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Discover the secrets of the Rigid Heddle Loom with these two shawls by ‘El Cabo de Valentina’

Rigid Heddle Loom

Do you know about the rigid heddle loom? Discover the secrets of this fascinating textile technique with Mariajo from El Cabo de Valentina. Warp, shuttles, warping board, heddle… get to know the parts of a rigid heddle loom; and how it works with these two woven shawls made with Katia Fair Cotton and Saint Tropez. A few years ago, on a trip to Argentina “I saw the women weaving and knew I had to do that”, Mariajo recalls. She visited the American country various times with the intention to learn how to weave with a rigid heddle loom. “When you are entrapped by the yarns,…

Learn embroidery with Gimena Romero and her video Back Step Stitch using Katia Cablè 5

Back Step Stitch

Stitch by stitch… that’s how you learn embroidery. Calmly, with passion and enthusiasm! As transmitted by Gimena Romero, the restless Mexican embroidery artist who is the protagonist of this Craft Lovers. The talented Gimena shares a beautiful embroidered illustration using Katia Cablè 5 with us. This whole creation is embroidered using ‘Back Step’ Stitch. It’s a really easy stitch to do. Furthermore, you have a video and some useful tips about embroidery to help you. Discover a marvellous technique! You’ll be able to apply to numerous creative projects. Back Step Stitch “Hi, I’m Gimena Romero and today we’re going to do Back step…

5 Crochet Bookmarks: Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, Harry Potter, Snow White and the Little Prince

Crochet Bookmarks

Are crocheting, knitting and reading some of your favourite hobbies? If the answer is affirmative, you make us so happy! Because in addition to enjoying reading, you’re going to have fun making these 5 crochet Bookmarks: The Little Prince, Snow White, Harry Potter, Little Red Riding Hood and Peter Pan. That’s right! Accompany your reading with the protagonists of some of the most famous fairy tales. You only need a few mini balls of Katia Amigurumi 100% Cotton and to download the pattern here. This is our gift to celebrate Book Day with you. We hope that you feel inspired…

DIY 2nd Life Sweater: how to easily recycle a jumper using Katia Paris

DIY 2nd Life Sweater

Follow our DIY 2nd Life Sweater video and take note of all the possibilities there are for customising an old jumper. As well as being able to knit or crochet a soft shiny scarf with one ball of Katia Paris, this fantasy yarn is your best ally to help you easily recycle a jumper and convert it into a new garment. Even if your jumper is stained or you just got tired of wearing it, with this tutorial you’ll manage to breathe new life into it and transform it into a cutting edge garment. If you’ve got a damaged jumper,…

Are you a 2.0 knitter or crocheter? Find out with our test!

Do you want to know how Internet has changed your relationship with knitting needles, crochet hooks and yarns? Whether it’s the first time you’re reading our blog or whether you’re a regular visitor who has already subscribed – you’re still not receiving our posts in your mail box? – why not answer these amusing questions from our test. We hope to put a smile on your face while you discover if you’re a 2.0 knitter or crocheter. 1) Yarn bombing sounds like… a) A high risk adventure sport. b) Urban art, graffiti made with yarns. c) Guerrilla knitting, urban knitting, graffiti knitting……

Long live your hand knitted garments!

We know only too well how much time and effort you put into making your hand knitted garments. What a joy when you’ve finally finished off the last threads and can show off the results with pride! Because we want the satisfaction of this moment to last longer, here are a number of tips and tricks to help you care for your woolen garments. Wool is a delicate fibre, it shouldn’t be washed at high temperatures or with chlorine based products. We recommend that you hand wash your most delicate woolen garments, although you can also wash them in the…

5 reasons why you should learn to knit

It’s clear that knitting is enjoying a welcome revival and DIY is back in fashion. Nowadays we find it quite normal to see someone knitting on the metro or in a cafe and there’s no doubt that handmade clothes are more popular than ever. But did you know that besides being an entertaining and enjoyable activity, knitting has many other benefits for the people who knit. It’s a very healthy hobby and we are going to tell you why… 1. Knitting is the new yoga! In this overwhelming and frenetic world everything is wanted now, now, now… But when we pick…