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Social Media Tips for Indie Designers & Makers, Pt 4: Instagram

By Craftsy
Instagram tips for indie designersFor the final installment of our series on Social Media Tips for Indie Designers, we'll take a look at Instagram. Similar to Pinterest, Instagram is a good opportunity to visually represent your brand, your personality, and your taste, and color those photos with descriptions that help fans and followers feel a connection to your aesthetic. Should you be on Instagram? Read more »

From David Arquette to Meryl Streep: Famous Knitters

By Craftsy
Celebrities Knitting: Vanna WhiteEveryone in the knitting world knows that this community is made up of people from all ages and walks of life. That includes many celebrities. Who are some of our favorite famous knitters? Read the post to see who made our list, and tell us who your favorite celebrity knitter is in the comments. Read more »

Brioche Knitting Inspiration: Project Spotlights!

By Craftsy
Brioche Knitting InspirationBrioche knitting is getting to be a pretty hot thing here in the US! That's thanks in part to Nancy Marchant, who brought this popular European technique over to our shores. But she's also brought her knowledge to Craftsy where she teaches the online Craftsy class, Explorations in Brioche Knitting. Here we take a look at some of the creative knitting projects on Craftsy that employ the brioche method. Read more »

Trend Alert! Handmade Ornaments

By Stefanie Japel
Handmade ornaments are a wonderful way to decorate your tree with meaningful adornments. Whether sewn, knitted, or crocheted, they are beautiful, and they even make great gifts! Read more »

Meet JMHowell, the Pattern Designer Behind YouMakeItSimple

By Stefanie Japel
JMHowell is a pattern designer with an eye for potential. What many may see as old, boring, tired garments at thrift stores she sees as perfect materials for a range of bold, fresh, fun projects and designs. We noticed that her patterns make the perfect gifts this holiday, so we thought it would be a good time sit down and learn more about her! Read more »

Win Your Wishlist

By Craftsy
You can now share your Craftsy wishlist with friends and family so they can get you exactly what you want. For every person you email your wishlist to, you'll receive an entry into a Craftsy giveaway where three lucky members will win all the classes on their list, up to $250 worth! Read more »

Project Highlights: Broomstick Lace

By Stefanie Japel
Broomstick lace is part knitting, part crochet, and all fantastic! It's wonderful on its own, or for detailing to add interest and adornment to your projects. In this project highlight, we take a look at some of Craftsy instructor Jennifer Hansen's broomstick lace work. Read more »

Meet Pattern Designer Fuzzy Mitten, Creator of Wonderful Knit Toys

By Stefanie Japel
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 »

Knit Your Own Kable Kuff from Adorn Anew!

By Craftsy
Laura Nelkin has released the tenth and final pattern from her Adorn Anew knitted jewelry e-book... the Kable Kuff! Find out more about this gorgeous design that is the perfect gift for anyone on your list. Read more »