In our last blog post, we shared some of our favorite inspirational projects for revamping your home décor this season. If you’d rather embark on a little Spring Crafting instead of Spring Cleaning, here are some creative ways to accomplish both at the same time, guilt-free!
April showers may bring May flowers, but they also bring muddy feet to your doorstep. Here is a simple tutorial showing how to recycle old t-shirts into a fashionable and functional (not to mention, machine washable!) crocheted rug. Of course, a woven rug is another option to try: by choosing thick, sturdy yarns in ‘spring-y’ colors, you can add your own personal touch to your front door. In fact, there are plenty of ways to dress up your doorstep using colorful, easy-care yarns, whether your weave, knit, crochet or rug hook. Below are just a few of our favorite ideas for spring!
KNIT & CROCHET BASKETS
Organize your life with easy-to-make knit or crochet baskets! Baskets are a great way to use up leftover yarn in your stash, but you can also be strategic in your color choice by using cones of yarn to create matching sets or color-coding your world by using an assortment of yarn colors. Smaller sizes are perfect for holding small trinkets or craft supplies, while larger sizes can house your yarn collection, toys, reusable tote bags, or any number of items that need to be contained!
ECO-FRIENDLY SPRING CLEANING
Save money and the planet by making your own reusable floor sweeper covers! Choose machine washable yarns in bright colors to create an array of color choices to make you smile. You can find lots of easy patterns to knit or crochet on Ravelry, many of which are free. Reusable towels and scrubbers can also be knit, crocheted, or woven, and are an excellent way to save money and the planet!
Here’s one more spring cleaning tip to try: Eucalan wool wash does double duty; here is a video tutorial from Youtube which uses Eucalan to freshen up curtains and drapes for spring!
For more crafty inspiration, click here to view our Welcome Spring inspiration board on Pinterest!
All the best,
Chris, Nancy, and the entire Woolery team
The one thing that all spinners, weavers, dyers, felters, knitters, hookers—need I go on—share is a love of our base material. Perhaps that is why we are so nutty about rug hooking around here. The materials and designs so enticing! If you aren’t familiar with the process (and even if you are) you will enjoy the resources on our rug hooking how to get started page. In particular, check out the video by Gene Shepherd, who gives a great demonstration on the beauty and basics of the craft.
We want to give one lucky reader/fan/follower a chance to win an adorable beginning rug-hooking kit featured in our last blog. Simply post a comment about any rug hooking expereinces you have had even if it is none! We will pick a winner a week from now (no foolin’). It’s time to get hooked!
Leslie Samson Workshops
Speaking of beautiful, enticing materials we are thrilled to host the marvelous felter Leslie Samson in May. Leslie has taken felting to another level with her exquisite approachable designs. Leslie is a master at wet, needle, and nuno felting. Felt wool and beyond, by making wearables to wall pieces. Leslie will teach three workshops: Botanical Felting, Scribble Lace Scarf, and Felted Tapestry. (You might even spot a bunny or two hopping around.)
We would love to see you here in May or any other time! Of course we can visit online anytime.
Chris, Nancy, and the entire Woolery team
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Our introductory Locker Hooking Kit has everything you need to make a cute sheep motif rug!
Rugs have a certain romance. They offer the opportunity for big bold designs. Nothing wows up a room like a handmade rug! They serve a purpose either insulating our floors or our walls. They work up fast so you get a lot of satisfaction in a short amount of time. There are so many reasons to make rugs!
Whether you are a weaver, knitter, crocheter, spinner, felter, or rug hooker we have the materials, patterns, tools, and supplies to make your rug dreams a reality.
Beautiful bulky coned wool yarn in a lovely array of colors. Limited supply! Check out this yarn out before it is gone.
What does it take to make a good rug? Well, it take good sturdy yarn or fabric. This is where long breeds shine. For you spinners, get out that Lincoln and make a beautiful rug—rug hookers, weavers, knitters you can use the locks!
Not a spinner? Check out some of our rug yarns that works up beautifully in knit, woven, crochet, and hooked patterns.
We have always been drawn to the folk art designs in the rug hooking community. Check out these beautifully dyed wool fabrics!
We aim to make your rugmaking easy, enjoyable, and fun! Already made a rug? Please share on any of our social media channels!
Chris, Nancy, and the entire Woolery team!