Ever heard of punch needle? Get to know this fun rug making and embroidery technique, and find inspiration to give it a try with 12 amazing punch needle works of art!
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Did you participate in this year’s reader survey? Curious to hear where Hands Occupied is headed in 2019? This post has the skinny on how we’ve been doing and what’s next.
Reflection is a necessary part of growth! Let’s take a look back at everything that went down with Hands Occupied in 2018, and look ahead at what we’ve got in store for the new year.
Improper Cross-Stitch by Haley Pierson-Cox is an irreverent, fun & contemporary take on an all-time classic craft. Filled with 35+ fun patterns and an accessible guide to cross-stitch, this book will have you stitching and grinning all day long!
My ever-expanding interest in all crafts made with string makes me extra happy to see such a diverse collection of needle and hand crafts this week. Knitting and crochet, of course, are represented, but there’s also macrame, tassel making and weaving. Be still my strung-out heart. ;)
Find the last gasps of summer inspiration with this week’s great new picks! (And psst! This is the 200th installment of Picks of the Week – can you believe it?)
Whether you want to work on a blanket or a top, a summer tote or a sweater, these cool crochet patterns will keep you occupied.
Even as a knit & crochet obsessive, I really can’t get enough of the myriad ways you can use yarn to make statement pieces just for prettiness’ sake. If you haven’t yet given wall hanging ideas a second look, maybe today’s the day!
It’s the weekend again already! What’s on your to-make list?