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 →
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Hmmm, I think it’s that time of year again when I need to clear away some of the books that have piled up on my desk over the past year. If you’re interested in helping, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a list of crafts you enjoy doing, along with your name and address. I … Continue Reading →
This Sunday, members of The Pomegranate Guild of Southeastern Michigan, “a group that studies and creates Judaic needlework,” will hold a meeting, beginning at 1 p.m., in the community room of the Prentis Apartments. Anne Greenstein will conduct knitting and crocheting sessions for making hats to be sent to soldiers. Copies of the patterns will be … Continue Reading →
Merle of Dearborn just called to say she has a lot of various yarns she’d like to donate to a local knitter or crocheter. The yarn is “new with label.” For more information, feel free to contact her at (313) 581-1892.
If you happen to be a knitter who crochets, or a crocheter who knits and you’re looking for some new and exciting garments and blankets to make for babies and toddlers, this is a book you’ll want to check out.
Certainly hope you’re planning to attend the first annual Third Coast Fiber Arts Festival set for Sept. 21-22 at McGregor Conference Center on the campus of Wayne State University. Fiber enthusiasts will have the chance to “shop ’til they drop” with numerous vendors selling everything from yarn to fiber art. Vendors include: Knitting on the … Continue Reading →
Intermediate to advanced knitters and crocheters will love selecting patterns to create from “Patchwork Knitting: 18 Projects to Knit and Crochet,” (Schiffer/$19.99) by Johanna Schwarz. The patterns instruct readers to knit different size squares and rectangles of fabric that are then pieced together with crocheted stitches to create a garment or accessory with the look of ”patchwork.” Some of the multi-colored pieces … Continue Reading →
You can use your knitting and/or crocheting skills to participate in the “Birmingham in Stitches” public art yarn bombing project. This just in: “The Birmingham Public Arts Board is seeking volunteers to participate in its “Birmingham in Stitches” public art yarn bombing project. This project will involve knitting/crocheting large-scale objects for placement on or near … Continue Reading →