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15 Dec

SMP Craft Sweepstakes: The Knitting Encyclopedia by Claire Montgomerie

I had quite the holiday shopping list this season: my parents, my sister, my brother-in-law, my roommate, my co-workers, and of course you crafters! Well, I haven’t had much luck with the others on my list but I think you’re going to like what I picked out for you guys: The Knitting Encyclopedia!

Enter HERE for a chance to win The Knitting Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide for All Knitters by Claire Montgomerie.

encyclopediaThe Knitting Encyclopedia is the perfect guide for any knitter. Claire Montgomerie covers all the techniques needed to learn to knit and beyond. She shows you what materials and equipment work best from types of needles to stitch holders. She also walks you through the basics of casting on and off while sharing intermediate techniques of making patterned stitches using knit and purl combinations. And for the true knitting master ready for a challenge, Claire explains how to adapt patterns to make your own projects.

 

Claire also includes a comprehensive stitch directory grouped into numerous sections such as lightweights and heavyweight stitches, colorwork, and even a whole section dedicated to lace. The pattern section provides 30 stunning projects to make with detailed instructions perfect for any level of knitter. The beautiful 500 color photographs throughout ensure this will be user-friendly resource that you’ll turn to again and again.

Can’t wait? Order now from your favorite bookseller!

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7 Dec

Goodreads Giveaway: Loom Knitting Socks!

On Friday I shared with you my new plan for Christmas presents: handmade loom knit socks with the help of Isela Phelps’s Loom Knitting Socks. But that was two days ago so I’m guessing you knitting pros are ready to tackle some more sock projects; you’re in luck! This week we’re giving away twenty copies of Loom Knitting Socks on Goodreads.

loom knitting socks coverIsela Phelps has thought of everything when it comes to her loom knitting series. In Loom Knitting Socks she takes us step by step through 50 different sock projects ranging from thin lace knit socks to adorable booties perfect for your little ones. Each project comes with a yarn recommendation so you make the best possible sock.

Enter below for a chance to win a copy of Loom Knitting Socks. The giveaway starts today and ends on Thursday–so don’t delay!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Loom Knitting Socks by Isela Phelps

Loom Knitting Socks

by Isela Phelps

Giveaway ends December 11, 2014.

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at Goodreads.

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Can’t wait? Order your copy today!

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16 Nov

Goodreads Giveaway: Tote-ally Amazing Bags

On Friday we gave away a free project showing you how to make your own reversible tote bag, and now you have the chance to win one of 20 copies of the book from whence it came: Tote-ally Amazing Bags: 30 Quick and Easy Bags to Make for All Occasions by Helen Angharad Henley! This gem is packed with colorful photos and a CD of full-size patterns, plus lots of useful tips to help you achieve a truly professional finish. Techniques cover all the basics of machine sewing and finishing, from straight seams to topstitching, as well as detailed instructions on the specifics of bag construction, handle making, patch and zipped pockets, and interlining. And the styles in this book range from appliqué to stenciled designs using fabric paint, giving you the freedom to design the tote-ally amazing bag of your dreams!

See below for giveaway details, and enter before it closes on Thursday!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Tote-ally Amazing Bags by Helen Henley

Tote-ally Amazing Bags

by Helen Henley

Giveaway ends November 20, 2014.

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If you’d rather not wait, you can order a copy right this minute.

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2 Nov

Goodreads Giveaway: Origami to Astonish and Amuse

On Friday we shared with you exclusive instructions on how to make your own jack-o’-lantern from a t-shirt! We know Halloween is over but Origami to Astonish and Amuse has plenty other projects for all skill levels. This book can teach you how to make a wine glass (perfect for a Thanksgiving centerpiece) and even a present box for the upcoming holiday season. Origami to Astonish and Amuse teaches the basics of origami and then provides 89 original models to create, including a crane envelope and a magic cube. There are four sections: Origami Action, Symbols and Signs and Stunning Designs, Models from the Heart, and Origami for the Almost Deranged.

This book is too good to keep to ourselves so we’re giving away 20 copies on Goodreads. Enter any time today through Wednesday for a chance to win a copy. See below for details!

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Origami to Astonish and Amuse by Jeremy Shafer

Origami to Astonish and Amuse

by Jeremy Shafer

Giveaway ends November 06, 2014.

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at Goodreads.

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Origami to Astonish and Amuse
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26 Oct

Goodreads Giveaway: 50 Pincushions to Knit & Crochet by Cat Thomas

Last Friday we offered you a free project download but teased you a touch with images of other projects from 50 Pincushions to Knit & Crochet: Stash Your Sharps in Something Cute and Handmade by Cat Thomas. Now here’s your chance to have a go at all 50 projects and win a finished copy of the entire book!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

50 Pincushions to Knit & Crochet by Cat Thomas

50 Pincushions to Knit & Crochet

by Cat Thomas

Giveaway ends October 30, 2014.

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Whatever your skill level, and whether the project is intended for yourself or as a gift for a fellow crafter, 50 Pincushions to Knit & Crochet offers something for everyone. Each pattern comes with:

  • A Key that denotes the level of difficulty
  • Beautiful color photographs of the finished pieces to show you what you should be aiming for
  • Clear instructions for assembling
  • Supplemental charts for clarity

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Cat Thomas is a trained textile artist who has taught art and design for most of her career. She now designs, selling under the name of “Baban Cat” on sites such as Etsy and Folksy. Check out more about Cat Thomas on her blog.

Remember to enter the giveaway before you click off and if you simply can’t stand to wait–order the book now at your favorite retailer below!

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CAUGHT CRAFTING: SMPCraft’s Spotlight on NYC Crafting

SMPCRAFT #CAUGHTCRAFTING Thursday morning, Astoria, Queens. Accessorizing with a lovely temporary floral tattoo she learned to make from DIY Temporary Tattoos: Draw It, Print It, Ink It by Pepper Baldwin!

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: JUNE DIY Father’s Day Gifts to MAKE NOW

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: JUNE DIY Father’s Day Gifts to MAKE NOW

Father's Day is less than three weeks away -- Sunday, June 19th in the U.S. -- just enough time to start prepping for what would make dear old pops feel loved....What dad, what MAN, wouldn't want to get a bright red tool box full of homemade BBQ, bacon, and chili flavored chocolate? Or a handmade Paracord hammock? Does he play golf?--hand dipped tees? Does he like to hike? Enjoy nature and the great outdoors? How about homemade beef jerky? Or does he enjoy watching sports--Remote Control Cookie? What about beer? One of the coolest new items coming out of Japan is a Frozen Beer Slushy Maker by Kirin Ichiban that perfectly pairs with the DIY black and tan soap! Scroll and click for more homemade DIY Father's Day gift ideas sure to make pappy happy! Hashtag #SMPCRAFT #DIYFATHERSDAY!

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