Browsing the "Needlecrafts + Fiber Arts" Category

How can crafters help the homeless?

May 14th, 2015 | by Becky Striepe

The plarn sleeping mats movement is gaining steam! What began at a church in Chicago has spread all the way south to Louisiana. Luling, Louisiana's Wayne Abadie heard about Chicago's Bag Mat Project and wanted to do the same thing in his own town

In Bolivia, Knitters Treat Heart Defects

April 8th, 2015 | by Julie Finn

With the advent of 3D printing, I think that there's been a sea change that is leading innovators towards the idea of more local, individual, custom-fitted treatment parts.

Craftivism in Action: Embroidering Against Sexism

October 31st, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Crafter Marie Brian - aka The Cotton Floozy on Instagram - was fed up with hateful and sexist comments on her blog. Rather than start a flame war, Brian grabbed her embroidery needle in a stunning example of craftivism

Crafty Book Review: Knits for Dolls, by Nicky Epstein

July 2nd, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Got some yarn leftover after your last knitting project? Wondering if you should stuff it back in your stash for perhaps forever? Pass it on? Trash it? Instead, how about you thrill your favorite little kid by using that stash to knit him or her the most awesome, clever, modern doll outfits ever

Review: Knit Picks Full Circle Yarn

April 9th, 2012 | by Julie Finn

I want the yarn that my children craft with to be made of natural fibers, to be easy for fumbling little fingers to work with, and to be comfortable on their delicate skin. I would like their yarn to also be both texturally and visually interesting, to hold their attention while they build their muscle memory and practice their fine motor skills

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