crocheting

Enter giveway for chance to win copy of 'Crochet Red'

The title of the book is “Crochet Red, Crocheting for Women’s Heart Health,” but you’ll, undoubtedly, be inspired to make many of the garments and accessories featured in other colors, as well. With forewords by Deborah Norville and Vanna White, this “is the third book published as part of the Stitch Red campaign, created by Jimmy Beans … Continue Reading →

Don't miss the Spring Fiber Expo this weekend

Be among those “flocking” to the Spring Fiber Expo taking place this weekend in Ann Arbor at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor Saline Road. Meet fiber producers, fiber artists and fiber users. Classes will be available, and a host of vendors will be on site offering various fiber products. Also, a host … Continue Reading →

Craft Show at Fraser High School Saturday

The Fraser High School Athletic Booster Club will hold its annual fall craft show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $2 (free for those 5 and younger). No strollers are allowed. Fraser High School is at 34270 Garfield Rd, between 14 and 15 Mile Roads. For more information, call (586) 565-2768.

Longtime crafter has supplies to give away

Kathryn of Birmingham just called to say she has tons of various craft supplies to give away to individuals or groups. A crafter for “over 50 years,” Kathyrn says her stash includes fabric, wreath forms, yarn, knitting needles and LOTS more. She feels it’s all too nice to toss in the trash, and that there has to be … Continue Reading →

20th annual American Sewing Expo set for Sept. 27-29

Once again, the American Sewing Expo will be held at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. The 20th anniversary event will be held Sept. 27-29. Featured will be “accessories, embellishments, one-of-a-kind fabrics and supplies, fashion sewing, fitting, home decorating, machine embroidery, needle arts, quilting, sergers and wearable art. Showgoers will see over 20 exhibits, fashion style shows … Continue Reading →

'Blueprint Crochet Sweaters' book giveaway

Robyn Chachula who began her career as a structural engineer is a crocheter who shares her “ability to take big projects and break them into little items anyone can understand” in her latest book, “Blueprint Crochet Sweaters, Techniques for Custom Construction” (Interweave/$24.95). Chachula, who’s also the author of Interweave’s “Simply Crochet” and “Unexpected Afghans,” uses … Continue Reading →

Life's A Stitch! craft group holds first meeting Sept. 10th

Come September, there’ll be a new craft group in town called Life’s A Stitch. Members plan to gather every Tuesday, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Affirmations Community Center,  290 W. Nine Mile in Ferndale. The first meeting is set for Sept. 10th. Persons, ages 18-100, are invited to join the group in a “safe and fun environment in which … Continue Reading →

Artisan Knitworks is moving to Farmington

“Within the next 30 days, or so” Artisan Knitworks in St. Clair Shores will be moving to a new location in Farmington, “roughly at the intersection of Farmington Road and Grand River — details later.” In her blog, owner Sandra Van Burkleo writes, “The new place even has a terrace, so we can have some … Continue Reading →

'500 Crochet' book a must-have for crocheters

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 →