New in town: Stitched TriBeCa
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 25, 2014 | Short Link

Some of my longtime readers know that I teach crochet and knitting for DC37, New York City’s largest union of public employees, as part of their Saturday Activity program.  Today was our first class in 2014, and one of my students mentioned that she saw a new yarn shop on Warren Street. Though it was […]

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Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Needlework (1984)
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Posted by Underground Crafter on June 20, 2013 | Short Link

This week’s pick: Complete Guide to Needlework (Reader’s Digest) by Reader’s Digest. Source:  MC’s mother’s collection.* Publication date: Eighth printing (1984) of 1979 edition. Status: Out of print but available at reasonable prices online. Condition: Very Good. Crafts: Applique, Crochet, Embroidery, Knitting, Lacework, Macrame, Needlepoint, Patchwork, Quilting, and Rug-making. You know a book is a classic when you find it in […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2012 Interview Series: Vanessa Laven
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Posted by Underground Crafter on September 24, 2012 | Short Link

This post is part of my 2012 Hispanic Heritage Month interview series.   I’m thrilled to interview blogger Vanessa Laven today.  Vanessa was actually the first person I interviewed on my blog and I’m a regular read of her own wonderful blog, Mixed Martial Arts and Crafts.  Vanessa is also Cuban-American and from the NYC area, so I feel […]

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3KCBWDAY7 – Crafting Balance
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Posted by Underground Crafter on April 29, 2012 | Short Link

I know how to do most needlecrafts, but if you’ve been following my blog you will already know that crochet is my true love.  Not only is crochet versatile and fast, but, since it is the one craft that I’ve done pretty much continuously since I learned from my grandmother back when I was 9 […]

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Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class – Painted Crochet
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Posted by Underground Crafter on April 8, 2012 | Short Link

(This post is part of my Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class series. You can read the other posts in this series here.) After a few weeks of taking detours from the lessons in Crochet Master Class: Lessons and Projects from Today’s Top Crocheters, I decided to dive back in with painted crochet.  Ferosa Harold, from Trinidad and Tobago, is the […]

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Blogiversary week of giveaways, Day 6: Manga Cross- Stitch
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Posted by Underground Crafter on April 1, 2012 | Short Link

Today’s giveaway is for a book that I really enjoyed reading, Manga Cross-Stitch: Make Your Own Graphic Art Needlework by Helen McCarthy. Unfortunately, the sad truth is that I’m much too lazy for cross-stitch.  Every year or so, I try to pick up embroidery or cross-stitch and it never takes.  So if you have good […]

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Interview with Linda Wyszynski, book review, and giveaway
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 7, 2012 | Short Link

Today, I’m interviewing Linda Wyszynski about her new book, The Complete Photo Guide to Needlework.  I’ll also be reviewing the book and giving away my review copy, courtesy of Creative Publishing International. The Interview Linda Wyszynski has been a freelance needlework designer for over 20 years.  Her work has appeared in countless books and magazines, […]

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Book review and giveaway: Firefly’s Step-By-Step Encyclopedia of Needlecraft
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Posted by Underground Crafter on December 5, 2011 | Short Link

I’m pleased to review Firefly’s Step-by-Step Encyclopedia of Needlecraft today.  I’ll also be hosting a giveaway of the review copy I received from Firefly Books, so read on for details! Book review As the name implies, Firefly’s Step-by-Step Encyclopedia of Needlecraft is a comprehensive needlecraft guide with tons of “over the shoulder” close-up pictures.  The book explores […]

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Visitor’s Guide to New York City Yarn Shops
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Posted by Underground Crafter on October 21, 2011 | Short Link

After I posted about the awesome class I took with Jenny King at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, Evelyn from Project: Stash asked me what I thought of the Studio, since she hadn’t been there yet.  I decided that today’s post would feature my favorite NYC yarn shops.  I often see threads on Ravelry about […]

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WIP Wednesday and week of giveaways, day 6
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Posted by Underground Crafter on August 10, 2011 | Short Link

So this week, I used my sewing machine for the first time in 3 years.  Yep, it has been lying dormant since before I moved in with MC and after the move, my sewing set-up was never finalized.  After my paper piecing adventure at my last Dear Jane class at the City Quilter, I decided […]

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