Additional Craft Information:
Hooked rugs are one of the early American crafts made by women who had to find ways to use every scrap of material they had or that they could get there hands on . They crocheted and braided the longer pieces of fabric into rugs and they used the shorter pieces in hooked rugs. Hooks and Yarn are easily should we say misplaced from our mother or even our grandmothers , but they are also really cheap and you can get them at any of the big craft stores .
DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape
DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers
The main reason you will need to buy all your yarn up front for the project that you are going to make is that because of the dye lots change, and the color will look off, and after all of the time that you put into making the project you definitely want all the color to be the same right? At the craft store you will find that all the hooks and needles sizes are indicated by letters, numbers, or millimeters (mm)on the shaft of the needle. When you get a new pattern before starting the project the instructions will specify to you exactly what size crochet hook or knitting needle size that will be required for the pattern.
Laces back in the old days were very expensive to purchase , and at that time period the people turned to crocheting to be able to produce for themselves a less expensive fabrics. Crocheting has never needed much equipment and other tools, and back then all people of every age learned to crochet for themselves to produce fine laces.
DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife
DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint
One of the major problem with some laces, generally it is very small and crumply and uneven-looking until it is pinned out to its full intended size and shape. In day gone by a lot of people would have taken the time to block the pieces on towels on the bed or floor in a spare room, but today crotchetier if you are going to make many items that require blocking, you'll want to eventually invest in a blocking board for your craft. They can be purchased at your local craft store.
Think about this did you ever think that maybe that perhaps Eve and Adam were the first as they decorated, covered and clothed themselves and their dwelling place.. Many people have no clue how to take care of wool items–or other natural fibers for that matter.
Crochet thread was used up until the early 50's for any patterns that were made. At that time many people, especially the younger generation, had begun to start practicing crocheting for themselves . There were many new designs and ideas that emerged and with the advent of colored yarns, this had set off an explosion of varied patterns and designs and many different color hues in the crochet arena.
There is still another process for crotchetier that is called Felting. This is for making strong long lasting projects. The felting process is by which wool fibers are drawn up and tightened into a dense, very strong material that is incredibly strong and very durable and will be long-wearing. Some of our early cultures started to use felted wool to make their shelters during their travels.
Felting is also what happens when a favorite wool sweater by mistakenly put into the wash and we know what happens then, it comes out looking like something that your grandchild could wear right? With felting, you do not use processed wool; meaning, the wool is not in the form of yarn.