I demo’d crochet yesterday at two stores for Michaels open house. Heading back again today to celebrate Lion Brand’s 135th Birthday and demo crafts made with Bonbons. As part of the celebration:
- 20% off sale on all Lion Brand yarns.
- A chance to enter a raffle to win one of 135 prize packs filled with Lion Brand yarns.
- A tutorial from the Michaels staff on how to make a scarf or necklace with Bonbons.
- The first 25 customers will receive a free Bonbon.
Lion Brand 135th Birthday Party celebration takes place today at all participating Michaels stores from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
*no compensation received for this promo, except for salary received as Michaels employee
The 50% OFF – END OF SUMMER SALE ends at midnight EST on Sunday, September 22. If you have ever thought about trying a This Is Crochet pattern, this is a great time to do it. No coupon codes are needed. Discounts will appear in shopping cart after items are selected.
Crochet Me! has put together a free e-book collection of seven crochet patterns that are perfect for handmade gifts. The collection includes a hat, juggling balls, hat & scarf set, market bag, baby cardigan, lace bracelet, and nesting dolls.
Visit Crochet Me! to download your free book. Interweave does require free registration to the Crochet Me! membership community which allows you to access the blogs, forums, videos, and galleries. Plus, you can share your work with the other crochet community members.
Harriette Cole debuted a new line of crocheted accessories this month at NY Fashion Week. Harriette curated luxury fibers, which she used to create scarves, wraps, hats, and gloves for her 108 Stitches Harriette Cole Collection.
The collection was shown at the Hair Rules Salon in New York City, and it has received several favorable mentions since it was shown. You can view the collection at http://harriettecole.com/108-stitches/.
In addition to her new role as designer for 108 Stitches, Harriette also presides over Harriette Cole Media. She is also the former lifestyle editor of Essence Magazine, creative director of Ebony Magazine, and Today Show contributor.
I met Harriette this weekend at Blogalicious, and we talked about her new luxury crochet collection, fibers, and pricing. Harriette loves yummy fibers like cashmere, alpaca, silk, and even paper. I suggested that she design something scrumptious for one of the crochet publications. I enjoyed meeting and talking to Harriette, and I look forward to connecting with her in the future. I always get excited when I meet people who are doing big things with crochet!
Fleurette is a full-length, Tunisian knit stitch scarf with wide, double crochet fleurette borders on each end. The scarf can be wrapped and folded for a variety of looks. The sample used for the pattern was made with a worsted weight mulberry silk, which has a nice drape after it has been blocked. This pattern is recommended for natural fiber yarns because it needs to be blocked.
This scarf is a fashionable and unique statement accessory for any wardrobe. The downloadable PDF crochet pattern is available in the This Is Crochet Shop.
New scarf designs and a skirt are coming soon. The skirt probably won’t be available until around Spring, though. This is a sneak preview of one of the scarves.
I haven’t submitted anything for publication in a while, but I’m going to start again. I miss doing that.
The Crimson Cape is now available for purchase in the Interweave Store. I’ve seen some awesome versions of the cape on Ravelry.