This month, we’re bringing you some fun and unique ideas for crafting “outside the box” of your traditional knitting and crochet projects in celebration of National Craft Month.
Maybe you want to use up some odds and ends from your stash, or maybe you just need something new and different to spark your creativity.
Latch hooking is definitely a throwback to childhood crafting for many of us. I’m sure I used some kind of acrylic yarn back then – just imagine the fluffy, rich texture of something latch hooked with wool or Lamb’s Pride yarn. Here is a tutorial for a colorful and fluffy Shaggy Latch Hook Cushion.For more latch hooking tips, check out this blog on Latch Hook Basics from Hands Occupied.
There are so many interesting ways to weave without a loom — try making your own tiny tapestry loom with cardboard, or try branch weaving! This sounds like a great reason to go on a nature walk, find the perfect shaped stick, and be inspired by colors and textures around you. Just about any weight of yarn or even wool roving work work well for this adorable little project.
A cardboard circle loom is a fun and easy way to weave a potholder, trivet or wall hanging with a variety of colors and weights of yarn. This is an easy activity for kids or adults to try.
For a 3-D project, try this adorable woven planter made with wire and a thick wool yarn (such as Nature Spun Chunky or Lanaloft Bulky). This is a really cute way to add a pop of color and texture with a home accent.
For more ideas to celebrate National Craft Month with wool, be sure to check out some of our previous blog posts on our All-time Favorite Felting Projects and inspiration for spinning, dyeing, and felting with Wool Roving.
Be sure to share your creations with us!
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