Crochet Socks Your Way!

Step into the wonderful world of crochet socks with Rohn Strong’s Step Into Crochet, a book that caters to you, your feet, and to your sense of style. Slipping your feet into the perfect pair of crochet socks is only a project away. With tips on lace, cables, fit, and more, this is one must-have […]

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Expert Advice on Beading for Beginners

A few years ago, we asked a handful of contributing designers to Beadwork magazine to share advice on beading for beginners. The feedback from these ladies is spectacular! Whether you’re just beginning at bead weaving or you’re a teacher or mentor, you won’t want to miss the expert advice they shared. You’re guaranteed to find […]

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Last week, I played dress-up with Hannah Baker, editor of knitscene. It’s one of the pleasures of working at Interweave; there is always a storage room full of beautiful knits to wear. And a friendly photographer willing to indulge us and knock together a sharp set in a few minutes—thanks, George. We yanked open the […]

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Surprisingly, the upright cross-stitch, which resembles the common plus sign, has been either ignored or overlooked in many reference books on needlework stitches. Little information other than the traditional how-to-stitch diagrams is available. The stitch is also called the straight stitch and St. George’s cross-stitch (the banner of St. George is a red cross of […]

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Shanna Steele is a self-taught jewelry designer who enjoys working with a variety of materials. Her gorgeous Tucson Vista necklace is on the August/September 2017 cover of Beadwork. Shanna recently shared her beading journey with us, including how she got started and where she finds her inspiration. From Social Work to Bead Work Q: How […]

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One of the most useful jewelry-making skills to master is stone setting. But referring to stone setting as “a skill” is deceptive — there are so many different ways to set stones. It’s a matter of finding your favorite or favorites for incorporating stones into your designs. Photo above: Getty Images If you’re intimated by metalsmithing […]

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Kissed by the Sun: The Art of Solar Dyeing

Spend some time outdoors with beautiful colors and harness the power of the sun! Artist Caitlin ffrench explains how to dye yarn or fiber with natural materials and solar energy. Originally published in knitscene Summer 2013. Solar dyeing is a natural method that requires very little work and results in non-repeatable, beautiful colors. It also […]

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