POW: Dean’s Cardigan by Amy Gunderson

Amy Gunderson delivers a knockout knit with her Dean’s Cardigan, found in knitscene Spring 2017. This cardigan features bottom-up construction, applied pockets, and (my personal favorite) applied elbow patches. If you like elbow patches as much as I do, consider making more of these quick-knit appliques and adding them to your favorite garments. Amy enhances […]

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The last few weeks my suitcase and I (along with lots of tools, beads, and jewelry-making materials) covered lots of miles. Most of these miles were contained within the state lines of beautiful Arizona. While in AZ, I had the opportunity to attend the CHA show, Creativation, and the Tucson gem shows. There was much […]

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I love to give readers peeks behind the scenes into the book development process. From initial concept to writing and sample knitting to technical editing (tech editing for those in the biz) to photography, design, and layout, many months go into the production of a book before it hits store shelves. At the pattern development […]

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I hope you are having a happy President’s Day and take some time to indulge in your favorite craft. To celebrate this holiday, I’m sharing some wonderful articles on crocheters and crochet projects that have graced the White House through the years. Several first ladies used their craft to carry them through difficult times or poor […]

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Sizes for Table Runners

Hello Madelyn! I love having your video Warping Your Loom; it is a go-to before every weaving project. With that being said, I don’t get to weave often enough, but today I have decided to embark on a table runner for my niece. What are the typical sizes recommended? Her table length is 77″. (Also, […]

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Supported Spindle Spinning Tips!

Some cashmere landed on my desk recently—I do love my work! To make the loftiest, finest handspun yarn, a supported spindle can’t be beat, so it’s time to pull out a Tibetan spindle or a tahkli and practice spinning supported. To get started, I flipped to Heather Zoppetti’s article “Spinning Supported.” Here is some of […]

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February 21, 1937: King Harald V of Norway is born. Here’s the needlework connection to this date: The January/February 2015 issue of PieceWork included a photograph of Crown Prince Harald playing at the official residence of the Norwegian royal family in Asker, Norway. The year is 1940; the prince is wearing a striking knitted sweater. […]

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