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Wool vs Acrylic


An important post on the benefits of wool over acrylic with a must see video.

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Secret Message Kits


Men are strange fellows! Seriously, if you're going to pretend to visit my brother and act surprised that I got a rose from a secret admirer, which you happen to find when you arrived... ...Don't buy the flower from my sister's florist shop!

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(Knitted) Quilts of Hope Square 1


Being a yarnie and having many yarnie friends I felt a project that only used sewing was just not on.

Craft Business, Free Makes, Handcrafting, Social Action, Textile Stories

The Quilts of Hope Project


The Quilts of Hope project will bring communities together to make quilts filled with hope and love to vulnerable people.

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The Romance of Pattern Writing


I came across a funny little story recently in the book "No Idle Hands - The social history of American knitting" by Anne L. Macdonald. The story tells of a well known bag maker from New England back in the 18th Century. Matilda Emerson, who had a bit of a thing for her widowed parson.… Continue reading The Romance of Pattern Writing

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The Loneliness of the long-distance Crafter – EPY Week 8


A few years ago I was visiting some friends for the weekend. On the Sunday we went to their church, the guy leading the service spoke about loneliness and commented that some people can go for days without seeing another person. My friends live in a christian community, so being alone is something they don't… Continue reading The Loneliness of the long-distance Crafter – EPY Week 8