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Fiber
Fiber

Lexi Boeger AKA Pluckyfluff At Stitches West

Intertwined: The Art of Handspun Yarn, Modern Patterns, and Creative Spinning by Pluckyfluff AKA Lexi Boeger is an amazing book of spinning, fiber, knitting, crocheting, weaving and more! Will you be at Stitches West this weekend, Read More

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Design
Design

Crafters Creating with Swarovski Crystals

Here is another look inside CHA. This time it is the Make and Take to give crafters a chance to work with Swarovski beads. We made beautiful earrings and crafters learned how to make wrapped loops. The earrings were inspired by Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Paper Transformed by the Amazing Julia Andrus

Paper Transformed: A Handbook of Surface-Design Recipes and Creative Paper Projects by Julia Andrus is simply packed full of techniques and she shared a whole bunch with crafters at CHA this week and so now I thought I'd share them with Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

CHA Day 1-Make and Takes with Karen Carlson

A quick post about day 1 of CHA. Here is the fabulous designer Karen Carlson leading a group of jewelry crafters in booth #4351 It is safe to say, some fun jewelry making was done! Wear It Tonight! Create Your Own Jewelry Kit (Pink): Read More

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Fiber
Fiber

Sweater Surgery-Needle Felted Coasters at CHA

I thought needle felting would make a fun Make and Take for CHA to promote Sweater Surgery: How to Make New Things from Old Sweaters (Domestic Arts for Crafty Girls) from Quarry Books So what would crafters like to make and just Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Names from Lisa Engelbrecht’s Modern Mark Making

Lisa Engelbrecht is bringing us some fabulous creativity with her upcoming title, Modern Mark Making: From Classical Calligraphy to Hip Hand-Lettering from Quarry Books. Here is some of the samples she will be demoing at CHA on Monday Read More

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Fiber
Fiber

Sweater Surgery Preview

Who is this cutie-pie? Why this is Alex, the daughter of my fabulous editor, Mary Ann Hall. Alex is proudly sporting a sweater that has been made by one of my fabulous contributors-Mindy Relyea of the web site: One Wish World.One of Read More