DesignsToLove is an online craft gallery and community dedicated to helping craft enthusiasts from around the world connect, showcase their work, share their passion, learn from each other and have heaps of fun.
Ravelry is a place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners and dyers to keep track of their yarn, tools and pattern information and look to others for ideas and inspiration. The content is all user-driven; the community make the site what it is.
Mailing lists related to weaving, spinning, drop spindles, tapestry, fibre production and fibre arts.
This list is primarily for spinners, weavers and other textile lovers from Australia and New Zealand. It is intended to provide a forum to discuss projects, events, fibre and yarn resources and anything else connected with spinning and weaving in Australia and New Zealand.
This group is for discussion of Sprang, an old string craft that is used to make sashes, bags, hairnets, socks, even hammocks. People are invited to share information about sprang both modern and historical.
The WeaveTech list is designed to provide a focused, intelligent,and quality dialogue on structure, technical matters (including computers in the context of weaving), color, design, and professional pursuits related to weaving. This is a forum for serious weavers, both professional and avocational, who seek associates who are equally committed to the craft of weaving.
Etsy is an online marketplace for buying and selling all things handmade. Their mission is to enable people to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers. Their vision is to build a new economy and present a better choice: Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.
Spoonflower make it possible for individuals to design, print and sell their own fabric, wallpaper, decals and gift wrap. It was founded in May 2008 by two Internet geeks who had crafty wives but who knew nothing about textiles.
Brenda Dayne’s knitting podcast. though there have been a few recent revivals from Brenda, this podcast is not updated regularly any longer. The older ones are worth a listen still. She has great podcastability.
Marie Irshad’s knitting podcast
Rhonda’s podcast especially for knitters. Each episode brings you latest knitting news along with reviews of knitting web sites, knitting patterns, knitting books, yarn, stitches and more.
The Pink of Perfection is a great crafty video blog.
A long running video cast by two women in USA. Since this is a videocast, there is the ability to see the spinning and knitting as it progresses.
A podcast by David Reidy, an Australian bloke who knits. Though this is no longer in production the old ones are good.
For information and inspiration in the use of weave-it squares.
Craft Magazine has a blog of crafty articles.
Kiddley is published almost daily and is brimming with bright ideas, fun projects, links to great web finds and quick tips for parents to take away and enjoy with their kids.
Knitty is a quarterly web published knitter’s magazine.
Webside is an online weaving magazine.
Resil Chemicals have an online Textile Dictionary that makes an excellent resource.
Yarndex, the ultimate yarn resource, features profiles of over 5,000 yarns. Yarndex is primarily a reference site.
A commentary on Kumihimo braiding and Japanese textiles.
An information page for weavers. Specifically for those interested in Tablet Weaving, Kumihimo, and Ply-splitting.
Behr paints have an online tools for visualising interior and exterior colour schemes that can be useful for many other projects.
Generator of colour schemes and palettes to create good-looking and well balanced and harmonic web pages.
House of Tartan’s Interactive Tartan Weaver lets you experiment with colours and thread counts and produce an image.
A script to generate random stripe patterns for knitting jumpers, scarves, blankets, etc.
NexStitch offers free crochet video tutorials to further the art of crochet, as well as aid the beginner crochet enthusiast in learning this craft. They currently have Traditional and Tunisian videos available.
A resource to support our fashion teaching and learning.
Reference: Free Patterns
Berroco has a bevy of free patterns available on their site, including an extensive list of crochet patterns.
Crochet at About has a large collection of free patterns.
Handweaving.net is a weaving draft archive containing more than 50,000 weaving drafts. Each draft includes the standard threading, tieup, treadling and colour drawdown. Drafts can be viewed, printed, and downloaded in WIF format.
Knitting at About has a large collection of free patterns.
Knitting Pattern Central is an online directory featuring thousands of links to free knitting patterns.
Patons have free patterns and techniques available.
Straw offers free patterns.
Provides information on all manner of fibres and spinning, including videos, for handspinners.