YARN & FIBRE

add yarn hair to a doll

How To Make Yarn Doll Hair

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An easy tutorial explaining how to make doll hair from yarn. Ideally suited for adding hair to rag dolls and other homemade soft toys. I thought I’d share my little impromptu project to upgrade Emma’s doll ‘Memma’, who was badly in need of a new hairstyle and sadly a little bit neglected. Emma loves Jemima from Play School and I…

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pom pom maker

How To: Use a Pom Pom Maker

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I picked up this awesome set of Pom Pom makers in Japan at the most amazing department store called Tokyu Hands. Tokyu Hands is my idea of crafty heaven, it has everything a crafty person could ever dream of wanting, and then a million things more. I’ve always wanted one of these little gadgets, because making pom poms the old…

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yarn wrapped easter egg

How To: Yarn Wrapped Egg

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I’m almost embarrassed to call this a tutorial because its so easy! You will need: Styrofoam egg yarn Glue or double sided tape scissors crochet hook How to: Cover your egg with some glue to hold the yarn in place (mine wasn’t very strong so I also used double sided tape over parts of the egg). Make a little hole…

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make a big felt button

How To: Make a Big Felt Button

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Here is an easy tutorial on making needle felted buttons that I created for the Haby Goddess newsletter, which went out today. Jodie has a fantastic online Haby store and also writes daily sewing and craft hints on her facebook page. A must read, really worth a visit. Needles ready? Needle felting is a technique where you felt together wool…

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how to dye wool

How to: Dye wool fleece

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I’ve had lots of orders for my little felt macarons after they were featured in the latest Frankie Magazine, and have quickly run out of my supply of tasty coloured roving. Time to make some more so I thought I’d share my little wool dying experience with your all. This was the first time I’ve dyed my own wool, and…

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crochet flower

Crochet Flower tutorial…

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I thought I might have a go at writing an easy pattern before I tackle writing the crochet pattern for this bunting. I’ve never been able to follow coded pattens very well (I prefer pictorial ones) so when I totally messed up one I was following for a flower, I just made up an easier version myself. I hope it’s…

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