Tunisian Crochet Workshop Sneak Peek

Ever wondered what Tunisian crochet is and how to get started? Tunisian Crochet Workshop will help you on your way to mastering Tunisian crochet with step-by-step instructions, easy-to-follow stitch patterns, and 12 stunning projects. Tunisian Crochet Workshop is bursting with color, fun motifs, and stylish projects to make for the home. It’s hard to look […]

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At first glance, the shapes used to create quilled paper jewelry can look intimidating and fragile. As author Ann Martin shows us in her book The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry, they’re anything but difficult and fragile. At the heart of every piece of quilled paper jewelry is just two shapes, scrolls or coils. They can […]

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Jewelry designer Jeanette Blix Ryan enjoys creating jewelry, but really loves the challenge of taking a traditional jewelry design and tweaking it just a little. Reinventing something as timeless and traditional as the basic hoop earring isn’t easy. However, these Swingin’ Hoop earrings Jeanette designed after an afternoon sketching some hoop ideas are! These chic and […]

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Tracy Stanley loves to rivet in her unique jewelry designs. It’s her go-to method for joining metal together and you’ll rarely see her soldering. In her book, Exploring Metal Jewelry, she takes you step-by-step through 4 different riveting techniques: with wire, with premade rivets, with eyelets, and with escutcheon pins. Bless you. Oh, you didn’t […]

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In Modern Tapestry Crochet, author Alessandra Hayden shares all her favorite techniques for working tapestry crochet, both in the round and flat. Her method of working flat is unique in that it doesn’t produce any floats on the wrong side of the fabric. Take a peek inside the pages of Modern Tapestry Crochet to see […]

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WIP Wednesday: October in August

This year at my house, July was all about Thanksgiving and Christmas. The month started with a big family turkey dinner while relatives were in town, then included Black Friday and Christmas in July sales. Continuing with that theme, August is going to be all about October for me . . . the October Cardigan […]

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I love a piece of jewelry that challenges my idea of jewelry construction; ones that make me ask, “How was that done?” are always my favorite. An artist that has me in constant awe of her techniques is Sarah Thompson. Her bracelet, All Knotted Up, featured in the December 2015/January 2016 issue of Step By […]

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Finishes for Finish Free Knits

I just have to get this off my chest. It has been eating at me for far too long. Despite the book’s title, the seamless projects in Finish-Free Knits do actually require some finishing. In fact, every single project in Kristen TenDyke’s book has a subheading in the pattern that says “Finishing.” I feel so […]

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