Posts Tagged‘DIY’

DIY ideas for Carnival: 3 recognisable and fun easy crochet costumes for little adventurers

crochet costumes

Do you need some help with your little adventurer’s Carnival costume? Once again, we find our inspiration in universal literature and we are proposing 3 recognisable and fun easy crochet costumes. Chose your favourite adventurer, prepare your crochet hook and get yourself some balls of Katia Canada. Follow our crochet patterns to create the accessories for brave Little Red Riding Hood’s cape and basket; the powerful Magician Merlin’s starry hat, white beard and wand; a daring Pirate’s tricorn hat, eyepatch and sharp sword. Have you got everything you need in your basket? Well then, in an abracadabra!… we’re going to make these…

Craft Lovers ♥ DIY Decoration with Colours of Life: X-Treme Cushion and Stool Cover

DIY Decoration

In this Craft Lovers, Colours of Life proposes two very easy DIY Decoration ideas for your home. Stefanie van Wendel de Joode is a technical designer who collaborates with Dutch decoration magazines and teaches in schools. 5 years ago she began her journey as Colours of Life: whereby she combines her technical formation with the creative environment of her family. Stefanie clearly enjoys creating her own decorative pieces for the home. For her, it’s important to be familiar with the materials she uses in her designs. Therefore, for this special DIY Decoration, she’s chosen Katia X-Treme. Get ready! Create a cushion and a stool cover…

Craft Lovers ♥ DIY Wall Hanging without a loom by Minireyve

Do you like to give your home a handmade touch, but don’t have much free time? Have you still not taken the plunge to try knitting and crocheting? If your answers are affirmative, take a look at this decorative idea from Minireyve and unleash your creativity with a few balls of Katia yarn. Evelyne Bisson is the face behind Minireyve, a Parisian mum who is passionate about Do it Yourself, retro decoration, fashion and design. In this Craft Lover, Evelyne shows us how to make a tapestry wall hanging without a loom using Katia Big Alabama. Voilá! This quick and…

Make a practical fold away crochet bag in net stitch using Katia Tahiti. A kit to knit the next VideoKAL could be yours!

UPDATE 04/06/16 Katia Summer Special VideoCAL. And the winners of the 3 Katia kits with everything necessary to knit the next VideoKAL are Isabel, Fanny and Rockth. Congratulations! Many thanks to everybody for participating! We’re going to move those crochet hooks! Because the Katia Summer Special VideoCAL is back with a practical fold away crochet bag in net stitch made from Katia Tahiti. A new challenge begins here that will keep you busy during the months of May and June, and in addition to proudly being able to show it off this summer, it will also give you the opportunity to enter the…

Katia’s 65th anniversary: A story of love for yarns

Katia turns 65 years old! A lifetime dedicated to wool and designing garments for hand knitting. We want you to join in this celebration and blow the candles with us. Because our story would not be what it is, without the love and enthusiasm of all handmade lovers around the world; we invite you to a virtual tour of some of the most important moments of Katia… 1951. Katia is born in Barcelona. The mother company is Hilaturas Génesis, specialist in knitting yarns and crocheting threads and wholesaler of yarn skeins, in Caspe street. The potential for knitting and crocheting is…

Katia VideoKAL: men’s knitted scarf made with Junior

Guys! This knitted scarf made with Katia Junior is for you: a basic and practical accessory for these cooler days. We have 15 funky colours at your disposition. You only need 3 balls of yarn and a pair of size 10 (U.S.)/(15 mm) knitting needles. Download the pattern and follow the DIY video to knit this toasty scarf. Could it be any easier? Impossible! This men’s knitted scarf is really easy to make. In this VideoKAL we show you how to knit garter stitch and how to knit into the back of the stitch. The triangular shape is achieved by…

Learn how to knit 2 basic baby booties styles with our videos

Grandma, daddy, mummy… babies learn to walk step by step and we are going to teach you, step by step, how to knit booties and baby boots for their tiny feet. We make it so easy! All you have to do is get your needles and choose your favourite colour of Monaco Baby for the pair of booties and one ball of Katia Peques for the baby boots. In addition to the patterns, where you’ll find detailed instructions, you’ll also find our 2 support video tutorials. Baby booties Download the pattern and follow the DIY video to knit these booties (Baby…

Don’t you know about our YouTube channel yet?

Enter and discover more than 140 videos! Whatever your level (from absolute beginner to advanced), on our YouTube channel you’ll find simple instructions to help you make the most of our yarns and to continue learning new techniques at your own pace. The videos are arranged in playlists which make it easy to find what you are looking for. Learn how to use our yarns and fantasy ranges watching the demonstration videos. Do you need help to remember some knitting stitches? Are you having problems with crochet stitches? Subscribe to these two lists and you’ll never doubt again. Go ahead and…

5 essential knitting magazines for Spring · Summer 2015

¡They’re here! Introducing the 5 magazines from our Spring·Summer 2015 collection: Beginners 3, Baby 72, Kids 73, Woman 81 and Woman 82. 299 essential models to knit and to take full advantage of the new season’s yarns. Beginners 3 Good things come in threes! After the success of the first two editions of our Beginners magazine, our third edition is now available. In addition to the autumn and winter designs in Beginners 1 and 2, we have added 72 models to knit and wear this Spring · Summer 2015. As with  Beginners 2, this 3rd edition includes new and interesting step…