• Free Download: Crochet Corals Patterns
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    Free Download: Crochet Corals Patterns

    Dive into the art of crochet with free coral patterns. Unique designs to enrich your knitted projects. I'm sure this free download will be useful for my next personal project: Knitting the world largest wool ball... I will present it to the Guinness World Records...! Why? Well, why do you do anything? Let's discover why today's teacher chose to create and share her Crochet Corals Patterns with us! Marianne Seiman

  • 7 Animators Redefining Fiber Art
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    7 Animators Redefining Fiber Art

    Delve into the enchanting world of fiber animation as we unveil the extraordinary creations of 7 animators, including the fantastic Andrea Love. Today, we embark on an animated journey that's woven with wonder and textured tales. In this list, we're spotlighting seven awe inspiring animators who have mastered the art of using fiber as their medium, bringing life to their stories in ways that are nothing short of magical. Prepare to be inspired by each and every one of them! Let’s start!

  • Discovering the Art of Tapestry: Kilim, Knot Technique, and Tufting
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    Discovering the Art of Tapestry: Kilim, Knot Technique, and Tufting

    Tapestry is an ancient art form that has always been present in various cultures around the world. At Voador Tecelagem, we dedicate ourselves to perpetuating this tradition, adapting it to the comfort and aesthetics of the modern home. In this article, we will explore three fascinating tapestry techniques: Kilim, Knot Technique, and Tufting.

  • Crochet Tutorial: how to read a pattern
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    Crochet Tutorial: how to read a pattern

    Learn how to read the symbols on a crochet diagram and understand the pattern with Steel and Stitch The patterns and symbols on a crochet diagram can be intimidating to the beginner. However, they are much simpler than they appear. In this tutorial, Emma Friedlander-Collins, also known as Steel and Stitch (@steelandstitch), teaches us how to decipher a crochet diagram, reveals what each abbreviation and symbol means, and tells you how you can use this useful tool in your next design.

  • Crochet Tutorial: how to calculate the stitches easily
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    Crochet Tutorial: how to calculate the stitches easily

    Discover this basic guide to knitting with the proportion formula and calculating points, with Santa Pazienzia One of the biggest difficulties we can face when we start a crochet project is how to calculate the stitches we need for our project. In the end, the correct calculation of the points will be what determines whether the item of clothing is symmetrical or whether the size is exact. Estefa González, better known as @santapazienzia, is a designer, crochet teacher and creator of the Santa Pazienzia website. This crochet master shares in this tutorial her technique for calculating points based on the proportion formula. Don't miss the video below!

  • Weaving Tutorial: how to assemble the warp for a circular loom
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    Weaving Tutorial: how to assemble the warp for a circular loom

    Learn with Ancestral basic tips to keep in mind before starting to weave on a circular loom Weaving with a round base opens a world of possibilities to think about and compose tapestries and unique textile pieces, but to start it is important to create a solid base: the warp, a set of longitudinal threads placed under tension on a loom, will be the foundation on which to work. In this tutorial, Erika Pineda, textile artist and founder of Ancestral (@ancestral_co), a brand dedicated to the production of hand-woven decorative pieces, teaches us how to assemble a warp in two different ways: with and without a central tie. You can see the video here.

  • Macramé Tutorial: how to dye a textile tapestry
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    Macramé Tutorial: how to dye a textile tapestry

    Discover the basic steps for dyeing natural fiber laces and the procedures for handling dyes with Pluumbago Water, fire, dye and the fibers that will receive the color. Although it does not require much, the dyeing process has its secrets, mainly if the idea is to obtain different tones and textures, as well as mixed, copper or opaque colors and other effects that differentiate your work. In this tutorial, Mexican textile artist Ixchel Yué (@pluumbago), founder of the Pluumbago brand, shares her basic tips on hydration of the strips, temperature and time on fire, as well as the materials needed for an ideal dyeing of cotton fibers. Materials needed Before you begin, please note that you will need to gather: A sketch of the work you will do with the dyed strips, in which you establish the amount of fiber that will receive each colorWater and a bowl to pre-hydrate the stripsA potDyes of the desired shadesA tweezers to handle the fiber and a tongs to handle the fiber and remove it during the part on the fireA cloth to clean the work areaAn apronSalt or dye fixative

