5 Reasons Arts & Crafts Is The Best Theme Choice (And 5 Why It Should Have Been Happy Hauntings)

The Sims 4 The team recently announced the launch of a new community-focused Stuff Pack. This should be the second such pack in the franchise. The first was laundry items, which was produced based on the result of votes gathered by SimGuruGraham in 2018. This time around, the voting system …

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Choose local to take advantage of great Black Friday deals on yarn, patterns and more at Needles in the Hay

Needles in the Hay owner Deanna Guttman outside her popular yarn shop at 385 Water Street in downtown Peterborough. The independent local business, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020, has everything for your knitting and crochet needs, including free weekly teaching sessions. Needles in the Hay has several special promotions, …

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Nicole Crafts divests Retail Operations

BERLIN, New Jersey, November 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Nicole Crafts has decided to exit its retail business by retaining the retail and real estate divisions of Gordon Brothers to close AC Moore stores, as part of a larger strategic plan. Matthew Pascucci of Mackinac Partners has been appointed chief restructuring …

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WITH PATTERN: Dongalong in Sydney helps provide packers, knockers for transgender and non-binary people

SYDNEY, NS – Janet Dawson laughs as she talks about the different patterns she and her friends have tried to find the best way to knit a packer. A packer is often used by trans men and non-binary people to create a bulge in their pants, similar to what a …

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Tangled in Yarn Crafting – The Spectator

Eau Claire’s downtown boutiques provide a gateway to Midwestern culture. Tangled Up in Hue continues to celebrate artistic culture, now in collaboration with local company Blue Boxer Arts. According Volume 1 magazine, Blue Boxer Arts held a grand all-day reopening celebration on November 2 at Tangled Up in Hue, their …

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‘Crafting Democracy’ in ‘Current Seen’: Crafting Makes Political Points

Robin L. Flanigan Can craftsmanship change the world? In a new local exhibit, more than 30 works of art from across the country pay homage to contemporary craft activism – a protest movement that uses materials traditionally targeted at women to provoke and engage viewers in political discourse. Yes, craftsmanship …

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Dad knits a blanket of baby sleep patterns

When it comes to thoughtful gift ideas, this new daddy might get anyone beat. Seung Lee, a Seattle-based dad, recently revealed on Twitter that he made a blanket depicting his baby’s sleep patterns from the day the little one was born until his first birthday. The sleeping blanket A visualization …

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Maumelle’s Leisure Arts sold to a craft distributor

Leisure Arts, a Maumelle company that provides educational publications and products for knitting and other crafts, was sold to the owner of an Eugene, Oregon, wholesale distributor of crafts. The acquisition by Cynthia Morris was completed on July 1, according to a press release posted on the websites of Leisure …

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Ravelry, the knitting website, bans Trump speeches and models : NPR

Ravelry, an online knitting community with 8 million members, announced on Sunday that it was banning all pro-Trump projects, patterns and forum threads from the site, saying: “Support from the Trump administration is undeniably support to white supremacy”. Alejandro Pagni/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Alejandro Pagni/AFP/Getty Images Ravelry, an …

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City Knits instructor doesn’t have such a “perfect” approach

While every yarn store offers irresistible fibers in a variety of colors, textures and weights, it wasn’t until my very insightful interview with Amy Houghtalin of City Knits that I realized why some are so popular. by knitters and crocheters than others. It’s not just about the exquisite yarn that …

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Save crafting with algorithms

Industrial Design’s Lisa Marks wins the Grand Prix for a custom-made post-mastectomy bra. Lisa Marks, an assistant professor in the School of Industrial Design, and her Algorithmic Lace project won the Grand Prize at the Lexus Design Award event during Design Week in Milan, Italy on April 8. Marks’ inventive …

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Physicists decipher the mathematical secrets of knitting to make tailor-made materials

Enlarge / Introducing topological defects into knitted patterns can shape (a) the out-of-plane elasticity of a plush rabbit (left) and (b) in-plane deformations of knitted textiles (right). Elisabetta matsumoto Knitted fabrics like a scarf or socks are very elastic, able to stretch up to twice their length, but the individual …

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The science of knitting could be the future of sophisticated materials • Earth.com

Knitting dates back thousands of years, but new research suggests that it may be more than an ancient way of making materials. According to Elisabetta Matsumoto from Georgia Institute of Technology, the underlying mathematical rules of knitting could inform the development of revolutionary materials. Matsumoto believes that understanding how stitch …

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Knit a color block sweater to brighten up your spring wardrobe

Color block sweaters are going to be a big trend for spring, so why not update your wardrobe by knitting this exclusive Prima pattern? Simple and chic, our blue jumper will be elegant with black jeans or worn over a summer dress on cooler evenings. And it’s not too difficult, …

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Knit an Oversized Boyfriend Sweater for Super Stylish Relaxation

