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Blankets of Love for Fire Victims

Knitting and crochet are wonderful ways to reach out to others, whether you teach your craft to someone or you give handmade items to charity. Last winter I was contacted by Debra Riesenberg (pictured left), the owner of the Labors of Love yarn shop in Fallbrook, Southern California. The area was devastated by forest fires…

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Saving Crochet Swatches for Posterity

We noticed this post about how to save pieces of antique crochet–or even your favorite new design and color work, by embedding the swatch in resin. You can then make them into jewelry or other mementos.

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5 Tips on Publishing Your Patterns from YarnCraft episode #21

Many knitters and crocheters come up with their own designs. In episode #21 of our half-hour radio show, YarnCraft, we talked about sharing your patterns with others, whether online or in print. Here are five tips from the show: 1. Self-publishing online: If you’ve shared a pattern on your blog or website, it’s “published” and…

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