Hand-Dyeing Yarn at STITCHES Midwest!

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Four times a year, yarn enthusiasts gather together to celebrate knitting, crochet, and all things fiber at the STITCHES trade show and marketplace. This past weekend, the editors of AllFreeCrochet and AllFreeKnitting were fortunate to attend STITCHES Midwest in Schaumberg, Illinois. From advanced technique classes to workshops on hand-dyeing yarn, STITCHES offers fiber enthusiasts a […]

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Strut Your Stuff: The STITCHES Midwest 2013 Fashion Show

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Once you’ve signed up to take a class with your favorite instructor at the STITCHES Midwest conference, the Fashion Show is the next big thing to see.  Vendors at the STITCHES Market submit their best designs, and the audience gets to see each design modeled live on stage.  It’s a wonderful way to see how […]

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Beyond Beginner Crochet: Stitches Midwest

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This year at Stitches Midwest I took a class from the one and only Crochet Dude! This class was geared for those who have picked up a crochet hook and knew the basic stitches. Being as busy as I am, this class was perfect for me to help me get motivated to crochet more and […]

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Stitches Swag Bag Winner!

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I hope you all enjoyed reading our recaps and trend reports from the Stitches Midwest Show.  If you were following along, you probably noticed that we were giving away an exciting swag bag full of yarn, patterns and other goodies!  Thank you so much to everyone who entered our contest! Stitches Swag Bag Winner! Now […]

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Learning Intarsia at STITCHES Midwest + Swag Bag Giveaway

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STITCHES Midwest was a fun-filled day! Spending the day with the knitting and crochet community, discovering different fiber companies,and yarn galore. Who could ask for more? Well, I was lucky enough to take one of the many classes offered at STITCHES. At 8am, I sat down for 3 hours of knitting educational fun in Basic […]

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Glitter, Glamor and Yarn! + Swag Bag Giveaway

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Last week, we saw so many inspiring things at the Stitches Midwest Show, that we couldn’t possibly fit it into just blog post!   Since we’ve already covered charities and a few highlights from the beginner spinning class, today we’re going to feature a fun trend that was all over the entire show floor.  What […]

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STITCHES Midwest and How I Learned to Spin Yarn

Hello Stitch & Unwind readers! I’m Jessica, and I’m the editor of FaveQuilts.com and AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com. I usually blog over at the FaveCrafts Blog, but I’m here on Stitch & Unwind today to tell you about a craft I’m really excited about! It’s no secret that although quilting has a special place in my heart, my […]

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Stitches Midwest Trend Report: Charity + Swag Bag Giveaway

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Last week, some of our yarn-loving editors had the chance to attend Stitches Midwest, a show at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center in beautiful Schaumbug, Ill. Between the book signings, daily door prizes, and Friday’s fashion show, there was never a dull moment. We spent all day Friday talking with designers, companies, and […]

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