What’s Sprouting this week? From Jen Lucas: I’ll be teaching at Strings Attached in Dayton, OH on Satuday, June 4th. Join me for Switch a (Lace) Stitch in the morning and New Directions in Shawl Shapes in the afternoon. There’s still a few spots left in each class. Call the shop at 937.221.9585 to signRead more »

Where do you find your inspiration? I get asked this question in almost every interview, so I thought it would be a good topic to write about today. For most designers inspiration comes from many places, not just one. For me, my top sources for inspiration are stitch dictionaries, the yarns and color, fashion, and mood boards. StitchRead more »

This week on what’s sprouting… From Jen Lucas: I’m having a sale today & tomorrow (May 20 & 21) for my birthday. Get 36% off all individual patterns and self-published eBooks in my Ravelry shop! No coupon code needed. From Bonnie Sennott: Bonnie’s new shawl, called Notch, features lots of lace and an asymmetrical construction, growingRead more »

We have a new designer to tell you about today! I’m proud to announce that Woolly Wormhead has joined the Stitch Sprouts team! Woolly Wormhead is a Hat Architect. With an instinctive flair for unusual construction and a passion for innovation, Woolly Wormhead is a designer whose patterns are trusted and celebrated by knitters allRead more »

What’s sprouting on this Friday the 13th? From Stephannie Tallent: I’m going to be doing a meet & greet/book signing at the Yarnover Truck at Vogue Knitting Live: Pasadena Sunday May 15th 12-1p.

Back in March I talked about defining your brand. In that post we talked about becoming your brand online and in my last post I talked about developing your online persona. This week I want to step back a moment and talk about creating a division between the personal and the private YOU. First, realize that you haveRead more »

What’s going on with Stitch Sprouts designers this week? From Stephannie Tallent: My Craftsy class, Custom Colorwork Techniques: Mitts, is now live! Here’s a 50% off link that can be included &/or shared What you learn: Take the first step to designing your own knits! Learn how to create fingerless mitts that show off yourRead more »

Today, before I get into some lovely crochet patterns by our Stitch Sprouts Designers I’d like to talk to you a little about the history of Crochet. Through some research on the subject I learned that the art of Crochet is believed to have originated around the early 1800’s. Some believe that it’s origin was inRead more »