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How to dye a shibori tablecloth [photo step-by-step]

Shibori is a beautiful and simple method of Japanese fabric dyeing by binding – a lot like tie dye, but it looks so much better!

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There are many different methods of shibori, and each has a lovely and different rippled pattern effect across the fabric. I loved the geometric look of the squares, so that’s what I did here. HonestlyWTF did a pretty in-depth tutorial with many different binding methods, and they stuck to the traditional indigo. I accidentally chose a royal purple dye, but I’m leaning into it!

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Picture from HonestlyWTF

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Step-by-step Roman Blinds Tutorial

There are few things that make me as anxious as Maths.

I dropped the subject in high school and aside from restaurant bills, I barely touch the stuff. And that, fellow makers, is the only con of making your own Roman blinds: the maths. The pros though! They look really stylish, they need to be custom made for each window, and it’s sooo much fun choosing the perfect fabric.

What I also love is that Roman blinds are fairly easy to do for beginner sewers. I had my sewing guru with me guiding me literally step-by-step, but since she’s not a sewing fairy and can’t magically appear everywhere, she let me photograph the process and put together this pretty exhaustive tutorial.

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How to knit jogless stripes in the round

I love knitting in the round – it’s seamless, it’s knit only, and it makes great beanies and gloves.

But stripes! Stripes can be a problem.

So here’s a quick tutorial on how to knit without ‘jogs’ or jumps in the round.

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