05 Aug Summer Days

We can't believe it's August! Summer is still here and we are wringing every moment that we can from it - hope you are too! Though we are knee deep in Fall planning - new yarns, new classes, new teachers - there is still lots of crafty fun to be had in the shop this month! Freedom Trail KAL - Join...

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25 Jun Me Made May Interview

The lovely and talented Janice won the JP Knit & Stitch Me Made May Instagram contest. Me Made May is a celebration of all things handmade. Crafty folks from around the world post photos of their handmade goodness throughout the month of May. We sat down with Janice to chat about her crafty life. Here are the highlights: How did you...

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02 Jun #be inspired – June!

Are you a knitter, sewer, quilter, embroiderer, chef, urban homesteader - all of the above? Whatever  manner of crafty maker you are, we have a beautiful book or magazine or quarterly to inspire your next project (edible or otherwise..check out the fiddlehead fern recipe in the latest lovely issue of our very local Maine based quarterly, Taproot). We file this...

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23 Jan Start Felting!

Due to popular demand JP Knit & Stitch now carries a wonderful selection of felting supplies.  We now have everything you need to start this fun and easy craft. Get inspired by checking out our new felting book, with the very appropriate title: Wool Buddies: 20 Irresistible Simple Needle Felting Projects. ...

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02 Jul Quilting by Hand

We were lucky to be in the shop today when Joyce came by to show off her quilts. Joyce is a self-taught quilter who hand quilts (even the piecing!) and makes the most amazing, modern quilts with wonderful color feeling + juxtaposition. She is old school! Instead of a rotary cutter, Joyce uses scissors; instead of plexi measuring tools, she...

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14 May Spring Inspiration

A little spring eye candy to get you in the mood for your next crafty project: Sam from the amazing Boston Compass (an underground free monthly newspaper based right here in JP with listings of "awesome happenings in the Boston area") came in for a skein of embroidery floss to finish off his embellished jean jacket; Jillian, a first time...

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13 Mar Lyn + Knit Collage blankets

Meet Lyn. Lyn is a knitter who has a thing for big yarns and big needles. She came to us first to finish up a felted bag that she had been working on for awhile. She then moved on to an awesome Aunt project: making gorgeous Knit Collage throws for all of her nieces. Yes, I said Knit Collage yarns...

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Tiny Sweaters on our Tiny Tree

14 Dec JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #14

Tiny Sweaters! There's still time to make sweaters for everyone in your family! Tiny sweater ornaments, that it. Each year, the local (Rhode Island!) yarn company Berroco releases a new pattern for a mini sweater, called Minutia. Check out the collection! These bitty guys are perfect for personalized ornaments, gift tags, gift card or money holders, or even a hint of something...

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13 Dec JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #13

Traveling Vines Cowl by Susan Sheby Your Crafty Gift Guide #13 comes to you via our former staff member and friend of JP Knit & Stitch, Susan Sheby. This one skein cowl (gorgeous in Malabrigo worsted) was designed especially for us by Susan for the Greater Boston Yarn Crawl. We've been happily giving it away to customers ever since. A...

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