After weeks of making potholders to practice my basic crochet stitches, I was finally ready to choose my first real crochet project. The stakes were high. I didn’t want to choose something too easy (I’m chronically ambitious), but I certainly didn’t want to choose a project that would set me up for failure. I’m absolutely […]

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True, you can never have too many pairs of earrings, but you seldom get to see them on yourself, either. Finger rings, on the other hand — or more aptly on the fingers of either hand — are perfect for catching our own glances and winking back happy little messages of how special we look […]

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Some spinners are afraid to spin cotton. They’ve heard it’s too difficult. Fear not! Joan Ruane loves to teach how to spin cotton on a tahkli spindle. Over several decades, she has perfected her own techniques for spinning cotton and cultivated a passion for teaching other spinners to master the art. It all starts with […]

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The word “couvrette” is not commonly used in today’s crafting communities, but Victorian needleworkers were familiar with the term. A quick Internet search revealed that today “Couvrette” is most frequently a surname, but that is not needlework related, so let us move on. In Victorian Needlework (2012) by Kathryn Ledbetter, a couvrette is defined as […]

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Popcorn, Russia, and Spain

Attending live simulcast performances of opera, theatre, and ballet at local movie theaters is on the list of things I like to do. I love live performances, but I appreciate the accessibility and ease of simulcasts. They aren’t expensive, they don’t require a plane trip or a passport, there’s popcorn, the seats are comfy, and […]

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Event Overview Interweave Escapes is a unique way for knitters to come together, learn from a knitting expert and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow devotees in this intimate, retreat-style event. For our Inaugural event, Interweave Escapes is traveling to beautiful Lake Tahoe to enjoy a exclusive and rare opportunity: We will be staying at the luxurious Sunnyside […]

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