Gillian Harris’ recently published book, “Carnival of Feltmaking, Easy Techniques and 26 Colorful Projects for You and Your Home” (St. Martin’s Press/$22.95), offers readers fun and new ways to make felt using “merino wool tops.” If you’re really serious about developing more interesting ways to make and create with handmade felt, then this is the … Continue Reading →
Sit back, relax and enjoy some of the finer things in life
Looking for a way to sell your handmade goods? If so, you may want to check out www.crafterstown.com, a new online marketplace.
If you’re looking for a fun craft project to share with the kids this Easter Holiday, maybe something in place of the usual egg-dying project, then why not try making “jelly bean bottle bunnies” using Gimbal’s Fine Candies? It’s easy, colorful and makes the perfect Easter decoration. Below are Gimbal’s instructions for making the bunnies. Jelly … Continue Reading →
Linda of Royal Oak has a black (vintage) Singer Featherweight sewing machine for sale. She’s asking $350 (or best offer). If interested, email her at email@example.com.
Internationally recognized knitwear designer Nicky Epstein takes you round and round with her latest book, “Knitting in Circles, 100 Circular Patterns for Sweaters, Bags, Hats, Afghans, and More” ( Potter Craft/$29.95). The designs in the book are absolutely stunning. Advanced knitters can select from a unique collection of patterns to create garments and accessories that are all … Continue Reading →
Enhance your home with lovely wreath designs featured in Edle Catharina Norman’s recently published book, “Beautiful Winter, Holiday Wreaths, Garlands & Decorations for Your Home and Table” (Sellers Publishing/$15.95). The book includes a fresh take on making wreaths and related items, including a hanging chandelier-like design with tiny gift boxes to a twig globe filled with tulips. … Continue Reading →
South Lake High School Band Boosters will host its 24th annual craft show Dec. 1. Hours for the show are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $2 general and $1 for seniors 55 and over. Crafters needing additional information are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://solake.org/craftshow. South Lake High School is located at 21900 East Nine … Continue Reading →
Remember, you can shop for all your sewing and quilting needs at the 19th annual American Sewing Expo, scheduled for Sept. 28-30, at Suburban Collection Showplace (please see August 15th post). Show hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Suburban Collection Showplace is at 46100 Grand River Ave., between Novi and … Continue Reading →
In her latest book, “French Girl Knits Accessories,” Kristeen Griffin-Grimes, who lives in Seattle Washington, reveals an exciting collection of “modern designs for a beautiful life.” Reflecting on French style in her book, she writes, “It is profoundly easy to glamorize another culture — and I’ve done that aplenty with my French musings — but I’ve … Continue Reading →
Learn everything you need to know about wet felting, needle felting and nuno felting, all in one amazing book — “The Complete Guide to Felting” (Creative Publishing International www.creativepub.com, $24.95). This rather hefty book by Ruth Lane will take you on a felting journey of projects that introduce you to the different forms, and each is … Continue Reading →