The Amazing Art of Felting

Felting

 Felting is the art of binding natural fibers like wool into a dense, stiff fabric called felt by using friction. This can be done with water or a needle, depending on what look you’re going for, but the overall practice uses heat and friction to bind natural fabrics. If you’ve ever had a wool sweater[Read More]

Benefits of Flat Knitting with Circular Needles

Knitting Needles

Flat knitting with circular needles is a fun way to mix things up a bit with standard knitting. There are many benefits to knitting flat on circular needles instead of straight knitting needles, and the concept is not much different. If you have a flat project you’d love to complete but only have circular needles[Read More]

Flat Knitting Using Industrial Knitting Equipment

traditional knitters

With traditional knitters, the term “flat knitting” means to knit a flat garment by turning your work after each row, and using a combination of knit and purl stitches. This technique is used to create most handmade pieces of flat knitting that you see. However, in the industrial knitting world, flat knitting means something entirely[Read More]

Knitting through the Ages: A Knitting History

knitting history

The knitting history is one that is full of speculation and debate. Due to the fact that knitting is created out of silk, cotton, or other fibers that deteriorate over time, it is very hard to find really old dateable pieces of knitting. This makes it very hard to discover just how long knitting has[Read More]

The Most Useful Knitting Tools for Beginners

Useful Knitting Tools

If you are considering taking up knitting, you’ve probably already started looking into knitting tools you might need at your local craft store. Don’t fret if the choices you found were completely overwhelming. Many of the items you see in the store are fun extras you can buy later on. Here you can learn more[Read More]