There’s a wealth of wonderful patterns out there for women, teens and even children, but sadly fashion as a whole seems to ignore part of the population. Male and masculine bodies still need clothing, so why are there less options for making clothes to suit them than there are for female and feminine bodies?
If you’re either new or more advanced when it comes to crochet, you can stock up now on crochet tools, such as our sustainable crochet hooks. At The Haberdasher Bee haberdashery shop, we’ve organised blogs by theme as well as topic. Welcome to all our posts on crochet! You can find all blog posts across the world of sewing, crafting, making and indeed crochet over on our blog.
There are lots of things that need to be considered when looking for a sustainable yarn to knit or crochet with.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about whether wool is a sustainable material to craft with and I deliberately didn’t go into superwash wool in that post, as I felt it needed a separate explanation. So here we are!
Sustainable plus size clothing – or better, size inclusive clothing – is becoming a popular fashion market by the day, which is fantastic.
In the crafting world, plastic is everywhere – from product packaging and plastic tools to materials which contain plastics (and often aren’t clearly labelled as such). So how do you go about crafting without plastic?
How do you know if the materials you’re choosing are more or less sustainable than ones you were previously using? This question comes up a lot when discussing whether wool is a sustainable material or not, so I thought I’d take a look into it.
We’ve all been there – you have a beautiful woolly jumper that needs a wash and after a while, you realise it just doesn’t fit the way it used to. But what if you didn’t have to part with your shrunken jumpers? What if there was a way to unshrink them back to the size they should be?
Digital downloads are one of those things that seem to divide people: you have folks who are used to using paper patterns and swear by them, then you have others who seem to only use PDF patterns. As someone who started with paper sewing patterns and is gradually moving towards buying and using more PDF patterns, I thought I’d have a look into what the benefits actually are for digital downloads over paper patterns.
This year I want to build upon what I’ve been learning over the past couple of years and see where that takes me! With that in mind, I’ve set out some sewing plans for myself and decided to join in with some sewing challenges on Instagram this month. I also intend to learn some new skills for sewing and crocheting, while developing what I’ve been learning about natural dyeing.
I decided to make something for my dad which involves crochet charts, which I’ve never used before. Overall it’s not been as difficult as I thought it might be – it’s simply been a case of ensuring I check and understand what the chart shows before I stitch a row.