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Sheep to Shawl

I’ve had a spell of time–an entire summer, really–where the Ugly really got to me. That’s not quite right. It wasn’t one Ugly, it was all the Uglies. A torrent of Uglies. A cascade of Uglies. When the Uglies rally, they form a tight circle around me and lock arms so I can’t get out.…

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Vanna White Visits AC Moore

Earlier this month, our favorite celebrity crafter and beloved TV personality Vanna White paid a special visit. Vanna stopped by a local AC Moore craft store in South Jersey, where she greeted over 300 fans. She spent several hours meeting fellow crafters, who came out for the opportunity to chat with her and snap a…

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October: Join #HatNotHate for Anti-Bullying Month

The month of October is a big one when it comes to bullying awareness and prevention. Lion Brand has teamed up with STOMP Out Bullying™ this year to take this issue to the next level with our #HatNotHate campaign. We’ve asked crafters to knit or crochet a blue hat, and wear it on World Day…

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What is STOMP Out Bullying?

If you’ve been staying up to date with our #HatNotHate campaign, then you’ve heard about STOMP Out Bullying. Lion Brand has teamed up with this important organization for our anti-bullying campaign, so we thought we’d introduce them to you. Whether you’ve known about their work for years, or are just learning about them now, they’re…

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The 2018 Stitch N’ Pitch

This past week, members of the Lion Brand family attended the 2018 Stitch N’ Pitch game, which was hosted by the New York Mets. It’s always a fun evening of crafting & sportsmanship (and of course, ballpark snacks!). For a first-hand account of the fun from our beloved Senior VP, read on. Jack reminisces about…

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Join the #HatNotHate Campaign: Donate a Hat

If you read about our new #HatNotHate campaign to end bullying, then you might be wondering how to get involved. We’ve teamed up with STOMP Out Bullying™, and we want you to join us! October 1st is the World Day of Bullying Prevention, so we’re embarking on a very special project. To participate, you can…

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Become a Certified Craft Instructor with the CYC!

Do you enjoy helping others learn to knit or crochet? Do you feel pride when someone you’re helping finally understands a tricky technique? If so, then teaching might be a natural fit. The Craft Yarn Council offers a Certified Instructors Program for those who love teaching others. You can take workshops on-site or through correspondence,…

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Phoenix Wrap, Part 2, and an Interview with Sue Rock

This is Marie from Underground Crafter. I’m excited to be back for the third part of the Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long, a free mystery CAL to make a rectangular shawl in Lion Brand Jeans, one of my favorite soft yarns. If you’re just joining us, you can read the announcement here and get a roundup of…

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Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long

I’m Marie from Underground Crafter and I’m here to kick off the Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long in the versatile and soft Lion Brand Jeans! Why the “Phoenix Wrap”? I designed this pattern in support of one of my favorite charities that accepts handmade donations, Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc. This is a local New York City…

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Use Crafting to End Bullying: #HatNotHate

Nowadays, younger and younger kids are reporting instances of bullying, with negative behaviors showing up as early as elementary school. Lion Brand Yarn Company is excited to announce the anti-bullying campaign #HatNotHate. Lion Brand is partnering with STOMP Out Bullying, the leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S. to…

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