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Indian Summer Jacket from episode 11

Indian Summer Jacket from episode 11

Leigh Radford’s pattern for the Indian Summer Jacket first published in Fall 2004 issue of Interweave Knits magazine. Download the pdf More about episode 11

CraftSanity Episode 10: Knit Graffiti with the Knittas

CraftSanity Episode 10: Knit Graffiti with the Knittas

Tag, you’re knIT. It may just be a matter of time before you pass a car on the highway with a stockinette stitch antenna cozy, spot a street sign with a striped pole, or...

Recipe for a Graffiti Knitting Crew from episode 10

Recipe for a Graffiti Knitting Crew from episode 10

Recipe for a Graffiti Knitting Crewby AKrylik Ingredients: 1 whole bored knitter1 whole overactive imagination1 pair knitting needles (any size)1 houseful leftover, scrap or inexpensive yarn Cooking Instructions: Multiply ingredients according to size of...

CraftSanity Episode 9: Quilt Like You Mean It with Denyse Schmidt

CraftSanity Episode 9: Quilt Like You Mean It with Denyse Schmidt

“Denyse Schmidt Quilts.” That’s the name of her new book and boy does she ever. Denyse, 45, of Bridgeport, Conn., learned to sew as a child, but she didn’t set out to revolutionize the...

CraftSanity Episode 8: Knit Babes with Claire Garland

CraftSanity Episode 8: Knit Babes with Claire Garland

Move over Barbie. Plastic perfection is out and retro rag dolls are in. Thanks to English artist and author Claire Garland, we all can knit a super cute alternative to the mass produced, virtually...

Knitted Babe pattern from episode 8

Knitted Babe pattern from episode 8

A free pattern for a funky, Knitted Babe dress and accessories from Claire Garland. Download the pdf More about episode 8

CraftSanity Episode 7 Get Your Craft On with the Crafty Chica

CraftSanity Episode 7 Get Your Craft On with the Crafty Chica

Throw some glitter in the air, it’s time to get your craft on. Ever wondered what it’s like to live the ultimate crafty life? Well, you’re about to find out from one of the...

Embellished Bottlecap Magents from episode 7

Embellished Bottlecap Magents from episode 7

The Crafty Chica’s Embellished Bottlecap MagentsBy Kathy Cano Murillo Supplies:Bottlecaps (dollar bin at Target)Assorted papers/picturesWhite craft glueAcrylic paintEnvirotex LiteChopstickStrawSturdy magnet, adhesive (I like e6000)Wax paper Directions: Use the white craft glue to affix a...

CraftSanity Episode 6 Crafting Humor with Folk Singer Deirdre Flint

CraftSanity Episode 6 Crafting Humor with Folk Singer Deirdre Flint

Take a walk on the wild and musical side with comedic folk singer Deirdre Flint, 38, of Phillidelphia, PA. She’s the creative woman who wrote the “The Boob Fairy” song that I played at...

Headline madness postcard art from episode 6

Headline madness postcard art from episode 6

Headline Madness Postcard ArtBy Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood Supplies: women’s magazinesscissorsglue stick4×6-inch index cardsclear decoupage mediumpaint brushDirections: 1- Tear and clip out headlines and oddball phrases. If you think the headlines in some popular women’s magazines...

CraftSanity Episode 5: Follow Your Bliss with Violette Clark.

CraftSanity Episode 5: Follow Your Bliss with Violette Clark.

Fasten Your Craft Fairy Wings and tune in for an interview with one of the freest spirits on the planet.Her name is Violette Clark and she is an extremely brave woman. She’s an illustrator...

Spirit doll from episode 5

Spirit doll from episode 5

Reclaim Your Creative Spirit with Violette Clark’s Spirit Doll Pattern Materials:Cotton muslinFimoWatercolor paperAcrylic paintsComposition gold leafFeathersBeadsCopper wireFiberfill GlitterWhite glueMod podgeFine tip Sharpie felt pen Create a delightful spirit doll to help you connect with...

CraftSanity Episode 4: Craft out your rage with the creators of The Anti Craft.

CraftSanity Episode 4: Craft out your rage with the creators of The Anti Craft.

Renée Rigdon and Zabet Stewart aren’t ashamed of their anger. They’re so comfortable with it, in fact, that they made it their inspiration for The Anti Craft, their online craft zine where they celebrate...

Anti Craft Valentine's Day surprise from episode 4

Anti Craft Valentine's Day surprise from episode 4

An Anti Craft Valentine’s Day surprise from Renée Rigdon and Zabet Stewart from the Anti Craft. Download the pdf More about episode 4