Tag Archives: Craft

Steinway & Sons Factory Tour

Hi F&F, When I was a school girl I liked going on class trips. Those trips meant leaving the confines of the classroom to take learning out into the wider world. For me, learning in the classroom sometimes felt like … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Create

Hi F&F, To some folks a rubber stamp is a bad thing. It suggests red tape, inefficiency and bureaucracy.  To crafty folks a rubber stamp is a good thing. For want-to-be artists with lots of enthusiasm and no talent (me), … Continue reading

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Leisure for Less Post: Go Mano-a-Mano With Your Creativity During National Craft Month

Hi F&F, March is National Craft Month. There is still time to roll up your sleeves to try your hand at a new handicraft or recover one that you have shelved (and, quite frankly, is a little dusty).  This month retailers, craft … Continue reading

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A Fiddling with Fiber Post: The Crochet Heard Around the World

Hi F&F, March 4th is a red-letter day for me.  I’m a history buff and I like to crochet; today those 2 interests merge.   On this day, in 2005, Martha Stewart was released from prison. She had served 5 months … Continue reading

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Eye Spy: A Crafty Cozy for Your Craft Beer

Hi F&F, Usually, my Eye Spy posts feature the curiosities I discover while urban hiking. Unfortunately, the recent arctic temperatures have suspended all unessential outdoor activities. I’ve replaced outdoor hiking with indoor internet surfing; and truthfully, internet surfing is all I’ll … Continue reading

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A Post-holiday Yarn Wrap up

Hi F&F, With all the holiday festivities going on, I failed to post the pictures of the completed knit and crochet projects I worked on for gift giving (thanks Jenny for the reminder). So below are a few photos of … Continue reading

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A Fiddling With Fiber Post: Knit, Purl and Prison Reform

Hi F&F, The late Elizabeth Zimmerman (EZ) is revered among knitters. I think of her as the Julia Child of knitting. Elizabeth Zimmerman did for knitting what Julia Child did for French cooking.  EZ modernized and demystified the art of … Continue reading

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Crafting for Christmas: I’m Throwing in the Towel

Hi F&F, It’s been smooth sailing; working on the project Jambières avec une attitude.   I’ve completed one leg warmer and I am making progress on its mate. I’m not a tease so I won’t flash one leg. Once the mate … Continue reading

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I Don’t Need no Stinkin elfs

Hi F&F The California Cowl is completed.  It’s full steam ahead with the holiday gifts. Here are a few pictures of the finished cowl.  I put it on so you could see the drap and then I quickly took it off … Continue reading

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Say Yes to the Wedding Chapel or Tying the Single Crochet

Hi F&F, I’m a member of the New York City Crochet Guild. The group is made up of area crocheters; some professional; some hobbyists; all passionate. We meet monthly in the basement of a church in the East 30’s in Manhattan.  … Continue reading

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