If you sew garments and vintage is your style, then “Gertie Sews Vintage Casual, A Modern Guide to Sportwear Styles of the 1940s and 1950s” (STC Craft/$35) is a book you might want to consider adding to your collection. This is the follow-up book to “Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing,” and author Gretchen “Gertie” Hirsch … Continue Reading →
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Halloween is just around the corner, and, this year, in place of buying all your decorations, why not create some of your own using Halloween themed duck tape that glows in the dark. This year, Duck Tape is hosting a contest with a grand prize of $1,000. “Entering is easy! Create and share your Duck … Continue Reading →
The seventh annual “Stitch N’ Pitch,” co-sponsored by Mittens for Detroit and the Black Sheep Knitting Guild, will be held at Comerica Park Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. for knitters, crocheters and other needlearts enthusiasts. Wendy Shepherd, executive director of Mittens for Detroit, says participants are encouraged to bring a pair of “new, unused men’s mittens or … Continue Reading →
The much-anticipated American Sewing Expo returns to Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi Sept. 26-28. Guests will have the opportunity to take part in numerous seminars and workshops with fashion and costume designers, couture specialists, corset makers and teaching professionals. New York City Fashion Institute of Technology couture professor Kenneth King and Butterick and Vogue pattern … Continue Reading →
Don’t miss your opportunity to shop for unique beads and handwoven textiles at the African World Festival, set for Friday-Sunday on the Grounds of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave., Midtown Detroit. And with the large number of vendors, you just never know what other items you’ll find — from colorful … Continue Reading →
St. Theodore Confraternity of Christian Women is looking for crafters to do their fall craft show, set for Oct. 11, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at its social hall, located at 8200 N. Wayne in Westland. Seventy tables are available at a rental fee of $25 each. For more information, call Mary at (734) 425-4421.
I can now see the top of my desk again thanks to everyone who helped me clear away a lot of books with my recent giveaway! Most of the books are now in the mail! Happy Crafting!!!
Hmmm…It’s desk cleaning time AGAIN!!! And, as usual, I need help clearing away some of my craft books! If you’re interested in helping, please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a list of crafts you’re interested in, and maybe I have something to send your way. Please put the word “desk” in the subject … Continue Reading →
If your knitting skills are at the intermediate or advanced level and you enjoy making and wearing high-end knitted items, then “60 Quick Luxury Knits (Sixth & Spring Books/$17.95) has “easy, elegant, projects” that’ll make you the envy of fellow knitters this fall and winter. The featured patterns are designed with “The Venezia Collection from Cascade … Continue Reading →
Knit Sew Fabulous, a local sewing group, will hold its first meeting at Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts store in Roseville (20550 E. Thirteen Mile) from 6-8 p.m. July 19. “We will make dresses and shorts for Little Dresses for Africa,” says group organizer Lynette Halalay of Grosse Pointe Park. (Little Dresses for Africa is a non-profit … Continue Reading →