Using exfoliants in your soap

p1010011David Fisher has posted great information on using natural exfoliants like pumice, rose hips, and calendula in your soap making.   He has broken down the exfoliants into three categories: most common, unique, and sounds interesting - to try someday.  There…

Site revamp for Caron Threads

caronRabid points out that Caron has completely revised its web site. She says,

Caron is one of the best-known specialty threads manufacturers in the US, and I’ve used all of their major product lines. Watercolours, Waterlilies, Wildflowers, and Impressions (a wool/silk blend…

Soft sculpture exhibit on line

softIf you can’t make it to the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, you can enjoy the Soft Sculpture exhibit on line. Fiber artists and fiber-arts lovers will be captivated by the collection. The site says,

Soft sculpture looks at the ways…

Washing felt

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If you use felt as a base for your needlework, what happens when the piece needs washing? Will the work be ruined and your many hours of stitching wasted? Felt-o-rama has done a wash test of the four types of felt…

The Smart Knitter…

The Smart Knitter’s Hotsheet is a brand new, monthly newsletter that includes great tips, ideas, patterns, features of awesome knitters, Q&A, and much, much more! It also includes membership to an online area that has interactive forums, questions and answers … Read More...

The Smart Knitter…

The Smart Knitter’s Hotsheet is a brand new, monthly newsletter that includes great tips, ideas, patterns, features of awesome knitters, Q&A, and much, much more! It also includes membership to an online area that has interactive forums, questions and answers…

Inspiration: Judy Hartman

judyJudy Hartman of Fabric Art & Crafts has posted this luscious applique art that departs slightly from her usual techniques. She says, “Instead of my usual zig-zag stitch around each element, I used heavyweight brown top stitch thread in a straight stitch…

Free pattern: Wee Baby Goat

goatYou may have noticed that the CraftGossip server was down yesterday. So I’ve got some catching up to do!

The best place to start: Andrea Zuill of badbird’s blog has posted her free embroidery pattern for this month, and it will tug your heartstrings.…

Spool Knitting

How to spool knit a 2 color cord with 4 pegs by Noreen Crone-Findlay  

Here’s a really neat way to make a 2 color cord that won’t stretch.  Because this spiffy cord doesn’t stretch much, it is the perfect … Read More...

Spool Knitting

How to spool knit a 2 color cord with 4 pegs by Noreen Crone-Findlay  

Here’s a really neat way to make a 2 color cord that won’t stretch.  Because this spiffy cord doesn’t stretch much, it is the perfect candidate for…