Yarn Lover's Room



Tips and Tricks


Exchanging knit to crochet



EMERGENCY STUFFING: If you need a small amount of something to stuff a small item such as a pincushion, you can use the lint from your clothes dryer, but make a little cushion out of either pellon or fabric softener sheets and stuff the lint in it, sew shut, and place inside your pincushion! (I like to use the lint from a wool blanket for pincushions. I'm not sure, but I think the wool helps to keep the pins/needles sharp.) Save tiny yarn/thread or small pieces of sewing thread to stuff pincushions, small toys for children or pets, and small crocheted things that are sometimes part of a doily or jar lid cover, such as holly berries, strawberries, little balloons,etc. Ann beikenbary@adelphia.net