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Maggie Thompson is a skilled kumihimo artist. She uses a variety of beads in her kumi designs, including traditional seed beads, sparkly crystals, unique lampwork beads, and organic stone chips. Maggie is lucky enough to have a large dedicated beading space in her home. In addition, she has the good fortune of working at a […]
Interweave Yarn Fest 2017 is almost here! Get to know our instructors in this blog series leading up to the big event. In this installment, Lily M. Chin provides background on what keeps her making. The best part? She cannot settle on just one method in which to be creative. Lily is one of our favorite “bi-craftual” […]
Unless you’ve really been out of the loop for the last 6 months or so, you know that cake yarn is a big deal. So when the Crochet Corner (as we affectionately call the crochet department at Interweave) was talking about blog topics recently, we looked at the calendar to see if we could find […]
In this excerpt from “How to Spin Balkan-Style with a Distaff,” by Bruce Engebretson with Norman Kennedy, which was featured in the Winter 2017 issue of Spin Off, Bruce explains the cultural significance of a spindle and distaff. In many parts of the world today, spindle-and-distaff spinning is a regular and substantial part of fiber […]
WINTER/SPRING 2010 Conifer Shawl, page 85 Corrected charts here. Ninebark cowl, page 65-66 VEST and COWL Please read all the way through the pattern instructions first. Begin your project at the BACK section, where you cast on stitches to make the vest back. The vest is knitted from the bottom-up. Instructions for the cowl section […]
You know how it goes. You see a sweater that looks fabulous on the model and has all the things you love—cables or lace or a nipped-in waist. And then you try to envision it on yourself—and it’s not such a pretty image. Just because a garment has shaping doesn’t necessarily mean it will fit. […]
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Business Saturday: on branding and packaging. An interview with Kristina Hahn Eleniak, jewelry artist and founder of Peacock & Lime Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry. Q: Tell us about the process you went through to develop your brand. A: Developing my brand is definitely a work in progress. It started with a focus around the peacock image–designed […]
Ahhh… fiber festival season. And yarn crawl season. And crafting season? Well, it’s always crafting season here at Interweave! But for many of you, it truly is that time of year when emerging from the winter cocoon means making new friends while on the search for fiber fabulousness. While we will be celebrating the Interweave Yarn […]