Linda Ligon

Rules for Teaching a Child to Tat

Teaching a child to tat in the oppressive Oklahoma summer heat presents certain challenges. Here are a few rules to keep in mind to make the experience more enjoyable for all involved.

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Roman Fever and Intertwined: A Crimson Insertion

Take a peek into the intersection of literature and craft with this snippet of a short story and a pattern!

Sock Knitting the Victorian Way

These 10 methods for sock knitting are not exhaustive, but they could keep you going for quite a while.

Wee Work: Tiny Embroidery Stitches

I have here on my desk a tiny piece of Miao cross-stitch embroidery from Guizhou Province, China, that is worked at 34 stitches—cross-stitches!— to the inch.

Through Children’s Eyes: Finding Joy in the Traditions of an Andean Culture

Passing cultural knowledge can be a two-way street. We most often think of it as the wise elder coaching the child. But what if you flip that?

The Magic of Seven: At What Age Did You Learn to Craft?

Historically, and often out of necessity, children were taught to spin, knit, weave, and do other forms of needlework at a young age. How old were you when you first took needle and yarn in hand?

Long Thread Podcast: Meg Swansen, Knitting Maven

Season 6, Episode 3: Beginning under the wing of her legendary mother, Elizabeth Zimmerman, Meg has spread her wings to become one of the most influential and best-loved figures in the knitting world.

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Stitch a Bouquet of Irish Crochet Roses

Sample Irish crochet in the loveliest way with three beautiful roses to adorn your favorite things!

Clever Cocoon Tassels

A creative embellishment adds to the silk weavings found in Laos.

What does dirt have to do with it?

With earth-stained hands, humans make our mark.

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