Today we review one our best-selling crochet threads, Monaco crochet thread. Imported from the Philippines, Monaco crochet thread is a wonderful thread with many uses. Brief History of Monaco The Monaco Thread Company was established in 1958, by Mr. Chua Yap Chek, to make bag closing threads. Over the years the company grew and added […]
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Lizbeth Crochet Thread is a brand of thread, made by the Handy Hands company primarily for tatting. Brief History The Handy Hands company was founded by Barbara Foster and her family in 1989 after she published a series of books on tatting. The company was incorporated in 1995 and the Lizbeth line of threads was […]
Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread is America’s most popular. Search the internet for crochet thread and Aunt Lydia’s will be at the top the list. But why is it so popular? What makes it special? We will explore that and more in this post. Brief History Aunt Lydia’s brand was originally part of the Coats & […]
When you start learning to crochet one of the first choices you must make is that of the type of “yarn” you will use. After you become more familiar with the basics of crochet, you may want to make something that is more intricate, detailed, or delicate, than you can make with thicker yarns. Yes, […]
Crochet thread is a wonderfully versatile product that can be used for many different types of projects. What types of projects can be done with crochet thread? If you want to know more about what crochet thread is, and how it is made, see our blog post: What is Crochet Thread here Home Decor My […]
Description You have probably heard the phrase Merino Wool used to describe certain active wear and on expensive yarn labels. Seems like it is everywhere. But what makes it different from regular wool yarn? What are its properties and best uses? We will cover that later in the blog, not, just a bit of history. […]
Ever wonder what sets Alpaca yarn apart from the rest. This article defines what makes Alpaca yarn different from wool and other animal fibers.
Description Acrylic yarn is a synthetic fiber, formed of polymers created from petroleum products by melting and extruding the materials into long, thin fibers. The properties of acrylic yarn vary depending on the treatment of the fibers. Tightly twisting fibers results in a strong but rough textured yarn. A looser twist will result in a softer yarn. Characteristics Low […]
Crochet threads come in many sizes, ranging from size 3 to size 100. Some are nearly as thick as yarn, while others are as thin as sewing thread. The key to understanding thread size is that the larger the number the thinner the thread.
Similar, yet different. What are the differences between knitting and crochet? Here we will provide you with a brief introduction to both and jump into their similarities and differences. What is knitting? Knitting, is a method or means, of creating a woven fabric, usually done by hand using two long needles, called knitting needles. It […]