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The Solstice Crop Top (Tunisian Crochet Pattern)

Finished crop top

Hey Makers, happy summer! Yes, it is officially summer here in the northern hemisphere of our little life sustaining planet Earth. This day is commonly referred to as the Summer Solstice. What’s a solstice? Well, here’s what Wikipedia has to say about that: “The summer solstice (or estival solstice), also known as midsummer, occurs when […]

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Sewing

Sewing 101: Let’s Talk About Fabric

different types of clothing made up of all kinds of fabrics, hanging on a bar along a wall

Hey Makers! Welcome to my Sewing 101 summer course! This is the first of many sewing articles and tutorials I will be writing over the course of this summer, and I hope you’ll stick around to learn a fun new skill. For the month of June, we will be looking at many beginner subjects regarding […]

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Articles

Staying True to Creative Individuality

chameleon crawling around on a branch

Hey Makers! Welcome to the first article I’ve written for the new Made by Hand blog! This is the first of many posts like this, where I will be talking about current events and cultural topics within the fiber arts and maker communities. Sometimes they will be happy, funny articles that highlight good things about […]

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Knitting

Tubular Cast On: Waste Yarn Method

Showing how the tubular cast on edge stretches

Hello fellow makers! Today I’m going to share my secret knitting weapon with you… Meet The Tubular Cast On. The tubular cast on is a knitting cast on method that creates a seriously stretchy edge for your knitted pieces. This cast on method is widely practiced and adapted to patterns for every skill level. It […]

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Crochet

The Denver Cowl (Pattern Review)

Completed Denver Cowl pattern from DomiknitsCreations

Hello crafters! I have another review for you today. This one is for a crochet cowl that a very talented lady asked me to review for her. Dominique is the owner of Domiknits Creations and she makes amazingly cute crochet pieces that she sells on her Etsy. She also offers some crochet patterns for those who […]

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