Category Archives: yarn club

Welcome to the Block Party!

~ or ~ The Best Way to Block Your Fibre Projects and Why You Should There are as many ways to block as there are fibre types.  And maybe that sentence, right there, is why so many people eschew the process altogether.  Because there is no quick answer to the question “How do I block this?” […]

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Yarn Club Show & Share – November 2016

   

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The Finishing Touch – Weaving in & sewing seams

This month at Yarn Club we talked about our favourite finishing techniques, and I demonstrated a few with my MacGyver’d projection camera so people could see what my hands were doing projected on the wall. How you weave in your ends and seam up a project can make or break all your hard work.  It’s […]

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November Workshop: Lucet Braiding

At the November 3rd meeting, the Yarn Club will welcome member Roxann Blazetich-Ozols who will lead us in a workshop to learn lucet braiding.  The lucet is an ancient braiding tool dating back to Viking times, and we’re so fortunate to have an expert in this unusual technique right on hand.  The workshop will teach […]

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Yarn Club Show & Share: October 2016

People were in a very sharing mood this month, which is what Yarn Club is all about.  So many beautiful finished projects, and even a fibre-y book recommendation! Here’s the roundup:       Finally, Roxann recommended The Coat Route by Meg Lukens Noonan: When journalist Meg Lukens Noonan learned of an unthinkably expensive, entirely […]

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The Frog Prince(ss): How to rule your knitting mistakes

I was well into my knitting obsession before I heard someone refer to ripping something out as “frogging.” I was even further into it when I realized that “rip-it, rip-it” wasn’t the only way to go back and fix something, and boy was that a revelation.  And to be honest, a bit annoying – here I […]

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Custom Sizing Resources

There is nothing more frustrating than spending hours (not to mention $$) on a custom-made sweater or other garment, and slipping it on to discover it doesn’t fit properly.  Maybe it pulls across the bust, or the waist shaping is in the wrong spot for your curves.  Maybe your gauge was off and the sweater […]

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Knit & Crochet Appliqué

  Appliqué isn’t something you see a lot of in yarn-related crafts.  It’s more common in crochet, but very difficult to track down in knitting, despite the interesting effects you can achieve. Why is this? My theory is the sewing.  It’s an interesting thing about knitters and sewing – even if they happen to be […]

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Crafting Stronger – Crafting Longer: Terri Rowan, RMT, on posture, pain, and maintaining strength for fibre arts

This is a guest post by Terri Rowan, a registered massage therapist in Guelph, who had the Yarn Club up on our feet and trying exercises at the April meeting that will strengthen our knitting/crocheting/spinning/weaving/felting muscles and keep us doing what we love for longer.  She has kindly put together these notes and resources to […]

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April Yarn Club Show & Share

Here are the details of the fantastic stuff being shown off at Yarn Club this month!       @yarnindulgences at #yarnclub tonight your creation came in midway through its transformation into this gorgeous shawl! I love the depth and subtlety ❤️ #knitting #knittersofinstagram #knitlocal #yarn #yarnporn A photo posted by Alexis Hoy (@alexis_phibersmith) on […]

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