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A Laugh a Day

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There are proven health benefits to laughing.  Studies show that just a few minutes of laughter can lower your stress levels and blood sugar, raise your natural antibodies, and help you get a better

Anytime is Tea Time

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There is never a bad time for tea time. Did you know that different types of tea have great health benefits for you?  For example, green tea boosts your metabolism and contains antioxidants.  Black

Crochet Crazy: Chevron and Owls

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(This was written by Trish Clarke for Maggie Weldon) Everyone at the office knows that I am in love with two things: chevron and owls.  Recently, I relocated and as a birthday/housewarming gift, my

Festive St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

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Saint Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and its time to get festive with green!  Even though we all associate it with the color green, did you know the original color associated with Saint

Doily Crafts – Inspired ideas

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Some crocheters love doilies with their intricate designs, while others find them time-consuming and boring.  Whether you crochet a doily yourself, find it at a craft store or stumble across it at a second

Sew, Knit, and Crochet Scarves to Support the Children’s Hospice Association in Scotland.

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The Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) is the only charity that provides hospice services in Scotland for children and young people with life-shortening conditions.  They offer care in two hospices: the Rachel House in

Meet and Greet: Joyce Geisler

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Joyce Geisler is a very talented designer, crocheter, and avid crafter.  She is skilled in all types of crafting and woodworking but crochet is her favorite because she finds it so relaxing.  After 10

Report from CGOA – Design competition Part 1

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This year I attended the Fall 2013 Crochet Guild of America Knitting and Crochet Conference held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Concord, North Carolina.  One of the highlights of the CGOA conference was

Garden at the Denver Art Museum

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  Crochet bombing takes on a creative edge with the Garden of the DAM(ed) display at the Denver Art Museum. Created and constructed by the Ladies in Fancywork Society (LSF), this crochet garden adorned

Experimenting with Crocheting a Coral Reef

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The first thought that comes to mind after viewing the beautiful crochet coral reefs is “How can I make my own coral reef?” The Crochet Coral Reef (CCR) project uses the method of hyperbolic

Christmas Craft ideas

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I love making holiday decorations, don’t you? There’s just something  special about handmade ornaments and decorations. As I was browsing the internet last week I found these great ideas and just had to share

Why crochet a coral reef?

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  The Institute for Figuring (IFF) showcased a beautiful display of the Crochet Coral Reef (CCR) project through a traveling display. The Denver Art Musem included the display as part of the “Spun” exhibit

Inspiration from The Great Barrier Reef

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It is helpful to know the details of The Great Barrier Reef to fully understand the complexity of the Crochet Coral Reef (CCR) project. The Great Barrier Reef is considered to be one of

Bleached Reefs Leave You in Awe

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Has the Crochet Coral Reef (CCR) caught your eye yet? The colorful designs and textures give the illusion of real coral growth found in The Great Barrier Reef in Australia. There is a stark

Crochet at Home

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The new book Crochet at Home introduces 25 new at-home crochet projects. It gives you easy-to-follow instructions for the crochet techniques. For all you crochet lovers who prefer to DIY, Crochet at Home has the

Hyperbolic Crochet and the History of the Crochet Coral Reef Project

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Hyperbolic crochet is a technique discovered in 1997 by Dr. Daina Taimina, a mathematician from Cornell University in New York. This technique inspired two sisters to explore the world of coral reefs using crochet

Coral Reefs Lead to Crochet Inspiration

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Picture the majestic Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Maybe this is a place you always wanted to visit, or maybe you have been there. Either way, the color and texture of this beautiful wonder

Coral Reefs Around the World

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Coral reefs are a diverse ecosystem and home to thousands of marine species. The size and complexity of coral reefs around the world vary depending on the location. The Great Barrier Reef, located off

Fun and Easy Crochet For Our Favorite Furry Friends

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Anybody that has ever owned a pet knows that they are one of the family.  Why shouldn’t they get to experience the fun and luxury of crochet? From sweaters, toys, comfy beds and more,

I Love Yarn Day Oct 2013 – Knit – Crochet

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  Do you crochet, knit, craft or just love fiber?   October 11th, 2013 is a day to celebrate your love for yarn. Share your love of needle and fiber arts by celebrating “I Love

Artist Spotlight: Nathan Vincent

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Nathan Vincent, a full-time artist living in New York, has wowed us with his incredible and life-like designs. He uses crochet unlike anyone we’ve seen before- by crocheting sculptures! Crochet seems like an unlikely

Crochet Amigurumi; History and Fun Ideas for All Ages

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Looking to crochet unique gifts appealing to children of all ages? These amigurumi crochet stuffed toys and accessories are perfect carry-a longs for play dates, school activities, and family trips. Amigurumi is the Japanese

Coral Reefs made by Crocheting!

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Words cannot describe how amazed I am by these unbelievable crochet Projects! While perusing the internet for ideas about cool crochet projects , I came across the words “Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef”. So, of

Crochet Artist Spotlight: Toshiko Horiuchi-MacAdam

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Japanese fiber artist Toshiko Horiuchi-MacAdam has brought an entire new life and perspective to crochet through her large, colorful, crochet playgrounds and installations.  Acquiring a Bachelor and Master’s Degree of Fine Arts in the

DIY: Freeform Crochet

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Freeform crochet requires a dedicated mind and the ever-changing creativity of the heart.  All pieces are an original masterpiece created by the crocheter.  It is truly an art within the art form of crochet. 

Angelically easy ornaments

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During our recent involvement with the Brenner Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees we decorated a christmas tree with a plethora of handcrafted angel ornaments that were donated to us by crafters all over the

Thankful for Our Blessings

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Thank you to everyone who sent in crafted angels for the Brenner Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees! With the Thanksgiving holiday we have spent time counting our blessings, and we have a basket full