Discovery: Lumenaris for Needle Felting Projects

Discovery: Lumenaris for Needle Felting Projects

It is always fun to discover a new resource to help with a Needle Arts project! At a sewing and craft show I discovered Lumenaris, www.lumenaris.com, with their vast array of colors, shapes and sizes of pre-cut wool felt pieces. Useful, if folk don’t want to cut wool...
Q & A: How does one non-visually trim a hem allowance evenly?

Q & A: How does one non-visually trim a hem allowance evenly?

Templates are the key. First someone has to measure the hem length up from the floor and pin the hem in place. Decide what width of hem is needed, then cut a template out of lightweight cardboard. I use cardboard from the back of note pads or packaging. Use a paper...
Knitting Project Update: Fitting + Threading Cording

Knitting Project Update: Fitting + Threading Cording

My sweater is coming along. I will share more adaptive techniques in this blog post and future ones as I let you journey through the process of this sweater with me. For me the slow knitter, I have decided to knit the whole sweater body in the round utilizing a few...
Knitting without Sight

Knitting without Sight

Many knitters knit without looking while conversing with others and may not think about that fact. When I point this out to sighted knitters they then realize, yes; they do knit often without looking. Here are ideas to make it easier to knit with vision loss....