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How to Crochet a Bib

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If you can crochet, you've got an instant skill to transform your next baby shower gift from ordinary to one-of-a-kind. Crochet a baby bib using cotton yarn so it will be both adorable and absorbent. Your gift will be easy for mom to wash and baby will stand out as the star of the show wherever she

How to Sew Ripstop Nylon

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Ripstop nylon is a great fabric for all sorts of outdoor gear. From backpacks and bags to all-weather jackets and pants, this versatile fabric is lightweight, durable, and comfortable to wear. Originally difficult to find for the sewing hobbyist, more fabric stores are now carrying ripstop nylon as

How to Recognize Carbide

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Carbide is a compound that is formed from carbon and another metal, typically tungsten, although there are many types of carbides, all with slightly different properties. Carbide is noted for its strength and durability and is often used in parts for tools. Because it is designed for durability, car

How to Make a Bead Tie

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Crafting jewelry and other accessories out of beads is a common project for young girls and creative adults. One of the most common complaints from those who work with beads is that it is often hard to keep the ends of the handmade item from coming loose, which causes the beads to spill off of the s

Is Rit Dye Toxic?

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Dyeing with Rit dye can be one way to salvage an otherwise stained garment or to obtain fabrics or yarns of the colors you desire. Care must be taken when using Rit dye; it is a chemical and is toxic when ingested, breathed or absorbed through the skin.

Knitting a Diagonal Square

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Diagonal squares are among the most versatile pieces in knitting. These can be used for afghans, vests, placemats, booties, sweaters and socks. Choosing which way to knit a diagonal square need not be intimidating or difficult. Three of the most popular ways to do so are mitered squares, increased a

How to Make String Braclets

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Making string bracelets is a popular hobby and a way to create gifts for your friends. Bracelets can be made from just about any kind of string, such as yarn or embroidery floss, and can be plain or as elaborate as your imagination will allow. String can be simply twisted or braided together, but th

How to Make Corn Fiber Yarn

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Corn fiber yarn is a type of yarn that looks like cotton, breathes and is fire-resistant. It's ideal for knitting, because it's resilient and springy, and has soil-release properties that render it more resistant to stains. Corn fiber yarn is also popular because it is a renewable plant fiber, and t