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Register now for sewing classes at Haberman Fabrics

If you’d like to learn to sew or expand your sewing skills with different projects, Haberman Fabrics is offering a wide range of classes this year. Among them are “Learn to Sew,” “Kids Sew Time,” “Hand Sewing,” “Moto Jacket,” “Bridal Veils,” “Chanel Jacket,” “Couture Stitches,” “Bed Skirts,” and “Workshop: Drapery.” Haberman Fabrics is at 905 … Continue Reading →

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 →

Enter giveaway for chance to win 'New American Knits' book

“New American Knits” (Interweave/F+W/$24.99) by Amy Christoffers, designer of the Savory Knitting patterns, is a wonderful collection of “classic sportswear patterns” that might just take you down memory lane if you’ve ever worn casual close-fitting sweaters, and who hasn’t? Featured patterns include cardigans, pullovers, a shrug, a wrap, hats, fingerless gloves, a cowl, a hooded … 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 →

Enter giveaway for 'Gertie Sews Vintage Casual'

If you sew garments and vintage is your style, then “Gertie Sews Vintage Casual, A Modern Guide to Sportwear Styles of the 1940s and 1950s” (STC Craft/$35) is a book you might want to consider adding to your collection. This is the follow-up book to “Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing,” and author Gretchen “Gertie” Hirsch … 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 →