French-knitted items can take the form of a necklace, scarf, coaster, place mat, change purse, handbag, dressing table mat or floor mat. It is also possible to French-knit the arms and legs for a stuffed animal such as a dog or bear.Continue Reading
Referred to as corking or spool knitting, French knitting requires weaving yarn into a thin tube. Items needed for French knitting projects include a spool made of wood, crochet needles, small nails and spare wool. Because the knitting style forms a long, knitted tube, a knitted piece can be sewn or curled to create one of a variety of creations.
The color of the wool can be changed during the knitting process when knitting a cord by placing the end of the wool's thread inside the spool and double winding the wool string over a top loop. Knitters should work from the outer part of the tube toward its center to make a knot.
To finish a cord, the knitter should wind the yarn around the next peg in a counter-clockwise direction. Continue in this fashion until the thread is wrapped around the pegs. A crochet hook can be used to lift the bottom loop of the thread over the loop at the top and inside the mid part of the tube. Follow these steps before winding again.Learn more about Crafting
Find a comfortable place on the floor or use a yoga mat. Lie flat on the floor with your legs and feet pressed firmly against the floor. Lift your arms to raise your chest off of the floor. Push shoulder blades back towards your body and feel the stretch throughout your entire spine. Hold the pose for 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat as desired. The entire process will take one minute per repetition.Full Answer >
To teach the recline twist in yoga, be sure to get a comfortable place on the floor or a yoga mat. Shift your hips to the right by lifting your hips and moving them to the right. Move your right thigh over your left thigh with your knees resting on the right side of your body. Bend your arms at the elbows so that your arms are parallel to one another. Hold the pose for 5 to 10 breaths. Repeat the process on the left side of your body. Repeat the pose as desired. One repetition for both sides of the body takes approximately two minutes.Full Answer >
Sewing machines have several different parts, including the presser foot, which holds the material being sewn in place, and the needle, which moves up and down according to the machine user's direction, which is typically controlled by a foot pedal that sits on the floor. A sewing machine will also have a variety of knobs and levers that will allow users to do things, such as selecting stitch length or type and reversing the direction of the stitch. The location of the levers and knobs that complete these tasks may vary by machine or manufacturer, so users should research their specific sewing machine to ensure full knowledge of functionality.Full Answer >
You can use a round afghan crochet pattern to make a number of small, circular household items such as coasters, place mats and cushion covers. You can also continue to grow the crochet circles by adding more rows to make baby blankets, tablecloths and throws. The round ripple afghan has a star-burst design that is ideal for kitchen trivets or Christmas tree skirts.Full Answer >