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Craft to Stay Sharp & Craft for a Cause

By Craftsy

Today, in the United States alone, there are five million people living with Alzheimer's disease, a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. See how you can help by participating in The Longest Day, "where teams from around the world will come together to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer's with a day of activity."

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Selection of handwoven samples

Best Strategies for Weaving Samples

By Cally Booker
If you ask almost any experienced weaver for their top weaving tip, they will probably say “sample!” It can be frustrating for the new weaver who just wants a simple answer to a simple question, but there is no doubt about it: sampling is a great way to learn and making it part of your weaving practice can really enhance your enjoyment of the craft. Read more »
Blue weaving with needle for hem stitch

How to Hem Stitch for Weaving

By Breeanna Sveum
When you want a smooth, sturdy finish for your weaving, hem stitching is the way to go. Hem stitching is flat, looks nice and holds everything in place so you can trim your fringe as short as you'd like. Here's how it's done. Read more »

Sheep and Wool Festivals: What to Expect

By Ashley Martineau
Sheep and wool festivals are great places to get inspired for new projects, shop for local fleeces, and explore the creative artisan talent in your community. This recap of the recent Connecticut Sheep, Wool & Fiber Festival will show you what can expect at fiber festivals, and why it might be worth it for you to attend one in your area. Read more »
woven scarf with twisted fringe

6 Finishing Techniques for Weaving Fringe

By Breeanna Sveum
A finished piece of weaving isn't really finished until you've secured the weft by doing something to the fringe. These six techniques for finishing your weaving fringe will let you secure it in style. Read more »

Magic in the Water: Wet Finishing in Weaving

By Laura Fry
Weaving cloth is a complex process with many different steps. Perhaps the least understood is the final process, which transforms the threads into whole cloth. This happens the very first time they hit the water after weaving. The change may be extreme or subtle, but it will be changed. Read more »