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Have You Seen This? : Pom-Poms!

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Pom-poms are popping up everywhere in party decor, accessories, and they might be the perfect addition for the holidays. Pom-Poms! (Quirk Books) by Sarah Goldschadt and Lexi Walters Wright features 25 projects that uses a variety of methods and materials like tissue paper, tinsel, coffee filters, cupcake wrappers, and of course, yarn. A little background …

Inspiration Board : Designs and Patterns from Muhu Island

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Just the cover of this book is reason enough to want to own it (my photo doesn’t really do it justice). But inside you’ll find more wild, bright color combinations; amazingly intricate knit, embroidered and crochet textiles; and a very interesting introduction into the folk art and traditions of the small island of Muhu. It …

Have You Seen This? : Lena Corwin's new book "Made by Hand"

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We have been fans of designer/illustrator/author Lena Corwin for a long time so when we received her newest book Made by Hand, we were thrilled. It is a collection of beautiful projects based on classes that she held at her studio. If you haven’t seen her other books Printing by Hand and Maps, and the artist …

Contests & Prizes : Knit Kit

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Anne Catherine and I have known each other for 14 years. We met when she first started freelancing with us for Martha by Mail. We’d develop all sorts of craft kits together, but we loved it most when yarn was involved.  Sadly there is no more Martha by Mail, and just as sadly, Anne Catherine moved …

Around Town : Loopy Mango

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I recently stumbled upon part knit – part curiosity shop Loopy Mango on Greene Street in SoHo, New York. They carry an eclectic and beautiful selection of handmade (local!) wares, along with beautiful knit blankets and rugs. I was amazed at the scale of their skeins of yarn, which are hand spun by a local …

Inspiration Board : Brooklyn Craft Camp

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Have you heard of Brooklyn Craft Camp? It looks like so much fun! Brooklyn Craft Camp is a one day event in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on Saturday, March 16th. Some of our favorite craft bloggers will be there as teachers. You can take four 90-minute craft classes (knitting! crochet! terrarium making!). They provide all the materials …

Make It : Knitty Gritty

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When you start a new knitting project, do you begin with the yarn or the pattern?  I like to work both ways – sometimes I will fall in love with a yarn that I am determined to knit with; other times I will see a pattern that is calling out my name (or rather, the …

Inspiration Board : Indoor Crafts

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Happy Monday! At this point we are all familiar with the severe devastation Hurricane Sandy has brought to much of the East Coast (I found a great round-up of ways to volunteer or donate here). Our hearts go out to those who lost property or, in a more “ideal” circumstance, are cooped up inside. With …