Posted by grooooovy 8 years ago
Something I always wanted to do was learn to spin yarn. So, I looked up online how they appeared, and made a spinner from an old hard drive, a paintbrush handle, a bread board, and another doo-hickewy, and set off.. First, I must say, I now know what it feels like to have a hairball)... From the photo, you can see that I have much more practice, if only I could bear eating Petromalt) My cats fur is short, and I had saved a container, which I had in the freezer for some time... The invention Kit-D-Sguise
Posted by littleangels 6 years ago
On Thursday, May 1 Instructables partnered with Lion Brand yarn to host a workshop at the Autodesk Gallery Design Night. We made a Parabolic String Lamp using Lion Brand Fun Yarn. Check out these pictures and share your yarn related projects in the comments!!!
Posted by Carleyy 4 years ago
Next week we'll be starting the Lion Brand Yarn Critter Contest. Show off your best small and cute yarn creations to win a gift certificate from Lion Brand Yarn and other cool prizes from Instructables! Both regular Instructables and slideshow Instructables will be eligible.
Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago
Hej I'm searching for someone in the UK that loves to knit / crotched due i have to give away a 25 $ LION-brand yarn giftcard :) Please send me PM!
Posted by Mimikry 6 years ago
I've created an open source pattern for knitted chair! The aim is to let individuals use knitting as a creative media to personalise the ubiquitous plastic chair. It's been great to see how different every single knitted chairs are. Join me in this revolution! www.knittedchairs.wordpress.com
Posted by yuvee 9 years ago
Hello! I'm Jordan the Knitter and I'm new to instructables. This website is amazing! I thought it would be fun to start out with a question. Is there anything you would like to learn in the realm of yarn work? I've been working yarn for about eight years. I spend a good bit of time avoiding homework by instructing others and making my own designs.
Posted by neonneedles 5 years ago
Though I dearly love eyelash yarn, this eyeball yarn takes the cake.It's vitreous humor, from insubordiknit.com:Ever wish you had eyes on the back of your head? Well now you can have them all over your head, bwahahaha...or your neck...or wherever you choose to don your knitted eyeball item.Five colorways of handpainted merino wool with scads of handdyed tussah silk noils, soysilk, organic cotton and ingeo then corespun the yarn thick and thin, poofy and tight, so that it would resemble a mass of muscley eye innards. Spun in, nice and tight, are 13-15 hand felted eyeballs Note -- these are NOT plied in or tied in! They are spun in, part of the actual yarn.They seem to have a podcast too, and promise more background on this yarn in the 4th episode.
Posted by canida 10 years ago
New York yarn artist Olek has pulled off an act of epic yarn bombing. She crocheted a cover for the Wall Street bull. Incidentally the bull itself was another act of guerrilla street art, having been placed there without permission in 1987 by artist Arturo Di Modica. OLEK AND THE CHARGING BULL ON WALL STREET from olek on Vimeo. Thanks to for the tip from our very own Natalina
Posted by Culturespy 7 years ago
There is a lot more knitting out there beyond the standard stitching that is crazy and wild and even a bit subversive. Some of it is called knit graffiti like at knittaplease.com and some of it just likes to be more playful and make bizarre and fun new objects. In San Francisco there was a guy who would wrap abandoned bikes and bike locks with thick and chunky yarn. It was a beautiful way to reclaim what was a pretty grim reminder that bike theft is prevalent here.I may not be compelled to learn how to cast on and make some stuff of my own, but you have to respect the people who feel compelled to take the craft and keep on running with it.To find out more, check out this article on we-make-money-not-art.com to read some history, watch a video discussing current issues, and see some cool examples of the styles.
Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago
I know there are so many cool instructables already out there about crocheted things. Anybody want to share any for inspiration for the contest? I love my muppets: https://www.instructables.com/id/A_Crocheted_Tribute_to_Dr_Teeth_and_the_Electric_/ They're actually on display at the American Textile Museum right now. And I did make Animal, I just haven't photographed him yet.
