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Quilting by Hand

Posted on July 2nd, 2014 by craftygals

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…read more

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Spring Inspiration

Posted on May 14th, 2014 by craftygals

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…read more

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JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #14

Posted on December 14th, 2013 by craftygals

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,…read more

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JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #13

Posted on December 13th, 2013 by craftygals

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…read more

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JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #12

Posted on December 12th, 2013 by craftygals

One Block Quilting Projects Want to learn something new? Sign up for our 1 Day Workshop: Intro Quilting Crash Course and make your very first quilt block. A quilt block can be used to make a potholder, throw pillow, and more with a few extra sewing steps. Here’s a great tutorial for a quilted potholder. This Gift…read more

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JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #2

Posted on December 2nd, 2013 by craftygals

THREADFOLLOWER KITS! Here’s a gift idea that will brighten up a few grey winter hours – Threadfollower’s stuffed animal hand-stitching kits! These kits are appropriate for kids (and adults!) 8 and up — our sample bunny was made by a nine-year-old with minimal sewing experience — and did we mention completely adorable? They contain everything…read more

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