Welcome to the Interweave Blog. Below you’ll find the most recent articles from across the Interweave website.
Interweave Crochet just posted a submission call for Winter 2018, and we want to empower you to submit crochet designs! 5 Reasons You Should Submit Crochet Designs to Our Magazine 1. It will make it easier to follow patterns. When I first learned to crochet, I had a hard time following a pattern. So ultimately, I […]
The gauge swatch is a wonderful thing. It’s mainly used to make sure you’re working with a yarn and hook that will produce a correctly sized finished project. In previous installments of this series, I’ve used gauge swatches to do something; this week, I’ll be shifting my focus to the direction of expansion in swatches. I’ll […]
Business Saturday An interview with Lynn Allen, inventor of BeadEnCounter, an inventory database for labeling and tracking materials. Q: How did you come up with the idea of an inventory database for your handmade jewelry business? A: A few years ago, I became serious about beading as a way to express my creativity. I started […]
#SolderingSaturday Get more soldering tips and tricks!
Interweave Yarn Fest is just a few weeks away! This big event kicks off the Yarn Festival Season, which takes place throughout the spring and summer. During this time there are yarn festivals all over the country, and many stores hold their annual yarn crawls. To help you prepare for the excitement of all the […]
It’s hard to deny the appeal of rustic, sophisticated-looking leather products, but some people prefer animal-friendly materials or don’t want to pay for genuine leather. If you’re interested in a sustainable plant-based alternative to leather, meet Piñatex. It’s a textile made from the pineapple leaf fiber that could revolutionize the fashion industry! Piñatex: Innovative and […]
In an effort to bring needlework to a then emerging middle class, several companies in the late 1800s in London, England, began publishing patterns and instructions for various needlework projects. Unlike other magazines available at the time, which ran one or two needlework projects in issues filled with other editorial (including fiction, recipes, and housekeeping […]
After I spun two bobbins of colored yarn, it was time to tackle plying. Right away, the whole spinning apparatus expanded. I needed not only to understand the wheel itself, but also to become familiar with the lazy kate that held bobbins of singles. Elizabeth set up the lazy kate as we began our lesson, […]
If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past few months, you are probably seeing the ponytail hat everywhere. They seemed to just kind of come out of the woodwork all of a sudden. Some people love them, some people hate them. Regardless of which camp you belong to, there is no denying […]