[For Paid Members] An overview of a variety of synthetic fibres that are used in yarn, threads and fabric for crafting. Part of Master Spinner Michelle Boyd’s series of deep dives into fibre characteristics.
[For Armchair & Studio Members] Kim McBrien Evans continues her series on sweater size and fit, addressing the issue of raglan garment structure. In this second installment, she explains specific alterations – both the rationale and the calculations.
[For Armchair & Studio Members] Kim McBrien Evans continues her series on sweater size and fit, specifically addressing the issue of raglan garment structure. In this first article, she explains the design mechanics of the raglan and how to identify and diagnose fit issues.
[For Paid Members] Everything you ever wanted to know about cotton for knitting, spinning, crochet and weaving, plus an introduction to linen and hemp. Part of Master Spinner Michelle Boyd’s series of deep dives into fibre characteristics.
[For Paid Members] Everything you ever wanted to know about a variety of so-called “luxury” fibres: alpaca, llama, mohair, cashmere, qiviut, and angora. Part of master spinner Michelle Boyd’s series of deep dives into fibre characteristics.
[For Studio Members] A detailed, photo-illustrated tutorial on making a grafted seam by knitting rather than sewing, suitable both for grafting novices and for those experienced with the technique. This is the third in a series and covers more complex stitch patterns and fabrics.
[For Studio Members] An illustrated tutorial on an aspect of making that’s often glossed over in instructions: making and attaching embellishments like pompoms, tassels and fringe to knit, crochet, and woven fabrics.
[For Paid Members] Everything you ever wanted to know about silk: how it’s cultivated and turned into yarn, its properties, and what qualities it brings to fabrics. Part of our series for which spinning expert Michelle Boyd dives deep into fibre characteristics.
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