I’m a firm believer in the importance of choice and customization, especially when it comes to fashion. The more diverse, the more personalized, the more unmistakably you, the better! So when I heard that Interweave’s exlusive new Ramona Phoenix Cowl Kit gives knitters four options to choose from, I was all over it. The Ramona […]

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POW: The Kilimanjaro Top

The Kilimanjaro Top by Ramona Gaynor combines exploration and warm weather consciousness. If you are an adventurous knitter looking for a lace project, this top is perfect for you. It is worked in the round to the underarm and the front and back are worked separately back and forth. And the Blue Sky Fibers Organic […]

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Beginning Crochet with Mollie Makes

Refresh your home with contemporary crochet projects from Mollie Makes Crochet! The team behind popular magazine Mollie Makes has put together a splendid array of retro and thrifty projects that are perfect for sprucing up a house or workspace. Those that are beginning crochet will find just the right inspiration to finally embrace this cozy […]

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Karen Parker is a molecular biologist with a decidedly artistic side. Her life-long love of fiber arts eventually led her to embellishing fabric with beads and then to bead weaving. But she longed to create something that connected her to nature in the same way her research does. In Karen’s own words, “A chance encounter […]

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Hello Madelyn, I have been intimidated by projects that require weaving weft stripes in different colors that repeat themselves regularly. Can I carry the yarns along the selvedge in some way or do I have to cut each weft after I’ve used it, start the new color leaving a tail on the edge, and then […]

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February 27, 1897 Marian Anderson American singer extraordinaire is born. Here’s the needlework connection to this date: Among the items in the collection of The Lace Museum in Sunnyvale, California, is a bobbin-lace coverlet that belonged to world-famous contralto Marian Anderson. Anna Patra shares the story in her article, “Marian Anderson’s Bobbin-Lace Coverlet,” in the […]

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What is a bouclé yarn?

A basic bouclé yarn is a 3-ply yarn with a core yarn, a singles for looping, and a binder yarn. In the video Building Blocks of Spinning, Sarah Anderson explains that bouclé means “to buckle” in French. Some fibers result in the large, open loops of a classic bouclé, while others collapse and form more […]

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Agnieszka Watts is a talented bead weaving designer and a frequent contributor to Beadwork magazine. She’s also one of our 2017 Designers of the Year! We recently asked Agnieszka to share her bead studio with us. Q: Where is your current workspace located? A: I’m lucky to have my own recently enlarged “beading cave.” To […]

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Crochet Toys on Tell a Fairy Tale Day

What yarn will you weave on Tell a Fairy Tale Day? (Yes, we’re talking like non-crafty folk, but the puns don’t work any other way!) If you want to crochet some toys to illustrate your tale, consider four stories and their companion crochet toys from Interweave Crochet Accessories 2012. These enchanted tales from the Kingdom […]

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