Springtime Exclusives, National Stress Awareness Month, Industry/Affiliate Updates
There’s a lot going on this month in the crochet world, in this blog post I share noteworthy events and updates for April.
But first, I hope you had a wonderful Passover or Easter if you observe! We had a nice restful day. We had planned to drive down the coast but decided to wait until next weekend when it would be even that much warmer and with less traffic. In the meantime, we continue to wait to hear back from colleges. Most will respond during the next two weeks and as you can imagine, the anticipation is almost too much, lol!
I really enjoy making crochet baskets and was inspired to make the basket above. The response has been very positive and I was asked again about how to keep the basket walls sturdy, so I’ve decided to write a blog post about it. Keep an eye out as it will come out within the next week!
Are you enjoying the daily launches of patterns in the Spring Exclusives Collection? My pattern has been rescheduled to debut on April 20th so be sure to mark your calendars so that you can get the pattern at 50% off!
My favorite thing about the collection is that there’s a really nice pattern available for every skill level. The variety of patterns is another great thing. From pillows, adult and child cardigans, wall hangings and bags, booties, earrings, blankets and so many more! What better way to get nice patterns that can become your next WIPS?
At $18 for over 30 designs, what a bargain – that’s less than $.60 per pattern!
If there’s a pattern type that you would like to see included in upcoming collaborations, please comment below or message me.
National Stress Awareness Month
Did you know that April is National Stress Awareness Month?
Every April, the Craft Yarn Council raises awareness about stress and the way in which crafts can help us reduce stress in our lives. Everyone experiences stress but the way in which we manage stress, especially long term stress can lead to serious health issues like stroke, heart disease, and cancer.
After my second cancer battle, I sought ways to decrease stress. I already exercised but missed having a creative outlet. I’m fond of photography but was seeking something that I could do in the evenings after work and weekends to relax. I selected crochet because I’ve crocheted on and off over the years and thought this might be a good time to return to it. And boy did I! But I’m saving that story for an upcoming blog post that will be published on April 12 so be sure to stay tuned!
This year’s #StitchAwayStress campaign features stories from fiber lovers across the U.S. who discuss how their craft helps them reduce stress.
Crochet Summit 2021 – April 5 – April 9
The Crochet Summit online event began yesterday and promises to be a ton of fun! With over 40 classes from 40+ world-renowned teachers, this is the online crochet event of the year. You can learn to make everything from amigurumi, to fun fashion, home decor, and more. Your friends and family will love your new skills as you show off your finished projects! Attend the Crochet Summit from April 5th – 9th FREE! Click on the button below for more information
Crochet in the News
Have you noticed the increased attention that crochet is getting in the news? Crochet has made a splash on the fashion runways this season. In their April issue, Glamour Magazine shares 15 ways to bring crochet into your wardrobe, here’s the article, “Try the Crochet Trend This Spring With 15 Playful Pieces”:
FURLS CROCHET – The Wander Kit
Remember those gorgeous Wander Palette color choices that Furls released in February? Guess what? They’re now offering The Wander Kit, released last week! The first Wander Kit release is the “Those Who Wander Cowl”! It uses 5 of the Wander Palette released for a variety in look.
When you purchase the Wander Kit, you get: Wander Palette + Pattern + Free Wander Tote when they purchase the Wander Kit. PLUS, you get 20% off any tools added to your cart (except for knitting needles) when using the discount code WANDERKITDISCOUNT. Please note that you MUST have the Wander Kit in your card in order for the discount code to apply.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these updates! Happy Crocheting!
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