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A Centennial Rug contest surfaces during Canada's sesquicentennial

A Centennial Rug contest surfaces during Canada's sesquicentennial

Posted Jul 19th, 2017 in General

The Chatelaine Crafts prizing winning Centennial Rug article surfaces while Canada is celebrating 150 years. I wonder where this rug is today? Why did I find this article this year? What was the significance behind it?

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CGOA Design Contest

CGOA Design Contest

Posted May 29th, 2017 in General

If you're a member of the Crochet Guild of America, they have just announced their 2017 design contest - Deadline July 8th.

I've always wanted to enter a design contest,...

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Bottle Cap Crochet - Cool!

Bottle Cap Crochet - Cool!

Posted Apr 11th, 2017 in pattern book archives

Here I am thinking it is some kind of stitch pattern I have never seen before, when in reality it is comprised of standard stitches that cover metal bottle caps.

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Creative Easter decorating ideas inspired by Pinterest

Creative Easter decorating ideas inspired by Pinterest

Posted Apr 9th, 2017

Fill your home with decorative elements that suggest spring cheer and new life. Simple décor and craft ideas are a great way to get into the spirit of the Easter holiday by yourself or with your kids.

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Craft Ontario has new interim CEO

Craft Ontario has new interim CEO

Posted Mar 19th, 2017 in General

The Board of Directors of Craft Ontario will announce plans for a national search for the next permanent CEO, later in 2017. In the interim, her responsibilities will be assumed by Janna Hiemstra, Curator & Director of Programs as Interim Chief Executive Officer.

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There's a reason I design crochet patterns

There's a reason I design crochet patterns

Posted Dec 29th, 2016 in General

Although as designers, we try to get the instructions as simple and easy to follow as we can, but sometimes we just get it wrong.

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Five amazing facts about cotton you probably didn't know

Five amazing facts about cotton you probably didn't know

Posted Nov 1st, 2016 in General

Cool cotton facts.

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I hated Phentex yarn - Slippers from 1971

I hated Phentex yarn - Slippers from 1971

Posted Oct 30th, 2016 in pattern book archives

Phentex yarn has to be the worst yarn I have ever had the not-so-great pleasure of working with -- thankfully, I didn't too much, but my mother did.

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Who Remembers: Golden Needlecraft Creations

Who Remembers: Golden Needlecraft Creations

Posted Oct 22nd, 2016 in pattern book archives

It was fun, flipping through the pages of these two binders -- again. Many ya- many more nay!

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Tear Motif Crochet Pattern

Tear Motif Crochet Pattern

Posted Oct 3rd, 2016 in Free Crochet Patterns

A free tear motif pattern. Let the creativity begin!

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