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Rug hooking: an American craft

Rug hooking: an American craft

Rug hooking, as its known today, is thought to have been first developed in the early Colonies and Canadian Maritime Provinces. History has many examples of woven floor mats across cultures from the Vikings to the Egyptians. The North American rug hooking style has...
Open weave summer shawl knitting pattern

Open weave summer shawl knitting pattern

This summer shawl was knit to experiment with lace stitches and how hand dyed colors play out when the stitches change direction in an open weave pattern. The ends of the shawl are stitched in stockinette and rippled on the last two rows rather than ruffled at the...
Knitting and designing family memories

Knitting and designing family memories

By all accounts, Don Waalen-Radzevicius is having a great year. MinnesotaSticks, his knitting pattern and design business has really taken off giving him the opportunity for travel, teaching in shops across the United States and the opportunity to create pattern...