Posted by domestic_engineer 8 years ago
From the Simply Knitting blog: Eden Arts have launched a public art project that’s totally caught our imagination! The Cumbria-based organisation are inviting you to make pom-pom sheep to create a gigantic fuzzy flock – think Antony Gormley’s ‘Field for the British Isles’, only fluffier and more colourful! The aim is to raise awareness of the wonder of sheep’s wool while encouraging collaborative creativity, so make sure you use sheep's wool to make your pom-pom beasties, and invite as many people to join in as you can! To whet your appetite you can visit a flock of 125 of the sheep at Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery in Carlisle, where they will remain till the end of 2011. Over the next few months they’re hoping to increase this number to several thousand! You can download full sheep-making instructions at www.jointheflock.co.uk (and I've attached them below as well).
Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago
Instructables and Lion Brand Yarn are happy to announce the winners of the Lion Brand Yarn Slideshow Challenge!We were incredibly impressed by the variety and creativity of your entries! There were over 450 slideshows with thousands of pictures, making it incredibly hard to choose winners. Check the Lion Brand group to see more great project ideas you might have missed the first time around.We appreciate your enthusiasm for sharing your projects, ideas, and patterns, and will definitely be hosting more great yarncraft contests in the months to come!This contest may be over, but the Lion Brand group will live on! Keep on submitting your yarn creations to the group and share the wonderful things you make with the rest of the world! Lion Brand Yarn SelectionsEach winner will receive a $25 Lion Brand Yarn coupon, an Instructables patch and stickers. (in alphabetical order) Crochet Goldfish Dread Crocheted Cthulhu Frowny Marshmallows My First Lighthouse Afghan Purple Fans - Childs Afghan Instructables Selections Each winner will receive a $25 Lion Brand Yarn coupon, an Instructables patch and stickers. Ratings Winners* Pageviews Winners Random Winner Log CabinRainbow Afghan Kilt Hose Happiness is awarm gun Knitted Kebaya Monster Socks Random winner selected by robot. *Negative and duplicate votes were eliminated.
Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago
Our friends from Lion Brand just sent us some of their new Wool Stainless Steel yarn in shimmery black and gray. Now we need to come up with some great projects to show it off!Here's the what-what:75% Wool25% StainlessSemi-conductive (offers a lot of resistance)Size 0 needles, lace weightWe want to wow them with what we can come up with to use this delicate, ethereal fiber. What would you do with it?Post your ideas, pictures or patterns and we'll get to work!
Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago
Hi. I entered a project in the lion brand yarn instructables, and my family and friends have been telling me there is no way to vote for me. anyone else have this prob? thanks. if you know how to fix it please contact me.
Posted by timewarp 10 years ago
A neat read for those knitters out there!Courtesy of the BBCHazel Tindall, from Shetland, is representing the UK at the international contest in Minneapolis.She was 52 when she was crowned the world's fastest knitter with 255 stitches in three minutes in 2004.The top knitters from across Europe and America will be taking part in the competition.'Good technique'Mrs Tindall said she was brought up in a family where her grandmother was always knitting.She told BBC Scotland: "I managed 255 in three minutes when I became the world's fastest knitter in 2004 and this is the first time I have been invited back to defend the title."I think you need to have good technique and move your hands as little as possible."Everyone has their own way of doing it. I have been knitting for more than half a century." http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/north_east/7238737.stm
Posted by Brennn10 10 years ago
When Eric and I were in NYC earlier this year, we got an early tour through the half-finished construction zone that will soon be the Lion Brand Yarn store. It should be awesome when finished - I'm jealous of all of you who live in the NY area and can visit! Official opening date is November 18, at 34 W 15th Street. Check it out!The Times Square billboards will be running Lion Brand Yarn ads for a bit on opening day - they've put up a mock-up for those of us who can't be there to view it in person.
