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Thanksgiving Crafts Contest 2013: And The Winner Is….

By Craftsy
Colorful Turkey Quilt - Craftsy Thanksgiving Contest 2013 Winner

It seems like Thanksgiving brings out the crafter in us all! There were so many fabulous submissions for the Craftsy Thanksgiving Contest 2013, and deciding the winner of this competition was not an easy task. All of us here on the Craftsy blog team want to congratulate everyone on your incredible work!

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Craftsy’s Thanksgiving Crafts Contest 2013

By Karen Kelty
Craftsy Thanksgiving Crafts Contest

November is full of family, food and falling leaves, and Craftsy wants to add another great tradition to your plate! Have you been busy creating turkey-themed treats, lovely leaf wreaths or adorable, autumnal amigurumi? We want to see your work! Show us your best fall and Thanksgiving-themed crafts for a chance to win a Craftsy Mystery Box!

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Ask an Expert: Lighting Demystified With Neil van Niekerk

By Craftsy
Neil van Niekerk ExpertThanks for tuning in for another week of Ask An Expert. Today, we share advice directly from our expert Neil van Niekerk, in response to popular questions asked by our community members within our Facebook Photography Club. Find out what to do in situations when you can't bounce your flash, how to best achieve a prime effect, how many cameras to use when shooting a wedding, and more. And, ask your own questions! Read more »

Make a Huggable Monster for a Child in Need

By Craftsy
Lovable stuffed monstersSometimes a small act can have a huge impact -- and the family-founded company A Monster to Love proves just that! Created by 12-year old twins Sam and Ben and their dad Ray, A Monster to Love designs, sews and ships adorable, wacky stuffed monsters to children in need all over the country. Read more »

Announcing the Craftsy Blogger Awards 2013!

By Lindsay Conner
Craftsy Blogger AwardsThis October, Craftsy wants to celebrate creative bloggers who have truly inspired us through their original content, vivid imagery and exceptional online personas. That’s why we are presenting the first ever Craftsy Blogger Awards, to honor those individuals who spend so many hours behind the scenes crafting the blogs you love to read! Nominate your favorites now! Read more »
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Give Your Needles a Break! Try Knitting with a Round Loom

By Ashley Little

Knitting looms are a great alternative to knitting -- and they have far more advantages than I ever realized. Whether you just don’t have needle skills yet or can’t physically use needles, round looms are a great alternative. Join along to explore how to use them and the variety of beautiful patterns you can make!

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Knit vs. Woven Fabrics

By Ashley Little

Whether you’re sewing or knitting, you’ll benefit from knowing the difference between knit and woven fabrics, plus some tricks for working with each.

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Luscious Loom Knitting

By Emily Vanek
Loom KnittingAs if knitting on needles wasn’t enough, the latest craze to hit the yarn world is loom knitting! Learn the craft of the loom. Read more »