Head Over Heels: Idle Hands Awake for Modern DIY Projects

I’m so excited to bring back one of my favorite series on the the blog where I share the latest artists, makers, trends and products I’m Head Over Heels for.  Today, I wanted to share a fabulous DIY blogger whose photography and projects almost always make me think “oooh! I want to make that.”  Marlene, creator of READ MORE

Five-Strand Braid How-To Video on Creativebug

I’m so excited to share my new Five-Strand Braid How-To Video class on Creativebug. You’ll learn this versatile braiding technique in no time. Then, there are so many fabulous things you can make. Braiding is simply weaving at its most basic level and follows a pattern. Once you learn it, you can take off from there. Make READ MORE

Knit Twine Potholder Pattern with Leather

Make your kitchen happy with this knit twine potholder pattern. My friends over at Koel Magazine are sharing my project today in the column Knit A Therapy.  I love the textural look of the twine knit up like this with the contemporary bit of leather and brass thrown in. These potholders add a tactile feel to your kitchen goods, while still contributing something entirely READ MORE

Easy DIY Tulle Pom Pom Hair Bands

The other day, I did a fun Instagram story of how to make these easy DIY tulle pom pom hairbands. Allie and I got inspired playing around in the basement in the cupboards full of craft goodies, where we found a huge supply of tulle! I had used a bunch of it in my Craftsy Class, The Costume Box. READ MORE

Simone Chunky Cardigan Knitting Pattern and Kit

Who doesn’t love a cozy chunky cardigan knitting pattern? There’s nothing like snuggling into a beauty like this to make you feel wrapped in ultimate luxury.  The Simone Cardigan arrives as a kit from We Are Knitters, and is perfect for beginners. The pieces are all basic rectangles and you just seam it together at the end. The READ MORE

20 Gorgeous Finger Knitting Projects + How To Finger Knit Video

Are you looking for fabulous finger knitting projects and a video to teach you how to finger knit? I have both for you right here!  Thanks to Love Knitting, find the beginning video below, which will show you how to cast on, finger knit, stop in the middle, pick up a dropped stitch and bind off. You’ll learn READ MORE

Dishtowel Utility Apron Pattern by Anne Weil | Flax & Twine

Give Handmade for Mother’s Day – New Maker Kits

When I was young, I would always give handmade for Mother’s Day. I knew that my mom would understand and respect how much work I put in to my latest project for her. In her honor, I created two fun new maker kits based on popular Flax & Twine designs, just in time for Mother’s Day! Easy to make and easy READ MORE

Easy to Follow Crochet Edged Dish Towel Tutorial

I made these beautiful hand towels this year as a hostess gift for my friend. Now, I’m happy to provide this crochet edged dish towel tutorial so you can make your very own! Handmade gifts say thank you in the most heart felt of ways, and also carry such meaningful wishes from the giver. Actually, I have two patterns to READ MORE

Dash Shawl by Knit Collage

Take a Look! My Dash Shawl by Knit Collage

I completed my first knitalong! Look at my gorgeous Dash Shawl by Knit Collage. What a fun project! And, fast! Usually, I don’t participate in knitalongs because I hate feeling behind. Fun knitting always comes last in my world, so I am eternally behind. But, in this case, give me those size 19 needles and a week of vacation, READ MORE

Free Chunky Arm Knit Ribbed Blanket Pattern

Eek! I love this new arm knit ribbed blanket pattern. It turned out beautifully! Not to mention, I am head over heels with this color blue!  It feels and looks so lush and luxurious. This blanket is so doable, too! And, trust me, anyone can learn how to arm knit. The full pattern for this blanket is READ MORE

Giant Arm Knit Bunny Video Tutorial & Discount Code

Great news! I have finally made a Giant Arm Knit Bunny video tutorial! Come along on a wild bunny adventure with me and I’ll show you exactly how to make this adorable thing! The full-length video comes with pattern or kit purchase. The kit ships priority mail and you can make a bunny in an afternoon! Here READ MORE

