Amaryllis flowers are some of the most beautiful, dramatic, and long-lasting flowers you can grow in your home. The trick is to keep them healthy and happy. This guide will show you how easy it is to care for these beautiful plants, so they’ll last well into the winter months! … More How To Grow and Care For Amaryllis Flowers
Pine needle baskets make one of the best beginner basket weaving projects since they are pretty simple, require very few materials, and almost always come out looking stunning! Plus, they are super functional even if they don’t look great on your first try. To make a DIY coiled pine needle basket, you’ll need some pine … More How To Make Baskets Part 3: How To Weave a Coiled Pine Needle Basket
To start spinning yarn on a budget, you can use a spindle, fiber, and DIY tools like a Niddy Noddy. If you like spinning yarn, you might want to … More Spinning Yarn on A Budget: Must-Have Equipment & DIY Tools That Won’t Break The Bank
Twining is one of the best basket-making techniques for beginners because it produces gorgeous, strong baskets that are very forgiving of mistakes. Plus, they are easy to shape, quick to make, and don’t require special materials. You can weave a twined basket out of almost anything! … More How To Weave Baskets Part 2: How To Make a Twined Basket
Since I’m planning to make a bunch of baskets for my family and friends for the holidays this year (sorry for the spoilers, guys), I thought it would be the perfect time to teach you all how to make them, too! … More How To Weave Baskets Part 1: Basket Types and Materials For Beginners
In this article, I’ll tell you about the best foraging books I recommend to people who want to learn about it. I’ll start with some useful general guides for wild mushrooming, urban foraging, and forest foraging, then divide up the rest of the top books based on US regions. … More The Best Books For Foraging: Guides To Help You Forage for Food
The best yarn for crochet is a smooth, worsted or medium-weight acrylic yarn since this yarn type is very versatile, comes in many colors, and is simple to work with. However, … More Which Yarn Is Best For Crochet? + A Handy Yarn Weight Chart
The concept of using foraged or inexpensive plants as a natural dye seems pretty intuitive, but if you’ve looked into the reality, you’ll likely find plenty of confusing articles about mordanting and using fixatives. These chemical compounds are necessary for making natural dyes stick to fibers, but there are a lot of variables to consider when choosing one. … More Natural Dye Fixatives & Mordants: How To Process Dye From Plants
I’ve been looking to add a bright fall color to my natural dye repertoire, and after browsing the internet for some easy-to-forage plants that produce unique, bright colors, I found the perfect one: pokeweed berries. … More How To Use Pokeweed and Pokeberries As A Natural Dye
Managing a farm, workshop, or off-grid home is a dream come true for me, but most people who are interested in it shy away from the reality because it really just seems like a lot of labor for no payoff. So, I thought I’d answer the question that, once upon a time, made me think that my dream of homesteading was unrealistic: is it profitable? … More Is Homesteading Profitable? [+7 Free Ways To Make Money Homesteading]
Have you been searching for the best goat breed to add to your homestead, or are you interested in producing animal fiber? Although the first thing most people think of when they think of wool is sheep, several goat breeds produce stunning, soft, and sturdy hair for you to sell or spin with! … More Goat Breeds That Produce Fiber: What Are They and Are They Profitable?
If you are interested in spinning but want a budget-friendly way to spin fiber, this article is for you. I’ll tell you about my homemade wheel and how much it cost me to make it, and give you material lists so you can make one. Ultimately, I’ll answer the question I have asked myself the most: was building my own spinning wheel worth it? … More How I Built My Own DIY Wood Spinning Wheel – And How You Can Make One, Too!
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