Learn how to bind latch hook project edges using whip stitch with this step by step photo tutorial.
On Hands Occupied, yarn crafts are everything that fall outside the scope of knit and crochet. You'll find ideas and tutorials for pom poms, tassels, macrame, weaving, latch hook & more in this section of the site.
The hardest part about finishing latch hook projects is dealing with small nooks and crannies. What do you do when your edge has no seam allowance? What to do when edges are fraying before your eyes? Learn how to troubleshoot challenging finishing spots in this tutorial.
Not all rug making projects have to be square! Learn how to finish latch hook projects with curved and diagonal edges in this in-depth tutorial that helps you make modern latch hook projects.
Learn how to do finishing in latch hook projects with square edges. This is a work-as-you-go method that helps you save time during the rug finishing process.
What I’ve been up to on my book hiatus besides writing a book), and plans for the rest of the year to come, including some surprises!
Make a giant friendship bracelet-inspired runner for your Friendsgiving table! Knotted with 100% American wool, this easy project doubles as a hostess gift and macramé scarf.
Learn how to make these planet-inspired punch needle throw pillows using embroidery hoops!
I got this wild idea to make a giant pom pom costume using latch hook, so I gave it a go for Halloween. Take a closer look at this three dimensional rug-making project and its construction.
Weaving in your ends on a punch needle project is easy! Check out this step-by-step tutorial for tips and tricks for hiding and securing your punch needle rug hooking tails.