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Take Gretchen’s Classes in Pittsburgh! April 6-8

We offer wonderful classes weekly at our Manhattan Studio location, as well as our New Jersey Outlet, but our most frequently-asked questions is: “How can I take class with you?” For those of you in the Pittsburgh area, we have great news! Gretchen Fancher, our Education Director, will visit your fair city for the Pittsburgh […]

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Crafting the Olympics 2018: Cast on for Gold!

If you’ve been following the Winter Olympics 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea, there hasn’t been a dull moment! From firsts of all kinds – first triple axel landed, first gold medal of the games, first-time competitors, one of the most surprising firsts has been the crafting coaches on the sidelines! Athletes and coaches have whipped […]

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Random Acts of Kindness: Crafting Kindness!

Today marked the end of National Random Acts of Kindness Week. But every day is the right day to be kind! This week, however, we take the time to bump kindness to the forefront of our minds. Contemplating all the small opportunities life presents each day to warm the world for someone else. Crafters know […]

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Craft for Chinese New Year: The Year of the Dog

Chinese New Year All About Ami created a very special new project to celebrate Chinese New Year, which starts today! It’s a two-week festival that marks the start of the new year, beginning on the second new moon (after the winter solstice) and ending on the full moon at the beginning of March. Chinese New […]

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Tag us! Why should you hashtag #LionBrand?

We adore seeing what you’re working up, and social media is an amazing way to share. Whether you’re connecting with us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, it’s such a pleasure to catch up with you. We love to read your comments, try to answer any questions, and especially, see your stitchings! When you hashtag #LionBrand, […]

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Our Most Popular Afghans: Free Patterns & Kits

It’s the perfect time of year to cast on a big project. Night are cold (depending on what part of the world you live in!), and long, and dark. And while it’s Valentine’s week, which is fun!, we’re still ages away from the celebratory vibe of warmer weather. Whether you’ve got a few good episodes […]

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Franklin Habit In Conversation With: This Unfinished Sweater

Franklin: Welcome to “In Conversation With.” I’m Franklin Habit, and today I’m joined in the studio by a sweater that I started knitting two years and two months ago; and which remains unfinished. Unfinished Sweater, thank you for being here today. Sweater: Well, most of me is here. I’m not all here, since so much […]

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2018 Trends: Loose & Easy, + 18 Free Patterns

If you’ve been following along with our trend-casting for 2018, you probably read about our 5 knit, crochet & yarn trends for this year. The time has come for the first installment of our trend-specific posts, and we’re thrilled to bring you Loose & Easy ideas to craft with all year long. From Lion Brand […]

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5 Projects for the Charitable Crafter

5 Projects for the Charitable Crafter Mother Bear Project The Mother Bear Project gives kids in emerging countries affected by HIV/AIDS a stuffed animal to comfort them. With the variety of colors, Vanna’s Choice yarn allows for crafters to easily customize their bear, making it easy to put a special touch on each gift. Embroider […]

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Yarn Work & Wellness: 3 Breath Tips for Crafting Comfortably

Many of us picked up crafting to carve out a little me-time in our busy days. It’s a significant gesture, taking a few moments for ourselves. Chances are, you’ve read about the additional health benefits of crafting. Maybe you saw our post last month, ‘Craft for Less Stress’! One of the most important benefits, which is also […]

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