Friday, July 24, 2009

Make old new again.

CrochetandKnitting Newsletter
Friday, July 24, 2009

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying summer. It is a very busy
time of year with so much going on. Some times we
don't seem to find as much time to work at our crafts
this time of year, but still love getting a few minutes in
here and there whenever we can. I have a lot going on
with work and gardening but have been working on
small projects whenever I can.

I was reading a couple interesting articles about making
use of old sweaters and clothes. These are great ideas
and something I have done a lot in the past, especially
using yarn from old sweaters to make something new.

10 Things to Do With Old Sweaters
By Caley L Walsh

You likely have some sweaters thrown in the back of your
closet, damaged with a stain, moth hole or two. Instead of
tossing old and unused sweaters, turn them into something
new and completely lovable. You can also look for inexpensive
sweaters at the thrift store. Crafting with old sweaters saves
money on craft materials and helps to reduce your household

Yarn - If you knit, crochet or even weave, salvage the yarn
from an old sweater to use in a new project. Find a seam in
the sweater and carefully snip one of the seam stitches with
a pair of very sharp scissors.
Continue reading here.....

Rag Quilts - What Makes Them Different Than Regular Quilts?
By T L Warrington

Rag quilts are a unique type of quilt that many quilters prefer
making over traditional quilts. Because of this, rag quilts are
growing considerably in popularity. There are several factors
that make them popular. Some of the reasons include that
they are easy to make, work up quickly, don't require
expert sewing knowledge, and they are wonderfully warm
and snugly.

Why are they easier to make than traditional quilts? As
mentioned earlier, expert sewing knowledge is not necessary.
Continue reading here.....

For a lot more great articles on crafts, go to
Some new articles that have been recently added include
"How to Hold Knitting Needles", "How to Read a Counted
Cross Stitch Chart", "Choosing Knitting Needles For Your
Project", "Free Crochet Patterns For Beginners", and more.

Also, if you have written your own articles about crafts, feel
free to submit them at the above link.

That is all for today. Happy crafting!


Sue Norrad
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