Posted by canida 9 years ago
Summer isn't typically the time we think about taking up needles and wool, but the availability of light-weight and gossamer yarns these days, it's the perfect time to whip up some new projects. We're teaming up with our friends from Lion Brand to bring you the Summer Yarns Contest! Show off your lace techniques, craft up new totebags, make some summer shawls or sundresses. Think beach, bbq, and long, hot days, and get your needles, hooks and looms ready to go. We'll be launching this one soon!
Posted by scoochmaroo 8 years ago
There's a great instructable for a center-pull yarn winder: https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Yarn-Winder-for-Center-Pull-Balls/ I'm looking to build something that winds yarn or twine onto a cardboard cone like this. I know electric ones exist and the way they work seems pretty simple, I just know that there has to be a way to build a cheap hand crank one. Here are some videos showing how the electric one works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOA9nDp72Rs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZdQpUMTvtY&feature;=related It seems that the major necessary components are: 1. something to spin the cone 2. something that moves back and forth along the cone so it winds evenly and 3. something to keep the right tension. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Or make a full instructable? I challenge you!
Posted by excusemedeer 6 years ago
Our friends at Lion Brand Yarns recently suffered a collective wave of gigantism when they set about designing this Winter's offering for the Craft and Hobby Association. What may have started as a collection of delicately detailed stuffed animals has grown to monstrous proportions. (Monstrously adorable that is!) Scroll through their flickr stream so you can get a fair idea of the full scale of these creatures. And if that's not enough, come see them in person at this year's Maker Faire! While you're checking out these amazing creations, get your inspiration on for our upcoming Critters Contest with Lion Brand. Ladies and gentlemen, start your needles!
Posted by scoochmaroo 8 years ago
This is a cheap and easy way to decorate your walls with out the hassle of painting or installing wall paper. It is a string wall mural found on re-nest. There are so many different ways you can configure string on your wall using this technique!
Posted by Carleyy 8 years ago
Hello! So i want to make a hat like what Jayne Recieves from his mom in the show Firefly. If anyone has seen or is in love with this show, it is something that a guy would want to make. I do a lot of sewing, but have only knit once (a while ago) and am willing to learn to Crotchet. If anyone could check out the hat and provide some opinions on which is best (knit versus crochet), patterns, hints, or maybe post an instructable that would be incredible. There are some places where you can buy them (namely Etsy), but i find more joy in making it. Any takers?
Posted by sanderson-3 6 years ago
Lion Brand Yarn just announced that all of their patterns online will be available for free!I don't know if anything else really needs to be said, as that's awesome enough by itself. But if you're curious: Lion Brand used to have a whole lot of free patterns, and quite a few more that you had to pay for. All of the patterns people used to have to pay for, no longer require any monetary exchange.Let me be the first to apologize to you if you've ever purchased a patten from Lion Brand. There's one easy way to get them back: go find as many free amazing patterns you can, and craft away!
Posted by StumpChunkman 9 years ago
I've been looking online recently for some sort of "glove" that you would wear for gaming, instead of having a keyboard. Didnt really find anything.. at least in my price range. So i am going to get the Makey Makey tomorrow from a trade with a friend, i figured this was my best bet. My idea for this glove would be that it have either foil on the tips or that sewing yarn that can be used as wire. There would be a thin Aluminum Sheet that you would tap with the appropriate finger. The aluminum sheet would act as the ground. My other idead would be instead of having the Aluminum Sheet have the tech yarn in the palm of your hand, but this would get uncomfortable after time. I want to make this so i could possibly in the future have two gloves one for each hand. Also, if i was to use the special yarn for electronics, i would have to wear to gloves since the yarn would weave in and out of the glove grounding to your finger. Most likely going to be working on this tomorrow or as soon as i can get some cheap gloves. I'll upload pictures then. any suggestions?
