As with everything you start it must come to an end. So this video shows you how to ‘cast off’ or aka ‘bind off’ your stitches so the design doesn’t fall apart at the ends. Yet again, a nice clear and concise delivery is given so it makes for a pleasurable viewing experience.
Mary Elburn gives us a lesson in camaj hand spun yarn in the art tutorial and how you can expect to dye your own wool with a dye stock solution.
Firstly she sets up a table outside and covers it with newspaper which in turn is cover in cling film using a ‘wrapmaster’ for ease of application. You might want to consider using a kitchen table or a wall paper pasting board as you will need plenty of space for you dying preparation. 3.5 Oz of dried cotton is placed on the table and in a figure of eight zig zag motion Elburn has folded it back on itself using the whole table length. Cone yarn is used to tie the cotton together at three equidistant points to allow you to hold whilst the cotton is submerged into an acid solution.
Next wear your latex gloves as you are about to start the fun part, dying your cotton in red, green and yellow dye stock with the objective to achieve some nice mood lifting summery colors. Once satisfied with your coverage its time to close the cling film in on itself sealing the cotton before being taken to the steamer to allow the colors to fuse together. 30 minutes later and a small cooling period you have your own hand dyed cotton to use in which ever way you fancy. Happy dying.
This young artist takes on the task of airbrushing the face of Heath Ledger as the ‘Joker’ direct to a t-shirt. The video is time lapsed as you can imagine this would take some time, but it is easy to see how the artist layers and builds the face up throughout. With an impressive skills set this video is a must watch. Airbrushing in itself is difficult enough to master but to apply that skill to textiles is even better. So check out the technique and freehand abilities of this clear airbrush pro!
This video is a basic overview for how to read a knitting pattern. All of what is inside a basic knitting pattern is discussed including all the general components which comprise it. Different variations of stitch and layout are key, so once you watch this video you should have a much more stable understanding of how to read a knitting pattern.
In this video there are a range of topics which are covered. †The tutor talks about which types of projects require circular needles, using the appropriate kind of circular needle, the casting on process involved with circular needles, what is a ’round’ and many important things to bare in mind when knitting in a ’round’. Well narrated and easy to understand step by step instructions throughout the video.
In this video you can expect to learn just how to create the most common and basic stitch in knitting, the ‘knit stitch’. The lady already has 6 stitches made off and shows you how she achieved them, and also how you can develop more from that starting point. Good narration throughout and a concise step by step approach makes this a great starting platform for beginners.
No matter what level you are in knitting, you will need to know how to ‘cast on’. In essence, to ‘cast on’ means getting the cotton onto the needle to create a foundation for your entire knitting process. She talks in detail about creating a ‘slip knot’ to anchor the yarn onto the needle before going on to explain how many stitches you should cast on with, depending on your design of course. Have a watch, its very thorough and easy to understand, it almost makes me want to take it up.
In this video you will learn how to grasp the technique for the ‘purl stitch’. It is very similar to the ‘knit stitch’ and from what I gathered it is the same principle but in reverse. If you have conquered the ‘knit stitch’ then I’m sure this video will be extremely easy for you to follow.