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How-to Articles from Hobby Farms

If you're the kind of gal or guy that likes to make things on your own, check out this collection of how-to articles with a few downloadable instructions, too.

6 Simple Stitches Every Crafter Should Know
Whether you’re in the midst of a craft project or repairing worn-out garments, one of these stitches is sure to help you get the job done.

Clean and Refurbish Cast Iron
Learn how to clean cast iron and refurbish a rusty, old cast iron pot to a shimmering black, useable kitchen cookware.

How to Card Wool
Process fiber from your farm flock with this simple cleaning and carding method.

How to Make Soap with Milk
Make homemade soap from milk using this basic recipe from soapmaker Martha Enriquez of Pine Lane Soaps.

How to Make a Towel Apron
If you need an apron in a fix, stitch together a towel apron in a matter of minutes.

9 Tile-stencil Designs
Give your kitchen or bathroom an easy update by painting wall tiles with one of these tile stencils.

Make Money with Homemade Paper Products
Turn homemade paper from recycled and farm-grown ingredients into a myriad personalized, artisan paper products or gifts.

A Pair of Plying Methods
Learn how to ply yarn using a lazy kate or drop spindle and Andean bracelet.

Rust Dyeing Fabric
Rust need not be a nuisance. Learn how to rust dye to create unique designs on fabric using rusty objects.

Quick Craft: Burlap Bulletin Board
Craft one of three easy-to-make bulletin boards as an homage to your favorite farm animal using the stencils below.

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