Articles for tag: Dyeing, Shoe Repair, Swatch, Wedding Shoes

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A Guide to Dyeing Wedding Shoes

The wedding plans are coming together and there’s only one major thing left to do: Locate the shoes and have them dyed-to-match the bridesmaids’ dresses. The same can be said for proms, pageants, or any special event requiring a matching ensemble, and the following guidelines will make purchasing and dyeing the items a little less ...

About Traditional Aran Knitting

This is the first article in a series about Aran knitting. This article discusses the different patterns and their meanings as well as uses for them. I have been knitting since the age of seven. Lace and Aran knitting, the two most complicated types, have always been my favorites. I’m drawn to the challenges of ...

Fabric Craft: Making Batik Fabric

Batik dyed fabric is a fabric, usually cotton, that is dyed using a wax resist method. That means you use wax to draw your design then you dye the fabric. The areas that have wax will resist the dye. After you remove the wax, the fabric under the wax will stay the original color of ...

How to Dye a White Shirt Another Color

If you’re like me, then you sweat a lot, which means your white shirts have to be replaced all the time due to the sweat stains and nasty rings around the collar. Sure, you can get those stains out a lot of the time (see The Best Ways to Get Pit Stains Out of White ...

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Five Tips for Beginning Knitters

According to the Craft Yarn Council of America, knitting has caught on in a big way, with the number of practitioners almost doubling from 1996 to 2002. And it isn’t your grandmother’s hobby anymore, knitters today have a wealth of choices in yarns, classes, and patterns that would have boggled Grandma’s mind! Want to get ...

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Three Stitches on a Loom

Knitting on the loom is fun and easy. There are many looms on the market today. Most of them come with a set of instructions and patterns. Loom knitters are slowly starting to add patterns to the internet. Two years ago, when I searched on the internet for “loom patterns” I did not come up ...

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How to Measure Gauge for Handspun Yarn

Handspun yarn can be tricky to measure for gauge- especially for handspun yarns that are thick and thin, have long sections that are thinner interspersed with thick sections, or yarns that have bobbles or add ins. If you are spinning many bobbins of yarn for or buying enough handspun for a large project, it is ...