Posted by Blake_surovik 5 years ago
I've been working with braiding plastic shopping bag strips into rope, and by hand it's a slow and tedious process. I know that braiding machines have been around for ages, so the patent on many of them has to have elapsed. I've Google'd and Bing'd and Yahoo'd my heart out looking for how to build a simple one to no avail. The only thing that comes back is Chinese sellers of a commercial braiding machine. All I want is something that I can build, a hand crank mechanical kind, that can braid 7-10 strands into a larger rope. It doesn't even have to go fast, in fact I'm fine with it being slow. Can anyone provide plans for one? UPDATE: Ok so I think I have plans, but now I could use some advice with how to go about fabricating the sprockets. One idea is to purchase a premade sprocket and modify it, then use it as a master for a mold to create more. I was thinking of either doing the whole dissolving styrofoam with Acetone then pouring the plastic in the mold thing, or possibly adapt the Oogoo instructable. Thoughts?? Update 2: My latest brainstorm leaves me thinking that I could use a bicycle sprocket (gear) as a master and then make a mold from it, then make duplicates from the mold. Thoughts???
Posted by DrPeper 7 years ago
Hello, While surfing around Instructables, I noticed some people have phrases in their keywords instead of just single words. I tried to search for the answer, but continue to have difficulty adding more than one word at a time. I found one post stating the words must be separated by commas. So, I typed in the following: HOW,TO,MAKE-T-SHIRT,YARN. Nothing. It divided the words, each on an individual line. Then I found a post stating the words should be separated by a '+' symbol, so I tried it. HOW+TO+MAKE+T-SHIRT+YARN Now the words are scrunched like this: HOWTOMAKET and SHIRTYARN Could someone kindly point me in the right direction? Many thanks! https://www.instructables.com/id/Recycle-T-Shirts-into-Seamless-Yarn/
Posted by WUVIE 3 years ago
Hello my name is Dready Jazz. I've had an instructables account for a while but I just started making them myself. I really like it and I am working on more, I just had a couple of questions. I was looking on some feedback on the two I have done so far.. . Anyway thank you in advance for your help. :) Here are the link: This is in the The Holiday gifts and Shop ot contest. https://www.instructables.com/id/Rice-paper-LED-orb-Lantrens/ This is in the Sew It Warm and Shop ot challenge. https://www.instructables.com/id/Unique-and-easy-temporary-yarn-braidsfalls/
Posted by dreadyjazz 6 years ago
I'll be demonstrating how to make fashionable functional conductive fabrics, thread and yarn at the Maker Faire Craft Booth on Sunday 23 May at 1 p.m. For more info please see my website. Please come by and say hello!
Posted by Lynne Bruning 8 years ago
Screen Printing for Under $10 Cargo Scarf Mad Hatter Hat Recycled Paper Notebooks How to Make Candles Keyboard Wallet Fabric Pressure Sensor Spinning Yarn Felted Bag Zombie Friend Wavy Cut Paper Beads Easy Homemade Soap Guides Alice in Wonderland Cake Decorating Domo Kun
Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago
This is a first for me - I've done a requestible.I published braids with seven and eight strands of yarn, and then I got a request to publish a 16-strand version.I did it! Working out the moves in my head nearly plaited my brain, so I just sat down and tried it - it turned out to be a lot easier than I thought.I am now confident that I could create a braid with any multiple of 4 strands above 8.
Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago
I teach a knitting class at a federal penitentiary; while I've been able to get a lot of yarn donated, we still have very few needles (the only ones the inmates can use are wooden circular needles). I've been trying to make some myself from dowels and weed eater cord, but they look like c$?&, and the cord keeps coming out. If anyone has any ideas on how to make some, I would really appreciate it!
Posted by deesammom 5 years ago
Hello my name is Dready Jazz. I've been on for a while but I just started posting. I would really appreciate some feed back, here and on my profile . Thank you! Heres the links to the two I have done already. https://www.instructables.com/id/Unique-and-easy-temporary-yarn-braidsfalls/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Rice-paper-LED-orb-Lantrens/
Posted by dreadyjazz 6 years ago
As a result of the contest - there's undoubtedly been an explosion of knit-related content....I myself will buying some yarn and needles and Teaching Myself (thanks Rachel) to make myself this Awesome Neck Warmer as it can be a bit chilly while riding to and from school and such :) It seems much more suitable for use in Central *cough* Florida *cough* - I just hate being cold while riding and my longish 'necular' region is typically not protected very well...So that said - well done on all the new stuff :)andThoughts?, anyone else....
