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A couple of free xmas knitting and crochet patterns you might like

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Courtesy of Sheila Dixon’s Hand Spinning News for this month, I thought I’d pass on these FREE patterns she found!

strick-muster-Nikolaus-Stiefel-knit-pattern-Christmas-socks-013-3-1100x1100This one is to knit your own Christmas Stocking.  Of course the pattern is free because you are supposed to buy the exact wool from the German (I think) company that is giving away the pattern, but, as the final size is not all that important, I think you could easily use any 2 ply wool combinations, especially if you have spun them yourself.  The pattern on the socks is apparently Latvian.  You can find the pattern HERE.  You have to fill in a form to get it, but it is FREE!

The second free pattern is for making this rather interesting leaf garland.  If you crochet you will find it very easy – if you don’t, its worth having a look because there are very full instructions on how to make each piece, and you could probably make it yourself anyway!

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You can find the instructions on Lucy’s blog here, and the overview and background info HERE.  If you do make it, let her know, I’m sure she’d love to see your version!

Autumn Leaves: Leaf Rubbings

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Classic Autumn Leaves Wallp TLGI came across this post thro’ Pinterest this morning and thought you might be interested in this seasonal idea to incorporate in a design for your arts and crafts – it comes from an educational site for children, but its just as relevant for all ages.  This is an old post but the archives include lots of ideas for learning activities. I have just copied the first bit of the post – if you want to see more, click the link below.

Apologies for taking some time to get the silk paper info together – I have had a few distractions in the last couple of weeks – hopefully I will have time to put it up this week!


The Art & Science of Leaf Rubbings

Posted by Jacquie Fisher on September 02 in Kids Activities & Crafts

I have always loved to do leaf rubbings!

Ever since I was a child, I was fascinated by the instant ‘picture’ that was created just by covering a leaf with paper and running a crayon over the top.

As I grew to become a nature lover, I realized that a leaf print is much more than just a pretty picture — it’s also a peek into the science of trees.

 

Learning Art & Science with Leaf Prints |Edventures with Kids

The Art & Science of Leaf Rubbings

Leaf rubbings are one of those crafts that almost every child tries as Autumn approaches.  We see so many beautiful leaves covering the ground that we are drawn to capture both their shape and hue on paper.

Since we’ve always done traditional leaf rubbings, I thought we’d venture out this year and experiment with the artform by using materials that are slightly different than the standard white paper and crayon technique.  I’ve also included some science terms for discussion during the activity ………