Posts by Stefanie Japel

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.

Sewing Blog

Trend Spotting: Cork!

Cork Trends in SewingCork is in! Even sewing enthusiasts are getting into the act, using cork-themed fabric, and for more practical applications. Check out these project highlights to see what we mean. Read more »

Jewelry Blog

In the Jewelry World, Natural Stones Rock!

Natural Stone JewelryWho needs diamonds, rubies, or emeralds to make elegant, lovely, and gorgeous jewelry? As this post shows, jewelery makers everywhere are showcasing the beauty and character of natural, non-precious stones in their work, and we love it! We think you will, too. Read more »

Knitting Blog

Trend Alert! Icelandic Knitting

Icelandic KnittingAttention Craftsy knitters and knit lovers: as the cold weather begins to grace us with its presence, those of us that love all things yarn look forward to being able to wear comfy, handmade sweaters. This season, Icelandic Knitting is trending everywhere, and we've got some fabulous Craftsy projects to prove it! Read more »