DIY: My Plastic Canvas Wallet.

Materials needed

  • Plastic canvas
  • Tapestry needle
  • Yarn of preferred colour
  • Buttons or zippers
  • Cotton lining
  • African fabric also known as Ankara fabric.
  • Sewing needle and yarn
  • Crochet hook of any size.
  • A pair of scissors

The Steps

  • Cut two equal pieces of plastic canvas from a bigger piece of canvas. The size depends on your preference.
Plastic canvas
  • Choose the colour(s) of yarn that you want. Cut a piece of thread and using your tapestry needle, weave your yarn on the plastic canvas using an angle stitch. Do this for the two pieces of canvas.
Weave your yarn.
The right side of the project
After weaving
After the weave
  • Sew in your lining (cotton) on the wrong side of your project.
White cotton lining
Black cotton lining

  • Sew in your pockets
Ankara material
Brown ankara pockets with white lining
Ankara pocket with black cotton lining

  • Join the two pieces of canvas

  • Work your edges so that you can cover the canvas completely.
  • Sew in your button. If you are using a zipper, put your zipper on your lining before sewing the lining on your canvas.

Thought conditioner.

The good you find in others is in you too. The faults you find in others are your faults as well; after all to recognize something you must know it. The beauty you see around you is your beauty. See the best in others and you will be your best. Give to others and you give to yourself. Appreciate beauty and you will be beautiful. Admire creativity and you will be creative. Love and you will be loved. Seek to understand and you will be understood. Listen and your voice will be heard.

Hats and Ribbed Infinity Cowls.

Hey guys,today I decided to write a bonus post to show you some nice pictures of the tam,the beret hat with hearts and the infinity ribbed cowl.

I made a number of hats and cowls in different colours and I loved the outcome.

The tam is a hat that is great for keeping warm.It suits different hair styles and different skin tones.It can be worn in a number of different styles,to suit your preferences.

Green tam and infinity cowl.
Purple tam and infinity cowl
Hats and cowls
Tams and infinity cowls

The infinity ribbed cowl comes out in a ribbed pattern because of the front post and back post double crochet stitches. Its an infinity cowl because it comes out in an infinite kind of loop.Its warm enough to be worn even on a warm day.

Its unique,stylish and can be worn with different colours.

Ribbed infinity cowls
Infinity cowls and hats
Infinity ribbed cowl and tam
Beret hat with hearts and infinity cowl
Beret hats and infinity cowls

Beret hats are warm and stylish.Can be worn with different colours and are unique.The back of the beret hat has flower patterns giving it the name,beret hat with hearts.

Pink beret hat with a neckwarmer.
Purple beret hat with hearts
Beret hat with hearts
Hats and cowls
Hats and cowls
Tam and infinity cowl
Hats and cowls
Rear view

Tam and infinity cowl
Tam and infinity cowl

Neck warmers come in different shapes and sizes.I decided to make one with a button on the back.It is unique,warm and stylish.

Neck warmer
Neck warmer and pink beret hat
Neck warmer

Thought conditioner:

Beauty is all around,if you open your heart to see.

Why Yarnkara….?

Hello beautiful people,welcome to Yarnkara. I know most of you must be wondering what Yarnkara is, but not to worry I am here to satisfy your curiosity and to introduce you to my passion.
I am a young vibrant lady with a million dollar dream and am here to pursue it. I love lots of things but top on my list is knitting, followed by my love for tattoos and dreadlocks.I am not going to be focussing so much on the dreadlocks and tattoos but our main area of focus will be anything to do with Yarn and Ankara.
Yarnkara is a label I gave to my designs as my main area of focus is to merge yarn and ankara; also known as  African fabric so as to  come up with unique,authentic and simply beautiful products.
Early last year before my graduation, I had a lot of time on my side and so I decided to search within myself and find something that I would enjoy doing as a pastime. After weeks of self consultation I decided to cover bangles with African fabric because I had some African fabric in my home.It was not all that simple but I made some good bangles.So I kept covering the bangles with African fabric until after my graduation when the knitting idea popped into my head.
I had no idea of how to knit,no prior skills or knowledge whatsoever but I was determined to learn.So with the money given to me during graduation, I went ahead and bought a pair of knitting needles.
I remember the first scarf I knitted, OMG it is not even worth mentioning but thanks to YouTube and google I was able to learn how to knit in the comfort of my house.
It is this passion that has cultivated my desire to want to knit more,to design more and to learn more.So I am going to be sharing with you my passion and my dream and I am hoping that we will all pick a thing or two from each other.