It’s not always easy to teach a skill to someone you love, but the payoff can be huge. I was lucky enough to be taught knitting and crochet by some VERY patient friends and family members. In middle school, I was taught to knit by a close friend who was a very skilled knitter even back […]

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It’s always exciting to be in the studio filming new courses for my beady (and quilty, and fiber) peeps! I had a great time creating three new eCourses for Interweave: Fabulous Fabric Beads, Fabulous Zendoodle Fabric Beads (coming in November) and Fabulous Fiber Beads (coming in December). It was entertaining, educational, and really fun! There […]

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Sometimes you find the perfect knitting pattern. The sizing and style are what you want, the gauge and yarn are perfect, and everything flows and fits how it should. All feels right with the world. More often than not, though, something about the pattern simply doesn’t work. If it’s a garment, maybe it’s too long […]

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Your Crochet Confessions from Facebook Live

Last week I called all crocheters to come and share their deepest stitch regrets, crochet mishaps, and yarn taboos live with me on the Crochet Me Facebook page. I called the event Crochet Confessions. Crochet Confessions are light-hearted stories we share that only crocheters will understand. We can laugh at our mishaps and learn from […]

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My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving, and I like to dive into it wholeheartedly. I love cooking a meal for friends and family, decorating the house for the occasion, and yes, sitting down and eating too much of one of my favorite meals. Last year my nephew and his new wife visited over the long weekend. […]

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Whether it’s wool off a sheep’s back or the hair on your head, some animals need a haircut. But humans domesticated sheep thousands of years before we invented wool-shearing tools, and plenty of fiber animals still shed their wool or fur. Some angora and cashmere fiber producers prefer to shear the animals and harvest all […]

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Weldon’s Mystery Project

The pages of Weldon’s Practical Needlework are an endless fascination for needleworkers of all crafts. The Weldon’s crochet series are filled with delightful patterns, but a few lack illustrations, such as those listed here. We offer up these “mystery projects” with the hope that you will be inspired to make them and then send us […]

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Spending time in Scandinavia during the winter months can be trying for those of us who relish sunshine. I lived in Sweden when I was in college and did not fully understand what I was getting myself into until I was there. The brief daylight hours were overshadowed by a deep darkness I’d never before […]

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