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Teaching Time

Heads up to those of you living in the South Central Texas area stretching between Austin and San Antonio. I'll be teaching beginning knitting and advanced crochet classes on Thursdays and Fridays in January. Knitting classes will be either a winter hat or a cowl and the advanced crochet will be either Tunisian or Amigurumi… Continue reading Teaching Time

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7 Misunderstood Things About Crochet

Crochet is a beautiful and fascinating art form. I say this after decades of working and creating fiber art pieces for myself, friends and for purchase. However, in those years I've heard a few things that just aren't correct when it comes to crochet. Here, I'm going to review seven of those misunderstood things and get to the… Continue reading 7 Misunderstood Things About Crochet

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Clear the Clutter and Donate for Some Good at the Same Time

Once the holiday festivities begin to wind down, the relatives leave, the last wrapping piece is recycled, and the dog is curled up in his bed (again) it’s time to start thinking towards your goals for the next year. One of mine each year is to Clear the Clutter in my office. I know many… Continue reading Clear the Clutter and Donate for Some Good at the Same Time

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Crochet on a budget: 7 tips from the great depression

Learning how to do a needlecraft is always a new and exciting adventure. However, what comes with that adventure sometimes can be pricey. I always tell beginning crocheters/knitters to follow the steps of frugality learned from our grandparents and great-grandparents during the great depression. Crocheting and knitting should be fun and enjoyable. It should not… Continue reading Crochet on a budget: 7 tips from the great depression

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Taming the Yarn Beasts

Keeping things neat and organized makes a space not only pleasant to look at but locating things much easier. I'm a well organized person by nature and nurture. I was probably the neatest kid in school with an actual organized toy box (so not kidding). And I also was taught well by the US military… Continue reading Taming the Yarn Beasts

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Leftovers

I love making fiber art projects. Big afghans, little hats, smart gloves and even cute dog scarves. Anything that I can get my creativity, complexity and style on for creating an awesome new piece. I've made king size afghans to stroller covers, so nothing is to be sneezed at when it comes to design. However,… Continue reading Leftovers