Oversized sweaters are perfect for lazy weekends, when the only thing on your to-do list is catching up on that new Netflix show or snuggling up on the couch with a good book. Our exclusive oversized boyfriend sweatshirt design is not only soft and comfy, but also stylish enough to …

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Knit a chic children’s sweater for spring

Spring is right around the corner, and that means we’ll soon be swapping sweaters for sweatshirts as the temperatures (hopefully!) warm up a bit. So why not get ingenious and make this children’s sweatshirt for that important little person in your life? Our exclusive kids’ sweatshirt pattern uses super soft …

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Face Time: Jay’s Nancy Chaney – combining nursing and craftsmanship

Nancy Chaney de Jay has been knitting, crocheting and crafting for years in her spare time. Chaney, center, stands next to her husband, Ted, and daughters, left to right, Hailey, Hannah, Hillary and Heather. (photo sent) JAY — Nancy Chaney is a registered nurse who learned to knit and crochet …

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What is Amigurumi? Learn more about cute craft and amigurumi patterns

Photo bank of Elena Schweitzer / ShutterstockThis article may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more information. Learning crafts like crochet can bring you joy for a lifetime. The skills learned give you the opportunity …

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Thread Artist Creates Life-Size Sculpture Of A Woman Walking Her Dog

Yarn artist Liisa Hietanen reinvents the everyday world through her life-size knitted and crocheted sculptures. In a series of ambitious textile projects, she created replicas of her fellow citizens in Hämeenkyrö, Finland. Hietanen uses metal armatures as a base, then covers them with a combination of crafting techniques; which results …

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Bastian Beyer uses bacteria to calcify knitting in building materials

London architect and designer Bastian Beyer’s project explores the potential of using knitted textile structures that have been biologically solidified as sustainable building materials. Beyer worked with fellow designer Daniel Suarez to apply traditional knitting techniques to unusual fabrics before solidifying them using biological processes, to determine the structural potential …

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Enjoy creativity with the Ministry of Arts and Crafts team

Some “kids” never grow up, and that’s a good thing, especially for those of us who are passionate about arts and crafts. Ethel M. Gill, a skilled craftswoman and weaver from Farmington, realized one day that she needed someone to “play” with, so she created what became known as the …

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Knit a pretty linen lace top for the summer

Whether you’re hitting the beach or staying on English soil, this seasonal blanket is the perfect partner for a happy summer vacation. Follow our free knitting pattern below for your step-by-step instructions. MEASUREMENTS To fit bust 82-92(97- 107:112-122)cm; Finished measurements: Bust 97(113:129)cm; Length up to the neck 54(57:60)cm MATERIALS 6(7:7) …

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Why are “feminine” trades such as basketry decried by politicians?

Basketry. That doesn’t sound like much of an insult, does it? But Education Minister Simon Birmingham appeared to use the term that way in an interview following Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s budget response speech. Birmingham reacted with disdain to Shorten’s pledge to fund TAFE student fees, mocking Labour’s “disastrous VET …

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How you can make money from your beautiful knitted handicrafts

If you’ve received compliments on your homemade items, friends have asked you what you should knit next, or acquaintances have offered to pay you money for your awesome handwork, you might want to consider to put your knitting on sale. When you’re done reading this article, you’ll be ready to …

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Knitting machines feed on computer generated models for 3D shapes – TechCrunch

Finally, a use for that industrial knitting machine you bought at a garage sale! Carnegie Mellon researchers have created a method that generates knitting patterns for arbitrary 3D shapes, opening up the possibility of “knitting on demand.” Think about 3D printing, but softer. The idea is actually pretty compelling to …

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“Skyknit”: knitting patterns produced by a neural network

AI Weirdness’s Janelle Shane is awesome – she’s trained neural networks to invent all kinds of hilarious material, from new color names to weird new cooking recipes to original Dungeons and Dragons spells. Recently, she decided to train a neural network on knitting patterns, and he started spitting out new …

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An algorithm that converts 3D meshes into machine knit patterns

A group of CMU researchers has created a generalizable approach to converting pattern files generated by 3D design packages into knitting patterns that can be fed into a variety of computerized knitting machines, which then “print” the solid into knitting it. Textile artists have long emphasized that knitting and other …

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Study emphasizes arts, crafts, rather than testing, explains high level of creativity in Iceland

Culture By Personal/> |January 25, 2018 Nature is not a factor The landscape is not a major contributing factor to innovation or creativity in Icelandic society. Photo/Vilhelm A new study by researchers at the University of Kansas suggests that the reasons for the high level of innovation and creativity in …

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West Brunswick High JROTC instructor achieves statewide recognition

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – West Brunswick High School JROTC instructor Joseph Calisto has just received statewide recognition. Calisto was named VFW NC Teacher of the Year in the high school category. “I’m really touched by the selection, as you can imagine,” Calisto said of the honor. “I would just …