Posted by trebuchet03 10 years ago
My skills include: Sewing, knitting, spinning yarn, dyeing, various types of jewelry (wire, friendship bracelets, beading, etc), making things out of other things, etc. What I'd like to make for someone: Warm hat/poncho/scarf from polar fleece, some kind of cool decorated bag or pouch, knitted amigurumi, skein of novelty yarn, tie dyed item or dyed silk, pretty much anything along those lines. I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): (S,M,L) S, M I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: sure! What I like: Steampunk, colors, technology, horses and other animals, nature, hiking and backpacking, music, reading, running, fire What I don't like: I absolutely can't have: (due to allergies, pets, etc) gluten Type of thing I'd love to receive: Creative things, stuff I can't make myself, things involving LEDs, useful things, useless Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? No, sorry (USA) Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: I am over 18!
Posted by Danger is my middle name 8 years ago
Sign-up for our newsletter here. Jan. 3, 2008 Happy new year! We're kicking off our new year with the Lion Brand Yarn Slideshow Challenge. Enter photos of your yarn-based creations to win Lion Brand yarn, patches, and stickers! Don't forget to enter the Homemade Holidays Contest! There's a little over a week left to win great prizes from CRAFT magazine! The Laser Cutter Contest has just closed. Stay tuned to find out who the finalists are. Check out these cool instructables! Make DIY Vanilla Extract Quality vanilla is a tasty and essential cooking ingredient. By making our own extraction we get the highest quality product from the best beans. posted by ian on Jan 1, 2008 Hack mac laptop to be a mac tablet in 15 minutes Combine an old mac laptop and a Wacom tablet to get your own mac tablet. It may not be pretty, but it works and is easy to put together.posted by c4l3b on Jan 2, 2008 Laser cutter for under 50 dollars With a couple of broken scanners and $30 of materials you can be cutting stencils with your own laser cutter. posted by lamedust on Jan 1, 2008 How to Enter the Ghetto Matrix (DIY Bullet Time) A tutorial on how to build your own cheap, portable and hood-style bullet time camera rig on the cheap and the fly. posted by fi5e on Dec 31, 2007 Dollar Store Parabolic Mic This is a ridiculously easy way to build a very functional parabolic microphone using mostly items purchased from a dollar store. posted by jurtle on Jan 2, 2008 Show off your project and win Lion Brand yarn!Win great prizes from CRAFT magazine! Solid Wood Digital Clock How to build a wooden digital clock powered by an atmega168 (arduino) with a built-in alarm and games.posted by J_Hodgie on Dec 28, 2007 Build your own t-shirt printing press Have a great idea for a t-shirt? Here's how to make a press for making shirts similar to rubber stamping. posted by zieak on Jan 2, 2008 Time Lapse Intervalometer for SLRsCreate your own magical time lapse effect with a DIY timer.posted by eagleapex on Dec 30, 2007 Add INTERNAL Bluetooth Capability To Your iPod With a steady hand and some soldering skills you can be listening to music off your iPod without any dongles or wires. posted by fstedie on Dec 31, 2007 Autonomous, Wirelessly Controlled Hovercraft How to design and create a wirelessly controlled modular hovercraft, that can be controlled with an RC controller, or made completely autonomous. posted by bradpowers on Dec 31, 2007 Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric
Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago
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Posted by Carleyy 3 years ago
Last year I created a Jellyfish costume created out of discounted yarn, tull, a Clear umbrella and a string of electroluminescent wire. It got rave reviews and was just fun to play with. So, I have a vision but really no skills as far as technology or art are concern. I'm trying to deveolp a Peacock costume that will be primarly worn at night. I want the feathers to open and close preferably by a switch. I plan on having electroluminescent wire throughout the costume. I've been racking my rain and asking my techy friends for ideas but I keep coming up short. Anyone have an idea on how to "motorize" the feathers? Any advice is welcome and appriceated!!!
