The second edition of Twisting Tales Magazine is here! It’s filled with 100+ pages on textile crafts, experiments, history and sustainability and it contains the following articles:
Making your own drop shoulder sweater
The idea of writing your own knitting patterns can be intimidating, but it shouldn’t be! In this article, we help you design and write your own pattern for a drop shoulder sweater.
Knitting in different directions
Top down and bottom up aren’t the only ways you can knit a garment. Your knitting becomes infinitely more exciting once you realize all the directions in which you can take a knitted sweater.
This sock knitting technique has been around since WWI and was popularized by Lord Kitchener. Read all about the interesting history behind kitchener stitch and pick up a few tricks to make it easier to do.
Did you know you can make fabric from soy fibre? It’s one of the more sustainable fibres on the market and has interesting properties. We’ve taken a deep dive in the production, environmental impact and properties of soy fibre.
Opposing ply yarns
This technique can help you add elasticity to any fibre. We’ve spun samples from many different fibres to find out just how much difference an opposing ply makes to a yarn.
Weaving is one of the best ways to work with wool during the warmer months. It does have its challenges, though. In this article, we take a look at different warp treatments to make weaving with wool a more pleasant experience.
Building your own pin loom
Perfect for quick projects and small amounts of yarn, pin looms are an awesome addition to your craft tools. Make them yourself in all shapes and sizes using the instructions in this article.
Fabric scraps: easy to acquire, harder to use. This article contains many techniques to help you use every last little bit of your fabrics.
Learn how to draft your own sewing patterns by going back in time! We’ve taken inspiration from three historical garments and make your own.
Dye yarn using just a few jars and a bit of sunlight! This technique is great for both natural and synthetic dyes and requires very little time and energy.
This article contains magic, mummies, blue jeans and rubber bands. Read all about the interesting history of indigo and some of the effects you can achieve with it, beyond just dyeing blue.
Sustainability in crafting
It’s important to look after our planet. We’ve taken a deep dive into the sustainability of the fibres we work with and give tips on how to make your crafting more environmentally friendly.
Learn how to make clothes that enhance your favourite body parts. Create visual effects to make you look bigger, smaller, longer or shorter, just by knowing where to stop.