Now that you've finished making the perfect holiday gift for your long-distance loved one, there's only one question: How do you get it to them? Navigating the realm of shipping labels and packaging can feel overwhelming, but with the right know-how you can send your handmade gifts totally hassle-free.
Turkeys, orange leaves and pumpkins, oh my! Thanksgiving decor sometimes gets overshadowed by Halloween and Christmas, but there's ample room in our DIY hearts for Turkey Day to shine. Before the big meal, crochet your way into a fab and festive setup with these fun projects.
Ashley Little
It’s never too late to start a new craft. Just ask Vanessa Vargas Wilson (aka The Crafty Gemini), who not only teaches sewing in Sew Little: Nursery Design, but also shows off her quilting, knitting and embroidery skills in the classes that come with a Bluprint Premium membership.
Before starting your shawl, it's important to know how to measure stitch and row gauge. Completing this step ensures that your finished project will turn out just as you'd hoped.
Start your shawl with a simple technique for a magic ring. Vanessa offers tips on how to keep track of your rows and never lose a turning chain. You'll also see how to change colors seamlessly.
Finish your wrap with funky oversized tassels. Vanessa also shares tips for how to easily wrap consistent yarn lengths. You'll learn how to attach them, quickly steam-block the wrap and weave in the ends.
Stitch up a triangular wrap designed by MJ's Off the Hook Designs that will keep you cozy through the winter. Build the shape with simple increases and get Vanessa's tips for changing colors. Afterwards, find out how to finish it like a pro, tassels and all!
Vanessa Vargas Wilson, The Crafty Gemini
Vanessa Vargas Wilson, The Crafty Gemini
The days are getting shorter and the weather's cooling down, which can only mean one thing — it's time to deck out your home in all. the. fall. decorations. We're talking pumpkins, decorative gourds and pretty much anything yellow and orange. No matter your craft, we can guarantee there's a perfect fall decor project for you.
Christmas is the perfect time to show off your making skills, no matter what your craft. And while we love showing off scrappy, made-by-hand ornaments, the rest of the tree is also prime for DIY. Here are just a few creative ideas that'll have each branch looking extra jolly.
Knit vs. crochet is often a hot debate among fiber fanatics. It also just so happens to be the theme of our exclusive Knit Meets Knot series, where two yarn-thusiasts — knit artist Morgan Woltersdorf and crochet buff Vincent Green-Hite — stitch up the same project using their unique expertise with either needles or hooks. We chatted with the young entrepreneurs to get the lowdown on how their crafts have really impacted their lives, and what it takes to turn your passion into a profession.
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