These are my favorite sites on the web for
learning how to do sumpin.
GC hosts many guest columnists who
have made it in some way or another in DIY, design, or craft. Cool
ideas aplenty, and lots of links to good resources.
This is how I finally figured out
what I was doing wrong with ribbing when I learned to knit! Never be
alone in a craft quandary again and get muchos ideas. From Get
Much as we all have mixed feelings
about the woman herself, this website is full of amazing resources.
I have to respect Martha for how much content she offers on the website
Popular Mechanics for crafty
people or folks who love design. They don't offer much on their
website, but you should subscribe anyway to ensure they stay in business!
This London-based DIY webzine has a small number of great projects similar
to the ones that run in ReadyMade, although RM does not put
their projects online. I particularly like their directions for
making your own edgy
t-shirts, because who wants to pay $80 for a t-shirt with Mao on the
front when you could make one yourself?
The primary thing on this site is
yarn - there are plenty of thorough, trustworthy reviews of different
types. There are also moderately active message boards with plenty
of expert knitters around, and some handy 'how-tos,' including what looks
like a good one for knitting socks.
For knitters with a, uh, "fresh attitude," whatever that
means. Despite the 'tude, the site is full of funky, simple patterns
for people like you and me, even if our attitudes are stinking up the
fridge. I love these wristwarmers,
though I never have noticed my wrists being especially in need of
Sewing for earnestly ambitious
dumb-butts like me. Their slogan: mama didn't raise a
seamstress. I'm there, right Mom?
Somebody Else Did It
These sites are a great way to both get ideas and support other