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Meet : Jay Mohler

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Although the term “God’s Eye” might conjure memories of summer camp, one artist has truly elevated this simple craft with a respectful nod to its origins. WHO:  Jay Mohler WHAT:  Ojos de Dios weaver WHERE:  Mars Hill, NC WHEN:  late 1960′s, after seeing his first Ojo de Dios in Mexico’s Guadalajara marketplace. WHY:   Jay has been …

Make It : Pom-Pom Bunnies

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I always loved the story about a bunny who carries eggs to the homes of children the night before Easter. I’m planning to make these pocket-sized pom-pom bunnies for the little ones who will be hunting for eggs next Sunday – four, six, maybe I’ll make a whole warren. Materials you will need:  yarn, small …

Woven Friendship Bracelet Tutorial

Make It : Woven Friendship Bracelet Tutorial

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Today’s guest post was written by our crafty friend and freelance art director Sarah Goldschadt: “Then: Growing up my sister and I spent all our childhood summers visiting my dad and family in Denmark. We spent a lot of time at the summerhouse and made sure to always bring a few staples to the beach: the …

Blue Sky Alpacas

Our Sources : Blue Sky Alpacas

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I realize it is June and not typically the time when we think about colder-weather projects, but we are well into our upcoming fall and winter issues—if you can believe it—and I wanted to highlight one of our favorite yarn vendors: Blue Sky Alpacas. Not only are its yarns a treat to work with but they come …

Make It : Knitting 101

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Today’s post comes to us from Liz Adler, assistant editor with an impeccable eye and incredible style to boot: “As a member of the style department, I work alongside the crafters as they develop their stories.  I am always inspired by their super fun projects, so this winter I decided to learn how to knit. …

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 …

Inspiration Board : Celebrate Purl's Customer Appreciation Day Tomorrow

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Just a quick reminder to stop by Purl tomorrow (Saturday) between 12 and 6 to check out their new location at 459 Broome Street, NYC.  They’re hosting a Customer Appreciation Party including raffles, goodie bags, demonstrations, and refreshments.  Click here for more details, and to sign up for free demos and workshops. Learn more about …

TV Crafts : Yarning for Warmth

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Although I am not a knitter (and currently not even an infrequent crocheter), I am a huge lover of yarn. With the frigid temps we have been experiencing in NYC, I have noticed that many things yarn related have been popping up around me. First, some of the yarn I sent off to my grandmother …