GIFTERS, GRAB YOUR NEEDLES
Does the world need another package of sweet or savory deliciousness, cleverly wrapped and gifted in December? Oh, yes it does.
Everywhere we look, hoops are going green — literally! The #PlantLady trend has made it into the embroidery world, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. (Especially those of us who aren’t the best at remembering to water the real deal.)
If you've been loving the embroidery trend, now's the time to show off those stitches for the holidays! These ornaments from Jessica Long of Namaste Embroidery (and our Modern Hand Embroidery class!) use beginner-friendly stitches to create adorable sparkly samplers that look great on your tree or wreath.
GIFTS TO MAKE THIS WEEKEND
Build your skills with the Two-Zip Pouch, using two 7-inch metal zippers (for this project, you could also use polyester or nylon zippers). Create a zipper pocket with zipper tabs, and be sure to use a colorful fabric for the pocket lining for a surprise every time you open it.
The right card can really make a statement. And no… we're not just talking about what you write on the inside! On Flashcards, we're showcasing the creativity and self-expression that go into creating a handmade card – and we're doing it all in two-minute snippets you can watch in a snap. The best part? All the incredible designs, of course.
Meet your instructor, crochet designer Brenda K.B. Anderson, as she details the three amazing projects you'll make in this class. Discover why yarn choice is particularly important if you are giving these mittens and fingerless gloves as gifts, and get started on the first project: a chevron cabled fingerless glove. Crochet your foundation row and then learn how, and why, to work into the bottom loop as you create your first row of fabric. Change up stitch sizes to add a bit of gentle shaping as you start your glove.
It’s your lucky day: we already scoured the internet for the season’s absolute best maker gifts.
SHOPPING? US TOO!
These hand-picked gifts for creative kids are so entertaining, you’ll probably want them for yourself!
We've long been fans of putting a pom pom on pretty much everything, so no surprise that we LOVE this easy technique. We like it best if you wrap in simple paper, then pom it up and — poof! — it's the best-looking present under the tree. If you've got a pom pom marker, it's time to bust it out. Or, just use your fingers!