Crochet Abode a la mode has hit the stores! Her first foray into food patterns concentrated mostly on accessories to adorn your body. In the new book we are once again privileged to get a glimpse into the mind of one of the most unique fiber artists of our time.
Welcome to My First with Marly Bird! Each month Marly will teach you a new crocheting or knitting project. These projects are designed to make you comfortable as you transition between learning the stitches and making a project. Every design has a written pattern and a step-by-step video tutorial to follow along.
Welcome to the June Doily of the Month! Each month in 2016 we will share a new doily pattern for you to make in Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread. We challenged the top doily designers to create innovate designs that coordinate with the feeling of each month. Plus, every month we will select five winners to receive an Aunt Lydia’s prize pack.
For June, we have the Scalloped Round Doily. This doily would be perfect as a centerpiece at a wedding, as it is made in soft neutral colors in a classic style.
We chose the Hexagon Baby Blanket to feature in “3 Colorful Ways” because it offers so many possibilities for changing colors depending on our likes and nursery décor preferences. But easy color changing is not the only reason this design is a favorite.
by guest blogger and designer Nancy Anderson
Creative activities are essential in a well-rounded kindergarten curriculum. The benefits are numerous and include development of fine motor skills, creative problem solving, eye hand coordination and confidence-building through achievement based activities. Plus they are just plain fun and young children are so eager to try new things.
Our kindergarteners have been working with Red Heart yarn all year and are always eager for the next yarn-y activity. One of our favorite classroom activities is yarn stitchery on burlap. This is the perfect activity as it promotes the fore-mentioned skills but is also very affordable. We are able to purchase burlap for the entire classroom, (24 students) for under $10 and the Red Heart Super Saver yarn is not only affordable but has ample yardage for a plethora of projects. Plus the color choices get an A+ for kid friendliness. We have never met a Super Saver color that we did not like.
Introducing the Red Heart Joy Creators! The Joy Creators are a group of designers and crafters who combine innovative designs and ideas with Red Heart products to create joy. You’ll know that blogs with the Joy Creators seal have well-written patterns using Red Heart yarns, clear pictures, and an engaging social presence. For the JOY of it! – Red Heart
Many people are intimidated by the idea of incorporating beads into their crochet work. It isn’t just an extra step in the crochet process; it is an entirely new material, which can make it feel foreign. Actually, though, bead crochet is a fairly easy technique to learn. Beads can add great detail to projects, making them pop with color and texture and sparkle with design. Bead crochet is especially great for jewelry and bridal crochet projects but can be used throughout your work. This guide teaches you the basics of bead crochet.
The most newsworthy thing about Baby Hugs is that it has been tested for over 300 harmful substances. It has been Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 class 1 certified (which is a worldwide accepted standard). So Baby Hugs is perfect for babies and toddlers, giving parents the confidence that they are using quality yarn for their hand mades. Each ball has the blue heart mark.