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C&FP Twiss hand carders fibre
Kim McKenna

Choosing your First Set of Hand Cards

How do you choose your first set of hand cards? Do you like lacey yarns? Do you like really fine, fine yarns? Or do you like sport weight or DK weight yarns? What tugs at your heart? Because if you get a set of hand cards that’s 56 point, they’re not going to handle those fine, fine fibres as well as a 72 point or 112 point set of hand cards. You have to think about the kind of yarn you want to spin and that’ll help you decide what size of hand cards that you should size. 

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Rigid Heddle weaving study group with Amanda Wood
Amanda Wood

Heddle Rod SetUp

A heddle rod is a wonderful tool when you have two pickup sticks that don’t slide past each other and you are making weft floats.

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Rigid Heddle weaving study group with Amanda Wood
Amanda Wood

Using a Heddle Rod

Learn how to use a heddle rod on your loom, as well as how to use a heddle rod and pick up sticks together.

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Rigid Heddle weaving study group with Amanda Wood
Amanda Wood

DIY Tensioning Device

Learn how to tension your warp on the rigid heddle loom as you are winding it on. I used three quarters of an inch rods

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Rigid Heddle weaving study group with Amanda Wood
Amanda Wood

Leno Lace

Leno uses a pickup stick to twist alternating warp ends around each other, creating a pattern that is held in place with a single weft pick. There are multiple ways to do this on a rigid heddle loom. I’ll show you how it’s done for the Leno napkins pattern designed by Christine Jablonski for Gist and then a few variations.

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A Little lift cowl Hedrick
Tabetha Hedrick

Knitting Tutorial – L3tbl

L3tbl or Lift Stitch from 3 Rows Below Through the Back Loop (now  you know why we abbreviate it) is a uniquely textural stitch used in A Little Lift cowl pattern by Tabetha Hedrick. With a fabric of Garter stitch and the elongated look of a stitch from several rows below, it’s a fun way to play with colour and learn a new skill at the same time. With a little practice, you’ll be able to flow right across the row.

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increase to 6 tiny tutorial nguyen
Ruth Nguyen

Tutorial – Increase to 6

In this Tiny Tutorial, Ruth Nguyen is going to show you the increase to six: this increase creates six stitches where there was no stitch previously, by knitting into the bar between two stitches.

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P2tog and SSP tiny tutorial Nguyen
Ruth Nguyen

P2Tog and SSP

In this Tiny Tutorial, Ruth Nguyen is going to show you a how to decrease on the wrong side.

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cowl italian Cast On
Tabetha Hedrick

How to knit the Italian Cast On

In this Tiny Tutorial, Tabetha Hedrick teaches how to knit the Italian Cast On, great when you are working brioche or are looking for a seamless look for your ribbing.

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