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  • Gertie's New Fashion Sketchbook
    Sketch your fiber designs
    Blogger, author and instructor Gretchen Hirsch has a passion for garment construction and fine hand sewing. Many of you reading this may not be sewers. Knitters/crocheters/weavers... clothes designers at all levels, may find this "Gertie'...
  • Unlikely themes of Valentines, but dolls that come close to it
    Unlikely themes of Valentines, but dolls that come close to it
    Hello New York Doll Collectors, and Doll Collectors around the country. In the month of February, we celebrate the observances of Saint Valentines. Yes, this would be the sending of greeting cards, flowers, gifts, candy and dolls. Yes dolls! What...
  • Coloring
    Relax and color
    Do you remember when you were a kid and your parents bought you a new coloring book and crayons? Opening it up and turning the pages of a brand new coloring book and picking out just the right page? And then making sure you stayed in the lines to...
  • Montoya Fiber Studio
    Montoya Fiber Studio closing highlights the human side of business
    Cathy and Fred Montoya, the couple who put the mom-and-pop into the phrase "Mom and Pop store," have decided that nearly thirteen years of successful business is just that: a success. They have decided to close the doors of Montoya Fiber...
  • Knit Scarves and Shawls Now
    Knit scarves and shawls now
    Scarves and shawls have staying power. The 'Vogue Live Knitting' convention this year dominated with scarves and shawls. That is a good thing since, they are fun to knit, can be worn in warm or cold weather and a nice accessory to your...
  • Monogram
    Do monograms matter on silver flatware?
    During a recent holiday dinner with relatives, the hostess had chosen to use her Gorham "Chantilly" flatware. A few pieces were monogrammed with various combinations of initials and during the course of dinner, one guest asked, "...
  • Making a simple heart Valentine's Day card
    Making a simple heart Valentine's Day card
    Making a simple heart Valentine's Day card is one of the most budget friendly crafts around. The first step is to fold a sheet of paper into a quarter section. Next, draw a heart on the front of the card, and then use a sharpie to trace around...
  • You Can Knit!
    You can knit
    Learn to knit and purl your way through 12 fun and easy projects with "You Can Knit!" by Stephanie White. Knitting is a hobby for all ages. The results are all about color, texture, fashion, home decor... as well as a lifetime of...
  • Free crochet pattern: Long ribbed slouchy
    Free crochet pattern: Long ribbed slouchy
    This beanie is made with Red Heart soft and comes out perfectly slouchy. It is a long beanie but could be easily adjusted for those who prefer less slouch, just take away rounds.The time to complete this beanie will depend on your level expertise....
  • Hugh Jackman yarnbombs to promote "Eddie the Eagle" at Sundance
    Yarnbombing and Hugh Jackman team up at Sundance Film Festival
    Sundance Film Festival, usually devoted to indie films still looking for a home, was treated to a sneak peak screening this week ofEddie the Eagle, made possible by Jimmy Beans Wool's knitting yarnbombing campaign #iknitforEddie. All over Park...
  • Lovely homemade initial heart-shaped trinket box
    Make a lovely heart-shaped initial trinket box for Valentine's Day
    Whether you make this heart-shaped trinket box for yourself or your love, it'll add beauty and function to the room it's displayed in. Here are the instructions for making your personalized heart-shaped trinket box ideal for storing...
  • Stylish Knit Scarves & Hats
    Mlle. Sophie and Annie Modesitt show off their stylish knitted patterns
    Whether you are new to knitting or have been knitting forever, one of the following books may interest you:"Stylish Knit Scarves & Hats with Mademoiselle Sophie" has 23 patterns that include child sizes to adult. Her overall theme is...
  • One cable fingerless mitts pattern with thumb knitting pattern
    Favorite fingerless mitts patterns
    As spring approaches, fingerless mitts soon will be the accessory de rigeur andin fact, can be worn all winter long to enable texting on cell phones and iPad function. My favorite fingerless mitts patterns all have thumbs and there are several...
  • Charity knitting twiddle muff patterns
    Charity knitting twiddlemuffs for dementia patients
    Dementia and Alzheimer's patients are frequently agitated with fidgety, restless hands. Twiddlemuffs, both crochet and knit, have been used to minimize that agitation and also provide brain stimulation. Charity knitting groups can use these...
  • Room 101 to Launch New Extension to the "Big Payback" Cigar Line
    Room 101 to Launch New Extension to the "Big Payback" Cigar Line
    LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 25, 2016 – Room101, the Los Angeles based luxury lifestyle brand owned by Matt Booth, has announced a new extension to its best-selling franchise, the new Room101. Big Payback Connecticut. The Big Payback,...
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