Knitting crafts

Japanese Artist Makes Adorable Crochet Bonsai Trees

To the untrained eye, knitting can look a bit like witchcraft. Master seamstresses seem to magically create all kinds of textile objects with quick and agile hand movements. A Japanese artisan who works under the name Atelier Euph creates particularly impressive knitted and crocheted sculptural objects. She recently paid homage …

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Arts and crafts stores persevere despite pandemic and competition – Chico Enterprise-Record

CHICO – Faced with the economic downturn and uncertainty, long-standing local arts and crafts stores in Chico have had to get creative to overcome shortages and closures in 2020. Online ordering helped save Heartstrings Yarn Studio on the Esplanade, carrying supplies for sewing artisans through 2020, owner Joanne Wilson said. …

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Convicted felons charged with crafts and knitting during lockdown

Victims of crime have been outraged after it was revealed that convicted felons had spent knitting scarves and making dog toys as part of their community service. Those affected by crime say it’s an insult and fear lenient sentences are on the rise. Noel McNamara was sentenced to life 29 …

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Things to do in quarantine: hobbies, crafts and projects to try now

Scroll to see more images Our first (and hopefully last) quarantine anniversary is fast approaching. Even if there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, we’re still not exactly of course when we finally get out of this mess, and while we’re all used to working from home these …

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The rise of yarn crafts during the pandemic

This dreary and dreaded pandemic has inspired many people to take up new hobbies and interests. Idle bodies and restless minds have turned to craftsmanship to cope. Forms of yarn making, such as knitting and crocheting, have thus grown in popularity. The accessibility of this time-consuming, low-energy, yet productive activity …

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Stitch and Skein arts and crafts store opens in downtown Marion

Opening an arts and crafts store has always been a dream in Candice DeWitt’s head. As a child, she crocheted purses for her Barbies; a skill she learned when a woman at a yard sale taught her how to crochet. Then, about 13 years ago, DeWitt learned to knit from …

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Comfortable craftsmanship to help you relax and online tools to make your job easier

This winter has us hibernating more than usual, and people continue to turn to hobbies not only to pass the time and do something creative, but also as a source of comfort. The whole process of making and creating is very therapeutic, says Arounna Khounnoraj, owner of Bookhou, an art …

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Do you have arts and crafts, office supplies to donate?

A local non-profit organization says they will put your unwanted supplies to good use. They are also looking for donations of office supplies and “pre-loved” artwork. SAN ANTONIO – Look around – you might have supplies gathering dust that a non-profit organization will gladly take away from you. Spare Parts …

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Los Alamos/White Rock Arts And Crafts Crawl scheduled for Saturday – Los Alamos Reporter

Knitted beanies by Stellar Knitting. Courtesy picture A knitted shawl by Stellar Knitting. Courtesy picture TomStitchery designs by Stéphanie Pipis. Courtesy picture TomStitchery designs by Stéphanie Pipis. Courtesy picture A crown by Judy Bjarke. Courtesy picture A crown made by Judy Bjarke. Courtesy picture BY MAYOR O’[email protected] During what is …

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Great-great-grandmother sets up ‘Knittingale’ hospital to raise money for the NHS

By Sam Russell, Pennsylvania A great-great-grandmother spent three months knitting a model hospital called Knittingale to raise money for the NHS. Margaret Seaman, 91, used 34 balls of yarn to make the masterpiece in the bungalow she shares with her 72-year-old daughter, Tricia Wilson, in Caister-on-Sea, near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. …

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yuli meroz cuts, folds and knits orange peels to create intricate crafts

guided by her ecological approach to life and design, yuli meroz set out to discover the material potential of orange peel. using rawhide in a variety of ways, the israeli designer has created a collection of unique and eye-catching handicrafts from a common resource. jig connectors – 9 orange all …

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Moon and Star Crafts – SheKnows

For many children (and adults too, hey), the mysteries of space hold major appeal. After all, is there anything more uncertain, more darkly beautiful, or more awe-inspiring than the depths of the universe? From stars and moons to planets, galaxies and even black holes, space is powerful and spellbinding enough …

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A teacher makes 23 knitted dolls to represent each of her students

Many schools are still closed due to COVID-19 closures, forcing parents to homeschool their children and leaving many children to miss their friends and routine. Teachers are another group affected by the changes. Some have had to adapt to take their classes online, through video calls, but it doesn’t achieve …

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Here’s why colorful craftsmanship has popped up in Holt

A COMMUNITY group in Wrexham produced an explosion of color to bring a smile into people’s lives. Originally planned to be part of the Wales in Bloom 2020 campaign, the Holt Knit and Natter group have successfully produced a yarn mural which is now on display in Church Street. The …

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7 professions from around the world to learn in confinement

You’ve baked your fifteenth load of banana bread, hit a wall on DuoLingo, and been tagged in so many 5k challenges that you’re planning a full-fledged marathon. As the lockdown rumbles, your patience is wearing thin and your thumbs are getting more twisted by the hour. What at first seemed …

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From storytime to crafts to yoga, suburban libraries create virtual activities – Chicago Tribune

When the Knit Wits get together these days to socialize and work on their ongoing knitting and crochet projects, it’s not in their familiar meeting room at the Niles-Maine District Library, but via video conference. “It’s not like in person, but because they can see each other, it’s like a …

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