Can you believe that it has been almost TWO years since I started writing this blog? So as I was thinking about the blog today, I was considering what one resource I use the most, besides Ravelry, of course. I went through the list of frequently used pattern sites but what stuck out in my mind is how often I use videos to clarify a pattern or stitch. I realized that as someone with dyslexia YouTube was extremely helpful in clarifying a pattern or a stitch because I could see the instructions as well as read them online. For those of us who give finished projects to charity, YouTube can be a bonanza! Of course this applies to many DIY projects, arts, and crafts but for our purposes we will focus on knitting, crocheting, loom knitting, and sewing. T.k. Wilson will be guest writing about sewing. (sewing machines and I... have a love/hate relationship LOL)
Since this subject is gigantic... meaning there are so many videos to be seen that I couldn't possibly cover all the depths to be mined in the world of knitting, crocheting and loom knitting, I will focus on just a few areas, learning stitches, project guides, T.k. will talk about sewing and I'll finish with a few links to great bloggers with YouTube channels.
Sometimes I come across projects that I LOVE but have not the first clue how to create the stitch necessary to complete it. For the first several years of my "career" in knitting and crocheting would have to muddle along with pictures that could be found in books or cry out for help to my friend Jill for assistance. Jill, bless her, would make a picture tutorial for me and email it to me. I still go to Jill for help, don't get me wrong, but now at least she's not getting a raft of emails detailing my frustration :). Why? Because YouTube channels like New Stitch a Day have taken the frustration out of learning new knitting AND crochet stitches. Making GIVING easier for all of us! For learning new knitting stitches try:
No matter what level you are at in your fiber journey. Looming, knitting, crocheting, and sewing projects are so easy to find. If you like the craft a long projects there are plenty of those to go around! Some of my favorite project sites include:
Hey! It's T.K. and here are some of my favorite sewing and crafting channels.
For beginner sewing lessons and tutorials try:
If you read this blog regularly you will have noticed that many of the bloggers that I write about are also really excellent with YouTube videos. If you are interested in following along with some of the Indy Designers in the fiber arts world and helping charitable causes here are just a few of the artists you can connect with:
Well that's all from Out of the Parc Designs Blog for today. I thank all of you for reading and for taking time to contribute to charity. I'd also like to thank all those YouTubers who give us their time, and talents so that we can provide a little warmth in the world.
**Opinions expressed on blogs about which I write are the opinion of the blog authors and DO NOT necessarily reflect my own opinion.