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Inspiration Board : Embroidery Designs

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I’ve been working on an embroidery project recently, and thinking about it has led me to find some interesting embroidery-related things online. Below is an assortment of things I’ve fancied lately. Elsie Svennas published several books (in both Swedish and English) on embroidery, lettering, and quilting in the 1960s. Sadly they’re now out of print …

Behind the Scenes : Tassel-Making in the September Issue of Martha Stewart Living

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I’m like a little kid in the candy store when I get to work on a story involving yarn. For the “Tied and True” story in the new September issue of Martha Stewart Living, I spent lots of time at Purl Soho and Habu picking out various yarn types and colors. Then I went to Michaels and sat …

A Wee Wonderfuls World

Make It : A Wee Wonderfuls World

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We’re pretty big on Dreamers Into Doers around here, which is why I’m so happy to present Hillary Lang today. A librarian on maternity leave, she started Wee Wonderfuls as a way to document her creations and connect with the crafts community. What started as a blog has grown into an online business and a book. From …

Birthday Sewing Box

Celebrate : Birthday Sewing Box

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My dear friend Goli recently got a sewing machine, so I thought it would be an appropriate birthday gift to put together a special sewing box. I found a nice simple box at West Elm, the perfect little inserts and dividers at the Container Store and the goodies for the inside at Michaels and local sewing …

Celebrate : You are invited to Stitch Fest!

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As you all seem to be just as excited about Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts as we are, you may be happy to know that we’re having a big ‘Sewing Fest’ to celebrate the launch of the new book.  The event takes place April 1st at our offices in the Starrett Lehigh …

Contests & Prizes : Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts

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Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts is finally here this March 31st ! For the past year we have been working hard on our second craft book.  It is truly our approach to Fabric Crafts and includes techniques most sewing books don’t normally cover.  In addition to sewing, quilting and embroidery we also …

Around Town : Book Signing at NYC Michaels Today

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To celebrate the grand opening of the first Michaels store in Manhattan (808 Columbus Ave. at W. 100th Street) Martha will sign copies of Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts and Dinner at Home on Monday, October 26 at 5pm.  Hannah Milman will also be at the store to demonstrate a number of Martha Stewart Crafts …

Our Library : Treehouses of the World

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More from our library…We stock our shelves with plenty of craft books and visual reference books for inspiration, but these days I’m especially enamored with Pete Nelson and Radek Kurzaj’s book Treehouses of the World.  The treehouses featured exhibit a magical brand of craftiness and ingenuity, though the scale of these craft projects are a …