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What we can learn from the CHA study

I recently came across a press release touting the results of a brand-new study from the Craft & Hobby Association. (To see the release in its entirety, click here.) The 2009 Attitude & Usage (A&U) Study surveyed approximately 6,000 households to see how many craft projects they did during the year. Although there was an […]

Making History

Today I went to the Kent State University Museum in Kent, OH, with some of my favorite folks — several people from my local Embroidery Guild of America chapter and my own two little girls, who went through even the “boring” spots well-behaved. (I’m so proud!) I thank my friend Cindy, who gave my daughters […]

My kind of weekend

The Medina Needlework Guild’s 28th annual Needle Art Show at the Brunswick Library is currently under way, and I think it’s going pretty well. Both my girls took first place in the junior category — although I must admit, they were the only entrants this year in the junior category. I won a third-place ribbon […]

Take the 2009 Bookmark Challenge

One of my favorite benefits I receive in return for helping The National NeedleArts Association with some of its marketing endeavors is getting the “scoop” on its news. For example, TNNA sent a press release this afternoon discussing one of its members, Jen Funk-Weber of Funk & Weber Designs in Anchorage, AK. In 2007, Funk-Weber […]

We’ve come a long way, baby

The mom of a good friend of mine recently forwarded us an email purported to be a passage from the Singer Sewing Book, circa 1949. The book’s author is Mary Brooks Picken (1886-1981), who among her many accomplishments was the founder of the Women’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences (a precursor to today’s Penn […]

For crafters, reaching out can be the greatest reward

I came across this article in the Brattleboro (VT) Reformer this morning, and was taken with both the simplicity and the thoughtfulness of one Katherine Paige. The knitting enthusiast has been making knit prosthetics for women who have had mastectomies. Using ultra-soft yarn and weighted appropriately, her version is said to be more comfortable and […]