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Saturday, February 26, 2011

A Good Day for Wool Gathering

Saturday, Feb. 26, is half price day on clothing and accessories at all Salvation Army Thrift Stores. Maybe there's some wool out there waiting to be recycled into rugs.

Rita

Friday, February 25, 2011

Free Patterns from Primitive Bettys

Free pattern on Primitive Bettys' blog
"By My Hands" sampler pattern
Primitive Bettys is a blog with a link to several free patterns. They can be used for cross stitch, rug hooking, or whatever you like.  She also has an Etsy shop where she sells her handiwork and some other patterns.

Great Rug Hooking Blog from Texas

Check out Beehive Hooking.  Laura, the blogger, posts her progress on rugs as she makes them.  This one is stunning!

Hooked Purses

Check out these beautiful purses on Jen Manuell's blog (Ontario). She sells patterns, too!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fun with Colour!

Here is a site with brilliant colour, an example of "generative art". Watch how the hue changes. --Rita

How to Make Vegetable Dye (on Re-Nest)

I came across this great post from Re-Nest on how to make natural vegetable dyes for fabric and yarn.  Enjoy!