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Monthly Archives: November 2012

  • 6 Patterns for Handmade Holiday Crafts

    Thanksgiving is over, the leftover food is eaten, and the holiday season is in full swing! Many of you are probably now switching over from your Fall themed decor, to your winter/holiday themed decor - and as always, you should think of ways to incorporate some handmade elements.  I've rounded up some great knit, crochet and craft projects to get you thinking about holiday crafting.  These projects can be a fun activity to get the kids involved as well!

    Making handmade holiday greeting cards can be a great family activity. Get the kids into embroidery by starting off with a small project like a card. You can even take this idea and go all out by creating yarn artwork to hang on your walls or fireplace mantle. This type of craft would also be perfect for crafting with a pack of Bonbons, which already come in an assortment of fun colors for you to choose from.

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  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    From our family to yours, here's wishing you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! We love all of the wonderful friendships we've made over the years. Thank you for being a part of our family!

    Pictured above: Crochet Tom Turkey

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  • Introducing Rohn Strong: Designer and Author of Southern Crochet Winter 2012

    Rohn Strong and Book CoverRohn Strong is a crochet and knitwear designer who has published numerous independent patterns including a paperback book entitled, Heritage Collection: WWI & WWII: Two Wars. Two Needles. One Extraordinary Response to War, where he combined knitting, history and personal stories to convey the lifestyles and realities of those who were living during that era.

    Rohn has just released a new pattern e-book entitled, Southern Crochet Winter 2012, where he combined both his love for crochet and the south. His crochet designs are modern and fashionable, yet timeless; pieces you'll be sure to wear year after year.  Rohn's latest patterns are now available on Ravelry; I personally love the Emily's Sweater pattern crocheted in Fishermen's Wool.  Find out more about Rohn and his inspirations below!

    How long have you been knitting and crocheting?

    Rohn: I have been knitting for just over 7 years now. I learned when I was running after school programs for at-risk youth. We wanted to teach them knitting and crochet to give them something to do one day a week.

    As for crochet I have been doing that for about 18 years. I began when my Mother decided to begin making an afghan for my father (who mind you, was 6'5" and weighed over 400 pounds!). She quickly gave up and I taught myself what I was doing. I put it down here and there over the years and within the last three to four years I have been perfecting my craft!
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