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Posts by Stefanie Japel
My name is Stefanie Japel. I learned to knit over 30 years ago from my grandmother. I’ve been designing knitwear for publication since my first pattern “Postmodern Legwarmers” appeared on Knitty.com in 2003. Since then, I’ve written three books and my work has appeared on television, in books, magazines, and on the web. I love to teach in-person workshops, and also teach classes right here on the amazing Craftsy.com.
Fuzzy Mitten is a pattern designer who designs, knits, and writes patterns for the cutest toys you can imagine. Her "stuffies" (as she calls them) make fabulous gifts. We spoke with Fuzzy Mitten to learn about what inspires her to design, knit, and how she came upon the Craftsy crafting community. Read more »
Looks like our very own Craftsy members have the cure for cold hands: knitted mittens! These projects showcase some of the cutest and comfiest mittens that our crafters have been making lately. We love their projects, and we hope you do, too. If you do, be sure to let them know by clicking on the heart and leaving them an encouraging comment. Read more »
Bright colors, warm colors: they're all here in these wonderful and vivid quilting projects. From a batik quilt that use every color imaginable, to a quilt that looks exactly like stained glass, to a star block that is an explosion of color, you must see these fantastic projects from Craftsy members. Read more »
Weddings are wonderful events filled with flowing dresses and sharp tuxes. But what else catches are eye? Wedding cakes! Here we highlighted some of our favorite cakes that are made by our very own Craftsy crafters. Read more »
Sara Gresbach is the brilliant designer behind the Craftsy pattern store Addiesma Designs. We had a chance to sit down with her and talk to her about inspirations, fashion, and her love of knitting, design, and fiber. Read more »
One of the most popular quilting trends today is the use of feathers. This machine quilting technique allows the quilter to create depth and dimension and terrific design without so much as anything more than a single color. Here, we highlight three impressive quilts that all use feathers in their own distinct ways. Read more »
Smart AND creative: that's Crystal, the designer who started the popular Craftsy pattern store, FrivolousNecessities. We were curious to know how someone with such a bold and wonderful sense of color and who designs such a wide array of quilting designs got where she is today as a rising Craftsy star of sewing and quilting. Read more »