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Renwick arts and crafts shop to close after four decades

Brya Ingram / Stuff Renwick NicNacs manager Anita Ireland used to go to the iconic shop to treat herself when she was a child. An arts and crafts store in Renwick closes, marking the end of a 41-year era for the town of Marlborough. Renwick NicNacs, which opened in 1981, …

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12 geek creations perfect to get your pride

My own project was to create a set of cloth napkins decorated with Star Wars rainbow symbols. This one is a clone trooper helmet! In the three-way Venn diagram of crafty, geeky, and LGBTQIA+, there’s a magical center point where all three intersect. With those hat tricks in mind, what …

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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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Knitting Network releases free patterns to keep people active at home during lockdown

A company providing knitting and crochet supplies has released free materials to help people stay busy during the coronavirus lockdown. Sittingbourne-based Knitting Network, co-owned by Iwade resident Amy Last, has released various patterns for people following government guidelines. An example of some work The majority of the firm’s clientele are …

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How to Translate American and British Terms in Crochet and Knitting Patterns

Even though the United States and the United Kingdom share a common language, sometimes it feels like you need a translator, and that’s especially true when it comes to knitting and crochet terms. You may have watched a knitting pattern and seen instructions that sound familiar, but not exactly the …

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