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Tips for Pricing your Handmade Goods

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Crocheting, Embroidery, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving | Comments

Many artisans are overwhelmed when it comes to pricing their handiwork. How do you put a price on all the time and effort that goes into the creative process? We share helpful tips here!

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July Flower of the Month: A Garden of Lily Crochet Patterns

Posted by on Jul 6, 2014 in Crocheting | Comments

Summer flowers are at their most beautiful in July, and you don't have to be a professional gardener to appreciate the projects for this month's flower, the lily. Grow a garden of lilies without an ounce of soil with these 7 lily crochet patterns!

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Free Pattern Friday: Patriotic Patterns in Sewing, Quilting & More!

Posted by on Jul 4, 2014 in Crocheting, Embroidery, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing | Comments

Celebrate the stars & stripes with these patriotic patterns. From an American flag mug rug to a chevron crocheted cozy, there's no shortage of red, white and blue in this free pattern roundup. Show your star-spangled pride with one of these fun, free patterns!

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A Super Simple Chain Plying Tutorial

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Crocheting, Spinning |

Chain plying is basically just making a large crochet chain and then adding twist. If you can already make a crochet chain, you can chain ply! If crochet is a foreign tongue, just follow this tutorial, and you'll be chain plying everything in sight in no time.

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A Tatting Technique to Try: Mock Ring With Bead in Center

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Crocheting, Jewelry Making | Comments

Gorgeous tatting jewelry projects often feature a central bead in their design. A technique to achieve this is “self-closing mock ring” (abbreviated as SCMR), or simply “mock ring.” Learn how to make a mock ring for your tatting designs with this step-by-step tutorial.

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Announcing Craftsy’s Watch & Win Contest!

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in All, Cake Decorating, Contests & Giveaways, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Fiber Arts and Felting, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving | Comments

Beat the heat this July with Craftsy's Watch & Win Contest! We'll award classes to the three members who enjoy the most minutes of their classes over the next 31 days. Don't let anyone get a jump-start on you. Begin watching now and find out how to make projects you never thought possible!

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