Add Llamas to Your Wedding Guest List

“Professional party animal” might sound like something you called yourself in college, but it’s also a new service from Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas & Alpaca. They rent out camelids for extra-memorable weddings or other events. They promise llamas or alpacas decorated to complement your event, guaranteeing that their therapy animals “can easily handle all ages, […]

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Cotton + Corn = Sustainable Shoes

Later this year, the footwear brand Reebok will launch the first plant-based athletic shoe. Bill McInnis, the vice president of Reebok’s Future Team, a team designed to innovate products and the processes of shoe production, said in a post on Reebok’s website that the company’s goal is to “clean up the entire life cycle of […]

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Discovering Fifteenth-Century Undergarments

Sometimes, stories of the past come from the most unlikely places. Take, for instance, a garment rarely seen but often worn: the bra. During the reconstruction of the Lengberg Castle in Nikosldorf, East Tyrol, Austria, in 2008, workers discovered a vault in the south wing containing 2,722 textile fragments and other items. Most notably among […]

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How to Weave on a Stick with Branch Weaving

Even the most inexperienced weaver (me) can learn branch weaving! The resources to do so are inexpensive and found almost anywhere. All you need to dive into branch weaving is a Y-shaped stick, yarn, and possibly a fork or darning needle. The fork and needle aren’t necessary but could make the process a bit easier. […]

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If you saw the last BeWeave It about villagers knitting sweaters for rescued elephants in India, you’ll understand why chickens in Boston are getting similar treatment. Many chickens aren’t well-equipped to handle cold New England winter temperatures: they lose their feathers or are more accustomed to tropical environments. Chickens’ egg production also slows in the […]

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Telling Stories with the Santa Fe Scarf

Ever since I was little, I have been a storyteller. Words had long been my preferred medium, but my creativity never rests, and working at Interweave has expanded my means of telling and hearing stories. Mara Bishop Statnekov’s Santa Fe scarf shows us clearly that knitters have a very unique way of putting together narratives […]

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Cozy Clothes for Rescued Elephants in India

Did you know elephants like to wear hats and mittens? April Fool’s! How on earth could elephants wear mittens? But some elephants—especially the ones at Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Center in Mathura, India—do benefit from jackets. When staff at the center warned of approaching subzero temperatures, knitters in a nearby village began making […]

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In a world that revolves around buying things, how nice is it to get free stuff? We understand that, and that’s why we are giving you the opportunity to win up to $250 in products from our store—and you get to pick which products! This is your chance to fulfill your greatest needlework desires! The […]

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Tales of a Beginner Spinner: My Spinning Journey

My spinning journey began only a short time after my move to Colorado and a matter of days after I began my new job as Editorial Assistant for Specialty Fiber at Interweave. Luckily for me, this is the perfect place for a beginning crafter. I’m surrounded by people who knit, crochet, spin, weave, bead, and […]

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Learning to spin was a whirlwind of new experiences, and after relocating far from home to take on a new job, I was feeling particularly open to new things. Spinning entered my life at a transition period where I was into both trying different things and thinking introspectively about the journey of life. Spinning lessons […]

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