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Aug 18, 2019 15:09:11   #
Check on Facebook for sites with the words Swedish Weaving. Lots of choices. Sometimes it is called Swedish Weaving and sometimes Huck embroidery. Warning about Monk's Cloth: It is a pure cotton fabric with a square weaving, i.e. the width and height of the fabric are the same, as an example if you measure 4 inches in both directions you will get the same count of threads. Because it is cotton, it is best to get it ready before weaving on it. That is done by washing the fabric in hot water in the washing machine and then dry it at high heat in the clothes dryer. Sounds terrible but it ensures that it will not shrink once you have spent hours working on it and it then needs washing. The well known on-line book store has lots of books on it to help get started. I find it very relaxing and have woven many afghans and table cloths.
May 23, 2019 14:04:31   #
My GD participates in Highland dancing demos and I would like to make her a pair of socks with the tartan pattern to go with her kilt. Are there any sources for a pattern or a punch card or a mylar to help with this? My machines are all Singer brand. Where could I find such a thing? At this point, it looks to me that the way to do it is by using Intarsia but I would need an idea of size of the lozenges on the sock. Also, are the lines that intersect on the lozenges knit along or done after the sock is completed? Thanks for any help you can give me.
Apr 15, 2019 19:14:42   #
Fascinating reading. I resented anyone disturbing my reading I was so into the story, the history, of Norwegian knitting. Thank you for posting.
Apr 15, 2019 17:41:54   #
A tous les membres français de KP je vous offre toutes mes sympathies. Canadienne, j'en ai les larmes aux yeux ayant visité un nombre de fois, chaque fois j'en perdait le souffle à voir cette magnifique structure et en considérant son age. Encore, toutes mes sympthies.
Feb 6, 2019 12:24:44   #
Jun 22, 2018 15:24:14   #
Thank you. Excellent site, good recommendations.
Mar 2, 2017 15:06:36   #
Go to this site:, Christine sells everything you need to do Swedish or Huck weaving including books that explain how to do it. It is simple, quick and satisfying. It is very similar to embroidery but on a larger scale. Try a few small pieces first and keep going. As you get more at ease with it, you will find patterns and ideas easily. Have fun with it. If you need specific help, just ask and we will help.
Oct 25, 2016 13:16:26   #
there are a few spots left for this event.

If you'd like to join us, let me know before the end of this week.
Oct 16, 2016 18:44:43   #
Join us for a day of friendship,laughs and knitting on November 5, 2016
This is a get together for machine knitters in Southern Ontario. The day is to get together with other machine knitters and have a relaxing day of friendship, fun, laughs and knitting with other minded persons. There will be beginners to experts attending this event so you will fit in whatever your level of experience is. There will be no formal workshops during this event but a great exchange of tips and tricks useful to complete your projects. Bring your machine and accessories you will be using. If you need power, bring an extension cord and power bar if required.
The day will start at 9:30 a.m. and go until 3:30 p.m. The location is easy to access with lots of parking available. Bring your own lunch. Coffee, tea, water and goodies will be available. The cost for this event is $20.00.
For additional info send me a private message and include your e-mail address.
Nov 10, 2015 12:53:46   #
Thank you for all the information given, some of which I had not noticed while searching the Internet. Off I go to my km so both dolls can have some new clothes.
Nov 9, 2015 13:14:26   #
I have now learned that patterns for preemie cabbage patch dolls will fit Stella so one problem solved. Still looking for clothes for Baby Belle, also known as Sweet princess Belle.
Nov 9, 2015 11:49:48   #
Do you know of any place where I could find some patterns or at least dimensions to make a pattern for either or both of those dolls. According to my 4 year old grand daughter Baby Belle would like some clothes for the winter !!! Stella could be jealous if she doesn't get any.
Jan 27, 2015 11:33:59   #
I purchased the Stanwood one from Etsy and it has been great, Not noisy and very efficient.
Jun 16, 2014 12:49:12   #
I would love those patterns for Cabbage Patch dolls. 3 grandchildren's birthdays within a month. That would be great if your offer is still standing to e-mail them.

May 6, 2013 12:12:13   #
I knit both ways and find it makes it much easier to deal with the strands of yarn when doing Intarsia. I start one way and change for the intarsia, then back to the other method. I suspect I use the English way as the main one and the continental for the intarsia. Sorry about the confusion, but I don't know the names of the methods, just use them.
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