There is so much we can learn about our chosen crafts and so many willing to teach us.
We have more ability to access knowledge from around the world than ever before!
The knowledge that we gain is certainly important but wisdom is powerful.
It is the knowledge that we retain that builds our wisdom.
Love to hear your thoughts on this.
As always our aim is to help inspire you in craft, enjoy what’s on offer this week…
Crochet Afghan Square Sand Pebbles Pattern (free)
Inspired by Sand and Pebbles, the use of popcorn stitch recreates the look of pebbles.
DIY Rainbow Wall Hooks
Rainbows still bring a smile to my face when I see one in nature.
Bring that joy into a room with this DIY Rainbow Wall Hook.
Another clever way to use up colored yarn scraps.
A Shawl Of A New Shape
Michele of Stitch and Hustle shares her design journey of her new crochet shawl collection.
Inspired by the architecture of New York City.
Michele says this “Inspired by that Urban Landscape and NYC heart, this collection takes a path way beyond the traditional triangle shawl.
I have taken twists and turns in construction and shape as well as materials, color work and texture.”
Thrifty Craft – Cocktail Umbrellas Door Wreaths
Bringing summer to your door with this super easy and quick wreath.
Even creator Heather said she couldn’t believe her own laziness!!
I guess meaning it didn’t take much to create 🙂
Just adds a little fun to your home.
Paper Mache Cactus Vase
Wow! Paper Mache 🙂
Something I haven’t attempted for a very long time.
When I saw this DIY Paper Mache Cactus Vase, I needed to share it with you all.
It’s just gorgeous.
Follow Corrie Beth’s tutorial in her post on The Apple Of My DIY.
How To Sew A French Seam – Tutorial
A clever way to have neat seams in your sewing.
Damjana from Apple Green Cottage has a clear and easy to understand step by step sewing tutorial.
How To Make a Stuffed Toy From Your Child’s Drawing – Needle Felting
This is a lovely way to create a toy from your own child’s drawing.
Adventure In A Box shows you how using needle felting techniques
8 Clear and Easy Videos To Learn How To Knit Lace
Last week I shared Jen Arnall – Culliford’s tutorial on ‘tinking’ in knitting.
I found this week that it was part of a series!
Mason and Dixon Knitting have published a post that gives the links to all 8 tutorials.
A great resource for those of us wish to learn more about lace knitting.
Great for beginners and more advanced knitters who could learn something new 🙂
How To Survive a Knitting Slump
There are times in our lives when we just lose enthusiasm for our craft passion.
Nikki from Know It All Nikki has some interesting and helpful suggestions to get out of a knitting slump.
Cute Jute Crocheted Circle Purse – Free Pattern
A very cool looking purse and something you can create yourself!
Follow the tutorial and free crochet pattern on Meg Made With Love.
Editor’s note: Our readers have said, in their free time, they love going back over previous editions of our roundups.
– So we’ve kept the crafty goodness below from this time last year.
10 Ways to Get Your Sewing Mojo Back!
Do you have times when you’ve lost your creative mojo for sewing or any craft for that matter?
Ros from Sew Delicious has 10 great ways to get your creative juices flowing again.
Inara Knitted Wrap
Knitted wraps are fabulous and varied. With Fall just around the corner, they make a wonderful accessory for adding a layer.
Lorelei at Craftsmumship made this gorgeous knitted wrap design by Australian knitwear designer; Ambah O’Brien.
It looks stunning 🙂
Pan-san The Panda Amigurumi Pattern
You’ve got to love amigurumi.
The creations that passionate designers make are adorable.
This free pattern by Mei Li Lee is just one of the wonderful characters she has created.
How To Make A Quilt Into A Quillow
To be honest I’ve never heard of a Quillow but when I came across this post by Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew, it had me intrigued.
Makes perfect sense and such a great idea 🙂
Prairie Schooler Cross Stitch
Carol from Stitching Dreams has recently finished a Prairie Schooler Cross Stitch that is gorgeous.
Plenty of cross stitching inspiration to be found on her blog.
Learn How To Create The Brick Stitch
A very nice stitch to have in your understanding of embroidery stitches.
It is a great fill stitch and it feels raised.
It is not a difficult stitch and Carina from Carina’s Craft Blog will show you how in her tutorial.
Recent Knitting News…
Smart Museum Exhibition Crowd-Sources Blankets For Art-Based Activism
This article features a project from designer and artist Jayna Zweiman (one of the co-founders of the Pussyhat Project) that recasts the roughly 2,000-mile distance of the proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico into handmade blankets. Read more here
Hope you enjoyed this week’s craft inspiration roundup.
Please share any projects you have on the go, via the comment section below.
Yours in Craftiness Jodie 🙂