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Trick to keep your yarn from tangling.

Good Morning Crafty Folk,

This morning I have a quick tip for you.

I’ve been knitting a jersey (pullover?) for a while now, and I’ve been working with three different colors in a stripe pattern, but that means I have to keep switching between yarn and it was getting tangled in my box, so lazy me thought up a way to keep them from tangling.
I went out and bought a inexpensive plastic dish 9 inches long by 7 inches wide by 3 inches deep. (23x17x8 cm)

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and I had my hubby drill two holes on each end then I put eyelets in it, so the yarn could move through freely.

I put my three different yarns in it and fed each through a hole (the extra hole is for when I’m working with four yarns)

I put the lid on it and started working, and I have to tell you it works fantastically. I have no tangling, my dogs and cats don’t feel the need to attack my yarn and I get to work in peace.

Hope this tip helped you all

Have a great crafting day,

Genevieve

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Excellent Drawing Board!

Hi Crafters,

If you read my post on the coloring I did of the Dryad you’ll know that I used an old cutting board to put my paper on as I was drawing, and I didn’t like it, because the texture of the plastic cutting board came through when I colored.

I’ve found an affordable solution for it.

I was in PinknPay and I saw an A4 white board. One with a little frame that’s meant to be hung on the wall. It was R30, and it occurred to me, it’s a nice smooth but sturdy surface. So I bought it.

I thought I’d test it out before I decided if it would work, and if it didn’t I have an extra white board for my office/craft room.

First project on it is a page for my art journal, and I’m loving it!

I’d put more exclamation points there *laughs* I really do love it. Its smooth and hard and I’ve got the perfect surface to work on.

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As you can see its working perfectly, no texture and smooth lines all the way.

I intend on getting another in a bigger size for when I work bigger than A4.

If you’ve had issues finding a good drawing surface, go get yourself a little white board. Works like a charm.

Happy Crafting,

Genevieve