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Independent Designer Interview - Paula King

All Hail the Felting Queen! Paula King is a prolific designer of amazing felted objects.  She recently completed our Independent Designer Program using Noro's À La Mode and Kureopatora to create the ruffle-licious Merengue Knot Bag.  Her other published patterns include a wide variety of felted bags in all shapes and sizes, as well as some cute felted animals.  Take a look at her Ravelry page and see if some of her fancy bag designs tickle your fancy!  She's doing two promotions in December - 25% off the new Merengue Knot Bag through 15 December 2016, and 20% off all other patterns through 24 December 2016.  How generous! Sasha for Skein Shop (SS):  Hi, Paula!  I've really enjoyed getting to...

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Independent Designer Interview - Donna Gleason

Meet the Crocheting Costumer! Donna Gleason is a participant in our independent designer program. She used Perfection Worsted and Perfection Worsted Lights to make an amazing crocheted cape pattern for us! Her published designs on Ravelry focus on innovative costuming for kids with active imaginations. We asked Donna to write a short piece for us on her crochet background and design process. Here is what she had to say! Hello, my name is Donna Gleason. My business name is Dbnicegirl Designs. I am single, homeschooling mom of three. I love to craft, garden, cook, read and learn new things. Basically, if I'm creating or learning, I'm happy! I have been crocheting for about 6 years. I think it is so...

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Community Project - Triangle Scarf

Thank you to Sharon K. for sending in this post!  She'll be receiving a coupon for 10% off because she got the yarn from us.  If you would like ot have your work featured (and get a coupon in gratitude), please read this post for all the juicy details. Here's what Sharon wrote to us: I have made this triangle scarf pattern numerous times, and I have several colors listed in my Etsy shop.  A customer from Colorado wanted a dark gray to go with a top she has.  She even emailed me a photo of the top so I could try to match the gray.  After visiting my LYS and finding nothing, I started searching online.  I had no...

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Community Project - Drop Stitch V-Neck Tunic

Thank you to Grace S. for allowing us to share her pictures!  She'll be receiving a coupon code for 10% off because she got some of the yarn from us.  If you would like to have your project featured (and get a coupon in gratitude), please read this post for all the juicy details. Grace made a gorgeous tunic out of Noro Kibou.  The weight and fiber blend is just perfect for a warm weather top like this one!  She even modified the pattern to include her preferred neckline - wow! Take a look at her Ravelry project page to see her notes and more pictures. Great job, Grace!  Thanks again for letting us share your work :)

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Independent Designer Interview - Connie Mitchell

Meet the Woman Behind Mr. Fox Connie Mitchell is a participant in our Independent Designer program.  She used Peter Pan DK to create the adorable Mr. Fox.  Her published designs on Ravelry include all sorts of cute stuffed critters, blankies, and baby items.  We interviewed Connie so you could get to know her better.  Please take a look at her work, and consider buying one (or more!) of her patterns! Sasha for Skein Shop (SS): Hi Connie, could you please introduce yourself to the Skein Shop community? Connie Mitchell (CM):  Hi, I'm Connie Mitchell, and I love to create fun things.  I am a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. SS:  You designed a knit toy for us.  How long have...

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