Knitalong and Giveaway with Knit Collage and All About Ami

I have a fabulous giveaway and knitalong opportunity for you.   Here’s a chance to win over $300 in wonderful knitterly goodness (enter below), plus an opportunity to join in a fun knitalong with me, Amy of Knit Collage AND Stephanie of All About Ami. This will actually be my very first knitalong – I’m a little giddy! Are READ MORE

Lovely Knit Top Down Cardigan Baby Sweater

I adore this lovely top down cardigan baby sweater!  I love the classic lines and the sweet lace detail at the shoulders! It’s called Nowegian Fir Top Down Cardigan and it’s by Oge Knitwear Designs.  She has so many lovely designs, this won’t be the last one I knit. This sweater has been the subject of some very intensive Instagram READ MORE

Amazing DIY Arm Knit Chunky Vase Pattern

I adore the statement this DIY Arm Knit Chunky Vase Pattern makes! The bright yellow against the white walls, and the texture of the branches next to the fiber. Yes!  Not to mention, the sunshine of the color and the buds on the branches just scream spring.  The longer days happening now bring me some serious, happy joy, too! READ MORE

One Skein Knit Leg Warmers Pattern for Beginners

Keep cozy and happy all winter long with these chunky knit leg warmers snug around your legs. Leg warmers are great for dancers. I love thick white wool against delicate ballet pink, and the porcelain look of a dancer’s limbs. However, you can wear these leg warmers for a lot more than dancing. They are lovely with a dress, a skirt, or READ MORE

Easy Last-Minute Paper-Punched Valentines

Make these easy, last-minute paper-punched valentines in a jiffy, and have a ton of fun doing it!  I love making a unique handmade cards. These cards come together so fast, you can easily create a bunch of teacher or class valentines quickly. Actually, these cards were a happy accident. Allie (11) wanted to do some crafting the other READ MORE

A Simple Knit Basket Pattern for Beginners

I’ll admit it, I’m a little obsessed with bringing knits to home decor, and this simple knit basket pattern is no exception. Find this fun, nubbly project over on Apartment Therapy right now! Or, if you’d like a PDF Pattern, you can find one in the Flax & Twine shop. This is a traditional knitting pattern, which READ MORE

Hand Crochet Round Pillow Pattern

I’m so thrilled to announce the new pattern release of this beautiful Hand Crochet Round Pillow Pattern! Traditional crochet stitches at an oversized scale like this make a wow-worthy statement of this simple round pillow. Crochet this pillow with no tools other than your own two hands and some gorgeous wool. In no time, you’ll have this lovely READ MORE

Top 12 Projects and Patterns of 2016

I’ve taken the first couple of weeks of 2017 to reflect back on the year a little. It’s been pretty exciting!  The great news is that Flax & Twine continues to grow, both the blog and the shop, in big ways! I paid particular attention to Google Analytics, which is so helpful to gather insights on READ MORE

Mini Resolutions – 30 Day Commitments for Year-Long Success

Happy New Year, everyone! This year, instead of a huge year-long hope-of-a-resolution, try an experiment with me! I am making 12 Mini Resolutions. Mini Resolutions are 30-day commitments to small changes you’ve wanted to make in your life.  I think it’s going to be a great way to be successful and implement some great shifts in how I READ MORE

Easy Last Minute Holiday Table Setting DIY

Well, we’re in the home stretch running toward Christmas now. I wanted to share an easy, last minute holiday table setting idea with you! These clip-on cardinals caught my eye when I was out holiday shopping. I was smitten immediately, and I knew I wanted to use them on my table this year. Let me tell you READ MORE

Quick and Easy DIY Girls’ Jewelry Projects

Back when I was a brand new blogger, I designed a series of little easy-to-make DIY girls’ jewelry projects . The projects were intended as advent gifts. I actually posted a brand new jewelry tutorial every day in the month of December! It’s hard for me to conceive making that happen today. But, I hustled hard, working to READ MORE