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5 wonderful benefits of knitting: discover the positive health effects of knitting and crocheting

benefits of knit and crochet

A lot of studies have been made about the positive effects that knitting and crocheting can have on a person’s health. As well as being absorbing and interesting activities (in any of the existing techniques) they have a lot of physical, mental and social benefits. You only need to ask a knitter or crocheter if it is true or not… Discover the benefits of knitting and crocheting!  Every stitch is a new beginning What are the benefits of knit and crochet?  1. Knitting and crocheting produce happiness, increase self-confidence and help create a sense of well-being. They can also help…

Learn to sew a rainbow ruffle dress with the tutorial by Charlène hands

tutorial rainbow ruffle dress

Do you want to sew a ruffled dress? Learn in this Fabrics Lovers how to sew a rainbow ruffle dress thanks to the step by step that Charlène has created for us. She combines different colors of the same fabric, the Sari Gold. A very beautiful and summery design that we hope you enjoy and dare to sew this summer. Charlène is the author and creator of content on sewing and lifestyle themes. Her passion for sewing was born about 6 years ago. Completely self-taught, Charlène does not stop learning something new every day, practicing and discovering new techniques and tricks…

5 keys to creating your own sustainable fashion: more quality, customization, eco-friendly yarns, upcycling…

sustainable fashion:

Quality, creativity and sustainability! Do you keep these three words in mind when purchasing yarn and fabrics? The crafting community is becoming more and more interested in the source of materials, something that we celebrate here at Katia. For years, we have developed an ECO line of sustainable, recycled and fair-trade yarns. If you are also on the path to reducing the amount of clothes you buy and making yourself a 100% handmade wardrobe, carry on reading! In this post, we share 5 keys to creating your own sustainable fashion, as well as everything about our most eco-friendly yarns. 5…

Very easy fabric shawl with the new Sari fabrics by Änni Sews

annie sews shawl tutorial

It is the time of scarves and shawls. Fill your wardrobe with color this spring. Learn how to sew a fabric shawl in less than 1 hour. For this, you need a suitable fabric that is natural, light, drape, and pleasant to the touch. You are lucky, in the new FLY SS21 collection we have several fabrics with these characteristics: sari, Panama, muslin, bambula and plumeti. A very easy and fast pattern to make. Download any of the 3 free patterns that we have on our website HERE. And learn how to finish the edges with a very special guest: Änni Sews.…

6 tips to easily follow Katia magazine patterns and knit your next project with confidence

tips to easily follow Katia magazine patterns

As the saying goes: “All roads lead to Rome”, we all know how to apply it to our handicraft universe, right? There are more ways to knit than there are knitters in the world! Ok, we are probably exaggerating, but the truth is there are so many ways to learn how to knit. There are different ways to hold your needles: continental style or English, Portuguese, etc. Even stitch names can change in certain regions and languages. Still, everyone has their own ways, habits and preferences for knitting. These are often a combination of inherited knowledge, workshops, YouTube videos or…

Planned Pooling Top by Wilmade: Tips and video tutorial to crochet a top with Katia Magic Diamonds

Planned Pooling Top

Hi! I’m Wilma, a crochet designer from the Netherlands. Crochet started as a hobby during my Christmas break in 2014, but soon turned into more. In 2015, I started my blog Wilmade.com on which I share free crochet patterns. In 2018, I quit my job as a communication & PR officer to become a full-time designer. I’m sharing this passion with my mom who also designs crochet patterns. My granny and sister often model my designs and my husband and dad help to take pictures. It’s a real family business! I usually make shawls and hats, but lately I’ve discovered…

6 Plus size summer patterns you can knit and crochet with your own style

Plus size patterns

At Katia we want every fan of handmade items to be able to make their own fashion. As a result, we offer over 400 different yarns and fabrics. Plus thousands of knit, crochet, macrame and sewing patterns for all tastes. These include adult, kids, baby and home projects for all levels, styles and sizes! In the Katia magazines you will find models for men and women available in a wide range of sizes: from size M (UK8-10) to size XXL (UK 20-22). In addition, the new Spring-Summer 2020 collection also features new Katia Plus designs. These 6 plus size patterns…

Rainbow Mask 🌈 with the new Antibacterial Poplin

The masks for children and not so children can be fun and original. And that is why we have created this tutorial to make the most colorful and happy mask. In Katia, we have incorporated in these last days to our tissue catalog a new antibacterial poplin with biocide and waterproof treatment to make reusable “homemade” masks. In white and 7 solid colors. Combining these colors we have made this beautiful mask inspired by the rainbow that has accompanied us so much these days.   New Antibacterial Poplin POPLIN ANTIBACTERIAN WHITE New Antibacterial Poplin Tecnosani White is an antibacterial 100%…

Crafts for children: Sew some cute chickens for Easter 🐔

chicken easter tutorial

We continue to share simple and easy ideas to do these days with children at home. To decorate your home in a different way this Easter we teach you how to make these fun chickens with fabric. Hand sewing with a needle and thread helps improve fine motor skills in children. Always with the supervision of an adult, of course, we do not want those little fingers to be pricked. A craft to do as a family that they will love. It is also filled with cotton and rice to give it extra weight. You can make them in many…

Learn to sew from home with us #sewingathome and you?

sewing at home

Right now being at home is a priority, we want to do our part to help you with your favorite hobby: sewing. That the time you spent at home is fun and allows you to develop your creativity. For our part, in the coming days, we will share through this blog and all our social networks, tutorials, tips and ideas about sewing. The crafts, in general, are therapy, they help you focus and improve patience. They transport you to a state of mindfulness that relaxes your mind, calms you, and makes things flow better. Enjoy sewing and create something special…