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Sunday, 17 March 2013

Loom Knitting Kit

Our new shipment of  Loom Knitters has arrived in the shop in time for the colder weather. 
Loom knitting is fun and easy for people of all ages and is a great introduction for children into the wonderful world of knitting..

To get started all you need is a loom, the knitting tool, included in the kit and yarn of your choice - Crafty Frog have a HUGE range to choose from at very reasonable prices.

There are many stitches that imitate traditional knitting with needles however for some people, loom knitting may be faster than traditional knitting.
This video shows the basics of Loom Knitting, making a baby hat.  You can see from the video how children could easily learn to knit using the loom.
There are heaps of videos on You Tube and there is loom knitting channel at YouTube for goodknitkisses for more tips, techniques & patterns.

This Classic Knit Knitting Loom Set includes:
Set of 4 Knitting Looms. Sizes 14cm / 5.5 inch (green), 19cm / 7.5 inch (purple), 24cm / 9.5inch (blue) and 29cm / 11.5 inch (pink). Clear storage bag contains looms, yarn needle, soft grip floral scroll loom pick and easy to follow instructions.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Clover Felting Tools & Applique Moulds

Felting is experiencing a great revival since today’s sewer is wanting various techniques to embellish clothing, appliqué, quilting and other craft projects and felting gives that textured "arty" appearance. It’s fun too, because different fibres give a variety of results.

The Clover Felting Needle Tool comes with 5 fine needles inserted into a comfortable to use handle. These needles are fine pointed to pierce fabric easily and have sort of "barbed" edges to allow the fibre to interlace the fabric.

How To: Place a piece of felt, woollen fabric or other suitable fabric over a softly padded base (or use the special Felting Needle Mat by Clover), lay some fibres such as mohair, textured knitting yarn, Angelina Fiber etc. over the fabric, then pierce lightly with the Felting Tool. No thread or glue needed. Makes wonderful appliqués. Complete instructions are included in the package.

Brush-like mat enables smooth punching with little resistance when using the Felting Needle Tool by Clover. It allows the fibres of the appliqué to mesh well with the base fabric, whilst the bristle length provides the ideal hardness and density for punching.
Make sure the needles are inserted vertically to avoid damage and don’t allow them to touch the base of the mat.

 Clover's Needle Felting Appliqué Mould allows you to insert wool roving into a designated area to create a felted appliqué directly onto fabric.
 Clover & Rabbit
Simply insert wool roving into the mould then gently punch with Clover's Pen Style Needle Felting Tool.

All available at Crafty Frog, of course.

Have fun.

Free Crochet Pattern - Spring Bouquet Afghan

Spring Bouquet Afghan
Delicate motifs come together in this delightful blanket you'll love to wrap baby in. Size : 40" square including border.

Skill Level: Intermediate.
Designed by Josie Rabier
Download Pattern


Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Bunny in Tulips

From Free comes this delightful free cross stitch pattern "Bunny In Tulips".

Add a touch of Easter charm by stitching and framing this blissful bunny, or adorn an Easter outfit for someone special.
Designed by Tom and Felicia L. Williams
Have fun with it!

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Free Knitting Pattern - Two Cable Panel Sock Designs‏

Waikiwi is a very popular and versatile yarn that is composed of 55% NZ Merino, 20% Nylon, 15% Alpaca, 10% Possum. It is machine washable, and is a great yarn for a wide range of garments for babies, kids and adults, as well as accessory items like hats, gloves, and scarves.  And thanks to the 15% nylon, Waikiwi is amazing as a sock yarn!

So for today's free pattern Naturally Yarns have for you two cable panel sock designs using Waikiwi that were created by Gitta Schrade - please click here to view / print off the pattern! 

With the wide range of solid and print shades available for Waikiwi, your sock drawer is going to look amazing!  Drop into Crafty Frog to view the Waikiwi and Waikiwi Print ranges and pick up some yarn to get started on these socks - you and whoever you knit them for will love them! 

Happy knitting!