Man Knits Bow Tie for Jimmy Kimmel!

One man made his claim to fame through the unexpected—knitting! Now deemed “the knitting guy,” this Jimmy Kimmel audience member became an internet sensation after he was caught knitting during the filming of an episode.

After Kimmel chatted with him, the man decided to knit the T.V. host a bow tie. Watch the video below to see the behind-the-scenes clip!

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North Carolina Nurse Crochets For Premature Babies

No one understands how it feels to spend day after day in a hospital room better than Katie Windsor. The North Carolina nurse cares for premature babies during the day, but spent her October evenings crocheting Halloween costumes for the preemies in her ward. The costumes include superheroes, princesses, and ninja turtles and are made to perfectly fit the size of the baby.

Having a premature baby can be a scary and stressful time, and we love that Katie is helping put a smile on these families’ faces! Watch the video below to learn more!


You’ve Never Seen a Meme Like This Before!

What makes a good meme? Some say the ones that are versatile, but we say it’s the ones that include embroidery!

coarhzxxeaa1dr6Social media users worldwide have most likely seen the “Arthur’s Fist” meme, above, at some point during their online endeavors, but one London-based student took the basic interpretation to a place no one had been before.

ctt3ho_wcaautyHannah Hill went viral after she tweeted a picture of her feminist recreation of the meme, above, that referenced embroidery and the gender roles attached to it. Her tweet got an overwhelming amount of attention with more than 50,000 retweets and 160,000 favorites. We love the message Hannah is sending!

Meet: Kathleen Berlew

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What types of crafts are your favorite?

Needlework of all kinds—cross-stitch, sewing, embroidery, crochet, knitting.

What colors can’t you get enough of right now?

Fall colors are my favorites, so I use reds, golds, and browns year-round. I also love all shades of blue.

What made/makes you so passionate about crafting?

Everyone in my family is a maker of some sort. It’s second nature for me to always have at least one creative project in process.

If you could craft with any person in the world, living or dead, who would it be and why?

I recently learned that one of my great-grandmothers was a milliner. I would love to make some hats with her!

In one word, how would you describe your crafting style?

Eclectic.

Where do you get creative inspiration from?

I’m inspired primarily by nature—flowers, leaves, fruits, vegetables—but I find design ideas pretty much everywhere.

You’re stranded on a desert island. What three craft supplies couldn’t you live without?

Felt, embroidery floss, and a needle. (Scissors would be my fourth item, but if I am limited to three, I’d make a cutting tool out of something on the island.)

Where do you buy your supplies?

Etsy for specialty items. 123stitch.com, Joann Fabric, and Michael’s for fabric, floss, and basic supplies.


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Meet: Minki Kim

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What types of crafts are your favorite?

I started as a card maker and a scrapbooker and I’ve been passionate about sewing for four years now.  I work mostly with linen and scraps from my favorite fabrics. One thing about using such tiny pieces of fabric in my designs is that no piece of fabric is too small to save.

What colors can you not get enough of right now?

Definitely yellow! And pink…and blue.  It’s so hard to choose only one color because they always harmonize so perfectly together.

What made/makes you so passionate about crafting?

I sew because I love it. Years ago, I was hand embroidering my own and my children’s drawings. After my husband brought me a sewing machine, I was curious whether I could do the same sort of ‘drawing with thread’ with the sewing machine. It turned out I could, and what was even better was that I could do it so much faster. I began to create projects that I could embellish with my sewing illustrations, and I discovered a new passion along the way.

If you could craft with any person in the world, living or dead, who would it be and why?

I would say my little 6-year-old girl, Claire. Because I wrote a craft book in Korean using her drawings and even for my second book, Sew Illustrated (co-authored with Kristin Esser) she inspired me in so many ways. I think it’s because I am a mama and can’t live without my kids.

In one word, how would you describe your crafting style?

My husband says my works are warm. I like that. I want my projects to be something anybody can smile at and love to recall.

Where do you get creative inspiration from?

I get my inspiration from everyday life. I think it’s human nature to want to draw the world — faraway places that are so beautiful and grand. But, in reality, I find what I really draw is my everyday life: my humble kitchen, my messy sewing room, the piles of shoes by the door; and my sweet girls. This is my real life, and I find that it’s actually quite beautiful.

You’re stranded on a desert island. What three craft supplies couldn’t you live without?

Sewing machine, a pair of scissors, and a glue stick!  When we go camping I bring school scissors and some glue for my kids, and we make fun things using the supply from the nature.

What “trendy” supply or craft are you loving right now?

Linen and linen-like fabric. Because they are my canvas of Sewing illustration.

Where do you buy your supplies?

I visit my local craft store JoAnn and Michaels for  the inspirations and to read the trend.


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