Create 'Fabric Blooms' with book by Megan Hunt

Looking for a way to liven up last year’s spring and summer wardrobe, or want to add more color to your home decor? If so, “Fabric Blooms, 42 Flowers to Make, Wear & Adorn Your Life” (Lark/$17.95) can help you do just that while having lots of fun adding your own sense of creativity. Author Megan Hunt, … 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 →

Detroit Knitting and Crochet Club meets every fourth Saturday

In today’s Handmade column (inside our Homestyle section), I mistakenly said members of the Detroit Knitting and Crochet Club meet every third Saturday. They actually meet every FOURTH Saturday of the month (unless it’s a holiday) at the main branch of The Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave. My apologies to Leigh and all the members   … Continue Reading →

Please help me find the top of my desk!

Hmmm…, just wondering if I can get a bit of help clearing some of these craft books off my desk? If interested, just email me at jbrown@detroitnews.com, and let me know what crafts you’re interested in, like spinning, sewing small items, beading, quilting, weaving, knotting, pom poms, metal jewelry making, sewing for the home or dressmaking. I … Continue Reading →

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 →

Enter giveaway to win copy of 'The Art of Seamless Knitting'

If you’re an experienced knitter who doesn’t mind following charts, then “The Art of Seamless Knitting” (Interweave/$26.95) by Simona Merchant-Dest and Faina Goberstein will keep you in stitches making a wide range of textured knitwear. Projects featured in the book include cardigans, socks, handwarmers, tunics, cropped sweaters, jackets, hats and more. For a chance to win … Continue Reading →

Michigan Weavers' Guild Winter Market set for Nov. 23

Shop for unique gifts at the Michigan Weavers Guild Winter Market, set for Nov. 23 at 4 p.m., at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills. A portion of proceeds will benefit arts programs for children and adults in the city. Admission is free. The Costick Center is located at 28600 W. Eleven Mile Road, Farmington … Continue Reading →

Enter giveaway to win copy of 'Knitting Architecture'

Tanis Gray’s book titled “Knitting Architecture, 20 Patterns Exploring Form, Function and Detail” (Interweave/$24.95) will take readers on a journey through the ins and outs of creating knitwear that explores construction designed to work comfortably for fit and function. Some patterns feature colorwork designs, while others showcase lots of texture created with a range of … Continue Reading →