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Weaving for Kids

Posted by Kimberly on March 18, 2016 in Home Economics |

Weaving for Kids Does the process of knitting seem to take too long before you finally have a finished product? You may like to give weaving a try in your homeschool. We started to learn how to weave when my son was just a few years old, with a frame loom, and he was hooked! Frame […]

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Sewing a Ty Lee Costume: Part 2

Posted by Kimberly on October 30, 2015 in Home Economics, Homeschool Information |

Last week for Fibre Friday, (Sewing a Ty Lee Costume: Part 1) I promised to show you our finished Ty Lee costume! We finished it this week, before we made the drive to Halifax to enjoy Hal-Con today. Sewing a Ty Lee Costume: Part 2 To create the Ty Lee blouse pattern, we traced a blouse […]

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Sewing a Ty Lee Costume: Part 1

Posted by Kimberly on October 23, 2015 in Home Economics |

It’s Fibre Friday! We have been working on all sorts of sewing and knitting projects. As you know, we like to cosplay (see our Elsa cosplay here). I am going to share the cosplay we are finishing for Hal-Con in Halifax next week! We are big fans of the animated series (not the movie), Avatar: […]

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Sock Knit-Along: Vanilla Latte Socks

Posted by Kimberly on July 17, 2015 in Things to Do, Places to Go |

Fibre Friday: Sock Knit-Along It’s been a while since I shared anything for Fibre Arts Friday! I have been busy knitting and spinning. Today, I’ll share what I’ve been working on since the beginning of July; I’ve been taking part in a local knit-along! Vanilla Latte Socks We’ve been meeting every week to knit these […]

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Knitting Thrummed Mittens

Posted by Kimberly on March 20, 2015 in Things to Do, Places to Go |
Knitting thrummed mittens

It’s Fibre Friday! This week I was inspired to start knitting thrummed mittens. It may be officially spring today, but it’s still very cold and we have way too much snow! After shivering while walking up and down our very steep driveway (because our vehicles copulent get up it) I decided it was time to […]

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Fibre Friday: Spinning and Dyeing

Posted by Kimberly on October 31, 2014 in Home Economics |

Fibre Friday: Spinning and Dyeing Last weekend I had the great fortune to help organize and of course attend the Maritime Spinners Retreat. This year it was held here on Cape Breton Island. What a time we had! The theme was “Dyeing to Spin” so we spent time dyeing fibre as well as spinning. I […]

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Fibre Friday: Make a Cape Out of an Old Curtain

Posted by Kimberly on October 24, 2014 in Home Economics |

Fibre Friday: Make a Cape Out of an Old Curtain Last week, I promised to show you how to make a cape out of an old curtain. It’s a quick and easy sewing project. You can make a cape for Halloween or to dress up and make history studies come alive in your homeschool. I […]

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Fibre Friday: Sewing a Skirt

Posted by Kimberly on October 17, 2014 in Home Economics |
sewing a skirt

Sewing a Skirt Welcome back to Fibre Friday! I haven’t shared our latest sewing adventures in our homeschool. My daughter and I have been learning how to sew together in our homeschool. The last project I shared was the adorable jean tote bag she made for a friend. Well, another birthday came around and she […]

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Fibre Friday: Sewing a Tote Bag

Posted by Kimberly on June 27, 2014 in Home Economics |
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Sewing a Tote Bag Last Fibre Friday, I shared how I was teaching my daughter to sew as I learn right along with her (she is 10 years old). We started working on a tote bag together and had cut out all the pieces in my last post. My daughter had a great time exploring all […]

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Fibre Friday: Learning to Sew

Posted by Kimberly on June 6, 2014 in Blog Hops/Walks, Home Economics |

Learning to Sew I’m quite new at learning to sew myself, so I only this week started teaching my 10 year old daughter how to sew! As I suspected she would, she loves it! I started her off with sewing a simple tea towel. All it took was cutting out a rectangle, pressing the hem, […]

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