Coats & Clark Goes Hollywood in the Movie Courageous!

Several scenes of the movie Courageous (in theaters now) were filmed at our very own mill  in Albany, GA. Workers at the factory served as extras, and plant manager Bobby Boone, appeared in the film. One of the main characters in the film, Javier, plays an employee at Coats & Clark and is faced with an ethical challenge that puts him to the test. The mill offices and part of the manufacturing area are shown prominently in the film.

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Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge Week 3

Welcome to Week 3 of the Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge. It’s show time and this week I’m on the road at the Stitches East event in Hartford, CT. I’ll be busy setting up our booth with the rest of the Red Heart Team, but I always have a project with me for those rare down moments. I was thinking I would be too tired to crochet tonight, but I have my second wind … “me” time. I’ll join the other stitchers in the lounge while we all work on our projects. Continue reading “Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge Week 3”

Dusty Snowflake Throw Crochet Along Week 2

Everyone is enjoying the pictures of your Dusty Snowflake Throws. You’re all doing a wonderful job. Some of you already have it completed…you know who you are. Bravo to you! They are beautiful! How many of you decided to use different colors from the pattern? I chose to use different colors. Having a house full of men, they rather liked this combination. Now I can’t wait to see how it comes out myself. Here’s a picture of the first few motifs… I’ll share more as we go along each week.

Dusty Snowflake throw week 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the How-To videos for the different techniques on completing each motif. Also visit Red Heart’s YouTube channel to see videos on joining the motifs as you go.

Tell us about your progress and share with us pictures of your progress each week on Red Heart’s Facebook page.

Prairie Wrap Reworked!

My favorite thing about knitting is that you can adapt almost any pattern to any yarn.  I did just that at the Knit & Crochet show when we realized that the model made with Red Heart Boutique Treasure had been left behind! Luckily I had a pattern, the Prairie Wrap with me in my purse, I was planning on knitting it out of the called-for Washable Ewe. I pulled the pattern out and started to figure out what I needed to change to make the pattern work with Treasure. Continue reading “Prairie Wrap Reworked!”

A Weekend in Toronto

October 21 through 23 are the dates for the CreativFestival in Toronto. You can take hands-on classes, visit the market, meet special experts and best of all network with other needlecraft buffs. Whether you crochet, knit, sew, quilt or embroider, this is a not-to-be-missed event. There is also inspiration for weavers, spinners and those interested in felting. Continue reading “A Weekend in Toronto”

Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge Season 2, Week 2

Wednesday!  … it’s time for Week 2 of our Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge.  The weather has been cool and rainy here for the past few days, fall is beginning to show itself, holidays will be here before you know it and I have many projects to stitch up.  I always have multiple projects in the works and usually find the time to stitch each day, but Wednesday is my night off to do what I want and for a few hours we can talk about what we are working on.  Continue reading “Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge Season 2, Week 2”

Dusty Snowflake Throw Crochet Along Week 1

Grab those hooks and let’s get started on our Dusty Snowflake Throw Crochet Along.  We haven’t set a deadline or completion date on this project, wanting you to work at your own pace. There will be lots of help along the way, so if you have questions, just ask and someone will help you understand. Watch the How-To videos for the different techniques on completing each motif, as well as, a How-To video for joining the motifs as you go. Tell us about your progress; and you can show us pictures of your progress each week on our Facebook page.

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