The Wool & The Floss is asking for help with knitting 100 hats by the end of December to donate to local charities for its annual Charity Knitting Challenge.
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Grab your size 6 and 8 knitting needles and stop by PK Yarn Over Knit Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon and learn to knit a simple pair of mittens.
Award-winning knit-wear designer and best-selling author Vicki Square has put together a unique collection of patterns for creating comfortable and easy-to-wear sweaters in her latest book, “Light & Layered Knits,” 19 Sophisticated Designs for Every Season” (Interweave/$24.95). From the beautiful “Tuscany Lace” A-line tunic on the cover to a long sleeved pullover with pleating details, you’re sure … Continue Reading →
Why not plan a day of fun and excitement by attending the 18th annual Michigan International Women’s Show at Suburban Collection Showplace May 2-5? Meet Sean Lowe from ABC’s romance reality series “The Bachelor,” and then spend hours shopping, seeing a variety of demonstrations from new makeup trends for Spring 2013 to cooking with fresh ingredients. Look … Continue Reading →
Knitters looking for fresh new patterns for making baby blankets have a reason to be excited thanks to the recently published book “60 Quick Baby Blankets, Cute & Cuddly Knits in 220 Superwash and 128 Superwash from Cascade Yarns,” (Sterling Publishing/$17.95). It’s the newest addition to the “60 Quick Knits” series. The blankets all have … Continue Reading →
Mark your calendars for the Chelsea Craft Fair and Live Green Home Show set for May 19-20 at Chelsea Fairgrounds. The shows will feature more than 60 exhibitors with a wide range of decorative ideas for home and garden. Admission and parking for both events are free. Artists and crafters interested in participating should visit www.chelseashows.com … Continue Reading →
If you happen to be a crafter who crochets, knits, felts and sews and would like to create a collection of handmade toys for that special little someone in your life, then “500 Fun Little Toys to Crochet, Knit, Felt & Sew” (Sellers Publishing/$18.95) is just the book you’ll need to get started. Easy to … Continue Reading →
If you happen to enjoy printing with purchased handstamps, just think how much more exciting it would be if you designed your own. “Stamp It!,” DIY Printing with Handmade Stamps, 45 Projects + 200 Motifs” (Lark Crafts Asheville/$19.95) will make a definite impression with its simple, but unique ideas for printing with stamps you made … Continue Reading →
The most amazing, hard cover pocket-size book arrived last week here on my desk. It’s called “500 Crochet, Fun Designs & Projects for Blocks, Triangles, Circles & Hearts,” and it’s filled with unique little projects made with a range of crocheted stitches that will have you wanting to incorporate them in as many garments, accessories and home accents as … Continue Reading →
The Downriver Arts & Crafts Guild, which has promoted art in the community for nearly 60 years, is currently accepting applications for its 2012-2013 Art Scholarship of $500. The scholarship, set to be awared in June, is open to any Downriver high school senior who plans a career in visual art. Applications must be postmarked by … Continue Reading →