For years doilies have been thought of as old-fashioned. Well, I am here to show you some modern, beautiful, “not your granny’s” doilies. We have doilies used as motifs, repurposed, jewelry, holiday decor and even a baby blanket. I personally think that doilies are more of a work of art than they are old fashioned. One thing that has helped are the colors that you can buy thread in now-a-days where in years past you were limited to natural colors. There are multis and prints in different thread sizes to allow you to create and display your work of art.
How many of you have ever found a long ago forgotten project? It might be in the back of the closet, in your tote bag, maybe even in the trunk of your car. Sometimes I have 5 or 6 projects on my hooks, and when I pick them back up I can’t remember which size hook I used. Here’s a clever way to help you remember what size hook you need when you pick up that unfinished object, (UFO as I like to call them).
Baseball, the great sport that is as American as apple pie, is starting its season! With the start of the season comes the start of Stitch and Pitch events.
Stitch and Pitch? What’s that?
Stitch and Pitch are events combining baseball and needlearts! Organized by The National NeedleArts Association, groups all over the country get together to stitch at baseball games. The events are open to anyone, whether they knit, crochet, needlepoint, cross-stitch, embroider, spin, or weave.
You asked, and we answered! Here are 57 knit and crochet patterns suitable for boys.
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Our new ebook, Whimsical Wonderful Pillows, is now available! This free ebook includes eight great pillow patterns from crochet designer Michele Wilcox, who is known for her cute designs. All of the designs are made in Super Saver, so you know they will continue to look great for years.
Mother’s Day is coming soon and making something handmade is always a special way to show mom how much you love her. Red Heart has lots of beautiful knit and crochet free patterns that will be sure to make mom smile on her special day. We have gone through and selected a few of our favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas, but please feel free to browse our free pattern collection for more inspiration.
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Macrame is an easy, affordable craft to learn. It requires very few tools and just some simple knowledge of basic knots. This guide teaches you 6 common macrame knots that you’ll be able to use to create a variety of macrame projects.
by guest blogger Karen Freeman
Lately the weather has allowed many of us to have time to work projects that we may have started or start new ones. Recently, I was able to work on a vintage dishcloth pattern that can still work very well today. The hardest part of this pattern was choosing the colors. Crème de la Crème has 50 beautiful colors which made my choices endless.