Interview with knitting designer, Michele Wang

Today, I’m excited to share an interview with a fellow New Yorker, Michele Wang. Michele is a knitwear designer, and if you’re a fan of Brooklyn Tweed, you’ve definitely seen her work before. In addition to appearing in numerous BT publications, Michele’s work has been published by Vogue Knitting, Quince & Co., knit.wear, and amirisu, … Read more

2014 Sampler MKAL February Giveaway Sponsor: An interview with Sarah Kincheloe

You can find more information on the 2014 Sampler MKAL here, and can order the pattern here.  Join in any time for a fun project with great prizes! This month’s giveaway sponsor is sarahkincheloe on Etsy.  Sarah’s shop carries an array of beautiful and functional organizers for crochet hooks and knitting needles.  In addition to donating a … Read more

Hispanic Heritage Month 2013 Interview Series: Monica Rodriguez Fuertes from Hand Made Awards

I’m excited to interview Monica Rodriguez Fuertes, a Spanish crochet, knitting, and sewing designer.  You may be familiar with Monica’s designs from Crochet Today!, or through the Etsy shop she shares with her mom, HandMadeAwards.  (You can read more about her in this Crochet Today! Designer We Love interview.) This post contains affiliate links. I may … Read more

Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Needlework (1984)

This post contains affiliate links. 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 … Read more

Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: The Complete Family Sewing Book

This post contains affiliate links. This week’s pick: The Complete Family Sewing Book edited by Cathi Hunt and Irma Fischler. Source:  The Strand. Publication date: 1972. Status: Out of print, but available online, generally for reasonable prices. Condition: Very Good. Craft: Sewing. Some of my longtime readers may remember this book from my first ever posted list of craft goals.  I had great … Read more

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