Ball of Yarn Coloring Page

 

I have a confession to make... I love balls of yarn. I know yarn is often wound in skeins so you can stick your finger in the center and pull out an end, making the process of pulling the yarn easy and it stops yarn from rolling around your floor. Also, you can buy hanks of yarn that you must wind yourself and many people use ball-winders which creates a cylinder shape with a flat top and bottom. This also has a center pull.

I'm old fashioned, I suppose, but I love to simply roll the yarn into a ball and I get a certain amount of satisfaction watching it scoot across the floor when I give a big pull. I don't have cats but my dogs have been known to pick up a ball and take off running. Someone might find that annoying... I find it amusing. I've also been eyeing beautiful pottery bowls meant to contain rogue balls of yarn. And I love, love, love the feel of winding yarn. Although I often stick my hank of yarn on a willing subject's hands, I've been know to plop the yarn on...Read more

Castle of Costa Mesa Give-Away :: May 2015

Comment are now closed. The winners are First Place Rachel Soumokil and Second Place Julie. Please email me within 3 days to claim your prize.

15% off sale from Saturday May 23 - May 27, 2015 with coupon code WEE15FOLK

 

​FIRST PLACE WINNER :: $50 Gift Card :: Rachel Soumokil

If I were to win the giveaway, I would get Mrs. Thaw for my daughter's 2nd grade teacher.  She looks JUST like her teacher and the school she attends is a Waldorf-inspired charter school.  I'm so glad that I found

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Learn-to-Knit Afghan Block Three

This series covers several different knitting stitches using the Learn-to-Knit Afghan book by Barbara Walker. Whether you are a true beginner or an intermediate knitter, you can take your knitting to the next level working through the blocks in this book. About once a week I will be adding one new block to the blog with some of my notes. If you would like to knit along with us please feel free to leave your comments, questions, suggestions, and links to photos in the COMMENT section. You can also add a photo to our Flickr group or tag a Tweet with #WFAlearn2knitIf you are just joining us you might want to start with the introductory post.  

 

Block Three: Basketweave Stitch

Introductory Post 

Block Two: Stockinette Stitch

Block Four (coming soon)

 

Getting Started Knitting

If you are completely new to knitting you can learn the basics of getting starting with our Newbie Knitting series. Once  you have tackled the first few lessons there, you will be ready...Read more

Jzin’s Washing Machine Wet-Felting Technic: Toadstool Cottage

Today we are happy to introduce Jzin Teng from Castle of Costa Mesa. She is guest blogging with a wonderful tutorial on how to use your washing machine to make this adorable toadstool cottage. I have not worked on any felting projects this large before and can't wait to give this technique a try. Enjoy!


 

Jzin’s Washing Machine Wet-Felting Technic: Toadstool Cottage


Boo! The girl gnome tries to scare her beloved. Alas, he is too dreamy to be startled.

 

Toadstool dimensions: Height: about 26cm (10 inches) from base to top of red roof, not including chimney - or, from the base to tip of smoke would be 36 cm (14 inches) tall. The width of the red roof (side to side) is 9 inches (23cm). 

I am an impatient person. I am constantly thinking up novel ways to do things more efficiently. I like to share with you this felting tutorial I invented where you can felt a sturdy, good-sized cottage without much manual agitation. I will show you how to let your washing machine and dryer felt your toadstool...Read more

Drawing Lesson 7: Advanced Level Cubes

As the weather has gotten nicer we are finding it harder and harder to squeeze in our drawing lessons. Most of our free time, not taken up by the end of the year activities, such as field trips, recitals, first communions, etc, has been spent out in the garden. We are also winding down our school year, finishing up the last assignments. For those of you who have been following along with our lessons, I just wanted to let you know that we will probably only be doing another 1 or 2 this season. We will pick up where we leave off in the fall.

 


Drawing Lessons: Getting Started

We are continuing our weekly drawing class. We are using Mark Kistler's book, You Can Draw in 30 Days. Instead of completing the book in 30 days, we plan to take 30 weeks, doing a new lesson each week and then spending time during the week practicing what we have learned. 

If you would like to join us, simply pick up the book You Can Draw in 30 Days, and start at...Read more

Painter's Palette Coloring Page

One of my earliest school memories involves me at the painter's easel back when I was in kindergarten. I absolutely loved it when it was my turn at the easel. All those beautiful juice cans filled with paint and the lovely cream colored paper waiting for my brush. I can remember what I painted that day... it was a scene at a circus. In the background was a big tent and in the foreground was a beautiful tiger in a wagon cage. He was lying down, looking right at me, with very friendly eyes. It was a beautiful painting.

Mrs. Banwell: Are you done?

Me: (Not wanting to stop.) Nope.

So, I continued to paint, not because the painting needed anything more done to it, but because I loved the feel of the paintbrush in my hand and the smooth way it dragged across the paper. I continue to add more and more things to the painting.

Mrs. Banwell: 5 more minutes than someone else gets a turn.

I began to panic. I had added more bars to the cage and the tigers face no longer looked friendly. I tried to fix his face and...Read more

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