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Dave Grohl Spotted At Michaels, Craft-Related Foo Fighters Puns Begin

[Photos by: Brantley Gutierrez, Anthony92931/Wikimedia Commons] This is a call to all my arts and crafts lovers: Dave Grohl, the Foo Fighters main crafter, apparently buys his art supplies, assorted beads and random knitting supplies from the art retailer and ubiquitous craftsmanship Michaels. Just like us! From a recent photo, …

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Knitting Class Crafts Help the Homeless

Members of a knitting class thought of selling the hats and scarves they had made. Instead, they decided to help homeless people stay warm this winter. The class meeting at the Evans Metropolitan AME Zion Church distributed dozens of hats and sashes Wednesday after the church served food to those …

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Knit for a Cause: Purple baby hats signal normal crying, aim to prevent shaken baby syndrome

Using soft yarns in shades of purple, artisans can knit or crochet a message of support for babies born at two Spokane hospitals. As part of a popular campaign in the United States organized by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome, Click for Babies: Period of PURPLE Crying Caps …

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Hobbycraft Brings Back Vintage Knitwear Patterns from the 1940s to 1980s – Retro Knitting Patterns

Fans of knitting who love the vintage look will be delighted to hear that the Hobbycraft craft store has been bringing back popular designs from the 1940s … And, with any luck, they should be available in time for Christmas! The craft retailer worked with the Women’s Institute on the …

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Links to new chemo cap designs

If you’ve been doing chemo caps with me for the past few years and are fed up with the standard models we use, I’ve got some good news. Here are links to models that I haven’t shared with you before. I have crochet and knitting patterns so take your pick …

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Mary Thomas’s Book of Knitting Patterns by Mary Thomas, Paperback

This book contains the fruits of centuries of knitting experience and invention and is probably the best manual of knitting patterns ever written. As you turn its pages, you’ll see the patterns go from the simplest to the most elaborate. You will find it to be the best arrangement for …

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Shirley’s Yarns Crafts & Gifts turns 45

(Clockwise from top left) Laurie McDevitt, Alicia Thomas, Kiana Moran and Shirley JonesAPRIL CANAVAN PHOTO HANCOCK — When most people celebrate their birthday, they receive gifts. Shirley’s Yarns Crafts & Gifts is celebrating its 45th anniversary, and the go-to-shop for crafts, gifts, decor and more is giving away stuff, or …

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Links to Free Patterns for Doll Clothes

Over the weekend I started looking on Ravelry for free doll clothes patterns for 18 inch dolls. These are designs that will fit Modern Girl or My Life dolls that Courier News purchases to give to foster daughters through CASA SHaW, the court-appointed special advocates for Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren …

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LA’s Pussyhat Project crafts political statement

And the name? Well, there’s that infamous comment Donald Trump made while filming an episode of “Access Hollywood.” “It’s the Pussy Power Hat!” Suh said laughing. “Everyone shut up. They’re like that. Is. This. It felt like history was being made. Together with Kat Coyle, owner of The Little Knittery, …

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At Cook’s Arts & Crafts Shoppe, a cozy social scene

The clean, modern lines of contemporary New York are absent here. Shelves and floor space are wrapped in piles of soft yarn and fuzzy pom poms. Like an overcrowded closet, everything has its place, but pull out the wrong ball of yarn and it could all fall with it. Michelle …

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When No One Bought This Mom’s Craft, Twitter Stepped In To Help

Sometimes you just need a little help from the internet. Martyn Hetta 28-year-old man from Manchester, England, saved his mother’s knitting business thanks to a helping hand from kind-hearted people on Twitter. SEE ALSO: Cute animals, musical numbers and tears abound in the best viral ads of 2016 On November …

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Holiday Gifts: Quick and Fun Knitted Hat Patterns

ombrehat.jpg The Easy Ombre soft hat. Free pattern on Ravelry. I loved doing this; it was quick and easy, and the stranding’s double layer of yarn makes it warmer than you might think. (Mary Mooney/staff) All hail the humble hat. It uses a (relatively) limited amount of yarn, it can …

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Holiday Gifts: Knit Scarf Patterns That Save Sanity

hitchhiker.jpg I love the Hitchhiker scarf. I wear this one all the time, and I knit myself a second one in shades of blue. Let’s hear him out for selfish knitting! (Mary Mooney/staff) I love scarves. Wear them, make them, pass them on to others. In our mild Pacific Northwest …

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Free baby knitting patterns: toys, clothes and blankets

Baby hand knits are one of the most beautiful handmade items you can create. They are welcomed as great gifts, made with love for a newborn, and they can be passed on to other babies – or even the next generation – once they have outgrown them. Knitting baby clothes …

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free sewing patterns for knitted sweaters

