There’s nothing better than creating useful items for your home! With Scrubby and Scrubby Cotton yarns, you can create handmade dish and wash cloths to take on all of life’s messes. Check out these five easy and fun knit washcloth patterns for you to enjoy. Each free knit pattern features a different technique and color combination. Choose your favorite colors or mix and match a few hues and designs for a one-of-a-kind Scrubby collection.
Your favorite teacher is on the road with STITCHES teaching courses across the country! Marly Bird will be teaching some great courses this year, so get ready to learn a new skill! There’s still time to sign-up for classes at both Stitches West and Stitches United.
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The 2018 Winter Olympics are almost here and we’re so excited to watch our favorite event. The Games officially start on February 7th with the Opening Ceremony on February 9th at 8 p.m. ET. The games continue through February 25th so you have plenty of time to pick out a project and get yarning.
How many times have you made something for the man in your life only to have it collect dust in the coat closet or in the bottom of your hamper? Maybe they use it once just to make you feel better, then you never happen to see it again.
There’s just nothing quite like the perfect knit or crochet blanket. We took a poll to find out your all-time favorite options from Red Heart.
You can always find us supporting our favorite teams with spirited crochet and knitwear. With the Big Game just around the corner, there’s no better time to pull together a knit or crochet hat in your team’s colors! This year’s opponents, the Patriots and the Eagles, have great color palettes! The Patriots have a classic look with red, navy and white. While the Eagles sport a rich midnight green, with accents silver/gray, white and black.
Crochet socks are fun to make and my personal favorite. I make them and wear them more than any project. In fact, I’ve made over 100 pairs in the last few years. Socks are fun to make, comfortable, and quick to stitch!
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Burrrr, baby it’s cold outside! If you haven’t done so already, get your hooks and needles out and whip up some winter accessories for yourself, a friend or a charity to stay warm this season. We have pulled together some of our favorite patterns to get you started.
The cold weather seemed to cooperate on Dec 5th 2017 as 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day commemorated the 4th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s passing. As part of the celebration of Nelson Mandela’s legacy at the South African Embassy in Washington DC, 67 Blankets presented 67 scarves to the Weinberg Housing and Resource Center, operated by Catholic Charities of Baltimore. Hundreds of scarves were collected for distribution.
noun ar·ti·san \ˈär-tə-zən\: a person who makes things by using skill with the hands.
This is a pure definition for the recent “I Am An Artisan Challenge” hosted by our sister company, FreeSpirit Fabrics. As a “yarnie,” you know the name Kaffe Fassett from his multi-color knitwear designs and beautiful yarns bearing his brand. Kaffe’s love of textiles also graces colorful 100% cotton fabrics perfect for patchwork or any sewing project.