July 2009

Crafting in America

Mini Lace Beaded Flag by HeartStrings

Our Star-Spangled Banner

O! say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming.
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming.
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O! say does that star‑spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

The lyrics of our beautiful anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, come from a poem written in 1814 by amateur poet Francis Scott Key, "Defence of Fort McHenry."

Patriotic Socks Learn to Knit Hollywood Knits Learn to Crochet Julianne
    Fourth of July Magic Ball    

New at Dream Weaver Yarns
Vadis Designs

Couture knitting by Vadis Designs.

Curved Hem Top Puff-Sleeved Top Spiral Top Two Button Caridgan Cropped Asymetric
Earflap Hat Denim Sweater Top with Armbands Rib Opening Two-Color Vest

Offhand Designs Fall 2009
Offhand Designs introduces a beautiful palette of textiles for Fall 2009, and three irresistible new styles, Suzannah, Daisy and Gatsby.
Suzannah Deluxe Clutch Daisy Circular Clutch Gatsby
Maude Zhivago Audrey Suki Mia

Nantucket Diddy

"So you thought you loved coffee and dark chocolate before?" The Nantucket Diddy Bagg, the only bag in the world that completely opens up so you can find what's in it, is now available in an expanded array of colors, including a lovely shade inspired by coffee and dark chocolate. 

KT Bag Patterns

Innovative purse style by KT Bags.

Maddie Limelight Laura Scarlett Kathryn
Adrienne Triangle Purse Chloe Barbara Braid

Crafting Purses with JUL

This month, JUL Silver presents exquisite leather bag handles. These handles are carefully assembled by Homestead Heirlooms and JUL. They are adorned with JUL’s elegant rings and are ready to attach to your handmade bag. Find handles featuring JUL’s Spiral Swirls Ornaments, Pierced Ornaments, Colors Resin Rings, Buddha Rings and Filigree Adventure Rings.

Swirls Pierced Colors Buddha Filigree

JUL Rings and Bag Feet
in natural Rosewood and Ebony.

Artfelt Kits

It's not needle felting. It's not wet felting. It's not fulling. It's Artfelt®. It is revolutionizing the way we felt. Artfelt® is simple to learn, fast, and requires no previous felting experience. Artfelting can create felted material that is wafer thin or thick enough for a handbag, all while allowing precision detail of design. Any felted piece your imagination can conceive, Artfelt® can achieve. 

Hanzoncreativity Freeform
"Freeform knitting is exactly like it sounds: Knitting
 without a pattern, beginning with a few small shapes and building from them in every which way until you have a totally unusual, intentionally uneven
and texturally fascinating piece of fabric."

Clara Parkes, Knitter's Review

Hanzoncreativity Freeform Collar Kits contain everything you need to create a beautiful freeform collar. Included, find a selection of fancy yarns and ribbons, knitting needles and crochet hook, and detailed photographic instructions.

Needle News
New Kolláge Square Needles

Yes, they really are easier on your hands. Joining Kolláge's Square Circular Knitting Needles and Crochet Hooks, the new Square Straight Needles are made out of high-grade aluminum in a beautiful coppery brown color. These 10" Square Straight Needles are available in US Sizes 0 (2mm) through 10 (6mm).

Double Points Square Straight Square Circular Crochet Hooks

In the double point category, along with Kolláge's 5" Square Double Point Needles in US 0 (2mm) through 4 (3.5mm), find 7" Square Double Point Needles in US 0 (2mm) through 10 (6mm). All of Kolláge's Square Needles can be purchased individually or in Complete Sets.

New Addi Turbo and Addi Lace Sizes 
We now feature Addi Turbo and Addi Lace circular needles in US Sizes 00 and 000. And we now offer 12" Addi Turbo Circular Needles and 60" Addi Lace Needles in every size available.

Addi Crochet Hooks

The classic crochet hook. By Addi.

Boye Interchangeable Crochet Hooks

The new Boye Interchangeable Head Crochet Hook Set includes 14 steel crochet hook heads, sizes 1 through 14, that fit into a universal aluminum handle. The set provides the hooks in a compact, elegant carrying case. What a nice gift too!

Yarn News
Tilli Tomas Mini Skeins

These tiny treats give your knits big luxury for a little price. Trim and embellish to your heart's content. Tilli Tomas Mini Skeins are luxurious fingering-weight silk with glass beads or sequins. 25 yards per skein.

Tilli Tomas Disco Lights Atmosphere

Tilli Tomas Disco Lights in Atmosphere is back in stock. This heavenly grey is featured in the “Easy Dazzle” Ruffled Cardigan by Faith Hale. Find the pattern for this glamorous design in Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2009.

New Colors of Cleopatra and Nile

The new Cleopatra and Nile are now available in several famous Tilli Tomas colors.

Coral Sap Jade American Beauty Moroccan Blue Dusty Purple

Tilli Tomas on SALE!
Tilli Tomas Demi-Plie Silk is now Further Reduced to just $10 per skein.  290 yards of lace-weight luxury. Create something incredible this summer! (Pair this beautiful yarn with Demi Plie Sequin Lace and Demi-Plie Beaded Lace.)

Debra's Needle Gauge Pendant

Debra's new gauge pendant in purple is created for a very special cause. Debra's Garden will match $1 on the sale of each purple pendant, for a total donation of $2 per pendant, to support Animal Rescue. This special gauge pendant measures US knitting needle sizes 0 through 17.

New for sock and lace knitters! A pendant just for you measures US Needle Sizes 000 to 6, metric sizes 1.5mm to 4mm, on one handy gauge. All of Debra's pendants are now available in an expanded array of pretty colors.

Knit Kit News

The Knit Kit is now available in a very chic shade of black. This "Swiss Army Knife of knitting tools" includes a tape measure, stitch counter, thread cutter, scissors, crochet hook, stitch holders and point protectors, all in one compact device.

New Notions
Petit Point Protectors Sweetheart Rose Maker Circular Point Protectors Knit Klips Double Point Stoppers


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And the star‑spangled banner in triumph does wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.


Happy Fourth!

Enjoy the fireworks, and your knitting and crochet,

Ann and Natalie


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