Brighten up your spring wardrobe with a beautiful marinière. This exclusive knitting pattern is all you need to get started. MEASUREMENTS To fit bust 81-86(92-97:102-107)cm; Finished measurements: Bust 102(112:122)cm; Shoulder length 52(54:56)cm; Sleeve length 45(46:48)cm. MATERIALS 7(8:9) 50g balls of Debbie Bliss dk cotton in each of Fuchsia 58 (A) …

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Links to Free Aran Hat Patterns

If knitting plain hats or tuques gets boring, or if the prospect of making them makes you sleepy, you might want to do something more complicated. Sometimes focusing on a good challenge is very satisfying. I was better at finishing hats quickly when knitting stripes and basket weave hats, but …

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Free Knitting Patterns: Knit a Scandinavian Sweater

Snuggle up in our exclusive Sarah Lund inspired winter snowflake sweater or, if you’re quick, start knitting now and create the ultimate Christmas gift this year. MEASUREMENTS To fit bust 81(86:92:97:102)cm; Finished measurements Bust 92(99:106:113:121)cm; Length to center back neck 61(63:65:67:69)cm; Sleeve length 44cm for all sizes MATERIALS 10(11:11:12:12) 50g …

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Free patterns for Christmas decorations

Pam wants a Christmas tree at the Somerset County Festival of Trees with knitted/crocheted ornaments At the suggestion of a reader, the tree will attract attention and raise funds for the Giralda de Saint-Hubert. This column provides web addresses where readers can print or download free patterns for tree ornaments. …

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Knitting Pros Push Traditional Newfoundland Patterns

Two women from the province are keeping the culture alive by recreating and sharing rare Newfoundland knitting patterns. Christine LeGrow, owner of Spindrift Handknits, and Shirley “Shirl the Purl” Scott put together patterns for hand-knit items such as trigger mitts, flapper caps and scarves. Scott, originally from New Brunswick, said …

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Free Aran Patterns for Kids

This week I started posting links to free patterns for Aran sweaters. These are cardigans and sweaters that have intricate twists and textures, similar to a style that developed on the Aran Islands off the coast of Ireland. They’re fun to knit and a lot easier than a lot of …

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Moncrieff: Nine peculiar knitting patterns to wrap your head around

[Tumblr] Have you ever dreamed of crocheting a crotch and embroidering an erogenous zone? Coming soon on today’s show, Séan will chat with a naughty knitter, all about his stitch pattern book Knit your own Kama Sutra. craft queen Geraldine Warnerwho goes by the name of Trixie von Purl, has …

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Brooke Roberts turns brain scans into knitting patterns

Cardiac radiographer and designer Brooke Roberts used digital knitting technology to create garments with patterns based on brain MRIs and medical images (+ interview). Based in London Brooke Robert mesh images of brain segments captured during medical examinations with the designs of Dutch artist MC Escher to create her current …

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Exclusive: free knitting patterns worthy of a supermodel

Cara Delevingne, Lily Allen and Harry Styles love it: knitting is officially cool. Join us with five free knitting patterns for beginners and beyond, from the knitwear brand of Lily Cole and Katherine Poulton THROUGH Rachel Dove | September 21, 2014 ” Knitting soothes the troubled mind, and neither does …

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Looking for chemo cap patterns?

In today’s column in Courier News and Home News Tribune, I asked readers to consider making cotton hats for chemotherapy patients, and said I would provide some designs here on the blog. I do not have permission to reprint any of these patterns here, but I am more than happy …

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Today’s craft craze echoes First World War knitting projects

The rise of sewing and knitting clubs, guerrilla knitting, yarn bombing and calls to knit sweaters for penguins affected by oil spills have all drawn attention to craftsmanship as a force of social change. Knitting is mobile, sociable, inexpensive and now good for our mental health. But knitting for a …

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11 Knit and Crochet Throw Patterns to Keep You Warm

The coast is in the grip of another winter storm (with another looming later in the week) and Punxsutawney Phil has just declared six more weeks of winter! When will this end? Might as well give in and curl up under a big crochet or knit throw project until spring. …

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Boston duo create high-end line of knitted accessories – Boston Herald

Carina Donoso and Kristen Lambert spend their days in stitches – as their new knitwear business takes off. The two pals launched The Third Piece, a line of high-end handmade woolen turbans, berets and scarves that come with their own dustbags and a promise: no “hat hair” here. “It’s breathable, …

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REVEALED: Eddie Redmayne before he got famous… modeling knitting patterns (but he’s still gorgeous)

REVEALED: Eddie Redmayne before he got famous… modeling knitting patterns (but he’s still gorgeous) By Lucy Buckland Published: 10:24 a.m. EST, March 6, 2013 | Update: 2:47 a.m. EST, March 7, 2013 He’s now a Hollywood A-Lister who’s been the toast of the Oscars and arguably one of the hottest …

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