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April 2011

Free Pattern – Basketweave Pillow from Home Knits by Suss Cousins

In Suss Cousins’ Basketweave Pillow Pattern, you make just one piece to sew to the top of an inexpensive cotton pillow. You can vary the pattern by using yarn and linen, yarn and yarn, yarn and felt – so many possibilities! It makes a great gift.

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Free Pattern – Crochet Lace Necklace from Twist and Loop by Annie Modesitt

We found another great classic, free pattern from Annie Modesitt in the PotterCraft archive – the Crochet Lace Necklace.

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Bubble Wrap Necklace from Jewelry Upcycled! by Sherri and Michelle Haab

Earth Day 2011 is just around the corner (April 22), and what better way to celebrate than with this clever necklace? Steven James designed this elegant, eco-conscious piece by fusing layers of bubble wrap. It just goes to show, you can look good and be good to the Earth (and, be honest, who doesn’t love bubble wrap?).

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Peek-Inside Video: Linda Permann Presents Little Crochet

Fun, bright, and oh so cute, designer Linda Permann’s newest book Little Crochet just makes us immediately want to pick up a crochet hook to create something fabulous for all the babies and tykes in our lives. Watch Linda’s book come to life in the stop-motion video she made for us.

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The Creative World of Mixed-Media Artists by Jane Davies, Author of Adventures in Mixed Media

In Adventures in Mixed Media, artist and teacher Jane Davies fearlessly breaks down the boundaries between art, craft, painting, quilting, and collage.

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Trends in Green Jewelry: How Conscience Drives Innovation

One of the most influential trends in jewelry making today, green jewelry comprises a broad array of approaches to creating and wearing eco-conscious adornment. In this post, our editor shares her observations about the many facets of this movement, and how they reflect the awareness of both maker and consumer.

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Ask the Sewing Experts: Six Favorite Finishing Techniques

Dig into your fabric stash and fire up your sewing machine! This month, we turned to our sewing experts to give you their favorite tips and tricks on finishing techniques.

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Celebrating the Royal Wedding!

Around the world, people are abuzz with gossip and excitement for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding. We rounded up some of the best royal-themed crafts and souvenirs—from cross-stitch samplers to tea towels to your own knitted wedding party!

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Correction to the Party Dress Books by Mary Adams

The following correction is for the pattern sheet found in The Party Dress Book and the reproduction on page 126.

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