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Fashion Trends for Fall includes Bold Colours

Fashion Trends for Fall includes Bold Colours

Posted Oct 15th, 2017 in General

From powerful reds to metallic tones, this fall revives the expected, welcoming classic warm tones while exploring new adventurous terrain.

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Slip, Slip and Away...  Crocheted slippers

Slip, Slip and Away... Crocheted slippers

Posted Oct 1st, 2017 in pattern book archives

I remember hating them then, and given I have this crochet and knit pattern leaflet, I'm sure those slippers came from this booklet. It's Leisure Arts Slippers to knit and crochet, leaflet #70 which sold for a whopping $0.75. Dated 1976.  

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Fall Euphoria - yarn and pattern collection

Fall Euphoria - yarn and pattern collection

Posted Sep 24th, 2017 in Free Crochet Patterns

The comfy coziness of fall has never been more evident than in Annie's Attic's Autumn Glow Collection for Fall 2017! The colours and yarns are awesome, the designs on-trend. Find out how to get this pattern free...

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I think I have a Pom-Pom Fetish

I think I have a Pom-Pom Fetish

Posted Sep 16th, 2017 in pattern book archives, crochet know how

For the love of the pom-pom - fascinating history, unique things to be made - are they making a come back, or did they ever leave?

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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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