Jimmy Beans Wool: Beans for Brains

Jimmy Beans Wool: Beans for Brains

ZOMG! (I work for a media company and “editorial” has a bunch of banned phrases on a dry-erase board that include “OMG”. Ha!) Irregardless (Double Ha!). Check this out: Jimmy Beans Wool has a yearly scholarship program called “Beans for Brains“. If you Knit or Crochet, you could be eligible to win money for school! […]

OMG! Heart Manages Her Stash!

OMG! Heart Manages Her Stash!

So… Anyone who is into Knitting or Crochet will have a “stash”! And people usually treasure them because they are all the little yarn gems they’ve carefully collected. My yarn stash is bad but I guess it could always be worst. Anyway, I’ve just begun Sewing and now have to deal with a new stash […]

What’s A Sustainable Fabric?

What’s A Sustainable Fabric?

Wild Bamboo. Source: LifeBlazing Organic materials such as Cotton, Bamboo, Hemp, and Soy are very trendy these days. All are abundant, easy to grow, and hardy. Bamboo especially makes a gorgeous fabric or yarn. Luxuriously soft and light, it has a wonderfully curious feel with a nice sheen and slightly bouncy drape. It’s like a […]

DIY: Fabric & Yarn

DIY: Fabric & Yarn

Reclaimed yarn by Magic Pixie Knitter How much more do-it-yourself can knitting, crocheting, and sewing your own things get? By making your own yarn or fabric! But how without learning a whole new discipline for each? Well think about resurrecting some old yarn or fabric for some truly Do-It-Yourself Do-It-Yourself. A great economical and eco-friendly […]

kpixie + make make yarns

kpixie + make make yarns

Kpixie.com carries a wonderful collection of exquisite and exquisitely curated yarns! They specialize in hard to find yarns and patterns for knit or crochet and carry some lovely tools and notions too. From Olympus, Loop D Loop, Blue Sky Alpaca, Spud and Chloe, Louet to Classic Elite brands. And the most unique and sophisticated lines […]

DIY: T-Shirt Yarn

DIY: T-Shirt Yarn

Get your rotary cutters out for some rotary cutting practice! I saw this nifty posting on how to turn an old t-shirt into some unique yarn! I originally saw this on Fuck Yeah Craft!

Purl Soho Sewing Class

Purl Soho Sewing Class

I’d been looking for a beginning sewing class for awhile and really had a hard time finding a suitable one. Many were too expensive, too basic, or didn’t fit my schedule. There seems to be a shortage of suitable places to take an affordable yet comprehensive beginning class. So after talking to a few people, […]

OMG! Yarn Shops

Beginning knitting or crochet needs very few tools and almost no space which is a premium in New York City. All you need is a pair of needles or a hook and some yarn! But even that was hard to find when I started up knitting again several years ago. Googling “yarn store, nyc” turned […]