crafters

Enter giveaway for chance to win copy of 'Cozy Knits'

It’s that time of year when you probably want to knit warm accessories, and “Cozy Knits, 50 Fast & Easy Projects From Top Designers” (Interweave/18.95) offers a unique collection of simple patterns to make it all so ‘easy.’ The book’s author, Tanis Gray, former yarn editor for “Vogue Knitting,”  has included a range of patterns for shawls, … Continue Reading →

Winter Sale at Haberman Fabrics Dec. 26-Jan. 11

Don’t miss taking advantage of 20% discounts on select knits, wool, lace, faux fur, suiting, ribbon, trim, home décor prints, pillows, upholstery fabric and more at Haberman Fabrics during its “Best Sale of the Season,” starting Dec. 26 and running through Jan. 11. For more information, call (248) 541-0010, or visit www.habermanfabrics.com. Haberman Fabrics is … Continue Reading →

'Twelve Days of Christmas Savings' at The Wool and The Floss

Be sure to get in on the “Twelve Days of Christmas Savings” sale for knitters and needle pointers at The Wool and The Floss!!! This exciting sale, which started today with Lumpy Bumpy yarn at 50% off, continues through Dec. 20th. There will be a different sale item each day! Store hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. … Continue Reading →

Bernina Dealer previews long-arm machine at American Sewing Expo

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines recently announced that its Ann Arbor Sewing Center will showcase the BERNINA Q 20 Long-Arm Machne at booth 329 this weekend at the American Sewing Expo to be held at Suburban Collection Showplace. (The machine is not yet available for purchase.) It’s reported … Continue Reading →

Artists needed for 'Made in the Mitten'

Made in the Mitten currently has a call out for Michigan artists for its Oct. 4th event, scheduled for 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Orion Community Center, 1335 Joslyn, in Lake Orion. Only handmade items produced in Michigan will be considered for the show. Available spaces are priced at $50 (10 x 10, maximum two tables) and … Continue Reading →

Don't miss 'Stitch N' Pitch' at Comerica Park Sept. 28

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 →

Shop for beads and fabric at African World Festival

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 →

Help sew 'Little Dresses for Africa' July 19

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 →

Learn 'Fabric Surface Design' with Cheryl Rezendes

Enter into the wonderful world of creating your own fabric designs with “Fabric Surface Design” by Cheryl Rezendes, who received her training as a painter at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. In her recently released book, Rezendes shares with readers “more than 80 fabric-printing techniques using fabric crayons and a variety of … 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 →