Below are links to tutorials, guides and general how-tos written by me for this blog.
A three-part tutorial concentrating on how I take pictures for use on this website and on Ravelry. A step-by-step guide on how to achieve a pure white unencumbered background.
DIY Sock Blockers Tutorial
DIY Mitten Blockers Tutorial
A guide that explains how to make custom-fitting mitten blockers suitable for mittens with both afterthought/peasant thumbs and thumb gores/gussets.
How To Measure And make Your Own Mitten Blockers
Short Row Concept And Uses Tutorial
A visual guide to why short rows are fantastic.
Simple short row shaping tutorial.
Two in-depth but easily understood articles on when and why short rows are useful for sock heels and toes, and how to make them.
Part One: Why And When
Part two: How
Provisionally Cast On Using A Crochet Hook:
A simple but clear tutorial demonstrating this fantastic provisional cast on technique
Super Stretchy Alternating Cast On For Single Rib
This gorgeous cast on is perfect for socks and anything with a 1x1 ribbed edge.
Knitting With Both Ends Of A Centre-Pull Skein
Especially handy for colourwork and stripes with a gradual colour-change yarn such as Zauberball.
How to make your own embellishments for craft projects.
How to make PomPoms using a fork
How to make perfect bows using a fork
Polymer Clay Tutorials
A step by step guide to creating beautiful objects with polymer clay
Trilobite pendant tutorial
Shawl/scarf pin tutorial