Beading Knitting Inspiration

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This is the knitted amulet bag I made last weekend after I was inspired by a recent art & craft column interview I did with bead artist Nancy Seven VanDerPuy. My first attempt at bead knitting initially rocky, but I warmed up to it quickly and now I’m hooked.

Today my weekly column is about VanDerPuy, author of “Knitting Beaded Purses: A Complete Guide to Creating Your Own.” She lives in Wisconsin, but attended Calvin College here in Grand Rapids and will be in town this week for a book signing and Tulip Time appearance. So if you’re local, you can meet her in person. Her story is inspiring, so check it out. And be sure to download the amulet bag pattern pdf. It’s a fun project.

Oh, yeah, I’m giving away a copy of her book, too. Leave a comment over at my “Running With Needles” blog to get in the random drawing.

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