Not long ago I heard someone say, “A dropped stitch is just like a dropped pencil—you simply pick it up.” For some folks, this makes no sense because picking up a dropped stitch is the most terrifying thing in all of knitting. I totally agree, when it’s lace knitting or something crazy complicated and there […]

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Our TNNA Summer Trade Show Takeaways

The National Needle Arts Association (TNNA) holds a trade show twice a year – a summer show and a winter show. This coming together of yarn-associated businesses, retailers, designers and fans of yarn-craft is a true celebration of fiber. The Interweave team is usually on hand, immersing themselves in all things yarn. This year, we […]

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Crochet-Off Goals: Crochet Mandalas

A throbbing fatigue in my neck caused me to put my crochet hook down. I adjusted myself in the hard kitchen chair and stretched. With a sigh of relief, I arched my back and my spine realigned in a series of satisfying cracks. I’d been hunched over my crochet mandalas for several hours. I was […]

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A Chart is Part of Grafting Art

A few weeks ago I learned the basics of grafting, and was happily surprised to discover that basic Kitchener stitch was not the soul-crushing grind I had found it to be in the past. Buoyed by confidence, I wanted to ascend to a higher level of grafting. Stockinette was just the tip of the iceberg: […]

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Silversmith par excellence Cynthia Eid is known for her beautiful jewelry and dramatic hollowware. She is perhaps best known for her pioneering work with the low-tarnish, fusible sterling silver invented by Peter Johns in 1996 called Argentium Sterling Silver. ABOVE: Cynthia Eid’s Peaks granulated Argentium Sterling Silver cuff; photo courtesy of the artist By definition, […]

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The riders of the Tour de France are making their way to Düsseldorf, Germany, waiting for their time trials to start in two weeks. Preparing for the start of the Tour de Fleece, I’ve been standing at my bobbin winder, turning the crank as I empty spinning bobbins until my arm feels ready to give […]

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Antique French Textiles

Learn how to spot authentic French tapestries, cottons, linens, laces, embroidery, needlepoint, and trims when shopping and add an air of je ne sais quoi to your home. Antique French Textiles for Designers with Price Guide by June K. Laval helps you navigate the antiques marketplace. Inside you’ll uncover the history of French textiles from […]

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