Beading

Attaching Clasps to Beaded Jewelry
Bead Board - makes beading easy!
Beading tips
Beading F.A.Q.
Knotting with Tweezers
Stringing Cords
Stringing Wire
Birthstones
Crimping & Crimp Cover Instructions
Easy Ear Wire
Knowing Your Beads



Crafts

Bow Making
Candle Burning
Decoupage with Mod Podge
Folding the American Flag
Floral Tablescaping
General Tips
Melted Crayon Art
Photo Booth with Props - How to set up
Sculpey
Styrofoam
Tillandsia Care (Air Plant)
Vinyl Lettering



Framing

Conservation Framing
How to Hang and Care for your Pictures



Needle Arts

Knit with Milly Video: Blocking
Knit with Milly Video: Cast On
Knit with Milly Video: Cast Off
Knit with Milly Video: Knit Stitch
Knit with Milly Video: Purl Stitch
Knit with Milly Video: Knit a Starbella Scarf
Knifty Knitter Looms
Knitting & Crochet Abbreviations
Knitting Instructions
Yarn Weight System



Painting

Acrylic Paints: which one to use?
Basics of Brushes
Clay Pot Preparation
Coloring Items Using Alcohol Ink
Crackling
Glitter, Sparkle, Shimmer & Shine
Painting Mediums / Products Information
Painting Surfaces
Painting Tips
Sealers
Tin Preparation
Wood Preparation



Paper Crafts

Accu-Cut Die-Cut Machines
Creative Card Making
Distress Inks with Tim Holtz
Getting Started on a Scrapbook
Glossary of Stamp Terms & Techniques
Inking 101
Marbled Look Created with Alcohol Ink
Masking Techniques - Rubber Stamping
Scrapbooking on the Wall - Canvas Art
Taking Gift Tag Art One Step Further
Tear Paper, HOW TO
Twinkling H20's



Sewing

Blanket Stitching
Choosing the right THREAD
Fabric Conversions
Fabric and Sewing Project Tips
Glossary of Sewing / Quilting Terms
How to Wash your Fabric and Quilts
Stuffing (Fiberfill)

Standard Yarn Weight System

This information was reprinted courtesy of SugarNCream.com

Yarn Weight Symbol
and Category Names

Yarn Weight 1 - super fine
Yarn Weight 2 - fine
Yarn Weight 3 - light
Yarn Weight 4 - medium
Yarn Weight 5 - bulky
Yarn Weight 6 - super bulky

Type of Yarns in Category

Sock, Fingering Baby

Sport, Baby

DK, Light Worsted

Worsted, Afghan, Aran

Chunky, Craft, Rug

Bulky, Roving

Knit Gauge Range* in Stockinette Stitch to 4 inches

27 - 32
sts

23 - 26
sts

21 - 24
sts

16 - 20
sts

12 - 15
sts

6 - 11
sts

Recommended Needle in Metric Size Range

2.25 - 3.25 mm

3.25 - 3.75 mm

3.75 - 4.5 mm

4.5 - 5.5 mm

5.5 - 8
mm

8 mm and larger

Recommended Needle U.S. Size Range

1 to 3

3 to 5

5 to 7

7 to 9

9 to 11

11 and larger

Crochet Gauge * Ranges in Single Crochet to 4 inch.

21 - 32
sts

16 - 20
sts

12 - 17
sts

11 - 14
sts

8 - 11
sts

5 - 9
sts

Recommended Hook in Metric Size Range

2.25 - 3.5 mm

3.5 - 4.5 mm

4.5 - 5.5 mm

5.5 - 6.5 mm

6.5 - 9
mm

9 mm and larger

Recommended Hook U.S. Size Range

B-1 to E-4

E-4 to 7

7 to I-9

I-9 to
K-10 1/2

K-10 1/2
to M-13

M-13 and larger



*GUIDELINES ONLY: The above reflect the most commonly used gauges and needle or hook sizes for specific yarn categories.