Hand Knitting creates beautiful material simply by manipulating two needles and yarn. The two basic stitches of knitting are the knit stitch and the purl stitch. Stitches are casted onto one needle and the other needle is used to pull the yarn through a loop thus creating a new stitch. Rows of these interlocking stitches create a knitted fabric with a nice drape. Stitches are kept ‘live’ until at the end when they are finished using a bind off stitch.
Rigid Heddle Weaving is created using a Rigid Heddle Loom. Yarn is used for the warp and weft. The Rigid Heddle Loom makes weaving fast and easy. You can learn how to weave and make a scarf in a day’s time.
Crochet is created by using a hook and yarn. In most crochet patterns (but not all), only one stitch is on the hook at a time. Each stitch formed is a complete stitch. Fixing mistakes are fast and easy. Stitches are based upon the single crochet. Crochet does use more yarn and produces a denser fabric than knitting.
Kumihimo is the Japanese art of braiding. Once used by samurai to lace together armor and weapons, it is now used for jewelry making and other decorative endeavors. Kumihimo is easy and fast to learn.