Vogue Knitting LIVE Seattle Recap

Vogue Knitting LIVE Seattle March 2014 Recap through Photos

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Clover has long been a sponsor of the Vogue Knitting LIVE events, however it’s not often that we get to attend the shows to see first hand what Vogue Knitting LIVE is all about. There are classes, lectures, fashion shows, and yarns galore! If you’ve never been, make sure to add it to your wish list because it is a weekend full of fun!

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Clover was a classroom sponsor, were you one of the lucky ones to receive a sample of our Takumi Bamboo knitting needles?16781593 1595 1616

 

 

Fashion Shows

The fashion shows were featured throughout the day on Saturday and were great to see. So many unique and beautiful pieces.

 

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It was a busy day at the Clover booth on Saturday!

15771578There was so much to see, many talented artists and beautiful exhibits.

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Bunny shearing demo drew a big crowd.

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Knitted jewelry by Fly Designs.

yarn_hanging Who could resist “Catch A Skein”?

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And of course, you can’t visit Seattle without visiting Pike’s Place. Thankfully, we enjoyed clear skies and cool weather for the most part.

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Hana Ami Flower Loom using raffia from Herrschners

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Carol C. Porter Clover’s Education Director shows how to create layered flowers using our Hana Ami Flower Loom using raffia from Herrschners kits.

They offer a fun and colorful pillow with a tropical flair that is made from eco-friendly rayon material. Kit includes raffia, cotton floss, needle, embellishments shown, and instructions. You will need the Hana-Ami Flower Loom to complete. 14 x 14″ (36 x 36cm).

Sweetheart Rose Maker Bouquet

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Spring is near and we’re getting ready for the season by making a Sweetheart Rose Maker Bouquet.

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Place your piece of fabric between the two template pieces. To secure the fabric, use a pin on each end through the marked holes.

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Use a needle and thread to sew a gathering stitch along the seam. The template has a marking- START! to let you know where to begin. At the first corner, you will begin to fold the template as you continue to sew. We found that using a Wonder Clip helps with keeping the template in place.

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Stop sewing once you reach the mark- STOP!

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Remove the top part of the template, the inner part will be inside your fabric. There are two options when removing the template. You can pull out the template or you can turn your fabric inside out as you pull out the template. Turning your fabric inside out allows you to hide your seams. The flowers in this post did not have hidden seams as they were used to help create the stems for the floral arrangement.

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Now that the template is out, there is one last seam that needs to be sewn.

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Pull thread to gather fabric.

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A hair pin is included in the Sweetheart Rose Maker package. Place the pin on one end and wind up the fabric to create the rose shape. Once complete, use needle and thread to stitch the bottom which will secure the rose shape.

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Don’t forget! There’s still time to enter our giveaway!

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Felting with Beads & a giveaway!

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Follow along with us all month long as we share projects, tutorials, and inspiration with Clover’s crafting tools. In celebration of National Craft Month we also have giveaways planned all month long! We want to see how you are celebrating National Craft Month and let us know what crafting tools you would like featured this month. Feedback is always appreciated!

We’ve seen felt beads but have you ever tried felting WITH beads?

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Clover’s Pen Style Needle Felting Tool, Felting Claw, and Felting Needle Mat to create a heart shaped embellishment on a sheet of felt.

We used beads and yarn to add that extra embellishment to our heart.

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Last, we used a wet felted handbag to add our heart shaped embellishment.

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Now for the giveaway!Enter for a chance to win a prize package of:

  • 1 Pen Style Needle Felting Tool
  • 1 Felting Needle Mat (Small)
  • 1 Felting Applique Mold
  • 1 Natural Wool Roving Assortment
  • 1 Felting Needle Refill

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ENTER:

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March is National Craft Month

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We’re kicking off National Craft Month by showcasing many of the crafting tools Clover has to offer. Follow us all month long as we demonstrate and inspire with all things crafty. We want to see what crafty things you will be working on this month.

All week long we’ll be discussing the Needle Felting Tools Clover offers. Be sure to share your felting projects using Clover tools.

Needle Felting Tools

Needle Felting Tool: Our Needle Felting Tool 5 barbed needles. Protective cover with locking ability.The tool has a spring type action which allows the fibers to mesh with the base fabric. The tools we have for felting are some of the safest found on the market, safer than using the needle itself. This is perfect for working on larger projects, cover more surface area faster

Pen Style Needle Felting Tool: Perfect for smaller delicate projects.The Pen Style Needle Felting Tool allows application of small or delicate materials using one, two, or three needles. The tool can be adjusted to two length of needle sizes that can be used with the Needle Felting Molds (sold separately) for creating 3-dimensional design and applique. The handle offers ease of use because of the “Pen Style” grip action. Easy replacement of thick and thin needles. Gauge 40.

Single Needle Felting Tool (Speed Needle): Easy-to-hold design allows for detailed work with “pinpoint” accuracy. Great tool for 3-D design work.

 

 

Kantan Couture Beading Embroidery

Bead Embroidery from Clover

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A quick reminder: Today’s the last day to enter our Embroidery Essentials Giveaway! See the link below for details:

http://cloverusa.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/embroidery-essentials-giveaway/

Along with our embroidery stitching tools, Clover carries “Kantan Couture” bead embroidery tools. Which is an old art of embroidery, using a fine hook on a fine cloth stretched in a frame known as “Tambour”. Watch a quick demonstration on how this tool creates beautiful motifs using sequins and beads. A more detailed instructional video is also available on Clover’s YouTube page.

Have you started working on any embroidery projects yet? Share your projects using #cloverfan