Twisting Tales Magazine no. 04

The fourth issue of Twisting Tales Magazine is now available! Learn how to weave traditional Scandinavian fabric, purchase and care for vintage sewing machines, design your own charts and knit sweaters without swatching:

Twisting Tales Magazine English no. 04
socks with seems

Historical seamed socks

Socks and seams: the combination may seem odd, but there’s more to it than you might think! We’ve explored different historical sock patterns with seams to figure out the added benefits.

succesfully avoiding a swatch

Successfully avoiding a swatch

“You should always swatch” is good advice, but it’s not completely true! This article contains all of the situations in which you can avoid knitting a swatch, without horrible consequences.

washing a fleece with the suint method


Washing fleece, the easy way! This is a natural, low-effort way of cleaning fleeces that everyone should have in their arsenal.

spinning nettles

Spinning nettle fibre

This plant allows you to dye four different colours with just one dye bath! Read all about the method we used and the interesting stories behind this plant in this edition.

start weaving

Weaving: where to start

As far as picking up new hobbies goes, weaving is quite a tricky one. There are so many looms out there, how do you choose? We’ve provided an overview of weaving basics to help you decide where to start your weaving journey.



This old Scandinavian weaving technique is incredibly fun to weave! Mix up colours and improvise patterns for a timeless result.

history of the sewing machine

History of the sewing machine

This relatively recent invention has completely changed the world as we know it. Read all about the history of the sewing machine and learn how to purchase and care for antique and vintage machines in this article.

sewing a rain jacket

Sewing a rain jacket

April showers bring May flowers! Rain is unavoidable this time of year, but with a comfortable, well-fitting rain jacket, it doesn’t have to be unpleasant. In this article, you’ll find all of the information you need to make yourself a rain jacket.

dyeing with saint john's wort

Dyeing with Saint John’s wort

This plant allows you to dye four different colours with just one dye bath! Read all about the method we used and the interesting stories behind this plant in this edition.


Overdyeing yarn

Whether you’ve been given a skein of yarn that just isn’t quite to your tastes, or you’ve stained one of your precious projects, adding more dye can save it! This article is filled with tips and information on overdyeing yarn.

Arts and crafts

Arts and crafts

When is something considered art, or craft, or both? We’ve taken a deep dive into these concepts, the relationship between them and most importantly: why we care about this difference.

designing your own charts

Designing charts

Colourful patterns can be used in many crafts. Learn how to design your own and fix any mistakes you may run into in this article.

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