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Crochet: easier to learn than you might think

Prompted by a comment posted by a follower, I thought I would air a few thoughts on learning to crochet as, recently, more than one person has said to me that they would like to learn how to crochet (or… Continue Reading →

Trash batts #1: spinning with yarn scraps

I’ve mentioned that my saving of scraps of just about anything (yarn, fabrics, carding waste etc) knows no bounds, see  Remnants and scraps: When are they too small to use?  After using fabric remnants to make curtains I’ve finally come… Continue Reading →

How to straighten unravelled wool: Frugal ways with old knitwear

I have several balls of unravelled wool which I would like to use for the crochet afghan I have had on the go for a while now. They are years old, are pure wool, were my grandmother’s (my Nan’s), and… Continue Reading →

Unplanned afghan blanket- don’t plan, just jump right in

Have you ever marvelled at beautiful afghan blankets made from crochet granny squares, or patchwork quilts made from a myriad of scrap pieces of fabric? A truly kaleidoscope effect can be made with some careful arrangement and planning of colours… Continue Reading →

Return to crafting

It’s been a hectic time at the Go Homespun household, so much so that the knitting needles, crochet hooks, drop spindles and other crafting paraphernalia have had to be put aside (hard to do) – hence a long absence. Over… Continue Reading →

Knit, crochet, and knit again

The raglan jumper on the needles back in early June knitted up quite quickly but has only just made it on to a photograph. A basic every day jumper, and as a result it has been out and about a bit –… Continue Reading →

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