A few interesting websites to note:
- The Recycled Yarn Tutorial - Great tutorial on how to unravel an old sweater (or other crocheted or knitted garment) so you can re-use (recycle) the yarn.
- How to Wrap A Skein of Yarn
New Yarns by Crochet911.com
Walk into any yarn department or store and the variety of yarns and colors will amaze you. Beautiful textures, interesting fibers and exciting blends are now available along with classic, traditional yarns. ... To help you better understand what these new yarns look like, following is a brief look at some of the more popular new yarn types.
Photos of different yarns are provided.
Great freeform crochet art: 60 Odd, A Fiber Oddyssey
61 fiberartists, all members of the International Freeform Artist’s Guild were given a unique challenge. Each artist selected one yarn and sent 61 five-yard skeins of that yarn to a central location. In return each artist received 61 different skeins from fellow artists all over the world. There was no coordination of color, texture, or any other artistic components. The Challenge was to create their own interpretation of fiber art using only those yarns.
Lovely freeform at KnotJustKnitting.com.
How to Figure the Starting (Foundation) Chain for Filet Crochet - "It's actually very easy to figure out how many chains should be in a starting chain for any filet crochet chart. I've given formulas below to figure starting chains for both a 3 dc mesh and a 4 dc mesh."