Since crafters are doing knotted macramé things (like friendship bracelets), I thought I would try a simple knotted Sashay scarf…it actually turned out much easier than a macramé bracelet and you can complete it in an evening. It’s made just like knotting double or triple knotted fringe and is a stylish alternative to the ruffled scarf.
If I didn’t work for the company that sells it, I probably would never know about this cute little Susan Bates Silvalume® Handi Tool. I keep one in my knitting tools and crochet hook kit along with stitch markers, stitch holders, gauge, a favorite pair of snippers and non-greasy hand cream. And I keep a second in my sewing kit.
There will be hundreds of thousands of fiber lovers plying their needles and hooks this October in celebration of I Love Yarn Day, the second Friday in October. What started as a lark four years ago by a group of yarn enthusiasts inviting people to share their fiber passion has turned into a viral event that last year trended on Twitter. We are busy planning an event near our offices in Ballantyne….south Charlotte in North Carolina. Continue reading “I love YARN DAY…FIBER FLASH MOB”
Michael Sellick and Diva Dan from TheCrochetCrowd.com went a bit crazy in Africa and need to be rescued! While inside a crate on board the freight liner headed to Madagascar, they had lots of time on their hands to plan a course of action. Once they hit land, the rescue challenge was issued! Get in on the mission.
Wondering if you really know a lot about yarn and patterns? Test your knowledge here:
5 Easy Questions (Well, maybe not so easy…) Answers below!
1. Yarns are numbered 1 through 6. These numbers refer to:
A. The number of plies.
B. How many years the yarn has been on market.
C. The weight or thickness of the yarn.
D. All of the above. Continue reading “Do you have Yarn Smarts?”
The end of summer is nearing…and our summer friendships and family visits are ending. So now is the perfect time to give a little remembrance of love to your summer friends in the form of a friendship bracelet. See our video and free pattern for our Cardboard Loom Bracelet made with our colorful fine nylon cord, Sizzle™. We like that it can be made so quickly and you don’t even need to know any macrame knots.
I was so excited to see the wonderful designs that were winners of the CGOA (Crochet Guild of America) Design Competition recently in Manchester, New Hampshire. I was awestruck by the impressive entries. Then I just had a “duh” moment, and realized many of you did not have a chance to go to the conference but would be equally impressed by the talents of our fellow crocheters. So with little ado, here is a link to a photo presentation of all the winners. Please enjoy and be inspired!
Fashion-right neon colors are adding POPS of bright lively color wherever you go—for accessories, clothing and even home décor. So in case you haven’t noticed, here are some lively new Red Heart yarns in neon shades. You could be enjoying having them on your hooks and needles!
The industry lost an important leader, educator and author when Jean Leinhauser passed away in 2012. Though her first career was in public relations, her passion was education. She was one of the founders of Leisure Arts. After leaving Leisure, she started the America School of Needlework with business partner Rita Weiss. It started as a school but soon turned into one of the industry’s leading publishing companies known by the acronym ASN.
Are you at a place in your crochet life that you want to learn new techniques and be a bit challenged by the patterns? Are you ready to amaze yourself with how you can create crocheted originals that are wonderful to wear? Then you owe it to yourself to check out this new book by Tammy Hildebrand, one of our favorite designers. It is filled with shawls, ponchos even ruanas.