3 Free, Simple Lace Patterns for Beginners

Lace knitting is a must-know and popular technique for all knitters, but learning how to knit lace can sometimes be intimidating. That’s why the knitting experts at Interweave compiled this FREE eBook filled with 3 simple lace patterns including a knitted shell, wrap, and an elegant pillow trim. You’ll be a lace-knitting master in no-time! […]

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The Ramona Phoenix Cowl: 1 Kit, 4 Ways to Knit

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 exclusive new Ramona Phoenix Cowl Kit gives knitters four options to choose from, I was all over it. The Ramona […]

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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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Learn How to Brick Stitch an Easy Beaded Butterfly

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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We receive frequent questions about what structures can be woven on a rigid-heddle loom. Here’s Jane Patrick, former Handwoven editor and author of The Weaver’s Idea Book to tell you about a technique she’s been exploring to create mixed-density scarves using two rigid heddles. —Anita I’ve been weaving a lot lately with knitting yarns for […]

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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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