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Archive for April 1st, 2009


April Fools’ Day Crafting

April 1st, 2009

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Yesterday I went to visit Spacecraft in Brooklyn, NY. Spacecraft is a unique craft-making and supply store located on the South Side of Williamsburg. I would call this store “Retrocraft.” It is a really great out-of-the-box type store.

I knew something was different when I first drove by and saw their window display. Poo Poo — Make It Yourself! Freak Out Your Friends! April Fools!” There was other signage through the store that was unique. One sign said “Craft is political, Craft is powerful, Craft is possible!” This store is about become a community. They have a big table in the middle of the store and it revolves around community, sharing, and experiencing together. In this case it’s about CRAFTS!


Double Stitch Step-by-Step Video

April 1st, 2009

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Twins Erika and Monika Simmons show you how to make fun, stylish clothing on their web series Double Stitch: It’s Not Your Grandma’s Crochet. This week’s episode shows you how to make versatile striped leg covers made of Vanna’s Choice and Lion Suede. Get step-by-step directions and styling tips. Click here to watch the episode and learn more about Double Stitch!