Posted by kristipoodle 11 years ago
Eric and I will be at Etsy Labs in New York on Monday, 12 November for Craft Night!Come by, meet us and the great folks at Etsy Labs, snag some robot stickers, and make something while you're there. I'm told there's a fiber theme this Craft Night, so we'll bring the prunes and Metamucil! (Etsy will probably have yarn, knitting needles, and the like.)Details and Directions:Craft Night: 4-8pm, Monday, 12 November 2007Etsy Labs325 Gold St., 6th Floor, DUMBO, NYCCross streets: Johnson and MyrtleSubway: 2 to Hoyt St.
Posted by canida 10 years ago
Skate was right. Firefox PWNS. I got fed up with chrome. I love it in many ways, but it's just too buggy and slim on features. I'm still using it sometimes, to help beta test it and all, but my heart belongs to another. So I downloaded FF the other day, and am installing addons like a madwoman. Greasemonkey (the comment rater script! No knex! No yarn!), themes, games, rss feeds-it's like a whole new dimension to the internet. It does run better in vista though-still slow on my XP machine. I should have listened to you earlier, skate!
Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago
Sign-up for our newsletter here. Jan. 31, 2008 Welcome back! Be sure to remember to enter the Get the LED Out! Speed Challenge to win a TV-B-Gone kit! The Lion Brand Yarn Challenge is open until February 17th, and we'll be announcing the winner of the $15,000 VersaLaser on Monday! ! We'll be announcing some great new contests next week, so be sure to check the homepage! Check out these cool instructables! Start a fire with air To do this we need to make a firepiston, which is a device for starting cook, camp, and signal fires with air. posted by watermelon on Jan 28, 2007 How to Make Kettle Corn Kettle corn is a slightly sweet, slightly salty popcorn snack that is quick to make and easy to enjoy. posted by GRitter on Jan 27, 2008 How to make a "Beauty Dish" flash modifier Beauty dishes are what pros use to make their flash lighting diffuse and, as the name says, beautiful. Make your own for just a few bucks. posted by thenickboy on Jan 28, 2007 Cat Burglar Joule Thief Make sure your batteries are completely dead with this cat burglar that "steals" left over joules. posted by unknownuser2007 on Jan 26, 2008 Modular Water Jug Storage Bins Organize your odds and ends with the almighty stackable water jug. A tidy workspace is one drink of water away. OK, several drinks. posted by randofo on Jan 29, 2008 Light it up in thisSpeed Challenge! How to Make Fake T-Shirts using Photoshop (Photojojo) Instructables has teamed up with Photojojo bring you some really cool photograph tutorials, like this one for a fake t-shirt logo. Fix the Red Ring of Death! (without towels!) Fix your Xbox 360's RRoD by yourself, without towels or soldering irons! posted by Dr.Professor_Jake_Biggs on Jan 29, 2008 Free Baked Cinnamon Garbage Take advantage of surplus materials and start baking your own free cinnamon bread. posted by TimAnderson on Jan 24, 2008 Crossed IR Beam Camera/Flash Trigger Trigger a camera or flash unit automatically when an object (target) enters a specific location. Great for mid-air shots. posted by tyler_durden on Jan 24, 2008 Desk-top Soldering Press! Getting tired of heating up your soldering iron just for one wire connection? Make your own soldering press and do it in a few seconds. posted by kruser495 on Jan 26, 2008 Make your own cnc controller Build your own CNC controller for next to nothing from rubbish. posted by charcoal999 on Jan 26, 2008 Show us your yarn! There's still time to enter pictures of your yarn projects in the Lion Brand Yarn Challenge!! Here are some more of the 260 projects already entered - check them out, talk to the crafters, and get inspired! Scarves Socks Cthulhu Mittens Sweaters Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric
Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago