Once upon a time I was given a very old book entitled Knitting Primer: 100 Easy-To-Knit Stitches plus instructions for Sampler Afghans. Vol. 34 by Fleisher. Bear Brand. Botany (only $1.25!) I don't know what year the book was published but it's old. :) It's been an invaluable resource. I do own a newer version knitting primer but I prefer the old one myself. Since Winter is upon us, I wanted to take a fresh look at stitches and stitch patterns that we can use to give our work a little "pick me up" (wait for it).
The "catch phrase" in my old book of knitting stitches is "Variety is the spice of knitting". Which might sound a little lame but it's true :)
I'll share with you some of the great websites my daughter and I use to learn new techniques/or stitches that boost our crocheting, sewing, and knitting. First a little word about Craftsy. If you'll remember I took 2 classes from Craftsy a few months ago. One class was a knitting class taught by Eunny Jang and the other was a crochet class taught by Salena Baca . During the same time frame my daughter took a sewing class. These classes do go "on sale" and sometimes they are even offered for free. Keep an eye out. If you get the opportunity to take one of these awesome classes I suggest you do. It's well worth the investment of time and money. However, very often I'm just looking for a way to take a scarf up a notch or two. Sometimes I need to make a blanket look distinctive. Then I turn to my stitch sources for a bit of inspiration. This blog will consist of link lists for your use very little introduction is needed. We will begin with knitting sites:
Adding Embroidery to your sewing:
(I do not sew, I do embroider)
There are many benefits to learning new patterns, trying new ideas, and just changing things up a little in your fiber arts. I've only given a few. There are hundreds of great sites to choose from online. Our charity work is so important to many of us and to the recipients of our work. It's also an excellent way to practice new skills! If you visit any of these sites listed here be sure to take advantage of following them on their social networking sites! Thank you, as always, for reading today!
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