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Which Flowers Should I Plant for Pressing?

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When making cards and other crafts that use pressed flowers, one has two options. You can buy flowers that are already pressed, or you can press your own. While buying pressed flowers can save you some time, the costs can really add up if you use a lot of them. That’s why many avid crafters …Continue reading

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Harrisville Easy Weaver A

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The Harrisville Designs Style A Easyweaver would make a great gift for any child who shows an interest in weaving. The Easy Weaver won A Parents’ Choice Gold Medal and is designed for any child aged 7 and over. It is easy to set-up, is pre-threaded with the yarn and can be used instantly. It …Continue reading

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Buying a Weaving Loom

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Sewing was once a necessary skill for the average woman. When mass production of clothing took off, it became optional. Today, it’s a hobby for some and an occupation for others. Weaving is also less common than it once was. This process is used to produce fabrics, rugs and tapestries. We can easily buy these …Continue reading

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A Weaver’s Garden: Growing Plants for Natural Dyes and Fibers

A Weaver’s Garden Growing Plants for Natural Dyes and Fibers

The Weaver’s Garden book is a fantastic guide written by Rita Buchanan. Rita Buchanan is a botanist and lifelong gardener. She has written numerous award-winning books and contributes to gardening magazines. In her book she describes how to grow plants for natural dyes and fibers. She introduces the reader to the history and uses of …Continue reading

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Five Beginner’s Weaving Projects

Weaving Made Easy

When we think of weaving, we often envisage images of intricate rugs and tapestries. These are fine examples of what can be done by a skilled weaver. But for those who are just getting started, they look pretty intimidating. It’s important to remember that every weaver started somewhere. Very few made an elaborate work of …Continue reading

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Weaving Made Easy: 17 Projects Using a Simple Loom

Weaving Made Easy

This book is full of great weaving projects using a portable loom. Liz Gipson, the author, is the managing editor of Handwoven Magazine, Co-Host of Knitting Daily TV and President of the Spinning and Weaving Association. Liz Gipson guides the beginner weaver step-by-step through 17 fun projects from start to finish. The loom used is …Continue reading

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What You Need to Start Weaving

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Weaving is a craft that looks more difficult than it really is. Even young children can learn to weave projects such as potholders and placemats. You don’t have to have a large expensive loom to get started. In fact, you can make your first projects for next to nothing. A fun and inexpensive way to …Continue reading

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What to Do with All Those Bottle Caps

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There are millions of people around the world who enjoy a cold beer after a long day. You can recycle the bottles but what about the tops? Here are some ideas of what to do with beer bottle tops, or soft drink bottle tops, if you have an abundance of them. A garden is a …Continue reading

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Easy Napkin Embroidery Project

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Embroidery can be a bit intimidating to start off with, but the key is to start of small and get your skills right. There’s nothing worse than trying to tackle a project that’s just too big or beyond your skill set. A really easy started project is to embroider some napkins. They’re good to start …Continue reading

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5 Kitchen Decor Ideas for Halloween 2012

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Halloween is a free pass of sorts for family members to go crazy when it comes to home décor. It’s a season where everything from creepy crawly creatures, to cute creations goes, and there are a variety of steps that can be helpful when you’re looking to spruce up your home to be holiday-ready. While …Continue reading

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