Using Caran d'Arche Neocolor II pastels

Caran d’Arche Neocolor II water soluble wax pastels I’ve been asked a few times to explain what these wax pastels are that I’ve been using lately.  They are Caran d’Arche Neocolor II water soluble wax pastels, also called Aquarelle Artist Pastels.  Now, be sure that you’re buying Neocolor II and not I– Neocolor I pastelsContinue reading “Using Caran d'Arche Neocolor II pastels”

Video tutorial and review: Winding yarn

Below is a short video tutorial and review of some new yarn supplies that I’ve acquired… Winding bulky cotton yarn from using the “Medium Hard Maple Yarn Swift Winder Adjustable Skeinwinder” from and the “Knitting yarn ball winder” from Review: The swift was extremely easy to assemble and very fluid. I think I shouldContinue reading “Video tutorial and review: Winding yarn”

Weaving scarves on the loom

My new loom Last month I posted about my new venture: weaving. I’ve since acquired a Structo Artcraft table loom. The loom is 21″ wide so it’s perfectly suited to make scarves, placemats, and small rugs or runners. I’ve started off with scarves and am absolutely loving it! My 1st scarf – cotton chenille &Continue reading “Weaving scarves on the loom”