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What is STOMP Out Bullying?

If you’ve been staying up to date with our #HatNotHate campaign, then you’ve heard about STOMP Out Bullying. Lion Brand has teamed up with this important organization for our anti-bullying campaign, so we thought we’d introduce them to you. Whether you’ve known about their work for years, or are just learning about them now, they’re…

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The 2018 Stitch N’ Pitch

This past week, members of the Lion Brand family attended the 2018 Stitch N’ Pitch game, which was hosted by the New York Mets. It’s always a fun evening of crafting & sportsmanship (and of course, ballpark snacks!). For a first-hand account of the fun from our beloved Senior VP, read on. Jack reminisces about…

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Join the #HatNotHate Campaign: Donate a Hat

If you read about our new #HatNotHate campaign to end bullying, then you might be wondering how to get involved. We’ve teamed up with STOMP Out Bullying™, and we want you to join us! October 1st is the World Day of Bullying Prevention, so we’re embarking on a very special project. To participate, you can…

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Become a Certified Craft Instructor with the CYC!

Do you enjoy helping others learn to knit or crochet? Do you feel pride when someone you’re helping finally understands a tricky technique? If so, then teaching might be a natural fit. The Craft Yarn Council offers a Certified Instructors Program for those who love teaching others. You can take workshops on-site or through correspondence,…

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Phoenix Wrap, Part 2, and an Interview with Sue Rock

This is Marie from Underground Crafter. I’m excited to be back for the third part of the Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long, a free mystery CAL to make a rectangular shawl in Lion Brand Jeans, one of my favorite soft yarns. If you’re just joining us, you can read the announcement here and get a roundup of…

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Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long

I’m Marie from Underground Crafter and I’m here to kick off the Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long in the versatile and soft Lion Brand Jeans! Why the “Phoenix Wrap”? I designed this pattern in support of one of my favorite charities that accepts handmade donations, Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc. This is a local New York City…

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Use Crafting to End Bullying: #HatNotHate

Nowadays, younger and younger kids are reporting instances of bullying, with negative behaviors showing up as early as elementary school. Lion Brand Yarn Company is excited to announce the anti-bullying campaign #HatNotHate. Lion Brand is partnering with STOMP Out Bullying, the leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S. to…

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The Surprising Way Our Color Cards Are Made

Color Cards are an inspiring tool for crafters to get ideas, and ours have an inspiring story behind them. Our color cards are handmade by Village of Progress, which is a special facility in Oregon, Illinois. Village of Progress provides resources to adults with development disabilities. They enable people to “live fulfilling and purposeful lives,”…

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How to Organize Your Stash: Real Tips from Real Crafters

We started 2018 with the best of intentions: to stop the stash creep from taking over our lives. But as they say, the best intentions pave the road to certain disaster. Now we’re revisiting that New Year’s Resolution, and prepping for summer projects by getting organized, once and for all. If you’re committed to figuring…

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How To Knit And Crochet Beanies For Babies In Need

If you’ve ever wanted to get involved in knitting and crocheting for charity, beloved blogger Stephanie Lau of All About Ami will inspire you. She received a request from the charitable organization, Beanies for Babies through Facebook to supply hats for a local hospital. While she had been crafting with her group of local knitters…

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