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Old 06-18-2007, 11:14 PM   #1
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Default Beginning Fiber Arts ~ Sewing, Knitting, Etc.

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How Do I Start Sewing?

Online How-Tos
DIY Network's Series - you can see streaming video from this series if you need aural and visual lessons

In-Print How-Tos
Listmania's Sewing 101 List
Singer Sewing Reference Library

Clotilde - great resource for all the unusual notions
Nancy's Notions
McCalls, Butterick, and Vogue Patterns - you can search online before you get to the store
Sewing Mamas

Threads Magazine
DIY Network - more streaming video

How Do I Start Quilting?

Online How-Tos
Quilter's Village
DIY Networks
Kath Kwilts
Quilt Magazine' Beginning Lesson
So you wanna?

In-Print How-Tos
Quilting for Dummies
Quilter's Complete Guide
300 Paper-pieced Quilt Blocks
The New Quilting by Machine (Singer)

Keepsake Quilting

McCall's Quilting
Quilt Magazine
Quilting History
EZ Quilting

How Do I Start Knitting?

Online How-Tos
Knitting Help - free online videos for getting started on knitting
Learn to Knit & Crochet from the Craft Yarn Council
Basics at
Stitch Guide
Knitting Stitches Library
DIY Network

In-Print How-Tos
Stitch-n-@itch: The Knitter's Handbook
Reader's Digest Knitter's Handbook
Knitting Without Tears
Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book
A Learn-to-Knit List at Amazon

Patternworks - first online yarn store
Lacis - especially for lace knitting, handbag construction, bobbin lace, too
Yarn Market
Dollar Yarns
Cheapest Cashmere on the Web

Family Circle Easy Knitting - a great place to start
Vogue Knitting
Interweave Knits

How Do I Start Smocking and Heirloom Sewing?

Online How-Tos
Martha Pullen's Forums
From Garden Fairies

In-Print How-Tos
A-Z Smocking
Martha Pullen's Recommendations

Children's Corner - a beautiful set of classic children's clothes patterns
Farmhouse Fabrics
Martha Pullen
Wendy Schoen Design
Country Bumpkin Publishers

Sew Beautiful Magazine
Creative Needle
Smocking Arts Guild of America
Australian Smocking and Embroidery

How Do I Start Embroidery (Cross-stitch, etc.)?

Online How-Tos
Counted Cross Stitch How-to

In-Print How-Tos
A-Z Embroidered Motifs
A-Z Bullions

Cross-Stitch Collectibles
Told in a Garden - patterns


How Do I Start Tatting?

Online How-Tos
DIY Network on Tatting
Bella Online Beginners Tatting Tutorials
Learn Needle Tatting and Techniques
PM Wonder Woman if you are a member on GCM, and she will send you a link to some video tatting tutorials she is working on.

What else is there?

Bobbin Lace
Hand spinning with a drop spindle - fiber arts directly from the fiber
CD-rom Crochet Made Easy - jamilyian says, "It offers step by step very clear demos that you can start and stop and rewind at will. I only knew the chain stitch when I picked this CD up, and within one week I was crocheting my first blanket."

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Old 11-29-2007, 02:33 PM   #2
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Default Re: Beginning Fiber Arts ~ Sewing, Knitting, Etc.

I would like to add "Knitting in Plain English" by Maggie Righetti to the knitting In-print list. I had given up on being able to knit anything interesting, but after reading though this book, I knit a sock. And that is a verrrry big deal for me.

The same author has a crochet book too that is great as well. "Crocheting in Plain English"
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Default Re: Beginning Fiber Arts ~ Sewing, Knitting, Etc.

A great resource for fiber arts (Knitting, Crocheting, spinning yarn) is Ravelry.
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Default Re: Beginning Fiber Arts ~ Sewing, Knitting, Etc.

Excellent beginner quilting tutorial

Babies-they just grow on you.
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Thosee are really good links.
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