Enter giveaway to win 'Mollie Makes Crochet' book

‘Mollie Makes Crochet’ (Interweave/$19.95) is a lovely book for crocheters of all skill levels looking for easy-to-make retro-style items to accent their living space. The book, filled with “20+ Cute Projects for the Home Plus Handy Tips and Tricks,” is perfect for the beginner or anyone needing to refresh their crocheting skills for creating simple stitches, and ideas … Continue Reading →

Watch premiere of 'Craft in America: Industry' Friday on PBS

Get a behind the scenes look into what goes into the art of crafting with the award-winning Peabody series “Craft in America: Industry,” which premieres Friday at 10 p.m. on PBS. “Craft in America: Industry” explores the business of the handmade, taking us to workshops where artists are crafting the future and making contributions to the local and national … Continue Reading →

Learn to knit beginning May 13 at Troy Community Center

If you’re interested in learning basic knitting techniques, you can sign up now for “Beginning Knitting Lessons” at Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois, Troy. Classes will be held every Tuesday from 1-3 p.m., beginning May 13 and running through June 3 (four weeks). “This class will cover essential knitting techniques. Begin by learning how to cast … Continue Reading →

Enter giveaway for chance to win 'Soutache & Bead Embroidery' book

If you love doing small sewing projects made with tiny hand stitches, and stringing beads for jewelry making, then why not learn to combine the two for a whole new crafting skill? “Soutache & Bead Embroidery” (Kalmbach Books/$21.99) by Amee K. Sweet-McNamara, will show you how with a number of different projects that include step-by-step instructions and up-close … Continue Reading →

'Artist Talk: Marion Coleman' today at MSU

National award-winning contemporary quilt artist Marion Coleman will give a talk today at 6 p.m. at Michigan State University’s Museum Auditorium. Coleman specializes in pictorial quilts on African American history and culture. Her quilt “Ruby Bridges: What A Difference A School Makes” is currently on view at MSU museum. Coleman says, “This quilt is important to … Continue Reading →

Join charity sewing project at Redford Library Saturday

Saja Miller of Detroit, who leads the monthly sewing circle at Redford Branch Library, will conduct a charity sewing project, along with the Detroit District Missionary Society Christian Methodist Episcopal Connection, at Redford Branch Library, 21200 Grand River, in Detroit. Supplies will be provided, however, any donations of 100% cotton pillowcases, trimmings and appliques will be … Continue Reading →