Red Heart Sponsors Historic Alex Theatre Art Installation

ALEX1The historic Alex Theatre was opened in 1925 as a vaudeville house, and movie palace. It continued to show movies until 1991, when it closed and was remodeled. In 1993 it was re-opened and now plays host to musicals, ballets, orchestras, still shows movies, and can be seen in various television shows, and can even be rented for special events.

When the Alex Theatre wanted to do something different to celebrate their 90th Anniversary, they reached out to the following organizations: Glendale Arts, Yarn Bombing Los Angeles, Art from the Ashes, Jewel City Knitters, The Pasadena Crochet Group, Burbank Fiber Fiends, and the Braille Institute. The scope of this project was huge, and it would take over 70 individuals, from 6 different states, and even 1 country to send in their submissions. The fiber artists were informed about the yarn bombing/art installation in early September. There was a tight deadline of only 6 weeks from the time meetings were held until the actual big reveal night.

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Learn a Stitch, Make a Fair Isle Knit Cowl

Welcome to the eleventh entry in our ongoing series Learn a Stitch, Make a Cowl! Each month in 2015 we have been teaching you a new crochet or knit stitch. You can then use the stitch when you make the featured cowl. This month our stitch is Fair Isle knitting, and the cowl is the Fair Isle Knit Cowl in Soft. Keep reading to learn the stitch and enter to win! Use the hashtag #learnstitches to talk about the series.

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November Featured Throw of the Month

Welcome to the November Featured Throw of the Month! This month we have the Nine Patch Variation Throw made in With Love. Each month we have a new themed throw as a featured free pattern. Each throw will have a tip or two in the blog, as well as a giveaway to win the yarn to make the throw. Keep reading for the tip and to access the giveaway! Use the hashtag #throwmonth to talk about the series.

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Free Team Spirit eBook: Sports Fever!

We’ve put together a colorful selection of 32 ideas for using Team Spirit yarn in four easy-to-reference chapters.

DRESS WITH SPIRIT includes ponchos, scarfs, hats and wristers.

KIDS’ CHEERING SECTION includes ideas for babies and younger enthusiasts.

GAME TIME GEAR is focused on things you’ll enjoy using during the game.

TEAM SPIRIT LIFE includes home décor like pillows, throws, a footrest and a sleeve for your iPad.

Download the FREE Sports Fever eBook!

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Baby, You’ve Gotta Feel These Yarns!

Soft, Luxurious Chenilles: Cutie Pie & Velvety

In case you haven’t noticed, there are two new, unbelievably soft chenille yarns in the Red Heart family! The first is Cutie Pie, a lightweight chenille with a soft, cottony feel. The second is Velvety, a bulky chenille yarn that is silkier to the touch. Both are perfect for all kinds of things for the kiddies. Here are some ideas that we have asked our favorite designers to create for us so we can share the patterns with you.

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Donna’s Dozen Treasured Accessories

E788 Boutique TreasureBeautifully shaded yarn with a touch of wool, easy accessory patterns and a Susan Bates hook or needle sounds like a brilliant way to spend my day and with awesome company. Today I am bringing you another dozen patterns featuring Red Heart Boutique Treasure yarn. This yarn looks rich, but it won’t break the bank. The shaded yarn will make the earliest of beginners look like they have been knitting and crocheting for years. I hope there is something here that will help you give the perfect gift for someone special or even make something for yourself. Bells will be ringing soon….
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Cro-Shayley makes Baby Halloween Monster Pants

Cro-Shayley makes Baby Halloween Monster Pants

What’s your little one going to dress up as for Halloween? If you haven’t decided, maybe this pattern will help seal the deal. ;) My son is crawling all over the place, pulling himself up and occasionally taking a few steps. I thought how cute it would be to crochet him some pants and stitch a monster face on his bottom using Red Heart Reflective yarn. Yall know I love this yarn and infant pants with designs on the bottom are super cute so I just had to try this! Watch what happens when you take a flash photo. ;) Continue reading “Cro-Shayley makes Baby Halloween Monster Pants”

Cro-Shayley makes a Laptop Cozy

Cro-Shayley makes a Laptop Cozy

Are you in need of a cover for your laptop, tablet or a similar sized electronic device? I use my laptop quite often, taking it from room to room in my house, using it in the kitchen while cooking, in the living room while crocheting and in my bedroom catching up on emails, paying bills and browsing the web. I decided, since I take full advantage of it’s “wireless” mobility then I should probably make a cover for it (for its safety from my almost-walking 1 year old). ;)  Continue reading “Cro-Shayley makes a Laptop Cozy”

Handmade Gifts from the Heart

Do you have that one person on your gift list that is so hard to buy for and on top of that, they have EVERYTHING! There is one thing that they do not own and that is a handmade, one-of-a-kind gift from you. Not only will this be a gift from the heart, it will be a gift from someone they love. Most people know how much work goes into a handmade gift so it is appreciated that much more. Personally it gives me a sense of accomplishment and a feeling of happiness to see their enjoyment. That is my gift to me.
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