Welcome to the Interweave Blog

Welcome to the Interweave Blog! Below, you’ll find the most recent articles from across the Interweave site on knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, beading and jewelry making! These expert articles discuss a variety of topics including trending patterns and designs, expert advice and how-tos, and the latest in craft products, such as books, videos, and more!

How did you learn to weave? Where did you learn to weave? Why did you learn to weave? All of these questions are important. Do you think you found weaving because you were looking for it, or did weaving find you because it saw you were missing something in your life? I’ve been thinking along […]

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Whether you are setting up displays in your store or preparing for holiday craft shows, creating effective jewelry displays that will show off your jewelry can be a challenge. Luckily, Betsy Lehndorff, owner of Hubbard Lake Silversmiths, has expert advice on finding your audience and making them look at your jewelry. A Little about Betsy […]

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What’s True Cost of a Sheep’s Fleece?

A well-skirted sheep’s fleece that has been raised with a handspinner in mind saves precious time in preparation, so that we can get to the good part—spinning! But do you know the true cost of a sheep’s fleece? Meet shepherd and animal nutritionist Nancy Irlbeck of ANIROONZ Farm. She fills us in on the real […]

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Leonardo Pisano Bigollo, a medieval Italian mathematician better known by his nickname Fibonacci, is best known for coming up with the answer to the simple question, “How many rabbits would you have in a year if you started with a pair?” He posed this question in his book Liber Abaci, originally published in 1202. His […]

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I personally take in every Interweave submission, carrying the piles from the mail drop-off to my desk, cataloging, and showing each one of them to the editor. I see a lot of swatches. Sometimes, when a particularly exciting swatch comes through, I swivel around in my chair to half-shout at Laura, our project editor, to […]

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I think most of us have experimented with a multicraftual lifestyle at one time or another. At first, you’re just a knitter or crocheter, or maybe even a weaver. But that’s it! You’re perfectly content with your chosen craft, and it fulfills all your crafting needs. You have no interest in exploring those “alternative” crafts. […]

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Which Bead Weaving Stitch Are You?

Have you ever wondered what type of bead weaving stitch best fits your personality? Are you interested in knowing? Take our quiz to find out! Maybe knowing your stitch type will help explain why you’re drawn to certain projects over others. Or maybe you’ll just get a good laugh, because you always avoid “your” stitch. […]

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A Selection of Books for Children

PieceWork adores books written for all ages, but especially when they introduce needlework young stitchers just learning their craft. Books for the wee ones charm readers both young and old alike! Here are a few of our favorite books for children that were reviewed by Allison Mackin in the May/June 2008 and July/August 2008 issues, […]

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