  • Macramé Tutorial: basic knots to create fringes and braids
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    Macramé Tutorial: basic knots to create fringes and braids

    Learn step by step the basic macramé techniques to shape the top of your loom, with Mariella Motilla Textile art is not only intended to be applied to clothing, but can also be a great decorative motif to give a different touch to your home. Mariella Motilla (@mariellamotilla), a textile designer whose pieces are responsible for filling the interiors of important hotels, residences and various public places in Mexico with life. But to create these textile designs you need to assemble your macramé loom and once you have it, start weaving. In this tutorial we show you how to make stripes and a braid to decorate the top of the loom. You can watch the video below:

  • Amigurumi Tutorial: How to make amigurumi eyes with Lhylaraña
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    Amigurumi Tutorial: How to make amigurumi eyes with Lhylaraña

    Learn a simple technique to make eyes for your amigurumi dolls with Lhylaraña Amigurumi has transcended Japanese borders thanks to its kawaii designs and has become an art that has captivated people around the world. Thanks to the crochet technique, amigurumis allow the creation of an infinite variety of characters, universes and shapes, providing a unique opportunity to give free rein to our imagination. If you create amigurumi, you will know that one of the most important features is their eyes. The eyes give life to the amigurumi, and it is what can elevate your designs and give them personality. In this tutorial, amigurumi designer and weaver Lhylaraña (@lhylaranha), known in the world of knitting as "the spider", will show us how to make expressive eyes for our dolls in a simple and accessible way.

  • Interview with Casa Atlantica: basketry and branding
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    Interview with Casa Atlantica: basketry and branding

    We spoke with designers Belén and Lester about how they have introduced basketry techniques into their projects and about branding.. Belén and Lester, the visionary founders of Casa Atlántica, have made a remarkable impact on the contemporary design scene, harmonizing the essence of ancestral techniques with the freshness of today's aesthetics. This creative duo has managed to fuse traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design, creating authentic and unique products that are making their mark on the global design scene. From collaborating with renowned brands such as Loewe, peSeta and Nike, to being selected to be sold at the prestigious MoMa Design Store, their growth and expansion knows no bounds. In this interview, we will talk about their journey into the world of craftsmanship, the unparalleled value it brings to their creations and how their cultural roots influence every piece they design. In addition, they will share valuable tips on branding and how to make a name for themselves in the art world.

  • Crochet tutorial: how to take measurements to create a pattern
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    Crochet tutorial: how to take measurements to create a pattern

    Learn how to take your measurements without help to create your own crochet pattern, with Alimaravillas Before starting to knit your crochet garment, you must take into account a previous step that is essential: measure your body. The final result will depend on how meticulous you are in this point, so that you don't end up with a sweater that is too short or with a neck that doesn't fit your head. For this, it is essential to learn how to take your measurements. Alicia Recio Rodríguez, known as @alimaravillas, expert and passionate about crochet, explains in this tutorial how to take our measurements without help to create our own pattern. You can watch the video below:

  • Sustainable fashion tutorial: how to create a sweater pattern
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    Sustainable fashion tutorial: how to create a sweater pattern

    Learn the steps to draw a super simple mold and create your pattern with Ximena Corcuera Getting started in fashion pattern making, without knowing where to start, can be a bit dizzying: creating two-dimensional patterns for pieces that will eventually be worn on the body is a process that takes some getting used to. But, if you decide to start slowly and starting with the simplest patterns, entering this exciting sector is not so difficult. For this, in the following tutorial, Ximena Corcuera (@ximenacorcuera), fashion designer, explains how to create a simple pattern for a sweater, so you can learn to build your own clothes as a first step towards a more sustainable world. Discover her tips below:

  • Knitting and Crochet: Keys for Starting Out in Hand Weaving
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    Knitting and Crochet: Keys for Starting Out in Hand Weaving

    This small guide will help you discover, finally, the difference between knitting and crochet For anyone not familiar with weaving, it can be complicated differentiating between knitting (weaving with two needles) and crochet (weaving with a hook): they share many similarities but there are some key differences. Bárbara Bremer and Carolina Herrera, founders of Binge Knitting (@bingeknitting)–a company specialized in the creation of hand woven collections of contemporary designs–explain how the two crafts are alike and how they differ so you can learn to enjoy them and discover which would be best for your own creations.